In celebration of Black History Month 2018, my culture, my heritage, my ancestors, and my family, The White Box is a poem that explores a young black girl’s existence in an oppressively white world, and how she ultimately uses her ingenuity to free herself. The poem explores racial constructs from the past to the present, […]Read more "The White Box"
A glass harp. A cursed forest. A vengeful humbatress. Robyn Brooke and Evren Dickerdem wander into Tanglewood, a dangerous and magical forest ruled by creatures called humbats. In order to return home, the two teenagers must find and piece together the seven pieces of a broken harp, scattered about the forest, before the constellations in the […]Read more "Puzzle of Glass"
In an isolated city called the Tier, Mercy and her little brother Wayne live as the Work-Minded. When Mercy’s brother is whisked away to the upper tiers to participate in a secret program, she embarks on a dangerous search to find him. Rumors of terrible experiments on children like him, in the hopes of stopping […]Read more "Aged"
This short story series narrates the life and adventures of a super-powered homeschool family of eight in the fictional suburbs of Sunnyville, Virginia. Season One follows the Johnson family as they move to a new neighborhood and attempt to blend in with the local homeschool community. They soon discover that fitting in is never easy […]Read more "The Johnson Family’s Super Adventures: Season One"
Welcome to the Blackbird Studios Media Photo Gallery. Below are favorite photographs I’ve taken over the years, and which range in category from nature, architecture, people, places, and more. Snowstorm (2012) Abandoned Piano (2014)Read more "Photo Gallery"
This short computer animated film tells the story of a lonely desk lamp searching for its own source of light. The film premiered at the University of Virginia School of Architecture’s Undergraduate Film Showcase in July 2016. Watch it here.Read more "The Rusty Lamp (2016)"
This short clay animation film is based on the award-winning ghost story of the same title, wherein a young boy named Victor must deliver a basket of cookies to a creepy old neighbor. Watch it here.Read more "Who’s There (2012)"