About

I'm a documentary filmmaker and educator currently based in North Carolina. I make expressionistic films on a range of contemporary and historic subjects. These include the personal essay film, AN ENCOUNTER WITH SIMONE WEIL (IDFA 2010), and, most recently, PUSHED UP THE MOUNTAIN (Wild & Scenic 2021), a poetic and emotionally intimate film about plants and the people who care for them. My first foray into making films about science was as a Filmmaker-in-Residence at Stanford University's Center for Biomedical Ethics. While there, I collaborated with a physician/filmmaker on a documentary series (WORLDS APART) about health disparities in the US healthcare system. PUSHED UP THE MOUNTAIN is my second major attempt. In it, I set out to make plant biology and nature conservation compelling and accessible to a non-scientific audience. In my other life, I teach documentary filmmaking at UNC–Chapel Hill.