Half Life (HD, Mini-DV, Animation, 2007)
An Internet journalist reports on an Iraq war vet with a mysterious illness dishonorably discharged under Dont Ask, Dont Tell. In-development.
Sisters in Cinema
(62 min. Digital Video, 2003)
A documentary which offers a historical overview of the lives and the films of African American women feature film directors from the early part of the century to today.
The Taste of Dirt
(12 min., Digi-Beta, 2002)
A short narrative film which explores issues of race and class as experienced by 7-year-old African American girls on the school playground. Slated for completion April 2002.
Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100
(Digital Video, 16mm, Super 8, 1999)
Ruth Ellis was born in 1899 and was thought to be the oldest known out African American lesbian. Her story offers a rare opportunity to experience a century of history as lived by one inspiring woman.
Split Screen - Segment Producer
(Digital Video, 1997 -1999)
Created newsmagazine format segments for six programs. The segments primarily focused on how-tos of independent movie making. The subjects ranged from How to Read a Movie Poster to How to Incorporate Archival Footage to How to Finance an Indie Film. Split Screen is a program about independent filmmaking which airs on Bravo and the Independent Film Channel.
Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering Myself...
(30 min.,16mm, Super 8 film and Hi 8, 1995)
A witty and original autobiographical documentary about coming-to-terms with race, culture and self. My six-year stay in Taiwan transforms my understanding of what it means to be an African American and illuminates my connection with my Honduran-born grandmother.
(12 min., 16mm, 1994)
On February 20, 1969, my mother gave birth to twin daughters. Six months later, their father "kidnapped" them. We never saw my sisters again. Missing Relations is an experimental dramatic documentary which explores loss and denial in an African American family through the story of my kidnapped twin sisters, erased from family history for 24 years.
Sisters in the Life: First Love
(23 min., video, 1993)
Sisters in the Life: First Love is a dramatic documentary/narrative set in the early 1970s and 1990s. Donna Rose, a thirtysomething black lesbian recounts the story of her first experience with love. At 14, she has a boyfriend and a best girlfriend. In flashbacks, Donna focuses on the feelings she had for her girlfriend Karen. Her current day relationship with Maggie provides a romantic parallel.
The Cinematic Jazz of Julie Dash
(24 min., 3/4" SP video, 1992-1993)
In this inspiring interview, Julie Dash speaks about her background, training, vision and struggle to bring Daughters of the Dust to the American movie screen.
(3 min., 16mm, b/w, 1991)
An autobiographical film which uses story-telling and experimental techniques to explore the shadows of my childhood memories. The bruised footage and sharp editing help to create the mood for my first painful encounter with racism.