2014

Bryan Reisberg

1) How did you get into directing?
I studied Film and TV Production at NYU’s Tisch School. There I started directing music videos, and worked at Smuggler for two summers. In 2008, I formed Uncorked Productions with producer and fellow Tisch alum Andrew Corkin.

Romina Schwedler

1) How did you get into directing?
I’ve been an actress for several years. One day, a story kind of barged into my mind so I started to develop it. The writing process and eventual screenwriting classes began to awaken more ideas that I just couldn’t wait to bring to life.

I realized that I wanted to ensure my vision would survive from first draft to final cut, so this lead me into wanting to direct and edit my own work.

Ben Tedesco

1) How did you get into directing?
I became fascinated by film at a very early age. I loved going to the movies, I loved renting movies, but as a kid I never got the chance to experiment with a camera and make my own. I had the thought in my head that so many people in my family are doctors and that I had to go that route in life as well.

Armen Perian

1) How did you get into directing?
My interest in directing really started when I enrolled in photography class my senior year in high school.

I used to sneak into the labs after hours to develop my black & white film - it’s where I learned the foundations of the medium.

When DSLRs started having video capabilities, I began experimenting with moving images. My sister is a writer; her constant story-telling rubbed off on me and directing was a natural fit.

Plummer/Strauss

1) How did you get into directing?
We both made short films in high school but didn’t join forces until college.

We met in a dorm elevator our freshman year at San Francisco State University. Martin (the Strauss) had a projector in his room so we watched films on his wall. Justin (the Plummer) later forced Martin to join the campus cinema club with him.

From these events, and our mutual love of mac and cheese, our friendship evolved into the directing partnership we have now.

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