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StogaFilm / President
AUGUST 2016 - JUNE 2019, CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL
President of promotional, appreciation, and creative club for young high school filmmakers/film enthusiasts. Created and hosted the first all inclusive high school film festival with over 200 person turnout, coordinated two entire Senior Class lip dub music videos, managed all promotional social media accounts for films created by students enrolled in school TV courses, & and curated www.stogafilm.com.
Ekiah Productions & Villanova Film Dept / Intern
MAY 2019, VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
Created promotional video content for Villanova professor Hezekiah Lewis’s Social Justice Documentary class, assisted/acted in Ekiah Productions shoots, transcribed potential feature scripts, color graded other Villanova student films, and performed general personal assistant duties.
The Folio / Senior Art Editor
AUGUST 2018 - JUNE 2019, CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL
Selected, led discussions, formatted, and designed both Winter 2018 and Spring 2019 issues for high school literary and art magazine using Adobe InDesign. Both issues found at www.stogafolio.weebly.com.
National Art Honors Society / Historian Executive Officer
MAY 2018 - JUNE 2019, CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL
Documented all NAHS events through photography or videography. Additionally helped create all NAHS Induction Night materials.
Fordiem / Freelance Photographer & Videographer
July 2017 - PRESENT
Freelance photography business with extensive experience in portrait, lifestyle, and editorial photography. Videography experience and work specializing in short films, promotional videos, weddings, etc. Work can be found at www.fordiem.com or @fordiem on Instagram and YouTube.
Peer Mediation / Mediator Executive Officer
AUGUST 2016 - JUNE 2019, CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL
Executive Committee member for LINKS program, helping guide multiple freshmen groups through their first year of high school and promoting general school unity through many school-wide events and activities. Additionally helped individual specialized freshman LINKS with special needs. Received S.O.S., LGBTQ+, and general peer mediation training certificates.
Conestoga HS Marching Pioneers / Section Leader & Historian
AUGUST 2015 - JUNE 2019, CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL
Led Clarinet section (Senior year) and acting historian (Junior & Senior year). Performed across the country at U.S.S. Missouri at Pearl Harbor, Villanova Victory Parade, Disney World, and the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C..
American Music Abroad / Honors Band
JUNE 2017 - JULY 2017, ALBRIGHT COLLEGE
Traveled across Europe performing with honors band in many towns throughout Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
‘Stoga Theatre / Hair & Makeup Crew
DECEMBER 2016 - MARCH 2017, CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL
Hair and Makeup Crew for ‘Stoga Theatre production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
St. David’s Church / Shephard’s Assistant, Child Caretaker
SEPTEMBER 2017 - AUGUST 2019, ST. DAVIDS, PA
Assisted and led Sunday School rotations at local church using ROAR! VBS and Godly Play education styles.
Kumon / Math & Reading Tutor
NOVEMBER 2015 - MARCH 2016, WAYNE, PA
Assisted and graded worksheets in math and reading Kumon curriculum at local center.
New York University / Film & Television B.F.A.
AUGUST 2019 - MAY 2023, NEW YORK, NY
One year Tisch Track from LS Core program to Tisch Film & Television B.F.A.
Chapman University Summer Film Academy / Student Filmmaker
JULY 2018, ORANGE, CA
WHYY High School Journalism / Student Journalist
JULY 2016, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Conestoga High School / High School Diploma
AUGUST 2015 - JUNE 2019, BERWYN, PA
Additionally enrolled and completed beginning, intermediate, and 2 years of advanced television production/screenwriting class.
WHYY Film & Media Award 2nd place for Young Journalism
NATAS Mid Atlantic Chapter Emmy Award -- "Best Music Video"
(May 2017, May 2018)
1 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Gold Key
3 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Keys
Ten Day Film Festival Top 30 in PA
StogaFilm Festival "Best Director" winner
NATAS National Emmy nominee for "Best Music Video"
StogaFilm Festival “Best Cinematographer” winner
Greenfield Youth Film Festival Best Cinematography
Behind the Lens Film Festival Best Sound Design
Behind the Lens Film Festival Best Cinematography
National Scholastic Art & Writing Silver Key Award
“Finna Be Lit for the Holidays” (3 min)
Intermediate TV class, January 2017
For a free choice piece around the holiday season, I wrote, shot, directed, acted, and edited a music video which follows rapper “Ronnie G”, as he gets a little too excited about winter break. I also produced the music. This was submitted to the NATAS Mid-Atlantic Chapter High School Emmy awards, winning it’s category for best music video. The sequel also won for the same category the following year.
“When I See Myself” (44 sec)
Peer Mediation, May 2017
Video PSA for Conestoga Peer Mediation organization. Centers around diversity, acceptance, stereotypes, and tolerance within the high school environment and what classmates see when they look at themselves as opposed to what others see.
“The Best Worst Joke” (6.5 min)
Advanced TV class assignment, September 2017
First advanced TV class project about “a guy named Mark” telling an incredibly long joke in order to impress a girl in his class, and main character Mark plays almost every single character in the film. Won for Best Comedy category at the first annual StogaFilm festival.
