ABOUT ME

When I was younger, I never considered myself as an artist. In elementary school the definition of an artist was someone who could paint or draw and I couldn’t do that at all. I actually didn’t like art because I would see all of these images in my mind but I didn’t have the ability to put it on paper. Years later, I joined a film class in high school and found a passion for it because I was able to take what I saw in my head and make it happen in reality. As I started to make more films, I simultaneously found myself falling into photography because a lot of aspects overlap.

 

My “People of” series is an ongoing compilation of projects that allow me to show the differences and similarities among the various cultures of the places I visit. While some other photography projects focus on pushing me out of my comfort zone by focusing on a specific topic. Through my films, I’m able to share my personal experiences, tell the stories I want to tell, and shed light on subjects that often get overlooked. 

Accolades (Film)

 

Filmmaker of the Year

-Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Orange County Register Artist of the Year

-Semifinalist, Film/Animation (2019)

headspace

-Official Winner, Best Independent: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Winner, 1st Place Overall: TVT Southern California High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Winner, Best Cinematography: TVT Southern California High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Finalist, Best Experimental: All American High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Finalist, Best Editing: All American High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Experimental: All American High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Cinematography: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Editing: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Experimental: Philadelphia Youth Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Personal Essay: South Bay Student Video Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Experimental: National Film Festival for Talented Youth (2019)

Carol

-Official Winner, Best Spot Feature: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Finalist, Best Non Fiction: South Bay Student Video Festival (2019)

-Official Finalist, Best Short Documentary: IGen Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Documentary: Saul Zaentz High School Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Cinematography: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Story: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Univision Show Open  

-Official Winner, Best Show Open: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Cinematography: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

-Official Selection, Best Editing: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Fire

-Official Winner, Best 24 Hour Music Video: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Happier

-Official Selection, Best Music Video: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Enough is Enough

-Official Selection, Best Spot Feature: Orange County Film Festival (2019)

Battles

-Official Winner, Best 24 Hour Music Video: Orange County Film Festival (2018)

-Official Finalist: Cut the Gap! Vienna Gender Equality Short Film Festival (2018)

-Official Winner, Best Music Video: Scout Film Festival (2019)

Sword and Shield

-Official Selection, Best Spot Feature: Orange County Film Festival (2018)

 

Fragile

-Official Selection, Best Music Video: Orange County Film Festival (2018)

Accolades (Photography)

Orange County Register Artist of the Year 

-Nominee, 2D Visual Arts: Photography (2018) 

Marin

-Laguna Festival of Arts 2019 (June-August)

-Imagination Celebration 2019 (April-May) 

Floating Angie

-Irvine Fine Arts Center "High School Art Exhibition 2018" (March-April)

-Imagination Celebration 2018 (April-May)

-US Congressional Art Competition 2018 (May)

Chapel

-Irvine Fine Arts Center "High School Art Exhibition 2018" (March-April)

Nagano

-Irvine Fine Arts Center "High School Art Exhibition 2019" (March-April)

Winter

-Irvine Fine Arts Center "High School Art Exhibition 2019" (March-April)

Overpass

-Irvine Fine Arts Center "High School Art Exhibition 2019" (March-April)

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