MORE ABOUT OAKLEY:
I'm from the small town of Ellensburg, Washington but spent half my childhood living in foreign countries from Brazil to the Philippines, and that mixed looking glass guides my style of storytelling. After graduating with highest distinction in Media:Film/Video and Theatre Arts at UC San Diego, I worked as the L.A. street blogger for Nike’s/LinkTV’s Play City campaign, using multimedia to profile inspirational youth in Los Angeles from activists to skateboarders. I'm a feature writer at Nofilmschool.com, where I have interviewed directors from Robert Duval to Werner Herzog.
After years of work, my first feature length documentary "BRAVE NEW WILD“ came out on iTunes, Youtube, Vimeo and National Television. It’s the story of delinquent adventurers in Beat-Era America — from my point of view — having grown up the daughter of a rock climbing pioneer. Director Sally Potter (The Man Who Cried) called a work-in-progress scene from Brave New Wild “a fascinating glimpse into the obsessive culture of rock climbing…” The film was one of ten accepted into the IFP Independent Documentary Lab. The film is currently finishing its festival run (where I won the "Emerging Artist" Award from the Festival Director at WHFF.)
I first discovered how much I liked watching movies after I moved to São Paulo, Brazil at age 9, and would go across the street to rent subtitled VHS tapes whenever I felt homesick.
I’m always looking to meet other filmmakers and future collaborators with the same spirit!