Twilight Saga New Storytellers Project

I'm excited to announce that I am one of six directors chosen to create a short-film based on the Twilight Saga as part of the New Storytellers contest sponsored by Volvo, Women in Film, Lionsgate, and Tongal! I'm incredibly honored to have this opportunity. 

I'll tell the story of Benjamin and Tia of the Egyptian Coven, based on Alanna Smith's winning screenplay, Sunrise. Middle Eastern actors are rarely afforded mainstream leading roles in American Movies. 

Tia and Benjamin's Vampire creation Story

Tia and Benjamin's Vampire creation Story

In my directing choices, I've made it my goal to include more diversity on screen and am happy that I'll be able to continue to do so with this film.  

I intend to represent this unique time period in Egypt (1800 - 1810) on screen with as much historical accuracy as possible, and am working with a Middle Eastern Scholar to do so.

Gorgeous Titles for Breaking Dawn - Part 2 above. Benjamin and Tia are in this movie.

I am deeply grateful for this opportunity to continue to practice my craft alongside a fantastic crew under the mentorship of brilliant leaders from Women in Film, Lionsgate, and Stephanie Meyer, creator of the Twilight Saga.