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MFA in writing for film and television from USC.

Feature script “Mimi and Ulrich” in pre-production with Blonde to Black Films.

Journalism published in Dazed, AnOther, T magazine, Paper, Monocle, Vulture, LA Weekly, the Village Voice, ArtInfo, 89, HUMANITY, the LA Times.



Former Style Editor at Variety and LA Times/Metromix.

Former editor at Swindle (Shepard Fairey’s culture magazine) and writer of the LA Weekly’s first style blog, the Style Council.

Contributor to underground culture anthologies including "Let There Be GWAR” (surreal heavy metal), “The Masque” (LA punk), “Cool ‘Disco’ Dan” (graffiti), “Beyond The Streets” (graffiti/street art) and the forthcoming “Slouching Toward Los Angeles”, a collection of works inspired by Joan Didion, being published by Rare Bird Lit in 2019.

Ghostwriter of mainstream coming-of-age memoirs for women including "Kicking Up Dirt" (Harper Collins), autobiography of deaf X Games motocross champion Ashley Fiolek, “Dirty Rocker Boys” (Simon & Schuster), the story of Sunset Strip-era model Bobbie Brown, and its follow-up, “Cherry On Top”, (Rare Bird Lit, forthcoming July 2019).


Screenwriting accolades include Second Round, Sundance Lab 2015; Next 100, Academy Nicholl Fellowships competition, 2016 Hedgebrook Screenwriters Lab, Winner, Best Graduate Screenplay, Ivy Film Festival 2016, and Austin Film Festival Second Round.

I love to write small indie features as well as big-budget period dramas—spec scripts include "Grace", a period film about Irish rebel Grace O’Malley based on a story by Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama/Shakespear’s Sister); “Odd Women” a TV period drama about Victorian-era feminists in London adapted from George Gissing’s novel, and “Angels” a TV drama about John Dee, Queen Elizabeth I’s magician and astrologer.



Touchstone films that inspire me include “Harold and Maude”, “Withnail and I”, “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Orlando”, “Adaptation”, “Heathers”, “Drugstore Cowboy”, “Point Break”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Paris Is Burning”, “The Piano”, “Lords Of Dogtown“, “My Own Private Idaho”, “The Rider”, “Meshes of the Afternoon”, “Sunset Boulevard”, “The Piano”, “Badlands”, “Halloween”, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, “This Is Spinal Tap”, “Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke“, “The Decline of Western Civilization”, “The Life of Brian”, “The Outsiders”, “Over the Edge”, “The Deer Hunter”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, and “The Lost Boys”. I also really like David Lynch’s “Dune”, I don’t care what anyone says about it.

I directed a short film
shot on Super 8, and it was fun