Current Project: Alyona’s Eyes

Read my previous post on Alyona's Eyes here. Alyona's Eyes has reached the editing phase. The Soviet-themed movie has come out to be roughly twenty minutes of intense footage. I have been working with the writer/director/editor (Christian Yonkers) to help him finish up the rough cut. He has truly impressed me with his quick editing... Continue Reading →


Lingerie Shopping in China

Traveling to China? My main tip: hit up the lingerie shops. If you're a woman, hit them up for yourself. If you're a man, be a true gentleman and go for the women in your life. The first draw to lingerie in China is its price. I was in Shenzen, China (a city on the... Continue Reading →

My New Portfolio!!

I've been hard at work developing a website for my portfolio on Wix. It has easier access to my films, photos, and blog posts on travel and other fun things! I'll still be posting on wordpress, but my website has a couple new features like: A page featuring my better-quality film projects. An updated gallery... Continue Reading →

In Process: Alyona’s Eyes

Eleven and a half hours of on-set duties, not counting clean-up and set-up of scenery was what I did with my weekend. On Saturday and Sunday I was privileged to help out on the shoot of Alyona's Eyes, a film set in Soviet Russia. This film is being produced out of Spring Arbor University's short... Continue Reading →

Forget Me Never – Marjorie Yarmer

Charming, even in a wheelchair, Marjorie Yarmer presented herself as a delightful focus for an assignment for my film directing class at SAU. Marjorie was a talented teacher, and incredibly learned, holding multiple degrees. While suffering from dementia when I met her, she still offered a startling display of vivacity and clarity. Before I conducted... Continue Reading →

Notre Dame Paris

Halfway through May 2016, a homesick girl landed in the Paris after an eight-hour overseas flight from Detroit. That girl spent her first few hours in Paris on the top of a boat cruising the river Seine. That Paris was the city of light was immediately apparent, as was that it was the city of... Continue Reading →

Sex Talks

Last winter I needed to create an entry to a film festival for a class I was taking. In the cracks of my crazy schedule (I was finishing up Death at the Opera) I found time to create this short film for a festival I had found online. I called six of my friends into... Continue Reading →

Death at the Opera – Script

Death at the opera was my baby last year. I did a bunch of work before actually writing it out: developing characters and backstories, thinking through how I wanted to structure the script, and just generally working on creating a really strong story. I wrote the script and then spent endless hours pouring over it.... Continue Reading →

Christian Yonkers Musician Pics

Christian Yonkers is a local musician with an incredible voice and indie style. He has been performing for a while and is considering developing an online presence for his music, so decided to get a jump on some pictures while the leaves are still on the trees. He has a gig coming up in a... Continue Reading →

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