Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts
B.F.A. in Film
GPA: 3.9, Summa Cum Laude
• Studied abroad at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) where I served as the director of photography for a 35mm short film

Co-Writer, Co-Director, and Producer, Jan 2021 - Present
Month to Month (Narrative Feature), Los Angeles, CA 
•Raised over $25,000 from 250 different contributors to finance the feature film
•Structured initial budget, hired cast and crew of 35, secured deals with rental houses, and obtained shooting locations
•Successfully organized 15 shooting days scattered throughout 20 different locations that included rain and Covid delays

Co-Writer, Co-Director, and Producer, Sep 2020 - Present
Friends from Home (Narrative Feature), USA 
•Shot a no-budget feature-length film during a 30-day road trip across America
•Organized day-to-day itinerary, booked travel, handled technical logistics for camera and sound,  edited project, and managed post-production supervision

, Feb 2019  - Apr 2019
Hope of Syria (Documentary Short), Beirut, Lebanon
• Coordinated with local communities regarding shooting restrictions, organized travel logistics for gear, and structured shooting strategy
•Worked alongside a humanitarian aid org, Medglobal, to create a documentary about Syrian refugee students competing  in an international robotics event

Camera Prep Associate, Oct. 2018 - Mar 2020
The Camera Division, North Hollywood, CA
•Coordinated the preparation of camera rental packages under tight time constraints for clients including Netflix and Hulu
•Supported camera assistants to ensure they obtained the proper gear and offered technical advice when troubleshooting issues

Set Lighting Technician, Jul - Aug 2018
American High Productions, Syracuse, NY
•Set up and struck industry-standard lighting equipment on a Sundance nominated feature film set

Film Instructor, Jul 2018 - Jul 2018
Summer College at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
• Taught students fundamental filmmaking skills - scriptwriting, shooting, and editing - and explored conceptual components of the medium through lectures and workshops
•Instructed how to shoot on 16mm motion picture film and facilitated the production of a short scene on film
•Aided student groups in the production of a digital short film; from the conception of  the idea to the delivery of the final product 

Digital Cinema Projectionist, Feb 2018 - May 2018
School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
•Operated an advanced screening of RED SPARROW and the selected “Best Of” Sundance Shorts from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival 
•Facilitated the first student-run 4K Digital Cinema Projection of undergraduate thesis films

Lead Repair Technician, Sep 2015 - May 2018
Transmedia Video/Photo Rental Cage, Syracuse, NY
•Managed the repairs and upkeep of over 10,000 gear assets
•Responsible for training new repair technicians 
•Served as liaison to outside companies regarding specific repairs, warranties, and ordering parts   

Shop Tech and Production Assistant, Mar 2015 - Dec 2017
Beyond Our Reality Productions, New York, NY
•Worked on set for major clients such as NBCSN, Nickelodeon, and Discovery, where duties ranged from assisting the gaffer to swapping lenses out for the cinematographer 
•Packaged out video, lighting, and sound gear for jobs ranging from reality shows to feature-length projects
Development Intern, Jun 2017- Aug 2017
Broadway Video, Los Angeles, CA
•Functioned as a writers’ PA for Comedy Central’s Detroiters 
•Collaborated with the producers and assistants to assemble lists of creative staff for various shows
•Conducted research for the TruTV pilot End Times Girl Club
•Provided script coverage for television and feature scripts

Production Intern, May 2016 - Aug 2016 
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, New York, NY
•Shadowed writers from the pitch meeting to the taping of the show
•Observed the control room staff during a live taping
•Managed audience ticketing and loading, purchased props and wardrobe, transcribed news clips for archives, wrote episode summaries, and assisted with talent paperwork 

NAB Sony Student Intern, Apr 2016
Sony Electronics, Las Vegas, NV
•Managed product booth and marketed equipment to NAB 2016 Show attendees 
•Presented on High Dynamic Range technology and provided technical counsel 
•Logged 30 hours of trade show floor experience
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