My newest New York Times Op-Doc, Brown's 'Rape List,' Revisited, was co-directed with Julia C. Liu. In it, we revisit a story we first examined in a documentary we made as undergraduates at Brown University.
Today, our alma mater faces questions about how it responds to a student's charge of sexual assault, two decades after similar accusations sparked a national reform movement. So much of the public debate about sexual assault on college campuses revolves around the definition of “consent.” This Op-Doc video has a different focus. After a university finds a student responsible for sexual misconduct, what happens next?
Honored that Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry was nominated for two Emmys for its broadcast on PBS' Independent Lens:
- Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming
- Outstanding Editing: Documentary and Long Form
Winners will be announced at the ceremony on September 30th (one day before my 30th birthday). Fingers crossed!
This animated Op-Doc explores the life of Nadezhda Popova, known as Nadia, who became a World War II hero as part of a Soviet all-female bombing regiment. This is one of five films commissioned in conjunction with The Times Magazine’s The Lives They Lived issue, which commemorates people who died in 2013.
"The Night Witch" will also be highlighted in the Dec 29th issue of the magazine. This animated, folk tale-like film was created with a group of amazing talents: drawn by the incredible chalkboard animator Dustin Grella, music by Never Sorry composer Ilan Isakov, co-written with Dan Kitrosser, and sound by R. Hollis Smith.
The New York Times' chief film critics, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, created a list of rising young filmmakers for their annual New Season issue on September 8th, 2013. See the full list of 20 international rising filmmakers under 40, and watch the original video I made for the New York Times' interactive feature, "Bronze Factory, Beijing." I am super honored to be included in this remarkable list!