Videography

Portraits of the universe in ecstatic motion.

In 2017, I won the title of “NESN Next Producer” for a 60-second commercial for the Red Sox and a 4-minute spot on a Harvard Law School student who espouses the spirit of the Chinese martial art of wushu -- using your power to defend the weak -- as she pursues a career in minority civil rights. I used the $20,000 prize to pay off my student loans and invest in better camera equipment. I worked at NESN straight out of college, where I learned about TV production and got to shoot at Fox Studios in Hollywood, spending enough time in both environments to know that they did not provide the opportunity to tell my kind of stories.

I left to freelance in 2018, finding more meaning in working with marginalized communities to tell their own stories. I’ve created videos for the I Have A Future project of Dorchester youth advocating racial equity; a flash mob by the immigrant rights movement Cosecha!; five women who started a craft cooperative Hayah Jewelry after leaving Syria for Istanbul; an artistic collaboration surrounding Filipino American identity between a chef and rapper; and the story of a young mother who utilizes services at the Boston Chinatown Neighorhood Center to receive medical treatment for her deaf son.

In summer of 2018, I moved to Thailand to work as a multimedia storyteller for a Thai-based nonprofit, where I’ll be making more videos about education, small businesses and public health.

 

This Is Our City

Length: 1:00
Client: The Red Sox, New England Sports Network
Role: Directed, produced, shot, edited

Red Sox fans across the city of Boston come together to celebrate the spirit of baseball. Aired 5+ times on NESN and won me title of "NESN Next Producer" and the prize of $20,000. (Mar '17)


Programmable Droplets

Length: 2:38
Client: Tangible Interfaces Team, MIT Media Lab
Role: Scripting team, one of two shooters

How water-based droplets in our everyday environment can be used for interaction. Won Golden Mouse Award at Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (Jan '18)


Fangqin Chen

Length: 2:00
Client: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Role: Directed, produced, shot, edited

When Fangqin discovered that BCNC provides resources for families with children with special needs, she sought support because her son has hearing loss. (Jan '18)


Sampaga

Length: 1:48
Client: Tanám
Role: Directed, shot, edited

Featuring a collaboration between chef Ellie Tiglao and rapper Rex Mac, in which each course of the five-course dinner was inspired by one of Rex's tracks "exploring themes of family, coming of age, and our Filipino American identity." 


I Have A Future

Length: 2:47
Client: Youth Jobs Coalition
Role: Directed, produced, shot, edited

The youth of the #IHaveAFuture movement speak about the criminalization of poor young people of color. They envision a world in which young people of every economic and racial background have the opportunity to thrive. 12k views, 110 shares. (Feb '17)


The Women of Hayah Jewelry

Length: 3:04
Client: Hayah Jewelry
Role: Directed, shot, edited

From Syrian refugees to craft entrepreneurs, the women of Hayah started their business out of their homes in Istanbul and hope to employ more refugee women in steady creative work. (Nov '17)


Stories From My Parents

Length: 1:19:24
Client: Chinese Students' Association
Role: Co-directed, shot, edited

Both oral history and love story, seven students of Chinese descent at Wellesley College speak about how diaspora and immigration plays out across our families and our lives. Premiered in Collins Cinema. (April '17)


Hammerfist:
Power to Protect

Length: 4:00
Client: New England Sports Network
Role: Directed, shot, edited

Evelyn espouses the spirit of the Chinese martial art of wushu -- using your power to defend the weak -- as she attends Harvard Law School with an interest in minority civil rights. Aired on NESN 
(Oct '16)


#SalsaShutdown:
Immigrant rights flash mob

Length: 3:21
Client: Movimiento Cosecha
Role: Directed, shot, edited

Hundreds of immigrants and allies broke into salsa dance in Primark and TJ Maxx of Downtown Boston. They are a national migrant-led movement fighting for the protection and dignity of migrants. 700 views (Dec '16)