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Resume


SELECTED WORKS

and professional experience

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Resume


SELECTED WORKS

and professional experience

M.S. CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

B.F.A. FILM AND TELEVISION, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

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American Bear


AMERICAN BEAR

An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers

American Bear


AMERICAN BEAR

An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - Director, Producer, Co-Editor

 

Sarah and Greg set out on a 60-day road trip to explore trust, fear, and compassion across the U.S. - by relying on the kindness of strangers for a home each night.

 

DISTRIBUTED ON ITUNES, AMAZON, GOOGLE PLAY, and more / screened at 75+ theaters, universities, colleges / 10-month NATIONAL THEATRICAL AND EDUCATIONAL TOUR / WINNER OF AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD AT ATLANTA DOCUFEST / WINNER OF FILM FUND PITCH COMPETITION AT THE AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

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Community Education


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Community Education


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

2018-2019

VIDEO ARTS WORKSHOPS: “HUMAN NATURE” AND “BECOMING L.A.” - Los Angeles, CA

ARTWORXLA

DIRECT THIS: FILMMAKING CLASS - Venice, CA

VENICE ARTS

LEAD FILM INSTRUCTOR - Los Angeles, CA

LUCAS MUSEUM OF NARRATIVE ART

INAUGURAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM FOR 60 TEENS IN SOUTH L.A.

CINEMATIC ARTS FACULTY - Los Angeles, CA

L.A. COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

2017-2018

DOCUMENTARY ARTS WORKSHOPS: "VOICES OF A MOVEMENT" AND "MONUMENTS AND MEMORY" - Los Angeles, CA

ARTWORXLA

ART + FILM TEACHER INSTITUTE - Los Angeles, CA

L.A. COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)

INAUGURAL FILMMAKING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS IN MILITARY-CONNECTED FAMILIES - San Pedro, CA

L.A. COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)

MOVIE MAKERS HEAD MENTOR - Los Angeles, CA

YOUNG STORYTELLERS FOUNDATION

FILM PRODUCTION MENTOR - Los Angeles, CA

SHALHEVET HIGH SCHOOL

NARRATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOPS - Los Angeles, CA

mobile film classroom

MEDIA ARTS INTEGRATION COACH - Los Angeles, CA

L.A. COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

2015

PERSONAL DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP - Alamosa, CO

with adams state university

YOUNG FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP - Denver, CO

with the denver film festival

2014

ARTS EMERGING STOP MOTION ANIMATION WORKSHOP - Syracuse, NY

WITH SYRACUSE STAGE

CREATIVE EXPRESSION WORKSHOP - Syracuse, NY

WITH 601 TULLY

2011-2014

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK COMMITTEE - Syracuse University

ENGAGED CITIZENSHIP COMMITTEE - Syracuse University

 

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Professional Experience


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professional Experience


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016-2018

FREELANCE DIRECTOR/EDITOR

Artist In Residence at the Catskills Creative Residency, August 2018

Edited feature documentary with Delacroix Productions, exploring faith, conflict, and forgiveness in Eastern Africa

Director/Editor of Moments by Legami, a docu-promotional web series highlighting loving relationships

Edited feature documentary Sk8 Girlz / Directed and edited documentary projects for the Colorado Department of Education, Only Good News, Los Angeles Walks, and more / See Media for reel and work samples

2014-2015

MANAGING DIRECTOR and TOUR COORDINATOR - American Bear Productions

Organized national screening tour with over 75 screenings at theaters, educational institutions, and community venues / Developed interactive initiatives promoting kindness in local communities / Created BEAR Talks presentations on race, identity, gender, and geography for Grinnell College, SUNY New Paltz, and more / Keynote speaker at leadership retreat for 450 students at NYU / Developed and facilitated discussion guide with a Syracuse University faculty board / Supervised a team of editors for web series BEAR Bones, featuring nine episodes with professors from across the U.S. exploring the project's themes in sociology, neuroscience, and more

2011-2014

ASSISTANT RESIDENCE DIRECTOR - Syracuse University

Oversaw the operations, administration, and community development of multiple 1st-year student buildings / Recruited and advised community council to develop building programs and bring residents together / Worked with interdepartmental staff and faculty to supervise the International Living Learning Community and the Poets Learning Community / Supervised 3-4 RAs each year / Participated in duty rotation to respond to crises and provide support for paraprofessional staff / Winner of Advisor of the Year 2014 from the Office of Residence Life

 

 

2014

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE AND ETHNICITY (CARE) DIALOGUE FACILITATOR - Syracuse University

Co-facilitated 6-week course for student leaders / Trained with Multicultural Affairs staff to discuss race, privilege, oppression, and intersectionality with students / Used multimedia and intergroup dialogue techniques to invite learning and reflection with students

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Media


MEDIA

Media


MEDIA

Featured excerpts are from American Bear: An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers, Boundaries, and I’m A Tree.


DOCUMENTARY



NARRATIVE



EDUCATIONAL



WRITING


ACADEMIC PAPER ADVOCATING FOR ARTISTIC METHODS OF DIALOGUE

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ACADEMIC PAPER CRITICALLY INVESTIGATING AMERICAN BEAR AND MEANING IN MEDIA

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On the site: 

Start (from top to bottom): Flaming Gorge, UT, USA; Mazatlan, Mexico; Zapata Lake, CO, USA; Longwood Gardens, PA, USA; Alamosa, CO, USA. About: Golden, CO, USA; Morristown, NJ, USA. Present: Kauai, HI, USA. Past: Kauai, HI, USA; Bear, AZ, USA; Bonners Ferry, ID, USA; Grand Teton National Park, WY, USA; Mazatlan, Mexico. End: Longwood Gardens, PA, USA.

ON INSTAGRAM: @gregorygrano