FILMOGRAPHY

2019 | “The Art of Exile” | series in production

2017 | “Rebuilding in Miniature” | documentary short

2016 | “Mumbai Mornings” | documentary short  

2016 | “Traces” | documentary short

2015 | “The Honeys and Bears” | documentary short

2014 | “Carla & Cecil” | documentary short

2013 | “There She Is” | documentary short  

2011 | “Sound Makers” | documentary short

2010 | “Hangin’ Out” | documentary short

2009 | “Not on View” | documentary short

2008 | “Art of Balance” | documentary short

2008 | “Mrs. Henderson’s Kids” | documentary short

COMMISSIONED FILMS

2019 | “Maryam Hoseini’s Every Day Abstractions” | documentary short | Art21

2019 | “Homecoming” | branded content | Tribeca Studios and 23andMe

2018 | “The Tiny US Island with a British Accent” | multimedia | BBC Travel

2017 | “The Money Habits of a Times Square Nun” | digital news documentary | Vice News

2016 | “So You Think You Can Vote?” | short film | Show of Force and Vulcan Productions

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

2018 | “Cooked” | documentary feature | Dir. Judith Helfand | associate producer

2017 | “Inspired by Real Kids: Meet Cadie” | branded content | Dir. Elena Rossini | Arklu | field producer, camera

2015 | ”Deep Run”| documentary feature | Dir. Hillevi Loven | addl. camera

2013 | “The New Black” | documentary feature | Dir. Yoruba Richen | associate producer, addl. camera

2010 | “Off and Running” | documentary feature | Dir. Nicole Opper | addl. camera

2009 | “Art, Architecture, and Innovation: Celebrating the Guggenheim Museum” | documentary short  |

Dir. Thomas Piper, Rachel Shuman & David Sampliner | co-producer

LIVE STORYTELLER / PUBLIC SPEAKER

2019 | “Mimi & Brownie” | co-wrote & performed | Work in Progress Conference at Dropbox | Pop-Up Magazine

2019 | “Mimi & Brownie” | co-wrote & performed | Aspen Ideas Festival | Pop-Up Magazine

2019 | “Mimi & Brownie” | co-wrote & performed | Voyager Event at Apple Park | Pop-Up Magazine

2019 | “Mimi & Brownie” | co-wrote & performed | The Accelerate: Local News Summit, hosted by Knight Foundation and Facebook | Pop-Up Magazine

2019 | “Mimi & Brownie” | co-wrote & performed | Sundance Film Festival | Pop-Up Magazine

2018 | “Mimi & Brownie” | co-wrote & performed | tour included 11 cities in the U.S. and Canada | Pop-Up Magazine                   

2018 | Guest Documentary Film Lecturer | Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), New York, NY               

JUROR

2014, 2015, 2018 | Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC)

2015 | NYU Tisch Department of Photography & Imaging Thomas Drysdale Award

2012 | New York No Limits Film Festival

SCREENER                                                               

2010- 2019 | Chicken & Egg, POV, News & Documentary Emmy Awards, IFP/HBO New True Stories, DOC NYC, Human Rights Watch Film Festival

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 | A Ballad for Harlem, NY Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY, “The Honeys and Bears”  

SELECT FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

2019 | The Bureau of Creative Works: NYC Shorts, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM),  “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2019 | The Bureau of Creative Works: NYC Shorts, Nitehawk Cinema, NYC,  “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2018 | Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective 10- Year Anniversary Shorts Program, Alamo Drafthouse NYC, “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2018 | Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective: People Are Strange and Wonderful, Nitehawk Cinema, NYC, “Mumbai Mornings”

2018 | Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2018 | Palms Springs International Festival of Short Films, “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2018 | Telluride Mountain Film Festival, “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2018 | Berkshire International Film Festival, “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2018 | Sheffield Doc/Fest Free Screen Programme “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2018 | AFI Docs “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2018 | Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2017 | Ladies With Lenses Screening #5, Videology, Brooklyn, NY, “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2016 | New Orleans FIlm Festival, “The Honeys and Bears”

2016 | Doxa Documentary Film Festival, “The Honeys and Bears”

2016 | Nitehawk Shorts Festival, “Mumbai Mornings”

2016 | Asian American International Film Festival, “Mumbai Mornings”

2016 | Hamptons International Film Festival, “Traces”

2015 | Cinema Club Volume XLVII: Takes One To Know One, Videology, Brooklyn, NY, “Mrs. Henderson’s Kids”

