Holly Buechel is from South Orange, NJ and has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in two majors: Fine Arts, concentrating in Animation, and Visual Studies, concentrating in the Science of Seeing. She works as a freelance video editor in New York City on projects ranging from web “how-to” videos, music videos, instructional DVDs, broadcast TV, and narrative shorts. Most recently, her work as an Assistant Editor can be see on The Bully Project, a feature documentary debuting at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. She also assisted on First Position, a feature documentary that debuted at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Other projects have been screened at the Philadelphia Institute for Contemporary Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma Society, and Film Racing. Holly completed her MFA in Media Arts Production at The City College of New York, concentrating in Video Editing.
After majoring in Sociology at National Taiwan University, Yann-Shan Tsai started her career as an assistant director for a series of television dramas for PBS-Taiwan. She began making documentaries in 2005. Two of her works, Blooming is the Spring and The Good Women of Taipei, were sponsored by the National Culture and Arts Foundation (Taiwan). Her current film, Through the Night, is touring the festival circuit.
Kamisha Smith is a filmmaker and scholar with a background in Africana Studies and History and is currently a 2010-2011 New York Life Fellow at the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at the City College of New York (CCNY). She holds a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and is pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in Media Arts Production at CCNY. Kamisha has directed and produced several projects, both fiction and documentary. Her first short Military Promises highlighted military recruitment campaigns in African-American communities and her family’s relationship to the U.S. military. Her current film, Talking Drum, deals with cultural preservation and gentrification in Harlem, New York. Kamisha’s work has been shown at Anthology Film Archives, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Italian born Annalisa Vozza began her professional career as a theatre actress and director in 2003. After earning a Master’s degree in Film & TV Production, she entered the world of documentary filmmaking, directing and producing several films in different regions of the world such as Europe, South America, Antarctica, Iran and the Palestinian Territories. Her work has been showcased at international film festivals throughout Europe, and in the United States. In 2009, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and was invited into The City College of New York’s MFA program, with a concentration in Writing and Directing Fiction. In 2011, her latest documentary film Jalla, Girls! was awarded the Best Documentary Short Film prize at the Women’s International Film & Arts Festival in Florida.
Born in Huntsville, Texas, Warut Snidvongs moved back to Thailand when he was 3 years old. In 2001, He returned to complete a BA in Visual Arts at the University of Maryland. Drawn to light and pictorial composition; cinematography remains a lifelong craft Warut strives to perfect. His personal projects explore the themes of illusion, spirits, revenge and karma.During his off time, Warut enjoys taking snapshot photography, and aquatic gardening.
Steve Romano has spent his years freelancing as DIT, AC, DP, director, producer and coordinator. As the world turns toward the ease and cost effectiveness of HD, Steve saw the need for High-speed HD. Now Steve is an expert in the field of High-Speed HD and is currently training others to fill the ever expanding field. Steve is a member of Local 600 and continues to shoot, edit, direct and produce. He is a still photographer, advanced scuba diver and accomplished drummer. With over 20 years in Film and Video production, Steve has the knowledge and work experience in every aspect of production. Steve has worked on staff at special effects company APA studios as well as OneSuch Films with Table Top Director Bruce Nadel.
Nicholas Guldner, a native of upstate New York, received his Bachelors degree from Binghamton University in 2007 for studying experimental cinema. Pursuing his filmmaking career on and off the set, he works as a freelance editor, shooter, sound recorder, gaffer, driver, etc. Nicholas’ resume includes numerous short films, commercials, television spots, and documentaries. He enrolled at CCNY where he earned his Masters in Fine Arts for film production.
Born in Taiwan, Hai-Tao Wu was previously a producer/cinematographer for TV commercials and Documentaries in Taiwan. He was a masters student specializing in Writing/ Directing in the Media Arts Production program at the City College of New York.
Will Reyes focused on digital video production at NC State University, studied abroad in Austria and Peru, and completed two B.A. degrees in Communication Media and Spanish Language & Literature. Upon graduating, this avid adventure seeker moved to London and lived in Europe for a year. By the time Will returned, he was ready to get back behind the camera, which led him to the M.F.A. in Media Arts Production program at the City College of NY.