Welcome to Sky's Life!
Here you'll find a portfolio of videos that truly mean the world to me. From a short film about the rise of xenophobia during the Pandemic, to a short memoir set during the process of unpacking after a house fire, to a Youtube series documenting many of my firsts as a freshman first-generation college student, I've been honored to be able to pour my heart into the films I make and I look forward to sharing them with you. I decided to call my online portfolio "Sky's Life" because every film is an extension of pivotal memories I've been inspired by. Hopefully, you find each work as entertaining, informative, and, possibly nostalgic as I have while producing them.
I've wanted to be a filmmaker and writer for as long as I can remember. Growing up being raised as an only child, primarily living with a hardworking single mother and a grandmother with a terminal illness, I used films to allow myself to see worlds I otherwise wouldn't be able to. I found excitement in traveling to Oz when I watched The Wizard of Oz, and perhaps even more when I watched Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, the film that would become my favorite movie even to this day. And then, when I got a little older, I found comfort in "All in the Family", "The Waltons", and "The Nanny" reruns that I would watch every night with my Nana about a year before she passed. I found solace in the films my dad would take me to see whenever we were together and I was having a bad day. Throughout the years, films and television shows have become more than entertainment to me, but a uniting, familiar force that connects generations, genders, nationalities, and those from all walks of life for at least a brief moment of peace, laughter, and adventure. I hope you can find a few of these aspects in my works and I look forward to continuing to learn and master my craft.
“I do believe in the power of story. I believe that stories have an important role to play in the formation of human beings, that they can stimulate, amaze and inspire their listeners.”