Praxis (selected)

Coyote

(Short film in Cinema-19 omnibus, Co-director with William Brown, 2020)

CINEMA-19
Filmmakers Respond to COVID-19

Commissioned by Usama Alshaibi and Adam Sekuler

Presented in Association with Anthology Film Archives, Northwest Film Forum, Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge

Filmmakers In Order of Appearance: Courtney Stephens, Kalpana Subramanian, Usama Alshaibi, Scott Cummings, Lori Felker, Matt McCormick, Eman Akram Nader & Alex Megaro, Christin Turner, Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, Kelly Gallagher, Sarah Ema Friedland, William Brown & Mila Zuo, Amir George, Adam Sekuler

Filmmaker magazine review: “In the brisk, 43-minute anthology film, Cinema-19, a group of experimental filmmakers respond to the coronavirus pandemic with diverse and imaginative results. The films are all 190 seconds long and, say the curator/organizers, filmmakers Usama Alshaibi and Adam Sekuler, ‘do not attempt to summarize the pandemic, but instead focus on the personal, the political, the sensual, the distant, the abstract, and the absurd.'”

CINEMA-19 from Artvamp on Vimeo.

KIN

(Experimental narrative short, Writer/Director/Co-producer, forthcoming)

Kin was the recipient of the 2019 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, supported by the Northwest Film Center (Portland, OR) and Oregon Arts Commission.

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Détourning Asia / America with Valerie Soe

Visual essay (Director, 2019) published in Feminist Media Histories journal 5:4 (2019): 56-58, special issue, “Activism,” ed. by Angela J. Aguayo and Alexandra Juhasz. 

Détourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe premiered at CAAMfest 2019, and has screened at San Diego Asian Film Festival 2019, Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2019, and Local Sightings Film Festival 2020.

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Carnal Orient

Carnal Orient (short narrative film, Writer/Director, 2016). Carnal Orient premiered at Slamdance Film Festival 2016, and screened at Atlanta Film Festival 2016, Florida Film Festival 2016, Palm Beach Film Festival 2016, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2016, Las Vegas Film Festival 2016, Letní Filmová Škola Festival 2016, FrightFest 2016, Scream Queens Film Fest Tokyo Festival Tour 2016, San Diego Asian Film Festival 2016, Portland International Film Festival 2017, Nòt Film Festival, Santarcangelo di Romagna, 2019.

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Spark: Aesthetic Encounters in Mosuo Country

(Short documentary, Writer/Director, 2014)

Moon Shoes

(Music video for Datalog, Director/Co-editor/Co-producer, 2012)
 
Bust magazine review: “Casting three curvy women of color and not asking them to disrobe is, unfortunately, rare in the music industry. The creators of the video were seeking to protest this under-representation of non-white women and the hegemonic ideals of beauty prevalent in music videos. The video artists accomplished their goal and have produced a four minute visual feast that is not only thought-provoking, but beautiful to watch as well. With trippy cuts and fragmented stills, the video is a hailstorm of compelling images.”