“Women in Science,” Producer, Director, 2011 (in-progress). A series of videos examining gender bias in higher education, supported by a National Institute of Health grant, principle investigators Wendy Williams and Steve Ceci, Cornell University.
“Performing the Score,” Producer, 2011. An educational video about classical instruments and performance, funded by a Mellon Foundation grant, created for Malcolm Bilson, Cornell University.
“Finger Lakes Uncorked,” Series Producer, Episode Director, Co-Writer, 2010. A webisode series of short fiction films (shot on HD) for viral/web/mobile distribution. Developed with students and funded by local sponsors. The story is about a Quixote-type dreamer who struggles to revive his marriage and bank account by winning an organic wine competition.
“The Future of Communication,” Producer, Director, 2009. A series of online videos for web/mobile delivery created for the Park School of Communication, Ithaca College.
“How Small is Nano?” Producer, Director, 2009. Two short videos (in Spanish and English) about nanobiotechnology produced for the Sciencenter, a hands-on children’s museum in Ithaca. Project funded by the National Science Foundation.
“Truth & Consequences,” Producer, Director, 2008. An independent documentary short about experiments with childrens’ memory.
“Perfidia,” Co-Producer, 2008. An independent feature film produced in collaboration with director and Ithaca College alumnus Rodrigo Bellott.
“Visitithaca,” Producer, Director, 2008. A short video created for the Ithaca/Tompkins Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for web distribution, designed to attract tourists to the region.
“The Power of Education: The Legacy of Roy H. Park,” Producer, 2008. A short video biopic created for the Park Foundation.
“Five Stories from South Hill,” Producer, Director, 2006. A short video created for Ithaca College used to promote successful $145 million capital campaign.
“High Hopes,” Producer, Director, 2004. An independent documentary short about a therapeutic riding program for children with physical disabilities.
“IC-Irish World Music,” Producer, Director, 2004. A short video, produced for the Ithaca College School of Music, about an international exchange program for musicians who perform traditional Irish music.
“When Continents Collide,” Producer, Director, 2003. A short video, produced for the Paleontological Research Institute, about plate tectonics.
“A Museum of the Earth,” Producer, Director, 2002. A short video, produced for the Paleontological Research Institute, about their history and mission.
“Artistry in Motion,” Producer, 2002. A short video about the physics of motion, initially produced for the Sciencenter, traveled to museums nationwide, funded by the National Science Foundation.
“The State Theater,” Producer, Director, 2002. An independent documentary video about a crumbling picture palace and the community’s fight to save it.
“Gurls Make Music,” Producer, Director, 2001. A short, independent documentary about teenage rock musicians.
“The Frederick Douglass Academy,” Producer, Director, 2001. A short documentary about a high-achieving public high school in Harlem.
“Ithaca College: It Fits,” Producer, Director, 2000. A short video produced for Ithaca College office of Admission, designed to promote the college.
“Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors,” Producer, Director, 1999. A series of educational videos, distributed on DVD nationally, produced for the Cornell University Department of Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors.
“Wake Up Screaming,” Producer, Director, 1999. An independent feature documentary about four addicts who are sentenced to a boot-camp style program for convicted felons.
“Cornell at Saratoga,” Producer, Director, 1998. A short commercial spot created for the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.
“Breaking the News,” Producer, Director, 1998. A short, independent fiction film based on the short story by Vladimir Nabokov.
“Ithaca College Orientation Video,” Producer, Director, 1998. A short video produced for Ithaca College benefits department.
“Deportation at Breakfast,” Producer, Director, 1997. A short, independent fiction film about a man who walks into a diner and meets the unexpected.
“Holiday Video,” Producer, Director, 1997. A live holiday music performance video created for PBS regional broadcast.
“Leaving Las Vegas: The Early Years,” Producer, 1997. A short fiction film made for Showtime Network.
“Golden Hill,” Producer, Director, 1995. A short documentary video submitted as thesis for MFA degree from NYU’s graduate film program, about the Paugaussetts in Connecticut.
“From the Eagle’s Nest,” Producer, Writer, Director, 1993. A short fiction film completed as second-year project in graduate film program at NYU, about a 17th-century midwife.
