Welcome

“I have learned, as a rule of thumb, never to ask whether you can do something. Say, instead, that you are doing it. Then, fasten your seat belt. The most remarkable things follow.”

-Julia Cameron

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About Me

Filmmaker, Photographer, & Writer. Drawn to stories where the Ordinary intersects with the Extraordinary.

Please feel free to contact me about job or freelancing opportunities based in the New York City area.

Thanks for checking out my site!

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Resumé

For a downloadable PDF version of my resume, click here!

Kerri Nicole Kearse

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A.s in Communication Studies (Media Production emphasis) and English Literature, May 2014      GPA: 3.42

Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School

Advanced Studies/Academy Diploma in Theatre Performance, June 2010            GPA: 3.93

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

FilmBuff

Office Assistant (Sept. 2015-Present)

  • Screened submitted films and provided coverage for the content acquisitions team
  • Coordinated events and liaised with vendors for theatrical premieres and VIP after-parties
  • Created pitch decks and monthly newsletters of new titles
  • Handled telephone and front-desk reception, and served as first point-of-contact for customer service
  • Managed office affairs including: ordering supplies, overseeing shipping, scheduling meetings, maintaining equipment

St. Bart’s Players

Video Producer (March 2016-Present)

  • Directed, filmed, and edited comedic shorts to advertise upcoming theatrical productions

Museum of Modern Art

12-Month Digital Learning Intern (Sept. 2014-Sept. 2015)

  • Oversaw production for MoMA’s collaborative online Teen Course with the Tate Collective and Art Institute of Chicago, served as Camera Assistant/Second Camera during production phase
  • Produced and edited promotional content to advertise MoMA Courses Online
  • Archived all digital video assets and supplementary materials for the department

Kawambe Omowale African Drum & Dance Theatre

Video Editing Intern (May 2014-July 2014)

  • Edited video footage of previous performances and created short promotional videos

Center for Global Initiatives at UNC

Videography Intern (Aug. 2013-May 2014)

  • Produced, directed, shot, and edited promotional videos to encourage international travel by UNC students

UNC Student Television

Divine Intervention (Jan. 2014-Mar. 2014)

  • Wrote, produced, and directed a three-part romantic-comedy miniseries for UNC Student TV

Late Night STV (Aug. 2013-Dec. 2013)

  • Floor-directed and operated steady-cams for broadcasts

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

Sales and Marketing Intern—Summer 2013                                                                             

  • Documented Sandler Center events through photography and videography, including the use of major social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Vine
  • Edited video and photographic promotional materials for upcoming artists

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance Screenplay Consultant

March 2015-Present

  • Produced coverage and provided thorough critiques on story structure, dialogue, character and theme for screenplays

International Experiences

  • National University of Singapore–One of twenty-five freshmen awarded the Southeast Asia Summer Scholarship to study cultural identity and diaspora in Singapore, India, and Brunei–Summer 2011
  • King’s College London–Studied English Literature, Studied Dramatic Writing under Andrew O’Hagan–Spring 2013

Honors

  • Awarded the Rick Dees Scholarship grant to produce thesis short Second Time Around in Spring 2014
  • Second Time Around was selected for screening as a part of the Swain Lot Film Festival in May 2014

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Adobe Premiere CS6, CC
  • Final Cut Pro 7
  • Google Drive, Office 365
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6, CC
  • Adobe After Effects CS6, CC
  • WordPress
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Contact Me!

Contact me at kerrikearse@gmail.com or by using the form below.  Also, feel free to connect with me via my LinkedIn.

I look forward to hearing from you!