Film Production

"It's Just Tea" for The Tea Smith;

June 14, 2009; Omaha NE

Just a tea leaf looking for love...

A fun and cheeky project I created for my father's loose leaf tea store in Omaha, Nebraska. I developed the concept with assistance from my sister, Alison Kawa, actress/artist/writer and business mind of Social Sonar (for all your small business needs.)

Carole Zacek created the amazing costumes, and everyone on set was a great help in my first undertaking in film direction. Perhaps someday, I'll foray again into Writing/Directing. I hear that's a thing. And that there is a shortage of females in the industry... Care to fix that? Let's chat.

Fun Fact: The instrumental music is from The Biggest Missiles, a band from Omaha. I improvised/recorded a few songs with them as a try-out. Check out some of my songs on my Talent page.

Second Assistant Director

Directed by Michael Tringe

Oct 7 to 12, 2007; Friend, NE

As I (tiringly) reminded everyone on set, I left a P.A. gig on an Eddie Murphy movie in Denver for the chance to 2nd A.D. this short. And I was happy to do so. It was a great chance to work with some great folks from USC, including Nicola Marsh who has gone on to DP some great films including 20 Feet from Stardom.

I learned to balance needs for cast and crew. And somehow figured out where to find canned air for the camera lens in the middle of the country...


Production Assistant

FYI, Ted asked to take a picture with ME. ;)


Other Roles on Set

"2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams"

directed by Tim Sullivan;

Aug 7, 2009; Council Bluffs, IA 

UNMC Prenatal video (Spanish)

directed by Chuck Amoura;

Nov 18 2010; Omaha, NE

North Sea Films

with Dana Altman;  

May 29 to June 5, 2007; Omaha, NE