M.A. New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, cinema studies, 1994.
B.A. Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences, double major in history and English, 1986.
Academic and Administrative Appointments
Director, Park Media Lab, overseeing Park Productions and ICTV, Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, 2010-present.
Manager and project producer/director, Park Productions, Park School of Communications, Ithaca College, 1996-2010.
Instructor, Department of Cinema, Photography, and the Media Arts, Park School of Communication, Ithaca College, 1997-1999.
Assistant Professor of Film, Department of Audio/Video/Film, Hofstra University, 1995-96.
Instructor, Creative Arts Workshop, Media Arts Center, New Haven, Connecticut, 1994-95.
Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, Sacred Heart University, 1993.
Teaching Associate, Department of History, Cornell University, 1985-86.
Syracuse International Film Festival, Syracuse, New York, 2009
Miami International Film Festival, Miami, Florida, 2009
Crossroads Film Festival, Jackson, Mississippi, 2009
Independent’s Week, Spotlight on Docs, New York, New York, 2002
Chicago International Film Festival, 2003
University Film and Video Association, 2002
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany, 2000
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, Palm Springs, California, 1999
Feminale International Women’s Film Festival, Cologne, Germany, 1999
Louisville Film and Video Festival, Louisville, Kentucky, 1998
Montreal World Film Festival, Montreal, Canada, 1998
Hudson Valley Film Festival (now Woodstock Film Festival), Rhinebeck, New York, 1998
New Haven Film Festival, New Haven, Connecticut, 1998
Atlanta Film and Video Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, 1994
Florida Film Festival, Maitland, Florida, 1994
Igualada International Film Festival, Igualada, Spain, 1994
Huy International Festival of Independent Cinema, Huy, Belgium, 1994
Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany, 1994
Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, Birmingham, Alabama, 1993
Madrid International Festival of Films by Women, Madrid, Spain, 1993
Turin International Youth Film Festival, Turin, Italy, 1993
Breckenridge International Film Festival, Breckenridge, Colorado, 1993
New England Children’s Film Festival, Boston, Massachussettes, 1993
Cleveland International Film Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993
Festival Silence Elles Tournent, Montreal, Canada,1993
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden, 1993
Television, Broadcast, and Cable
WCNY (PBS, New York)
WYBE (PBS, Pennsylvania)
CPTV (PBS, Connecticut)
Invited Theatrical Screenings & Presentations
Rencontres du film court de Madagascar, Antananarivo, Madagascar, 2011 (member of documentary jury.)
Guest Professor Jilin Animation Institute, Jilin, China, 2011.
Beverly Hills High Definition Film Festival, Beverly Hills, California, 2008
Corto Circuito, festival of short films, Naples, Italy, 1998
Cornell Cinema, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1998
Womens Studies National Conference, 1997
Visiting Artist to the Univerisity of Poitiers, Poitiers, France, 1994
Rencontre Internationale Henri Langlois, Poitiers, France, 1993
Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, Massachussettes, 1993
Grants and Awards
Reelheart International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, Jury Award, 2009
Pendleton Collaborative Research and Production Grant, Ithaca College, 2004
Pendleton Research and Production Grant, Ithaca College, 2003
Pendleton Collaborative Research and Production Grant, Ithaca College, 2003
Cine Gold Eagle, 2003 (and 1993)
Chicago International Film Festival and Television Awards, Silver Plaque, 2003
University Film and Video Festival, Jury Award, 2002
Communicator Award of Excellence, 2002.
International Association of Audio Visual Communicatiors, International Cindy Competition Award, 2001
Pendleton Research and Production Grant, Ithaca College, 2001
Park Foundation Documentary Production Grant, 2000
Connecticut Film and Video Competition, Sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and Connecticut Public Television, 1998
Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, First Place, 1996
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Paulette Goddard Scholarship, for Master of Fine Arts degree.
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Lew Wasserman Scholarship, for Master of Fine Arts degree.
New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Scholarship, for Master’s degree.
Broadcast Educators Association
College Broadcasters, Inc.
Independent Feature Project
University Film and Video Association