Film Screenings and Awards           

Menna – Screening/ Showcase Selection in The Reel Dame Film Festival (2011)

Menna – Screening and director discussion in F the James River Filmmakers Forum (2011)

Welcome Home – Screening/Official Selection in the Otis Film Festival (2011)

Fallen - Screening/Official Selection/Nomination for Best Actress in the Otis Film Festival (2011)

Daniel Blankenship Testimony - Screening/Official Selection in the Otis Film Festival (2011)

Menna – Screening/Official Selection in the Otis Film Festival (2011)

Daniel Blankenship Testimony – Featured film on the Regent University homepage (2010-2011)

Menna - 2nd Round Finalist from Women’s Voices Now (2011)

Viable – Won Diplom from The 38th Festival of Nations (2010)

Viable – Screening/Official Selection in the Regent University Film Showcase (2009)

 

Selected Film/Television Experience

Academic Integrity at Regent

Producer/Director

Promotional Video

Post

ROTC at Regent

Producer/Director

Promotional Video

Post

The Best Gift

Director

3D Animated Short

Prod

Journey’s End

Co-Director

16mm Short

2011

You’re Doing Well

Producer/Editor

Music Video

2011

2096 Promo

Writer/Director

Infomercial

Post

Cacophony

Producer/Director

Performance Music Video

2011

Broken

Producer/Director

Performance Music Video

2011

Welcome Home

Writer/Director

Web Commercial Campaign

2010

Food Detectives

Producer

Multi-Cam Webisode

2010

That One About the Dentist…

Production Sound Mixer

Musical Short

2010

Daniel Blankenship Testimony

Producer/Director/Editor

Testimonial Short

2010

Fallen

Director

Narrative Short

2010

Gettin’ Away

Producer/Director

Performance Music Video

2010

Shine

Producer/Director

Performance Music Video

2010

Me Against the World

Director

Music Video

2010

Go Daddy: Blind Date

Director

30-sec & 90-sec Commercials

2010

Dean Ayee Welcome

Producer/Writer/Director/Editor

New Student Welcome Video

2010

Menna

Director/Co-creator/Co-editor

23-minute TV pilot

2010

Not Your Usual

Camera Operator

Narrative Short

2010

Future

Writer/Director/Editor

Commercial

2010

Film History Documentaries

VO Recording Engineer

Short Documentaries

2010

How to Pack for Missions

Writer/Director/Editor

Instructional Video

2010

How to Paint

Production Designer

Instructional Video

2010

How Use Hammers & Screwdrivers

Production Designer

Instructional Video

2010

Skull Flower

First Assistant Director

Feature Trailer

2010

Ace of Spades

First Assistant Director

Narrative Short

2010

Something Fishy

Writer/Director/Editor

Narrative Short

2010

Infringement

Writer/Director/Sound Mixer

Narrative Short

2009

Who Will Tell Them?

Sound Mixer

Testimonial Commercial

2009

Fellowes’ Folly

Production Sound Mixer

Narrative Short

2009

Zeal 4 System

Director

Infomercial

2009

Faith and the Founders of America

Production Sound Mixer (3 days)

PBS Historical Fiction Special

2009

Wonderful Pistachio

Boom Op

Commercial Spots

2009

Woman in the Red Dress

Production Designer

Narrative Short

2009

The Everlasting Flame

Director

Narrative Short

2009

261

Production/Post Sound Mixer

Narrative Short

2009

Reel Dreams Film Competition

Producer/Director

Five Contestant Intro Packages

2009

Humble Pie

Production Sound Mixer

Narrative Short

2009

Red Sky

Director/Sound Mixer

Narrative Short

2009

Viable

Producer/Writer/Director/Editor

Narrative Short

2009

Transposition

Boom Op

Narrative Short

2008

Lifetime Powertrain Warrantee

Producer/Director/Editor

Commercial

2007

La Llorona

Director

Feature Trailer

2006

Radford Music Department

Producer/Director/Editor

Promotional Packages

2006

DuPont Product Release

Production Sound Mixer

Infomercial

2006

Mixed-Message Mom

Production/Post Sound Mixer

Commercial Campaign

2005

Exception to the Rule

Producer/Editor

Music Video

2004

NRV News

Director

Two 30-minute News Episodes

2004

 

Additional Selected Media and Print Experience

Regent Event Advertisements

Graphic Designer

Poster Design

2010-11

Something Like Real Pictures

Website Designer

Production Company Site

2010

Saint Matthew’s Youth Group

Youth Minister

Print/web media

2007-10

Citizen Kane: An American?

