To The Land
Olivia Nava nurtures the land and her community by farming on a family-owned cooperative that has been standing for over 100 years within the city limits of Cincinnati, Ohio.
2018 - present
bombASSbabe is a mini-series that celebrates the tenacity of Cincinnati's creative womxn. Each short film showcases the world of a different artist as they perform, explore, and reflect on their unique creative energy.
Published on Women of Cincy | More at bombASSbabe.com
Womxn's Climbing Festival
Five womxn, all connected by a love of climbing, share deep insights about their relationship to the sport during the popular all-female climbing festival, Flash Foxy. Audio and footage were recorded between bouldering sessions in Stone Fort Chattanooga throughout the 3-day festival.
Sugar of the Earth
Debbie and Fred have chosen a humble lifestyle. They breathe intention into everything that they do, not only for themselves but also for generations to come. This video was created entirely in 5 days for the Kentucky Mountain Workshop in the foothills of Sugarloaf Mountain.
Envelope Adventures (my first video)
We all start somewhere. I started in my freshman year college dorm room meticulously moving little pieces of doodled paper to create a stop motion film with my very first point and shoot camera. I remember being so proud.
My camera has been everywhere from dangling off my harness, 100 ft up in the Red River Gorge, to the middle of the savannah somewhere east of Lubumbashi, Congo next to a hand-drawn map. I pursue projects that explore narratives not often recognized in mainstream media and I strive to use storytelling as a tool for social / environmental activism.
I began my career at a social innovation nonprofit where I learned community organizing, empathic interviewing, and the human-centered design process. Combining this knowledge with my love of filmmaking in 2016, I grew a deeper social and emotional awareness of visual media and began collaborating on films that celebrated underrepresented stories.