Director's Reel

Directing is like finally putting on shoes that fit.

20 Second Motivational Moment

Just Keep Going.

Anywhere But Here

Deserved or deserted, forgotten or forever, let go or lasting; we have loved. This is a music video about learning to let go and love again.

Roles: Director, Producer, Graphic Designer, Costume Design. 

Edited by Mark Burwick

Allure Insiders: Sarah Uslan

I've had the awesome opportunity to work the talented Celebtrity Makeup Artist Sarah Uslan. Over the last year I've directed, produced and shot makeup tutorials with looks from A Halloween Freak Show to a Sweet and Simple Valentines look. You can find all of Sarah's videos on her Youtube page.

Roles: Director, Producer, Graphic Designer, Cinematographer 

The Hunger Games Project 2010

In October of 2010, I decided I would create two trailers based on book The Hunger Games for my undergraduate design final. The objective of the trailers was to intrigue the viewer about the story enough that they want to see the movie or pick up the book. They differ in the approach of the story; one with a visual introduction and the other simply throws the viewer in. Every part of the trailers from the cinematography to makeup and hair, editing to kinetic motion and sound was designed by myself. With only 300 dollars in my pocket and an entirely volunteered cast and crew, this was the final product. The project was released in March of 2011 and received a considerable amount of media attention. It raked in over half a million views on Youtube and was featured on an online magazine and two radio shows.

Doing this project was absolute and indescribable happiness. I fell totally and completely in love.

These two movie trailers accompany 'The Hunger Games Project' posters featured on the design page. (Check out my channel page for more videos about this project.)

Roles: Director, Producer, Editor, Graphic Designer, Costume Design. 

Channel 23

This is a five minute movie opener for a feature concept. I loved this project because I had to take every step from creating the story on paper to bringing it to film (which proved to be quite the challenge). I considered every element that would define the characters and the story they would tell. Through assembling a team and finding locations, I was able to bring the first 5 minutes to life. There is nothing more incredible than seeing exactly what you had in your head appear for the world to see. Every person involved volunteered their time and talents.

This project was part of my acceptance to the
University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts Master's Program.
Roles: Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Graphic Designer, Costume Design

The Forest of Hands and Teeth Book Trailer

This is a trailer for the book 'The Forest of Hands and Teeth' by Carrie Ryan. At the end of the day over 50 people were involved and all donated their time and efforts. All the locations and costumes were also donated. We were asked if we were part of the 48 hour film festival happening in Salt Lake at the time but no, it was just an incredibly lucky girl getting to do what she loves most.

Roles: Director, Producer, Writer (Adapted), Cinematographer, Editor, Production Designer

Kim Shelby Interviewed 2013

Half way through USC's Master's Film School!

Love Don't Come Easy

Feeling I should incorporate more romance into my life, I wrote this short film. This was my first experience with explosives and I have to say, I hope for more in my filming future.

Roles: Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Graphic Designer

Jake + Maren

This is a save the date video made for two dear friends. It was an opportunity to film on the beach and film spontaneously. Lesson learned?
Sometimes you have to scale a cliff to get to the best location.

Roles: Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Graphic Designer

The BFF Pact

This is a movie opening sequence featuring kinetic typography and film. The concept is based off a short story about a girl who makes good on a promise made by her best friend. The animated text combined with the music makes the feeling humorous even though the situation seems grim.

Roles: Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Graphic Designer

Kick The Can

It's not often you get the opportunity to direct nine kids and it's definitely an adventure.
This is a tip of the hat to childhood.

Roles: Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Production Designer