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FESTIVALS

New York International Film Awards | Feb 2022 | Winner Best LGBTQ+ Film 

The Ever Hours - Narrative Short

New York International Film Awards | Feb 2022 | Finalist Best Short Film

The Ever Hours - Narrative Short

Boden International Film Festival | Feb 2022 | Finalist Best Short Film

The Ever Hours - Narrative Short
 

Rome Prisma Awards | Feb 2022 | Finalist Best Experimental Film

The Ever Hours - Narrative Short

Paris Women's Festival | Feb 2022 | Semi-Finalist Best Short Film

The Ever Hours - Narrative Short

Alternative Film Festival Toronto | Feb 2022 | Best Short Film and Best Director Nominee

The Ever Hours - Narrative Short

Side Stories 2022 | Denver, CO

The Ever Hours - Narrative Short

Awarded a grant by RiNo Arts District to create a short film to be projected onto the wall of Infinite Monkey Theorem in RiNo, February 11 - 20, 2022. 

Side Stories 2o19 | Denver, CO

Side Stories 2019

Awarded a grant by RiNo Arts District to create a short film to be projected onto the surface of the Source Mountain Towers March 1 - 8, 2019.

Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival 2014 | Minneapolis, MN

When We With Daisies Lie - Narrative Short

Included in the Minnesota Made Shorts Program.

EXPERIENCE

Director + Writer + Producer | Ella Vance Productions | 2014 - Present

Creator and Editorial lead of personal and client-based projects and publications across a variety of storytelling mediums, including: digital and analog film, web-based interactive media campaigns, and audiovisual installations.

Program Manager, Games | New York Times  | 2021 - Present

Remotely manage programs and cross-functional teams in the Games department at New York Times.

 

Project Manager | Digital Media Group, Diversified  | 2018 - Present

Remotely coordinate cross-departmental workflow leading to the successful installation of digital media for various high-profile clients including Bank of America. Supervise content creation and software development for emerging media projects. Create detailed schedules and budgets to maintain optimal profitability on 50+ projects projects occurring concurrently.

 

Coordinating Producer + Project Manager | Cortina Productions | 2015 - 2018

Selected as Project Manager and Creative Lead of largest design and development project at the company in 2017, encompassing 33 unique interactive programs for an international client. Managed pre- through post-production workflows, coordinating internal resources and vendors. Created proposals, budgets, and schedules for film and interactive media projects.

Curator | Altered Esthetics Art House Film Festival | 2015

Worked with a small diverse group of individuals to develop, program, promote, and execute an independent film festival at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. Reviewed submissions from thousands of media artists and filmmakers, carefully curating the final selections based on festival criteria and artistic merit as it related to the relevant themes. Designed and distributed the marketing and promotional materials for the 2015 and 2016 festivals.

Videographer + Editor | University of Minnesota | 2015

Recorded live sound and video for private events and lectures, and edited short form branded videos for the humanities department.

 

​Lead Editor | MCAD-Edelman Marketing Partnership | 2015

Worked under the direction of MCAD Marketing students as lead editor for their video project, "This Isn't History,' a short film that was part of the interactive marketing partnership between MCAD and Edelman.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Premiere, After Effects,Final Cut, Audition, Davinci Resolve, Photoshop, Lightroom, DSLR/ RED Videography, Video Editing, Studio + Location Lighting, Art Direction, Photography, Photo Editing, Content Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Interactive/Web copywriting, Project Management,

Interactive + Mobile App Scripting/Production, HTML + CSS, CMS + JSON Content Management, SEO, Google Analytics, Wordpress, Asana, Basecamp, Hubspot, FunctionPoint, TeamGantt, Media Research + Management, Script Development, Shoot + Event Planning

EDUCATION

BFA, Filmmaking, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2012 - 2015, Merit Scholarship Recipient, Dean's List.

Transfer, Music Industry + Film, Minnesota State University Moorhead

2010 - 2012, Honors Program, Dean's List.