Freelance Writer

My work has appeared in The Atlantic,, Wellesley Hometown Weekly and many other publications. Here are some links to my more recent clips:


The Atlantic – May 7, 2014:

Wellesley High School Teacher David McCullough Jr. : Advice to High School Graduates – You are Not Special

“McCullough encourages his students to go out and see the world—travel, buy a boat, climb mountains, work in Haiti, join the armed forces, or go to the library and simply start reading anything and everything that interests them. “Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” -Excerpt – April 30, 2014:


photo by Amy Quick Parrish

photo by Amy Quick Parrish

A Report From IFFBoston: Proof that Boston Movie Lovers are Absolute Winners

“Cambridge-based director Colin Healy said, “From the programmers themselves to the folks waiting out in the rush line to see Homemakers, every single human I encountered during IFF Boston was a big ol’ charmer and proof that Boston’s movie lovers are absolute winners. I’m so glad Homemakers was able to kick off here in New England — IFF Boston for filmmakers is like a womb.” -Excerpt

Kat Candler and Josh Wiggins on the set of Hellion. Photo by Lauren Logan.

Kat Candler and Josh Wiggins on the set of Hellion. Photo by Lauren Logan.

Talking With Kat Candler: Writer/Director of Hellion

“Candler’s advice to filmmakers? “I think there’s wonderful beauty in being naïve when you’re starting out. Anything’s possible. And you will try to leap tall buildings when maybe you don’t realize how tall the building is or the protocol of how to leap. I loved that I didn’t know what I know now. It gave me great hope and grit. I think if I could tell my younger self anything it would be to study as many films as possible. Just study, study and study more. To always be a student. Never ever think you know everything because that’s when your work suffers.” -Excerpt

January 3, 2014

Why Web Series are Becoming the New Wild West

Actress Erin Taylor of Into Dust web series. Photo by Amy Quick Parrish

Actress Erin Taylor of Into Dust web series. Photo by Amy Quick Parrish

“The lure of creative freedom, the ease of digital filmmaking and editing, and the access to viewers all around the world has made the web series increasingly popular among filmmakers over the past few years. Although monetization remains a challenge, the web series is the wave of the future.” -Excerpt


Wellesley Hometown Weekly


“Sleepwalker” by Tony Matelli. Photo by Amy Quick Parrish.

March 5, 2014

Controversial Statue Draws Attention to Wellesley College

“An ultra-realistic statue of a middle-aged, balding, under-wear-clad sleepwalker on the grounds of an all-female college has caused quite a ruckus in Wellesley over the past month. The statue, known as Sleepwalker, has prompted petitions from students calling for the statue’s removal on the grounds that the figure may trigger anxiety and trauma for victims of sexual assault. This has sparked dozens of letters defending and critiquing the art, and drawn numerous gawkers eager to take their picture with the statue.” -Excerpt




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