Category Archives: Festivals

“A Line Birds Cannot See” to premiere at SXSW

For the past year, I have had the privilege to make a short animated documentary about a young woman’s journey from Guatemala to the United States. Culled from over 5 hours of personal interviews with E.L. (we are keeping her identity private for now), the 9 minute film follows the journey of a determined 12-year-old […]

Austin Film Fest Indie Filmmaker Roundtable

I’ll be one of the featured guests at this week’s AFF indie filmmaker roundtable, discussing my work and answering questions from¬†aspiring filmmakers: speed-dating style. I’ll be there along with 9 other filmmakers, including writer/director Annie Silverstein (Skunk), producer Susan Kirr (The Tree of Life), editor Chris Roldan (The Tree of Life), and Director Greg Kwedar […]

Win at Berlinale!

“Bad at Dancing” was lucky enough to win the Silver Bear Jury Award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival! Berlin is known for showcasing innovative films, and Joanna’s film is certainly groundbreaking by the way in which it calls into question personal boundaries and intimacy. We shot in black and white, with Joanna asking for […]