PROTECTING THE BIRDS OF BLACK RIVER GORGES

2019

Field Producer

8-minute documentary about conservation initiatives in the Black River National Park in Mauritius for the National Geographic Society. 

Responsibilities included: location scouting, hired local crew, rented equipment, travel carnet, coordinated schedule, created call sheets and shot lists, lead interviews, directed crew, managed all media during production.

VEY NOU LAGON

2016

Writer/Director/Producer/Shooter

22-minute documentary for an ocean conservation awareness campaign in Mauritius, distributed to over 2,000 people locally in fishing villages and schools, broadcast on Maryland Public Television, funded in part by the National Geographic Society.

Responsibilities included: location scouting, wrote treatments and script, fundraising/pitching, created and managed budgets and expense reports, crew, equipment, shot lists, production schedules, managed paperperwork and releases, worked with editor on Adobe Premiere remotely, worked with animator on After Effects, oversaw color correction and sound design, submitted to festivals and other distribution outlets, planned local screenings in villages and promotion of events in Mauritius in collaboration with the local government and NGOs.

GRANDPA'S REEF

2019

Writer/Director/Producer

Four-minute fictional virtual reality experience shot on a marine protected area in the Philippines, distributed as part of an ocean plastic pollution workshop to over 1,000 middle- and high-school students in the Philippines, funded by the National Geographic Society, in partnership with the Haribon Foundation.

Responsibilities included: wrote treatments and script, fundraising/pitching, prepared shot lists, managed production schedule, budget and expense reports, booked on-location transportation, accomodations, and scuba dives for the crew, managed paperwork, releases, permits, collaborated on the creation of a lesson plan and design challenge inspired by the film for a 60-90-minute educational activity. 

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