Portraits in a Pandemic

Portraits in a Pandemic is anthology of portraits of Americans adapting to the pandemic and awakening to George Floyd's murder and the Black Lives Matter protests. All portraits are developed in collaboration with actors and for DIY methods of remote production during the pandemic.


Sheltering at Home Alone

While quarantining during the pandemic, Sherry realizes the challenges in her life have prepared her for sheltering alone during a pandemic.

"Shelter at Home Alone" recognizes the self discovery people were experiencing in the first couple months of quarantining and acknowledges that people are having different experiences depending on their circumstances. 

Starring Suzanne Richard with Karen Gundersen.

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"Not a Racist"

Portrait of a woman who says she is not a racist as told by her through her car rant. 

"Not a Racist" is an amalgam of the white women who have emerged to protest masks and police Black Americans' activities. She is a portrait of the phenomenon of white fragility in the US.

Starring Louise Smith.

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Obligatory Departmental Anti- Racist Statement

After the killing of George Floyd,  a professor shares the departmental anti-racist statement with his class in his online teaching video...

Adapted from the essay, My Dear Racist Students, by Jeff Spanke.

Starring Jeff Spanke.

Film Festivals
Oregon State International Film Festival