Leadership

Where We've Been Speaking

2018

+ Presenter–New York University

+ Presenter–International Center of Photography 

+ Panelist–Allied Media Conference, "Double Feature & Panel"

+ Panelist–Allied Media Conference, "StoryShift: Amplify, Resource & Support Accountable Storytelling"

+ Panelist–Allied Media Conference, "Whose Story Is It? De-colonizing Documentary Practice"

+ Panelist–DOC NYC Pro's Distribution Boot Camp, "Secrets of Self-Distribution"

+ Presenter–Good Pitch Local, Dallas, TX

+ Presenter–Wesleyan University

+ Presenter–Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital 

+ Presenter–Fossil Free Fest 

+ Presenter–Lumbee Film Festival

+ Facilitator–Tribeca Film Festival, "Diversity on Whose Terms?"

+ Facilitator–Advancing Justice Conference, "In the Streets, On the Screen: Documentaries for Social Justice"

+ Presenter–Real Art Ways

+ Presenter–The Queens Museum

+ Panelist–The Reach Gallery

 

2017

+ Panelist, Citizen Artist Salon

+ Workshop Leader, Laundromat Project

+ Workshop Leader, Magnum Foundation

+ Presenter–Sane Energy Project, "Displaced; A Conversation on Climate Chaos, Refugee Crisis and Immigration"

+ Panelist–Tribeca Film Festival

+ Panelist–Patois Human Rights Film Festival

+ Presenter–Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

+ Presenter–New York University, Arts Politics

+ Presenter–School of Visual Arts

+ Panelist–NYU Wagner School, "Arts, Public Narrative, and Storytelling for Social Justice"

+ Workshop Leader–#GetOrganizedBK, "Storytelling for Activists Using Film and Other Mediums"

+ Panelist–Firelight Lab

+ Presenter–NAMAC Hatch Lab, Philadelphia

+ Presenter–People vs. Oil and Gas Summit 

+ Panelist–Blackstar Film Festival, "Who Gets to Tell Which Stories? On Cultural Appropriation"

+ Presenter–Water Warriors Screening on Swale

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AWARDS

Prize of the Slovak Environmental Agency for Global Applicability, Ekotopfilm Envirofilm, Slovakia (2018)

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability (2018)

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Best in Theme (2018)

One Nation Film Festival, Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Short Film (2018)

One Nation Film Festival, Jury Selection for Best Documentary Short Film (2018)

Blackstar Film Festival, Best Short Documentary (2017)

Austin Under-the-Stars, Best Documentary (2017)

Adventure Film Festival, Environmental Activism Award (2017)

Indigo Moon Film Festival, Juried Award for Documentary Short (2017)

Rockwood JustFilms Fellowship (2017)

Laundromat Project Soapbox Award (2014)

Tribeca Film Festival Inaugural Award for Transmedia (2013)

A Blade of Grass Artist Files Fellowship (2012)

Association of Independents in Radio New Voices Scholarship (2010 and 2011)

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Residency (2010)

New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Award (2009)

 

Recent PRESS COVERAGE

2018

The Day I Held a Feather to Power: a Personal Account of Resistance to Fracking

Environmental Film Festival hopes movies can heal Mother Nature

Environmental Film Festival Spotlights Front Lines of Eco-Activism

Dive into World Water Day with two films on the precious resource

“Don’t Sell Out, Don’t Give Your Art to a Corporation”: Secrets of DIY Doc Distribution at DOC NYC PRO

No Distributor? No Problem: How You Can Maximize Your Release via Self-Distribution
 

2017

A Sneak Peek Into This Year's Best Environmental Films

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Opponents Screen Documentary About Pipeline Resistance, Urge Cooper Administration to Reject Necessary Permits

'Water Warriors' Trailer Previews Canada's Anti-Fracking Outcry (Exclusive Video)

'I was deeply moved': Director hopes to bring anti-fracking film to N.B.

Tribeca ’17: Five Questions with Water Warriors Director Michael Premo

Who gets to tell the story?

This Small Indigenous Community in Canada Took On a Big Natural Gas Company and Won

At Tribeca Film Festival, Activist Docs Look Back at LA Riot

Jonny Copp, living long: The legacy that drives Boulder’s Adventure Film Festival

 

2016

Arts and Culture Texas, Project Row Houses: Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists and Instigators

IVOH, Sandy Storyline evolves alongside recovery

 

2015    

Voices Heard: Fracking Stories and Water Warriors

Creative Exchange, Recovering the Story: How Arts Contribute to Emergency Recovery and Resilience

 

2014    

Fast Company, Interactive Timeline Invites You to Listen To Common Stories Of Survival

New Orleans Public Radio, Katrina/Sandy Website Offers Comparisons In Resilience

101.5 NJ, ‘Katrina/Sandy’ timeline study is launched by Sandy Storyline & Land of Opportunity

Grist, Katrina and Sandy cost over 2,000 lives. Will we do better next time?

Colorlines, On Hurricane Katrina’s Eighth Anniversary New Orleans Residents Continue Rebuilding

Center for Media and Social Impact, New Interactive Timeline Explores Katrina/Sandy Stories

Black Voice News and Louisiana Weekly, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy: Disaster Inequality

PBS Media Shift, 5 Innovative Projects Show the Power of Citizen Collaboration

The Guardian, Art of collaboration: when creatives, coders and councils join forces

Local News Lab, How to Engage Readers: 3 Sites Doing It Right

Truth Out, Homeland Security Study Praises Occupy Sandy, With Murky Intentions