Upcoming Long-Form Projects from documentaries, screenplays, and docu-series.
Letters to Eleanore
A poetic documentary about a girl challenged with disabilities, 
a mother's love and resilience, 
and the wheelchair that started a movement.
The craft of writing letters is powerful and intimate, and when merged with documentary filmmaking, it becomes more profound and introspective.  They become a cinematic reflection that is uplifting compared to the traditional talking heads used in many typical documentaries.
letters to Eleanore is a feature-length poetic documentary about the life of  Eleanore Kittleson-Aldred told through the letters of various people whose lives she has transformed.
TAMARA.  A letter from her mother who mourned her unexpected death and then started a nonprofit to help improve the quality of life for children with disabilities and their families.
JULIE. A letter from a wheelchair recipient in Canto Grande, Peru, and their journey to receive a personalized chair that improves their lives.
ANN MARIE.  A letter from a wheelchair donor who also mourns for the loss of her daughter.
Michaela. A letter from a volunteer who travels to Peru to serve in the community inspired by the work of Eleanore's Project.

Currently in Production.  Tentative Release Date, 2022
letters to Eleanore (Teaser)
Suffering, Optional.
A documentary about pain and the human experience.​​​​​​​
Based on the latest medical research, this insightful feature-length documentary unravels the different levels of pain in human experience, from the physical to the psychological. It dives into the gut-wrenching stories of this bio-psycho-social phenomenon with varying perspectives of Triathletes, cancer patients, trauma survivors to the body-piercing participants of the Thaipusam festival in Malaysia.  Into this rabbit hole, the film aims to prove that despite the inevitability of pain, suffering is optional.
Currently in PreProduction.  
Tentative Release Date 2024
Garlic, a love story
Set in an Italian grandmother’s kitchen, a farm in West Virginia, and in a research hospital, Garlic is a documentary about the herb that seeps into the lives of different communities.  It is also a love story that intersects with health, sustainability, and family, all bonded through the chemical called Allicin.
Currently in Production.  Tentative Release Date December 2023
The White Feast
Screenplay.  112 Pages.  Original Story. 
Accompanying her best friend on a lavish family retreat in the Philippines, graduate student, Rhe, unravels the secret ingredients of the Michelin-star feast of revenge.

Presented in the 76th University Film and Video Association Conference, 2021. 
"Screwing Up 'I Love Yous'
Screenplay.  119 Pages.  Original Story.
Before Brother Christopher became a monk, he was a three-time world surfing champion.  And with his vow of chastity, he unintentionally falls for Kristen, a surfer who revives his passion for the waves as he unravels the meaning of Love.  
As he decides on which path to take, he questions:  
"If love is divine, 
what happens if we screw up ‘I Love Yous’?"
Not your typical romantic comedy 
based on a true story.

Screenplay.  123 Pages.  Original Story
A streetwise black New Yorker joins her husband as he returns to the Philippine Islands, where she meets a tenacious girl from an indigenous tribe called Ati.
Along the way, she comes face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, poverty, family, and community.
BRO  (2014)
104 minutes. Documentary.
A Different Kind of Bro Code.
An intimate exploration of the lives of a group of men in the Catholic Church called, "Religious Brothers" or Monks, who live the vows of Chastity, Poverty, and Obedience. 
Devoted to God through their ministry and prayer, they strive to make a difference in the world by being present and available to the people and communities they serve. Some would say that they are the best-kept secret in the Catholic Church, but what does it really mean to be a 'BROTHER'? 
The filmmakers traveled around the United States, Ghana, Brazil, Bangladesh, and India to tell their stories. With the challenges of clericalism, the abuse scandals, and the evolving secular culture, the film investigates these challenges, and the impetuses in the counter-cultural lifestyle they choose to live. ​​​​​​​
 Brothers have been considered as a minority or as second-class citizens throughout the history of the Catholic Church. With their diminishing numbers, due to their aging communities and the lack of vocations, they are a dying breed. 
With the research from the National Religious Vocations Conference (NRVC) and (CARA) the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, the film focuses on brothers in the U.S. where Brothers are diminishing in numbers, and in Ghana, Brazil, Bangladesh, and India where the brothers are thriving. 
How are they distinct from the Catholic priests? Why did they decide to become a BROTHER, and why do they continue to be one despite their diminishing numbers? What empowers them as they live their vows in a secular world? 
In honor of all the BROTHERS, who made a difference in the lives of so many.

2015 Official Selection, Great Lakes Film Festival
2015 Official Selection, Catholic Film Festival, South Korea
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