ATTLA

feature-length; coming 2018

feature-length; coming 2018

currently in post production

  • ITVS co-production

  • Vision Maker Media co-production

  • Alaska Humanities Forum grant

  • Caucus Foundation grant

  • Enersen Foundation grant

  • Kickstarter campaign

  • SFFILM Filmhouse resident & fiscal sponsorship

He’s one of our greatest American sports heroes. You’ve just never heard of him.

ATTLA tells the gripping but little-known story of legendary Alaska Native dogsled champion, George Attla, as he trains his grandnephew to compete in the world’s largest sprint dogsled race.

www.attlafilm.com

https://itvs.org/films/attla


Counting the Dead

trailer

2014/ 6:55 min / 16mm, B&W

One former city librarian's fifty-year-long quest to find the names of those who died in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.

 

 

  • 2014 - Regional Finalist, Student Academy Awards

  • 2014 - Real to Reel International Film Festival

  • 2014 - Bay Area Student Showcase at the Pacific Film Archive 

  • 2014 - Mill Valley Film Festival

  • 2014 - BendFilm Festival

  • 2014 - United Nations Association Film Festival

  • 2014 - Audience Choice Award for Documentary Short Form, International Film Festival of the Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles

  • 2014 - DOC NYC 

  • 2014 - San Francisco Public Library public screening

  • 2015 - Dam Short Film Festival

  • 2015 - Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

  • 2015 - Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

  • 2015 - Black Maria Film Festival

  • 2016 - Editors' Pick, The Atlantic


In Port

trailer

2014 / 10:43 min / Digital, Color

With a few hours leave from their container ships, seafarers from around the world reflect on their lives away from home. 

 

  • 2014 - NewFilmmakers New York

  • 2014 - Student Documentary Screening, Stanford University

  • 2015 - Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

  • 2015 - Black Maria Film Festival


Balancing Act 

co-directed by Kristine Stolakis

Balancing Act Still.jpg

2014 / 7:33 min / Digital, Color

A circus artist brings to life a forgotten history of African American performance.

 

 

 

  • 2014 - San Francisco Black Film Festival 

  • 2014 - Harlem International Film Festival

  • 2016 - Editors' Pick, The Atlantic


Living in Paradise

trailer

2010 / 35 min / Digital, Color

A critical look at the cruise ship industry's presence in Haiti

Told through the voices of the local community, the film raises questions about the juxtaposition of luxury tourism and the fantasy of the Caribbean in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

  • 2010 - Student Documentary Screening, Yale University