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FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

MEDIHA | PRODUCER | GRAND JURY AWARD WINNER, DOC NYC 2023

Mediha, a teenage Yazidi girl who has recently returned from ISIS captivity, turns her camera on herself to process her trauma while rescuers search for her missing family members. This is the story of the Yazidi genocide and its aftermath, shown through the lens of one young survivor as she confronts her past through personal video-diaries, reclaiming her voice and stepping bravely towards the future.

World Premiere, DOC NYC | Grand Jury Award Winner - US Competition. Audience Award runner up.

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WINNER - DOC NYC | GRAND JURY AWARD (US COMPETITION)
WINNER - DOC NYC | AUDIENCE AWARD (RUNNER UP)

WINNER - MOVIES THAT MATTER | ACTIVIST AWARD

WINNER - ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER - PORDENONE DOCS FEST | IMAGES OF COURAGE AWARD 

WINNER - PORDENONE DOCS FEST | GRAND JURY AWARD
OPENING FILM - HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: LONDON
OFFICIAL SELECTION - CPX:DOX 

OFFICIAL SELECTION - BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION - THESSALONIKI 
OFFICIAL SELECTION - ONE WORLD PRAGUE (Jeden svět)
OFFICIAL SELECTION - ACT HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION - CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION - FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION - SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION - LONG BEACH ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION - MAMMOTH LAKES FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION - DC DOX

DANCING WARRIOR | CAM OP | BACKROADS PICTURES | MOUNTAIN FILM 2024

On windswept hills surrounded by the bluffs of the Lakota Badlands sits the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. For the native youth, living here can be a struggle – the teen suicide rate is among the highest in the country. But many have found hope and purpose in the traditional sport of horse racing known as “Indian Relay.” We follow one teen racing team, named Dancing Warrior, who come together to compete and support each other as they face the challenges of life on the reservation. Witness the coming-of-age-story of Lakota teens, as they find strength in tradition and passion in competition.

BACKROADS PICTURES

HIGHER LOVE | PRODUCER | GRAND JURY AWARD WINNER, SLAMDANCE 2020

A blue-collar father tries to rescue his pregnant, heroin-addicted girlfriend from the dangerous streets of Camden, NJ. Once their son is born, a new journey begins for the fate of the baby and the family’s sobriety that may split them apart forever.

World Premiere, Slamdance Film Festival | Grand Jury Award Winner. Distributed by Gravitas Ventures

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HELL OF A CRUISE | POST PRODUCER

The harrowing tale of a cursed cruise ship in the early days of COVID-19 involving frightened passengers and hapless government officials.

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BLOOD ON THE WALL | ASSOCIATE PRODUCER | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | AFI 2019

In Central America, a caravan of migrants seeking a better life heads north to the United States, as narco-traffickers move drugs and money back and forth across the same border. From Academy Award-nominated director Sebastian Junger and Emmy-winning producer Nick Quested, Blood on the Wall explores the depths of corruption plaguing Mexico and Central America and the policies of the past that have made it impossible for everyday people to find justice.

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HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS | ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

In National Geographic Documentary Films’ Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) and his Emmy-winning filmmaking partner, Nick Quested, chronicle Syria’s descent into the unbridled chaos that allowed the rise of the Islamic State, better known as ISIS. Pulling from nearly 1,000 hours of stunningly visceral footage — from that of a family living under ISIS control that finally fled to Turkey, to Kurdish fighters in Sinjar and Shia militias in Iraq and even to al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in and around Aleppo and Raqqa — Junger and Quested cover the ISIS catastrophe from multiple angles and feature interviews with top experts from around the world. Consequently, the filmmakers, who previously collaborated on a trio of films about war (“Restrepo,” “The Last Patrol” and “Korengal”), capture the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences, and, most important, its human toll, while painting an alarming picture of the west’s role in the creation of ISIS.

Alfred I. DuPont Columbia Award, Excellence In Broadcast Journalism | 2017

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