2013 | Tacoma Film Festival, “There She Is”

2011 | Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, “Sound Makers”

2010 | Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, “Hangin Out”

2010 | Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival, “Hangin’ Out”

2009 | DocuWest International Film Festival, “Not on View”

2009 | Indie Memphis Film Festival, “Not on View”

2008 | DokuFest International Documentary Film Festival, “The Art of Balance”

2008 | Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, “Mrs. Henderson’s Kids”

2008 | Chicago Underground Film Festival, “Mrs. Henderson’s Kids”

FESTIVAL TOURS

2018-2019 | Mountainfilm on Tour, “Rebuilding in Miniature”, included in screenings in 10 cities across the U.S.

2018 | Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour, “The Honeys and Bears”, included in screenings in over 30 cities in Australia and New Zealand

2016- 2017 |  Lunafest, “The Honeys and Bears”, included in screenings in over 175 cities in the U.S. and Canada

BROADCASTS

2011 | Documentary Channel,  “Sound Makers”

2008 | Current TV, “Mrs. Henderson’s Kids”

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

2017 | The New York Times Op-Docs Season 6 “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2017 | National Geographic “Artist Makes 3-D Portraits From DNA Found on Gum, Cigarette Butts, and Fingernails”

2016 | National Geographic “This Senior-Citizen Synchronized Swim Team Will Make Your Day”

2016 | The Atlantic “The Marathon Runner of Mumbai”

2016 | The Atlantic “I Was Never a Dancer, But I Can Dance in the Water”

2016 | The Atlantic “An Artist Asks: Whose Business Is Our DNA?”

2016 | Aeon “Spray the DNA Away”

2014 | Narratively “Secrets of a Die-Hard Ventriloquist”

ADDITIONAL DISTRIBUTION

2019 | Cathay Pacific, in-flight entertainment, Tribeca Film Institute ‘IF/Then Shorts Program,’ Migrant Souls: Home and Away, “Rebuilding in Miniature”

HONORS AND AWARDS  

2019 | Best Documentary Short at Annapolis Film Festival, “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2018 | Best Documentary Short at Indy Film Festival for “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2017 | Best Documentary Short at Indie Memphis Film Festival for  “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2017 | New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Film Finishing Funds Grant, “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2017 | Vimeo Staff Pick, “Rebuilding in Miniature”

2016 | Lunafest Award for “The Honeys and Bears”

2016 | Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ)  EDA Award Nominee for “The Honeys and Bears”

2016 | Audience Awards Women’s Film Challenge Finalist for “The Honeys and Bears”

2016 | IndieFest Award Winner for  “So You Think You Can Vote?”

2011 | International Documentary Challenge Finalist for “Sound Makers”

2010 | International Documentary Challenge Finalist for “Hangin’ Out”

2008 | International Documentary Challenge Finalist for “The Art of Balance”

2008 | International Documentary Challenge Best of Genre for “The Art of Balance”  

2008 | Rockport Center of the Arts Platinum Muse Award for “The Art of Balance”

2003 | NYU Tisch Department of Photography & Imaging Tobias Award for photo essay “Chess Kids”

SELECT PRESS

2019 | Long Flight? TFI Shorts! | Tribeca Film Institute

2018 | Pop-Up Magazine Redefines the Art of Storytelling | Chicago Reader

2018 | Pop-Up Magazine Spring Issue Tour | The New Yorker

2018 | Pop-Up Magazine: Storytelling You Can Only Experience in the Flesh | SF Gate  

2018 | Full Frame 2018 Women Directors | Women and Hollywood

2016 | Lunafest: It's Time to Flip the Script | Clif Bar

2017 | 10 groundbreaking women in film to watch in 2017 |  Vimeo

2016 | Interview with Director Veena Rao on Mumbai Mornings | Cinevue

2016 | Filmmaking and Revealing the Extraordinary in Strangers | Bureau of Creative Works

2016 | 6 Inspiring Women to Watch in Film & Photography | KitSplit

2016 | The Documentary Mumbai Mornings Proves That Anybody Can Run // Scroll India

2015 | New Film Collective to Produce 12 Original Short Films | Indiewire

2013 | Does the World Need Plus Size Beauty Pageants? | Jezebel

2013 | 'There She Is' Documentary and Full Figured Fashion Week Celebrate Plus Size Women | Huffington Post 

EDUCATION

2006 | New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, B.F.A., Double Major in Photography & Imaging and Film & Television     

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