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Winner of the Rotten Tomatoes Audience Award

May 2024

Welcome to the Enclave was given the Audience Award at the 11th Chicago Critics Film Festival held at the Music Box Theatre, where it screened alongside Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW Jury Award winners. 


Three more Oscar-qualifying festivals added to the roster

March 2024

Welcome to the Enclave will screen as part of the 62nd Ann Arbor Film Festival on Opening Night, March 26, with other films in competition. It then travels to the 51st Athens International Film and Video Festival to screen in the Late Stage program on April 13. Finally, the film will screen at the 33rd Florida Film Festival!


Slamdance Film Festival Gives Professor Lessons to Share with Students

March 2024

Article in Humboldt NOW about how my filmmaking influences my pedagogy and a teaser of my upcoming project Climate Control, starring and crewed by my Filmmaking III students with a cameo by Cal Poly Humboldt College of Arts and Social Sciences Dean Jeffrey Crane.


Welcome to the Enclave in 48 Hills

February 2024

Jesse Hawthorne Ficks calls the film "wondrously wicked" and says to "seek out this existential, experimental extravaganza at all costs" in this 48 Hills review of Hicks's favorite features at Sundance, wherein Welcome to the Enclave is the only Slamdance film mentioned.


Welcome to the Enclave in Film Threat

January 2024

Michael Talbot-Hayes gave Welcome to the Enclave a colorfully positive review for Film Threat.


Official Selection Slamdance Film Festival 2024

December 2023

Welcome to the Enclave screened at Slamdance in Park City, Utah this January in the Experimental Shorts category selected from over 13,000 submissions.


Honorable Mention Jury Award at 30th Chicago Underground Film Festival

September 2023

Welcome to the Enclave screened at the 30th Chicago Underground Film Festival hosted at the Harper Theatre in Hyde Park, Chicago alongside 100 films and was one of six films awarded with an Honorable Mention Jury Award. CUFF is the longest running underground film festival in the world, showcasing the freshest and most daring documentary, experimental, and avant-garde narrative films and videos.


Artist in Residence with Darmstädter Sezession

July 2023

I was an artist in residence at Atelier Siegele for the month of July while shooting my newest project, Climate Control. While in residence, I curated a screening of students films from Cal Poly Humboldt, gave an artist talk with performance artist Mila Hundertmark, and curated a screening of international filmmakers working in the US all presented at Designhaus Darmstadt.


Welcome to the Enclave screens at Nitehawk Cinemas

April 24, 2023

Welcome to the Enclave was featured in NoBudge Live #33 screened at Nitehawk Cinema, the premiere independent theatre, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The screening was sold out and featured a Q&A with all the filmmakers afterward.


Welcome to the Enclave premieres on NoBudge

March 2, 2023

NoBudge is a streaming platform for young & emerging filmmakers focused on low-budget cinema, DIY visions, alternative comedy, and film festival shorts. Their mission is to spotlight indie filmmakers and creators working without major industry connection and to serve as a discovery platform.


Wasting Time Youth Screening Tour in China

February 6 - 11, 2023

How I Choose to Spend the Remainder of my Birthing Years screened in Guangzhou, Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai, China alongside the work of my long-time friend and collaborator, Masha Vlasova. The program was curated by Hanyu Hu. The screening qualified my film for the Chinese IMDB! 


GHOST Music Video for New Model Homes 

December 26, 2022

I made a music video for a visual ablum by New Model Homes, which is a collaboration of Nyasha Chiundiza, Josh Druckman, Peter Katis, Chris Ruggiero, Masa Tsuyuki, and Tim Walsh. The album is available on 7" or listen on Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, and Youtube.


Honorable Mention at the IN OUT Film Festival

December 3 - 4, 2022

How I Choose to Spend the Remainder of my Birthing Years won an Honorable Mention at the IN OUT Film Festival at Łaźnia Center for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk, Poland.

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Review from Visions in the Nunnery by Dave Andrews

December 3, 2022

How I Choose to Spend the Remainder of my Birthing Years was reviewed by Dave Andrews, a London-based art critic, for its inclusion in Visions in the Nunnery Programme 2 at Bow Arts.


Visions in the Nunnery Programme 2 at Bow Arts in London

November 11 - December 18, 2022

How I Choose to Spend the Remainder of my Birthing Years was curated into Visions in the Nunnery Programme 2 at Bow Arts in London, England by curators Webb-Ellis.


The Fuel and Lumber Company Presents: 8 at Laney Contemporary

November 4 - January 14, 2022

The Imagemaker was curated by Pete Schulte and Amy Pleasant into the group exhibition The Fuel and Lumber Company Presents: 8 at Laney Contemporary in Savannah, Georgia.


25 FPS Festival in Zagreb, Croatia

September 21 - 24, 2022

How I Choose to Spend the Remainder of my Birthing Years was an official selection of the 25 FPS 18th International Experimental Film and Video Festival in Zagreb, Croatia.


Interview with Burb Contemporary on Spotify

October 26, 2022

Alex Rambler, one of two halves of the Burb Contemporary gallery in Sacramento, California, interviews me about my show The Enclave, a 34 minute looped installation version of Welcome to the Enclave. We discuss the baggage we bring with us to the Metaverse, the intricacies of internet trolling, and the digital artifact (normals) as a metaphor for whiteness.

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Feature in Southwest Contemporary Magazine

April 30, 2021

Southwest Contemporary is the leading resource for contemporary arts and culture in the Southwest. The magazine featured a profile of my work in both the online and print edition of Vol. 2 Flights of Fancy.


Interview for The Casserole Series

August 2, 2020

An interview with Colleen Pesci for The Casserole Series, a place for artists to showcase their experiments. We discuss Patrick Swayze, quarantine, and my mom's Johnny Mosetta Casserole.

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