My interest in film and video sparked during my studies at Cal State University, Northridge: my early video work was experimental art videos and motion graphics. Then, in the History of Art Education class with Prof. Pistolesi, I wrote a script for my first educational film:
Emile in the 21st Century
Synopsis: A dialogue between a contemporary Emile and J-J Rousseau, based on the novel “Emile, or on Education.”
Rousseau, or on Education
Exploring the ideas of J-J Rousseau further, I created a feature-length educational documentary for my Master’s thesis. The French version was released in 2012 and shown at the Anniversary of Rousseau in Ermenonville, earning the Medal of Appreciation from the City. The English version was screened at Tarzana Public Library in 2013.
Synopsis: the film explores the misconceptions of J-J Rousseau's educational theories and controversial life events.
Educational Film Network
In 2010, I registered the film production and distribution company Educational Film Network with the vision of transforming the landscape of mainstream media. It promotes the work of educational filmmakers, writers, and film critics. I’m always on the lookout for educational film ideas, and I look forward to helping like-minded filmmakers.