(currently in submission to film festivals -- graded stills)
A Columbia MFA Thesis & 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Short Production Grant Film
2017 Columbia University Film Festival IFP Audience Choice Award & Faculty Jury Honors Winner
2016 Screencraft Short Film Production Fund Semifinalist
During West Virginia's 2014 Elk River chemical spill, a first-generation college student charged with the care of her rebellious younger sister instead becomes consumed by an issue with their water supply.
In this atypical romantic comedy/drama, a doomsday prepper patiently awaiting the apocalypse from his cabin in West Virginia has his life thrown into chaos upon the arrival of a female scientist who believes that, at his exact geographic coordinates, a radio cosmological event will occur during which she can transcend into another dimension.
After a series of mishaps brings them closer together, he agrees to help her build the machine necessary for her journey. But the more they work together, the deeper their relationship grows, and the more they learn about one another's true selves. Eventually, he must decide whether to let her go it alone or leave his sheltered life behind, embarking on a new, potentially fatal adventure with the woman he's come to revere.
2017 Humanitas Prize David and Lynn Angell Comedy Fellowship Nominee
2016 New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment Finance Lab Participant