Author/Presenter

VACUS Paper Presentation

2008

News Articles and Photographs

Senior Staff Writer/Photographer

The Tartan Student Paper

2004-06

Media Bias in Reporting Research

Author/Presenter

UG/GF Presentation

2006

SRT 434 Theme Song

Composer

Intro Song for Program

2005

The 60-Day Journey

Co-Author

Book

2005

The 60-Day Journey for Parents

Co-Author

Book

2005

Murders on the Appalachian Trail

Author/Presenter

UG/GF Presentation

2004

History of WVRU

Producer/Sound Mixer

30-min audio documentary

2004

 

Leadership and Media Experience

President, 2010-Present

Something Like Real Pictures, LLC., Norfolk, VA

·       Direct and/or produce films created by the company

·       Responsible for all company management and personnel

·       Work with clients to develop video, web, print, and audio products 

 

Student Producer for Reel Dreams Film Competition Event, 2009

Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

·       Work as a production team for pre-production for a live webcast film competition event

·       Lead a team of editors and camera operators to produce and direct five finalist student introduction videos from start to finish with a 24-hour turn around

 

Web and Graphic Designer, 2007-2008

Greenbrier Dodge, Chesapeake, VA

·       Designed digital and print media and advertising

·       Web designer and web master for subsidiary companies of Greenbrier Dodge

 

Technical Staff Student Leader, 2005-2006

Radford University Bondurant Auditorium, Radford, VA

·       Set up, ran, and tore down equipment for events held at Radford University

·       Set up and ran lighting and sound in multiple venues for events including rock concerts, operas, ballets, music department events, lectures, and movies

 

Choir Director, Guitarist, and Leadership Council Member, 2002-2006

Catholic Campus Ministry, Radford, VA

·       Planned music for, coordinated bi-weekly rehearsals, and played guitar at weekly Mass  

·       Organized activities and retreats, produced radio spots, and designed advertisements

·       Co-led Life in the Spirit and Theology of the Body seminars

·       Led Pizza and Prayer discussions and gave various retreat talks

·        

Volunteer in Youth Ministry, Confirmation Sponsor, and Guitarist, 2002- 2006

St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Radford, VA

·       Assisted with planning and running youth activities, including monthly youth Masses and yearly Halloween parties

·       Worked with adults in the RCIA program as a Confirmation sponsor for a college student

·       Played guitar in the choir, 2002-2003

 

President and Co-founder, 2003-2006

Christian Concert Planning, Radford University, Radford, VA

·       Promoted and ran Christian concerts on campus including the artists Disciple, Ginny Owens, Derek Webb, and East West

·       Responsible for all aspects of promotion from initial contact with the agency to university funding, final payouts, and distribution of media from events

·       Co-founded the organization, wrote club constitution, recruited officers and members, and conducted regular meetings and praise and worship sessions

 

Tech Intern, Summer 2005

Silver Ring Thing, Moon Township, PA

·       Mentored teens while organizing the Silver Ring Thing summer internship to Georgia for 60 teens

·       Designed a website for the summer internship

·       Worked on the production of audio and video for use during live Silver Ring Thing shows and for use in the DVD enhanced program SRT 434 for Small Groups

·       Composed the theme music for SRT 434 for Small Groups Bible Studies and background music for segments

·       Co-authored two devotional books entitled The 60-Day Journey and The 60-Day Journey for Parents published for use with the Silver Ring Thing program

·       Troubleshot sound equipment and set-up and ran sound at Silver Ring Thing shows

 

Webmaster and Photography Assistant, 2004-2005

Photography by Jo/Zahorian Photography, Chesapeake, VA

·       Designed, maintained, and troubleshot the photosbyjo.com and zahorianphotography.com websites

·       Composed music for use in photography slideshows

·       Assisted on shoots and in lighting and backdrop design for portrait photography

 

Webmaster for ECE Department Chair and Research Assistant, 2002-2005

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

·       Designed, maintained, and troubleshot the Chair’s website

·       Recorded and processed voice samples for digital speech recognition research

 

Concert Promotion and Event Planning Intern, Fall 2004

DLP Concerts, Floyd, VA

·       Utilized grassroots promotion for cultural concerts in Blacksburg, VA

·       Designed and maintained a contact database using Microsoft Access

 

 

FOH Audio Engineer, Sound Team, 2003-2004

Campus Crusade for Christ, Radford, VA

·       Set-up, ran, and tore-down sound for the praise team at weekly college ministry events

·       Helped to recruit and train new sound team members