After graduating from Wesleyan University as a Film Studies major – Tara moved to Los Angeles in 2011 where she interned on the TV show Leverage before landing a job at the boutique ad agency Illumin8Creative.
Tara was quickly promoted from Assistant Editor to Lead Editor, cutting trailers and sizzles for clients like Sony, Lionsgate and Miramax as well as company profiles and corporate videos for clients like Bank of the West. Here, Tara discovered a passion for doing documentary style shorts and in 2013 started a freelance business specializing in the creation of shorts for non-profits.
In March of 2014, Tara was hired as a freelance editor at Brave New Films and shortly there after joined the staff as their Lead Editor. In 2015 she had an opportunity to merge her advertising and documentary experience through her directorial debut – Racism is Real – the biggest success Brave New Films has had to date with over 18 million views across Facebook and Youtube and was featured in outlets such as Vox, Buzzfeed, Upworthy, Time magazine, the Independent, and the Washington Post.
Later that year, the Executive Producer of the shorts team stepped down and Tara stepped up. Her first two pieces as the new Head of Production received millions of social views and upon completion, she was asked to Co-Produce Robert Greenwald’s feature film “Making A Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA”. Since then, she has continued to oversee all development, production, and post for all Brave New Films shorts, animations and interactive games – including campaigns such as “the Bail Trap.”