I'm volunteering in the 2020 election as a poll worker in my district, and also making calls to my adopted state of North Carolina. As Jon Lovett of Crooked Media states, "This is our one ticket out, there are no other trains coming. Let's all do what we can to keep our country a democracy!
I'm also happy to speak to anyone about the importance of their vote in the November 3rd election and can be reached via:
Natasha & Sam now in marketing
I'm so happy to report that my latest short film, the experimental-narrative, Natasha & Sam now has
it's color grade complete and DCPs are being made for theater screenings. I hope to be premiering
at film festivals beginning fall 2020. For more on this short, see my films page.
WICA participated in the 2020 seminars
My WICA (Women in the Collaborative Arts) mates and I were proud to participate, Feb. 29th, 2020,
in this years event, put on by Cooperation Humboldtwith a workshop discussing the issues facing
women in a male-dominated industry, and how to navigate these obstacles.
Fundraisers: Migrants at the US-Mexico border
Across January-March I worked with local Humboldt activist, Maureen McGarry, to put on 2
fundraisers to raise money to help migrants trapped for months and years on end in over-crowded shelters, primarily in Tijuana, awaiting the legal process so they can become legal US residents. We
raised hundreds of dollars for both Border Angels and then were able to give money through a fund
set up by Humboldt Area Foundation: Migrant Assistance in Baja. And thanks to The Logger Bar, which hosted us in March, right before they closed for the pandemic...
Taught at HSU, fall 2019
I had the honor to teach at my alma mater for my undergraduate degree, Humboldt State University,
in the fall of 2019. I taught two courses in film production: Filmmaking III and Cinematography.
MFA received, August 2019
I was proud to receive my MFA in Film Production, from Concordia University in Montreal, after successfully defending my thesis and presenting my short film, Natasha & Sam, to my defense team (pictured here), including my advisor, Jean-Claude Bustros, film professors: Roy Cross and Michael Yaroshevsky, and Montreal-based award-winning documentary filmmaker (and fellow Film Fatales member) Juliette Lammers.
BITE ME screens June 23 in Arcata, CA
We are so thrilled that THE JOYFUL VAMPIRE TOUR OF AMERICA will make a stop here in Arcata, CA Sunday, June 23rd. Screening in the main hall of The Minor Theatre at 4:30pm with a Q&A and after
party to follow. This screening is being co-produced by WICA. Writer, Actress, Producer and amazing women-in-film advocate, Naomi McDougall Jones will be here in person, along with their RV and documentarian, Kiwi Callahan. Don't miss out! For more: BiteMeTheFilm.com
Women in Film talk: WICA & BITE ME creator
June 22nd, 2019, the day before we held the Bite Me screening, we had an intimate discussion in the round, with two dozen fellow artists, about the challenges and lessons learned with Bite Me's Writer, Actress, Producer, Naomi McDougall Jones and WICA members: Maria Matteoli, Cassandra
Hesseltine and Tawny Foskett, at The Creamery in Arcata, CA. Naomi shared much of what she was
thinking about while doing final edit's on her now released non-fiction book: