Urban Stories: This ongoing work is about relationships to and/or within built environments.
Told through animated video, these stories explore ideas about economy, alienation, family
relationships, the senses, creativity and improvisation. Fictional characters and cityscapes are
constructed through a combination of vector-based rotoscoping and collage. In making these
videos, I used computer software to interpret the gestural movement of my hand as I traced
over live action footage—this method makes reference to the mediating role of digital
technology within urban environments.

 

 

Adrift is a short film that premiered at the 2016 Edmonton International Film Festival, and has
been shown by the National Screen Institute through their online festival. The film features
performances by Tim Harwill, Gary Cosgrove, and Jason Dirks. The soundtrack includes tracks
by Michael Turner as well as Eduardo D'Agata.

 

 

Portrait of a Fictional Woman is a short film that was screened on national television in Canada,
in 2007, as part of the cross-platform entertainment program, Exposure (CBC Television).

 

 

A Blank Canvas was commissioned by the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA). It was a
collaborative project with Austin-based jazz vocalist Dianne Donovan, in which we were each asked
to create work based on the idea of art and improvisation. My animation was created in response to
Dianne's music. The film was screened at the 2010 Edmonton International Film Festival, the 2011
Mayor's Celebration of the Arts, and the 2017 Revel Solstice Festival in Austin, Texas.

 

 

Kisses & Tears was commissioned by the Alberta Media Arts Alliance for their 2007 conference.
This film was selected for Prairie Tales 11, and was part of the NSI 2009 short film festival.