Director; producer; founder, Fish + Bear Pictures

MFA Social Documentary Film


MA, University of California, Berkeley


Professional experience includes

Producer, CNEX Labs; contributing reporter, CNN; associate producer, BBC


Film projects include

Hidden Letters; Dear Mother, I Meant to Write about Death; Singing in the Wilderness; Tigre Gente; Two Sides of Survival; Confucian Dream; Maineland; Please Remember Me


Television projects include

Harbor from the Holocaust


Festivals and screenings include

Tribeca Festival, Sundance Film Festival, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, BFI London Film Festival, Hot Docs, DOC NYC, Busan International Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Doc Edge Festival, CAAMFest, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival


Awards and honors include

Grand Jury Prize, Heartland International Film Festival; Grand Jury Prize, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival; Special Jury Award, SXSW; Special Jury Award, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; Emmy Award; Momentum Fellow, Producers Fellowship, Sundance Institute; Documentary Branch Member, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences