2019

Meet Some of The NDS Class of 2019

SHOOT publisher and editorial director Roberta Griefer moderated this panel discussion which included four of the 2019 New Directors Showcase helmers, all of whom were unaffiliated with a production company in the ad market: Lisa D'Apolito, Zack Grant, Tamika Miller and Andre Muir. Offering professional expertise from the production house and ad agency sides of the business, respectively, were panelists Lisa Mehling, owner/EP of Chelsea Pictures, and Kim Jose, co-head of integrated production, Forsman & Bodenfors, New York.

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Jake Zalutsky

1) What was your first professionally directed work and when was it?

My first professional job as a director was a :60 spot for USA Hockey on the Paralympic Team, released summer 2018. Prior to that I had directed a few short films in longer form.

2) How did you get into directing?

Dimitri Tsvetkov

1) What was your first professionally directed work and when was it?

My first professional work was my own project Ost Boys. It is a web series which is rather popular in Germany and has now 1 million subscribers on Instagram and 800.000k on YouTube.

2) How did you get into directing?

Cuba Tornado Scott

1) What was your first professionally directed work and when was it?

The first project I directed was a branded short film titled 9 1/2 for Fairmont Hotels. We shot last August in San Francisco and it was premiered at TIFF later in 2018.

2) How did you get into directing?

Samantha Scaffidi

1) What was your first professionally directed work and when was it?

The first piece I directed professionally was the PSA “Bound” for Healing TREE Nonprofit in 2018. It was a piece shedding light on trauma bonding in a domestically abusive relationship.

2) How did you get into directing?

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