My love of storytelling began at a very young age. I learned to read at the age of four, and started writing stories soon after, winning many Young Authors' Conventions at my elementary school.
My focus then shifted to performing the written words onstage, but I never lost my fondness for storytelling. In recent years, I have rediscovered by love of writing, and I have had wonderful opportunities to take the page to the screen.
CHRISTMAS IN FLORIDA - Comedic Documentary (2021) Kim decides to leave NYC after the Thanksgiving Day Parade was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Joined by her boyfriend Alex, they drive straight south to Florida where everything is paradise and Christmas is legal again. Or is it?
Blending sketches, montages, and real-life documentary filmmaking, "Christmas in Florida" is the holiday movie of the pandemic.
THE EGOS (ENV) - Sketch Comedy TV Show, 32 Episodes, Seasons 2-7 (2017-present) A bunch of unknown actors create a TV show about themselves. Taking on the inevitable collapse and defeat of their show in the summer of a new era.
JUNIE & FRANK - Comedic Short Film, 2020 Junie drops everything to visit her cancer-stricken grandfather, Frank, but is everything what it seems to be? And why does he want to go to the beach? I wrote and produced this comedic short film in order to act with my real-life grandfather, who inspired me to be an actor. In all our years, we had never performed together -- and I had to change that.
COFFEE SHOP CONVERSATIONS - Comedic Short Film, 2015 A comedic series of vignettes in a coffee shop, capturing moments in the lives of patrons and employees. Not only did I write this film, I also directed it (my directorial debut!)
FOR A BETTER LIFE (FOSTER CARE FILM) - Short Animated Documentary, 2018 Sold for $100 at the age of 5, Fekri suffers through years of abuse before his plight is discovered. After almost a year of hospitalization and therapy Fekri moves into a group home where he finds support, mentorship, and eventual forgiveness towards the family which sold him. I was the story editor for this documentary, molding hours of interview narration into an emotional whirlwind of a ten-minute film. Winner of two dozen awards at U.S. and International film festivals.