Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Silk Poems (2016) In collaboration with Jen Bervin, the video component of an art project which opened at MASS MoCA.
Director & Producer, Dear Zeuf (In progress- to be released in 2017) A personal follow up documentary about Zeuf, the subject of Lagarde’s first film, as she is approaching her death from cancer.
Director & Producer, The Ballad of Fred Hersch (2016) Co-directed and produced with Carrie Lozano. A portrait of Jazz composer and pianist Fred Hersch. Partly funded by The Catapult Film Fund and The Reva and David Logan Foundation. Premiered at Full Frame.
Executive Producer, Real Boy (2016) Directed, produced and written by Shaleece Haas, this documentary is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. Partly funded by ITVS and Cal Humanities.
Producer, Geographies of Kinship – The Korean Adoption Story (In progress- to be released in 2016) Directed, produced and written by Deann Borshay Liem, this documentary explores the history of transnational adoptions of Korean children from the 1950s to the present. Partly funded by the NEH and Cal Humanities.
Director, Producer, Cinematographer and Editor, Gwen Hardie; Slow looking, Fast Painting (2012) Produced for the Scottish Royal Academy, where it premiered in April 2012. Featured at “Boundaries”, An Lanntair, The Hebrides, Scotland.
Producer, In The Matter Of Cha Jung Hee (2010, 60 mins.) – Directed, produced and written by Deann Borshay Liem, this documentary chronicles the filmmaker’s journey to find her “double” while also exploring identity, memory and the ethics of international adoption. Supported in part with funding from the NEA, ITVS, the Center for Asian American Media and the Rockefeller Foundation. Broadcast on PBS/POV.
Executive producer & Producer, Beautiful Son (2008, 60 mins.) Supported in part with funding from ITVS, Beautiful Son chronicles one family’s journey to find treatment for their autistic son. Released on Public Television in 2008, the film won Best Documentary and Audience award at the Hawaii International Film Festival.
Co-Executive Producer, Reporter Zero (2006, 24 mins.)- Directed, Produced and written by Carrie Lozano, Reporter Zero, A documentary about maverick journalist Randy Shilts and his groundbreaking coverage of the AIDS crisis won the IDA’s ABC VideoSource Award and was nominated Best Documentary for Berlin International Film Festival/Teddy Award. Broadcast on MTV Logo in 2006.
Executive Producer, Voting In America (2004, 76 mins.) – Supported by ITVS, this provocative collection of nine short films directed by award winning filmmakers such as Heather Courtney, Tom Sheppard, Johnny Symons and Charlene Gilbert aimed to increase voter participation particularly among historically marginalized constituencies. Broadcast in 2004 on Public Television in over 37 states, the film was widely distributed on DVD and is used in schools and universities all around the nation.
Director & Producer, Heart Of The Sea: Kapolioka’Ehukai (2002, 60 mins.) This documentary about Hawaiian surfing legend, Rell Sunn was partly funded by ITVS and Pacific Islanders in Communications and won numerous awards including the Audience Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Best Documentary Award at the Ashland Independent Film Festival and the 2003 PBS Independent Lens Audience Award. It was broadcast on PBS Independent Lens, HBO Latin America, Canal + Scandinavia, La 5 and Planete, France
Director, Producer, Editor, Swell (1996, 23 mins.) A documentary about four generations of female surfers produced at Stanford University Graduate School of Communication. Awards include Gold Apple Award, National Educational Media Network, Isabella Liddell Art Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Best Representation of Women Award, Humboldt Film Festival. Broadcast on KQED and other public television stations.
Director, Producer, Editor, Zeuf (1994, 4 mins.) A portrait of a breast cancer survivor produced at Stanford University Graduate School of Communication. Awards include Best Director Award, Black Maria Festival and Cine Golden Eagle. Broadcast on Sundance Channel
Associate Producer, Moon Over Madness -Los Angeles Physical Theatre Project – 1994
Assistant Editor, Methadone: Curse of Cure – 1993 PBS documentary by Stanley Nelson
Assistant Editor, Babyfever – 1993 Feature Film by Henry Jaglom
Assistant Editor, It Was A Wonderful Life – 1992 Documentary by Michèle Ohayon
Produced for ATD Fourth World, Every Child Should Have A Chance (2001)
Produced for the ACLU-NC, Tribal Sovereignty (1999) Juvenile Justice (1998)
Oceania, Inc., Oceania, The First Ten Years (1998)
Produced for The Lannan Foundation & WAC, LA, Women Action Coalition, L.A. (1993)
Produced for S.P.A.R.C. & Judy Baca, The Great Wall Of Los Angeles: 10 years Later (1992)
Fellow at BAVC Producer Institute, 2008
MA in Communication with emphasis in Documentary, Stanford University, 1996
BA in Political Studies, Pitzer College, 1991
OTHER WORK ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
Artist in Residence at Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn (current)
Member of the Steering Committee of New Day Films (current)
The Free History Project, Board of Directors (current)
Swell Cinema, Executive Director (current)
Featured artist, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bay Area Now 2011
33rd Annual News and Documentary selection panelist, Emmy Award, 2011
Inspiration Award Jury, Full Frame Film Festival, 2010
Golden Gate Awards selection panelist, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2009
Media teacher, Lycée La Pérouse, San Francisco 2003-2010