I work at the intersection of technology and storytelling to create experiences that reflect and refract human complexity.
I believe the stories we tell ourselves and others are the key to preserving our humanity in an increasingly automated and distant world. I am interested in how stories help us connect genuinely, activate our potential, ignite and sustain change in the world.
I work primarily as a video and virtual reality producer and editor.
When I don't think about story, I think about the future of work, education and sustainability.
My work has been presented at film festivals including the Cannes Short Film Corner, Sundance and SXSW.
I have done work for institutions and publications including: Understood.org, The Public Theater, The Atlantic, CNN Style,
Northwestern University, Storyhunter and the Big Ten Network.
r [at] drilea.com
Understood.org — Lead Video Editor, Producer
Understood is on a mission to empower the parents of the 1 in 5 children and young adults with learning and attention issues in the US, to understand their issues and relate to their experiences.
I produce, shoot and edit short documentaries that highlight personal stories of young adults who have struggled and learned to cope with learning and attention issues.
HMH Education — Video Editor
The latest from Math@Work: Watch the Sharks from ABC®’s Shark Tank
team up with HMH Math in Math@Work Meets Entrepreneurship.
See the students get down to business and get involved with math!
Use Your Imagination - 360 Video Director, Editor
As one of ten fellows in Oculus’ inaugural “VR for Good” Creators Lab, I worked with a non-profit in LA to create a 360 music video in collaboration with young artists on the autism spectrum.
The five-minute experience was first presented at Sundance 2017, and became an official selection at SXSW 2017.
This Is Reading 360 — 360 Video Producer, Editor
Worked with filmmaker Tony Gerber and playwright Lynn Nottage on documenting the site-specific multimedia performance of “This Is Reading” in 360 video.
Freerunner Project — Co-Director, Editor
Short multimedia documentary co-produced with Sanya Mansoor in Kashmir, India, with the support of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.
The long political conflict in Kashmir has taken tens of thousands of lives, and in July, at least 30 people were killed by armed forces. Trust between Kashmiris and the Indian state that controls them continues to decline, especially among youth who’ve seen violence their entire lives.
“The generation that was born and brought up post-nineties, they didn’t have a childhood at all,” says the human rights activist Khurram Parvez. This short documentary, Freerunner, follows a young man and his troupe of friends who practice parkour in the Kashmir Valley.
Yesterday - Director, Cinematographer
Short narrative film, 2018
Yesterday is a story of loss and return between mothers and sons.
Cannes Court Metrage (Short Film Corner) - 2018