Film Projects

Please visit my Vimeo page to see my humble film collection.

Spring of 2016

In the spring of 2016 I took a 6 week Film Production course with Arlington independent Media in Arlington, VA. Throughout the course we learned about the camera, lighting, sound, and the basics of editing. For our final project we chose to film two artists who are a part of Artists and Makers Studio in Rockville, MD.

Summer of 2016

I moved to New York City in the summer of 2016 and worked on a variety of projects. First, I got to tag along with my insanely talented cousin Jen Bloodsworth as we shot her project entitled “Banana Runner.” It premiered at National Scandal’s monthly sketch show in the PIT Underground.

The next project I worked on was an advertisement shot in Times Square. That was my first time marking scenes and learning terms like, “Slate In.”

Fall of 2016

In the fall of 2016 I met an amazing group of filmmakers at a pitch session in midtown Manhattan. I exchanged my information with a writer who pitched a very heart-felt story and I was immediately hooked. She allowed me to join her team and we shot her short, “Grandpa Gene” at Riverside Park on the Upper West Side of NYC. Such a wonderful experience!

“Grandpa Gene”- Written and Directed by Alisa Robinson
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9759678/

While living in New York City I started listening to the Indie Film Hustle podcast and the host, Alex Ferrari, always promoted not waiting around for permission, funding, etc. to make films. His advice was, “Just do it!” So, I heeded his advice and went for it. Me, my iPhone 6S, and my dachshund Bella headed out into Central Park and made a short film called, “Chase.”

Right before I left New York City I entered a Project Greenlight competition. The challenge was to shoot a 30 second video about the love of coffee. The chance to trapse across Manhattan and visit some of the most popular coffee shops in town was right up my alley!

Summer of 2017

In the summer of 2017 I wrote a short drama called, “Aafa.” The short went into pre-production late 2017, but was pulled for personal reasons.

Spring of 2018

In the spring of 2018 I submitted my short screenplay, “Aafa,” to the Circus Road Screenplay contest.

Synopsis:

After attending an evening prayer service, Aafa takes a ride with a Christian driver. Aafa notices the driver’s American flag and confesses that his son’s deployment is weighing heavily on his heart. This compels the driver to share his deepest pain; the loss of his only son in battle. Through the shared bond of fatherhood and service to country, the pair experience the power of forgiveness.

Aafa Laurel

Spring of 2019

My most recent film project is a short comedy called, “Yoga Mat Chats.” I wrote, directed, produced, and DP’d this short. Yoga Mat Chats IMDb

Synopsis:

Kristin is a dog-less, dog enthusiast who’s somehow found her dreams of writing have taken a back seat to her current career: writing copy for dog food ads. A life-long planner and organizer, she just hasn’t quite gotten around to finishing her first novel (it’s been 2 years and counting with no end in sight). Thankfully, her best friend, and co-conspirator in all things gossip, Annie, helps her escape the everyday grind.  Annie is an accountant who loathes her job and manages to always find herself perplexed by all of her romantic encounters. Frustrated with their current paths, the pair resort to their familiar routine of an after work yoga session. The two friends spend an evening commiserating through some half-ass yoga poses and a pretty cheap Cabernet.

Yoga Mat Chats Official Poster

This film is currently in post-production and will be submitted to festivals for a 2019-2020 festival run. yogamatchatsfilm.com

Summer of 2019

In the summer of 2019 I entered my short film “What is Your LA?” to the New Filmmakers LA contest.

Fall of 2019

In the fall of 2019 I teamed up with Alisa Robinson, whom I worked with previously in New York, to DP two shorts: “The Zombies are Coming!” written and directed by Alisa Robinson, and “The Sock,” which I wrote and directed.

“The Sock” Status: Post-Production