Nominee (Best Cinematography) – Southern Horror Film Festival – 2020 

Official Selection – Charlotte Black Film Festival: 2017

Official Selection – Twin Rivers Media Festival: 2017

Official Selection – Best Director, Ouchy Film Awards: 2016

Winner – John Kelly Award for Excellence in Cinematography, Fresno Film Festival: 2014


Winner – PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers: 2021

Winner – Jacobs/Jones African-American Literary Prize: 2021

Longlist – The Master's Review Fall Fiction Contest: 2019

Honorable Mention – James Hurst Prize for Fiction: 2019

Finalist – Jacob/Jones African-American Literary Prize: 2019

Commendation (Best Script – Drama) – Austin Film Festival: 2017

Runner Up (Best Screenplay – Feature) – Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards: 2017 

Winner (Best Script – Drama) – Los Angeles Film & Script Festival: 2017

Semi-Finalist (Historical Screenplay) – Nashville Film Festival: 2017

Winner (Best Screenplay) – International Houston Black Film Festival: 2017

Official Selection – National Black Film Festival: 2017

Semi-Finalist – The Carmesi: International Screenwriting Contest for Diverse Voices: 2017 

Official Selection – Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival: 2016



"Fifteens," Oxford American, Spring 2023

"The First Time I Said It," Best Debut Short Stories 2021: The PEN America Dau Prize, 2021

"The First Time I Said It," The Georgia Review, Fall 2020


"Photo Gallery: Zuccotti Park Raided by Police," NYU Local, 2011

"Homeless LGBTQ Youth Rally to Support Community Center," NYU Local, 2011


Cover – "Crisis Capitalista: La Indignacion Llega A Los EEUU," América Socialista 2012

"Editor Addresses Style and Race," Washington Square News, 2012

"9 Awesome College Perks That Put Most Schools to Shame," Business Insider, 2011

"Flying Lotus + Mystery Concert Catalyzes Dancing, Partying at NYU," NYU Local, 2011

"VIDEO, PHOTO GALLERY: Lightsaber Battle," NYU Local, 2011


"Durham: A Self Portrait: 150," UNCTV, 2020

"Fashion Film: Heather Boo," StyleLikeU, 2013

"Model Files" – Season 1, VFILES, 2012

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