#FilmFriday: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017)

**WARNING: Contains SPOILERS** Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) was the film that inspired me to pursue a career in filmmaking. Now, 14 years later, the adventure continues with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). In all honesty, Pirates 5 should have been the fourth installment of this… Read More #FilmFriday: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (2017)

#FilmFriday: “Alien: Covenant” (2017)

**WARNING: Contains SPOILERS** The epitome of the monstrous-feminine returns once again in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant (2017). Battling the ethics of creationism and artificial insemination, the film once more (like its cinematic predecessors) showcases the thematic horrors associated with the mutilation of birth and the female body.  Alien: Covenant, as a whole, was successful in melding the mythos of Prometheus (2012) with characters… Read More #FilmFriday: “Alien: Covenant” (2017)

#ThesisThursday: “Child’s Play or Adult Escapism?: An Ethnographic Study on Animation Film Audiences”

Child’s Play or Adult Escapism?: An Ethnographic Study on Animation Film Audiences It is a public misunderstanding that people refer to animations as children films. I am curious as to why this belief exists and if it is common amongst most film audiences. As Walt Disney said, “I do not make films primarily for children.… Read More #ThesisThursday: “Child’s Play or Adult Escapism?: An Ethnographic Study on Animation Film Audiences”

Volunteering at the Kansas City Film Fest 2017

Last week, I was granted the wonderful opportunity to volunteer as a KCFF Film Ambassador for the 21st Kansas City Film Fest. This experience allowed me to meet several inspiring filmmakers as well as view their phenomenal work. The Women Making Movies Panel, composed of guest speakers Nnegest Likké (Director: Everything But a Man), Deborah Dion (Casting Director: The… Read More Volunteering at the Kansas City Film Fest 2017

#ExploratoryPhotography: The RiNo Art District, Lair o’ the Bear Park, and Red Rocks of Denver, Colorado

Denver, a city filled with a youthful energy, melds nature and modernity into a cohesive, unique culture of ingenuity. Last week, I had the pleasure to explore “The Mile High City” once again. The RiNo Art District (also known as the River North Art District) offers an intriguing blend of contemporary artistry, sophisticated cuisine, and… Read More #ExploratoryPhotography: The RiNo Art District, Lair o’ the Bear Park, and Red Rocks of Denver, Colorado