What ethnographers call participant-observation is also an essential tool in my documentary production. My filmmaking process involves shifting back and forth between an outsider’s viewpoint and an insider’s life experience. This leads me to make various choices in my production style, so I have experimented with both participatory documentary and one-person production.

“The Brick House in the Wind.” Short Documentary, 9 minutes, U.S.A.


Big Muddy Film Festival, 2021

Dayton Independent Film Festival, 2021

Short. Sweet. Film Fest, 2021

The Broadcast Education Association-Festival of Media Arts, 2021

- Award of Excellence (Faculty Micro Documentary Competition)

"Becoming Taylor," Short Documentary, 8 minutes, U.S.A.


Broadcast Education Association - Festival of Media Arts, 2020

- Award of Excellence (Faculty Micro Documentary Competition)

Columbus International Film & Animation Festival, 2020

Persons with Disabilities Film Festival (South Korea), 2020

"Written in Stone," Short Documentary, 18 minutes, U.S.A., South Korea,


Broadcast Education Association - Festival of Media Arts, 2020

- The Best of Festival King Foundation Award, 2020

American Documentary Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifying Category), 2019

Athens International Film and Video Festival, 2019

Rochester International Film Festival, 2019

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, 2019

Canton Film Festival (Finalist in Documentary Short Film), 2019

Austin Asian American Film Festival (Special Mention Award for Documentary Short), 2019


"Talk to My Son," Short Documentary, 14 minutes, U.S.A., South Korea,

Athens International Film and Video Festival, 2018

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifying Category), 2018

- 10 finalists in the Best Mini Documentary competition

RiverRun International Film Festival (Academy Award Qualifying Category), 2018

Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts, 2018

- Best of Competition Award (Faculty Short Documentary Competition)

Columbus International Film & Video Festival, 2018

ETHNOCINECA - International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, 2018

- Nominated for the International Shorts Award (ISA)

Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival (117th AAA annual meeting), 2018

​Wisconsin Film Festival, 2018


"Snow Bird" Experimental film, 6 minutes, U.S.A.


Greensboro Dance Film Festival, 2016

Milwaukee Short Film Festival, 2016


"Unfinished Legacy," Short Documentary, 18 minutes, U.S.A.


Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival (114th AAA annual meeting), 2015

- Honorable Mention for Jean Rouch Award

Wisconsin Film Festival, 2015

NYC Independent Film Festival, 2015

Korea Broadcasting System, 2015