Experiential visual artist, immersive storyteller & filmmaker, dreaming, living & creating at the bleeding-edge junction of
art + technology + audience.
I was a film critic, film festivals editor and frequent juror, panelist and moderator on the international film festival circuit for a decade, writing for Cinematical, Movie City News, Indiewire and Variety. I am the on-air co-host for The Daily Buzz, a public radio program and podcast that broadcasts from the Sundance Film Festival and SXSW. I have a well-established history of writing about feminist issues, access and diversity across pop culture, film and tech.
In 2011 I shifted over to film production, making my short film “Bunker” (which I wrote, produced and directed) and then working for three years for Wizards of the Coast founder Peter Adkison, helping him build his film production company and producing and directing many projects for his company. In 2015 I decided to realign my focus more on my own art, and co-founded WonderTek Labs, a boutique 360/XR content and consulting firm; in 2016 we produced and directed one of the first ever 360 3D stereoscopic music videos, for Seattle indie music legends The Posies.
In May 2017 we worked with Super Geek League on a live-streaming in-show video integration for their off-Broadway Hallucination Engine show at Gramercy Theater in NYC, and are currently working with SGL on the next iteration of their show. Our company was accepted into the Google Jumpstart Initiative program, giving us a loan of their Jump Odyssey rig, and we currently have several 360 projects in various stages of funding and production. With my partner Nathaniel Luke Pinzon, I’m also producing a feature-length flattie documentary about NighTraiN, the world’s first all-Black female punk rock band.
The backbone of our consulting business is architecting and executing 360/XR event producing for festivals, museums, and private client events. Current and recent fest and enterprise space clients include Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center; VR on the Mountain (Sundance Film Festival 2017); SXSW 2017 (tech support for Virtual Cinema); Seattle International Film Festival; Orcas Island Film Festival;Tacoma Film Festival, Harlem International Film Festival, deadCenter Film Festival , Oxford Film Festival, Capitol Hill Block Party, and Pike Electric. We’ve also consulted for some of the leading names in the VR space, including Dr. Tom Furness (“the grandfather of virtual reality”), Virtual World Society, Brett Leonard and Scott Ross (Virtuosity VR), and Furious M (producers of groundbreaking 360 episodic narrative “Defrost.” You can learn more about my company at the WonderTek Labs website.
I love experimenting on the bleeding edge where music, film and art intersect with emerging tech, and collaborating with smart, passionate, creative humans. I’m passionate about creating access, equity and opportunity for underrepresented groups in the STEAM, VR and film industries.