Chris’ early years were marked by exuberance. His energy ran wild, his spirits were high, and he magically won such things as races, spelling bees, and jelly-bean counting contests. But the teen years hit, and his confidence and beliefs were thrown into existential confusion. His choice of movies, too, turned from Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and the latest action-adventures, to Taxi Driver and Ingmar Bergman. Looking back now, he tries to keep in mind that both these sides are a part of him. In his craft, his biggest challenge is juggling two things: one, finding something real to say that can be said through technique; and two, just winging it.
He is an awarded video editor and filmmaker based in New York City. His past short, Madeleine Zabel, screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival. He is the director of photography and editor of the acclaimed web-series Downsized, which was a 2011 Writers Guild Award nominee and one of YouTube's Top 10 Made-for-the-Web Shows 2010. He graduated NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dramatic Writing. He likes art (and women) to be passionate and romantic, real and raw, overblown, subtle, and not without a touch of humor.
Garrett is a freelance cinematographer based in New York City. Although he mainly shoots commercial/branded content for clients such as Verizon, Nike, and Google, Garrett truly loves narrative filmmaking and the art of visual storytelling.
Matthew Pourviseh, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, works and lives in NYC as a hired gun producer and director. He's produced shorts, commercials, music videos and numerous other indie projects. He's also worked as a copywriter in the advertising and publishing world.
Robert Laurence Baunoch III is from Wisconsin, born in Detroit, and now lives in New York City. He has worked in development and PR for programming on ABC, Nick, and PBS, in administrative capacities at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, and many other theatres, as a script consultant for Broadway, and in various finance positions for many Off-Broadway/Broadway productions. He is the founder of NYU's first all student run play festival and Wisconsin's first year round reading series for emerging playwrights. He has produced shows at NY's Under St. Mark's Theatre, The LaFete De Horreur Festival, New York University, The Steinberg Theatre Workshop, Chicago's Opera Theatre, and Milwaukee's 10th Street, Off-Broadway, Alchemist, and MGAC.
He holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he was a Tisch Scholar and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. Great job, Chris, for having an amazing vision and the cast/crew for such great energy and effort!
Cheryl Krugel-Lee is a composer, arranger, and orchestrator whose work spans both the commercial and classical worlds. She has composed scores for theatre productions and films, orchestrated for musical theatre, collaborated with choreographers, and created numerous works for a concert setting. Her film score credits include Lost Hero, directed by Michael Hall, Imaginary Friend, directed by Daniel Stedman, Giraffe-stronaut, directed and animated by Jacob Kafka, and a documentary about the Gallatin Arts Festival, directed by Charles Drexler. She holds degrees from New York University – where she studied with Ira Newborn – and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently freelancing as a composer, orchestrator, and copyist in New York City.