Moonlight filmmakers premiering their film at the Chuck Jones Cinema.
Telluride Film Festival
Every year I participate in the flow and ebb that is production at Telluride Film Festival, in Colorado. We come together as an expansive team and build each theater and event by hand in annual rhythm.
2011 I began as a PA, but I switched to Assistant Manager of the Chuck Jones Cinema in 2012. I stepped up to Manager in 2014. That year we created new installation pieces - two 14' murals inspired by Chuck Jones' own Looney Tunes. In 2015, after ten years of storing, moving, and sharing seats with Sundance Film Festival, it was time for a clean slate. In seven days I managed the production of 600 moveable theater seats with limited resources, space, and a handful of amazing production people.
In 2017 I returned to TFF with a new position in the Art Department, serving on special design projects for the entire festival rather than a single theater. We designed, built, and installed both functional and purely aesthetic installations for various events and theaters.
Chuck Jones Cinema
The Chuck Jones Cinema ready for its first screening, new seats in place
Seat workshop, with the crew
Painting two 14' murals with the Art Department
"Expression" : a group workout class that ran 2014-2015 in NYC, focused on exploring the source of power in boxing. I co-managed the class and assisted in its narrative structure and promotion.
Amanda Palmer residency
Amanda Palmer is a Bostonian artist best known for raising over $1,000,000 to produce a studio album by crowdfunding from her incredible, passionate fanbase. In 2011 my event production group EventWorks secured a week long residency with Amanda at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, within the enigmatic department known by the acronym SIM - where students create artwork across a broad spectrum of techniques and media. She workshopped students projects and put on a concert in our resident venue. She also hosted a party organized by EventWorks in her home, "The Cloud Club." It is Boston artist institution and community residing in two brownstone buildings and an enormous shared backyard garden, the entire space built and renovated as a stunning sculptural work of art.
Interactive Art with Brooklyn DIY scene
DIY shows: A raw playground for rambunctious musicians and revelers. Philosophical deliberation in dark corners. Beer soaked basement floors. This was the Brooklyn DIY scene I entered as the interactive designer at the underground venue Big Mouth in Bedstuy (short lived but burning hot). I installed a series of interactive visual pieces and invited the crowds to add their personal embellishment. The result was anarchic musings, sketches, and doodles out of which unexpected patterns and social commentary arose.