In 2017, I graduated from USC with my MFA in Writing for Screen & Television. Below are loglines for a few of my scripts. I love to write characters who are struggling to reconcile that, on the outside, they are perfectly fine, and, on the inside, they are dying (figuratively though, not literally).
DRAMA TV PILOT
BREAKING UP WITH JESUS (hour-long) Riley is a good Christian girl at a liberal Ivy League school, but she’s having a crisis of faith. She’s just moved into a Christian house when it becomes all too clear that her crippling doubts could tear her safe Christian world apart. She and her Jesus-loving, in-the-closet best friend know how to start a relationship with Jesus, but do they know how to end one?
COMEDY TV PILOT
BAKED ALASKA (half-hour) Daniel Charlemagne is tan, fit, and screwed after a young woman overdoses in his Florida tanning salon and blames him for driving her to it. He flees to Alaska to start over by opening a therapeutic tanning salon to help depressed people become less pale (light therapy, you know?). Unfortunately for him, a therapist in town named Kelsey doesn’t appreciate the competition and is determined to get him gone.
SMUT (coming-of-age, dramedy) Lisa is hired to turn her erotic fiction blog into a teen romance novel for three million dollars. But her relationship with her sexy, British boyfriend who inspires her writing is less than stable. As pressure mounts with deadlines, hate-mail, and the need to hookup with her boyfriend to fuel her passionate prose, Lisa compromises to the point of hating the thing she once loved.
In 2017 & 2018 I directed and edited eight of the nine episodes of a comedy web series called Your Single Friend. (The fifth episode was guest-directed by my friend Mary Sette.)
YOUR SINGLE FRIEND is a comedy web series that explores what it means to feel truly alone, truly supported, and totally weird about that fact that your grandma keeps trying to set you up with your own cousin. For anyone who’s ever been a third wheel, fifth wheel, or seventh wheel, this show is for them.
B U Z Z F E E D
Here are some of my favorite YouTube shorts I made for BuzzFeed while working there in 2015. For these three, I wrote, directed and edited them and each one got over 2 million views.
Even though I no longer work at BuzzFeed Video full-time, I still freelance direct for them on occasion like when I directed this game-show style episode of “Spoiler Party” celebrating a group of adults’ love of the Disney film Mulan.
Y O U T U B E C H A N N E L
I also write, direct and edit all my YouTube vlogs like these two which I shot in Alaska. Each currently has over 100,000 views: