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In the Spring of 2019 I directed Legacy Lives On, an hourlong documentary charting the paths to financial wellness of three Millennial women living at different social strata. One woman lives paycheck-to-paycheck and is early in her entrepreneurial journey, another is on the verge of opening a retail store after graduate and professional work in a different sector, and the third became a millionaire by the age of 30 when she sold her business to Amazon.

The film was made for Prudential via one of their advertising firms, One X Studios. We filmed the story in three cities rich in black economic history: Tulsa, OK, Detroit, MI, and Atlanta, GA, where we were able to interview the mayor during our week of production.

Each woman’s story gave room to explore a person’s relationship with money and the larger story of financial wellness in the black community. Many audience members were in tears during the premiere and at subsequent screenings I’ve attended. The film has aired several times on television, has over a million views on YouTube, won a gold Telly award, and continues to screen at festivals.


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According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Achilles tendon can withstand more than 1000 pounds of pressure. On June 10th, 2019, the Achilles tendon of basketball star Kevin Durant snapped during game 5 of the NBA finals. I believe that the Internet snapped it, a month after it took down another colossus, HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Read full essay here.


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This film documents the installation of Into the Woods, which was created for the International Garden Festival at Domaine Chaumont-sur-Loire. In making the film I asked design principals Matt Donham and Phoebe Lickwar to voice their creative choices in building it, and some of the larger ideas at play in the field of landscape architecture. Last, I wanted the film to feel like an exchange with the garden, which unfolds to a visitor in its own time.


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