Freelance, January 2017 - December 2017
I submitted nine portrait photographs to the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, all originally shot and edited. “Lauren” received the highest Gold Key award for the piece, a side profile shot against bright ligh ts. Additionally, I won 3 Silver Key awards for portraits, with additional honorable mentions.
“Hawt Koko” (6.5 min)
Advanced TV class, January 2018
Wrote, shot, edited, and directed the sequel to “Finna Be Lit for the Holidays”. Won the National Academy of Arts and Sciences student production Emmy award (Mid-Atlantic chapter) for best music video, and then nominated for the 2018 NATAS National High School Emmy Awards.
“Hunger” (5 min)
Advanced Screenwriting class assignment, April 2018
Co-wrote, shot, directed, and edited horror film about a struggling boy with cannibalistic tendencies as a lighting based assignment. Won for Best Horror category at first annual StogaFilm Festival.
Conestoga Marching Pioneers Promotional video (2.5 mins)
Freelance, May 2018
Shot and edited a promotional video for my high schools marching band, featuring interviews from various members of the marching band and a compilation of short clips and music played throughout the year. Shown at “Meet the Band Night” to prospective members.
“Where Is Kevin?!” (4 min)
Ten Day Film Festival submission, May 2018
Wrote, shot, and directed a comedy film in ten days for the Ten Day Film Festival about a whimsical detective trying to find a missing ultimate frisbee coach. Ranked top 30 in the state, and qualified for many Ten Day film festival awards.
Class of 2018 Senior Lip Dub (3 min)
School wide project, May 2018
Organized, wrote, and directed entire 2018 graduating class of 500+ students in a coordinated lip synced music video to “Magic” by B.o.B ft. Rivers Cuomo. Pre-production took around three months and the entire video was shot and edited in less than one day.
“Bea Mine” (15 min)
Chapman Summer Film Academy, July 2018
Third and final piece that I co-wrote and co-directed at the Chapman University Summer Film Academy, about Iggy, a rock-collector, starring in a film and falling in love with Bea, the girl of his dreams. Pre-production, filming, and post-production all occurred in less than one week.
“Letting Go” (2 mins)
College video application, September 2018
Co-write, shot, directed, and co-edited a short film with no dialogue about a brotherhood/friendship between two boys and the decision to let go after a tragedy occurs. Won for best cinematography at Greenfield Youth Film Festival, StogaFilm Festival, and best cinematography at Behind the Lens Film Festival.
“Inner Demons” (11.5 mins)
Advanced Screenwriting class assignment, October 2018
Wrote, shot, directed, and co-edited dark fantasy/comedy short about Cas Howard, a shy high schooler who meets his inner demon, Luce after taking a mysterious pill at a party. Additionally designed demonic makeup for the “Luce” character.
“The Composer” (4.5 mins)
Advanced Screenwriting class assignment, November 2018
Shot, directed, and edited drama short about Lee Novak, a composer who loses his family and goes to live with his abusive uncle. Won for best audio design at Behind the Lens Film Festival.
“Defeet” (1 min)
Advanced Screenwriting class assignment, December 2018
Co-wrote, shot, directed, and edited short dialogue scene set in post-apocalyptic world where foot size determines worth. Submitted under a set prompt to the Greenfield Film Festival.
“Detective Arbuckle and the Case of the Corrupt Wieners” (8 min)
Advanced TV class assignment, February 2019
A detective who can only inner monologue must find a way to solve the crime of the century after an heiress is blackmailed for her share of her family’s famous wiener company. Won for best Production Design at StogaFilm festival.
“No New Ideas” (15.5 minutes)
Advanced TV class assignment, April 2019
In a world where there are no more new ideas, juniors Justin, Will, and Jack attempt to ask out cool senior Betty Bingus to prom. Won for best Comedy at StogaFilm Festival.
Social Justice Documentary Promo Video (4 minutes)
Villanova University, April 2019
Promotional video for Villanova Professor Hezekiah Lewis’s Social Justice Doc class.
Class of 2019 Senior Lip Dub (6 min)
School wide project, May 2019
Organized, wrote, and directed entire 2019 graduating class of 550+ students in a coordinated lip synced music video to “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen. Pre-production took around three months and the entire video was shot and edited in less than one day.
M&A East Promo Video (2 minutes)
Freelance, August 2019
Promotional video for M&A East Convention held in October 2019.
“Alter Ego” (4 minutes)
NYU Writing I, November 2019
Writing I assignment centering on a young writer fantasizing about her alter ego.
WHYY Young Filmmaker Awards
U.S.S Missouri at Pearl Harbor Performance
American Music Abroad Bronze Concerts
NATAS Mid Atlantic Emmy Awards
NATAS Mid Atlantic Emmy Awards
NATAS National Emmy Awards
First annual school wide “StogaFilm Festival”
Chapman University Summer Film Academy Screening
National Art Honors Society Induction Night
Disney World Featured Cast Member Performer
“The Folio” Literary Magazine “Inkwell” showcase
Second StogaFilm Festival, host
Greenfield Youth Film Festival
Behind the Lens Film Festival
Chester County Art Association Showcase
National Memorial Day Parade