DIRECTOR | PRODUCER | WRITER | CINEMATOGRAPHER
Cathryne Czubek’s love for photography began at an early age when she would print with her father in his basement darkroom. After studying politics at NYU she returned to her roots and concentrated on photography and video at the SVA, earning her MFA. She works as an independent producer and director and is an active member of the NYC documentary filmmaking community. Czubek has received recognition from the New York State Council for the Arts, Women Make Movies, the Paley Center for Media, Independent Feature Project, Toronto Documentary Forum, amongst others. Her photography has been exhibited widely from the US to China.
Jessica Wolfson has had a diverse career in film and photography. She has produced and directed many critically acclaimed documentary films and series. As the former Supervisor of the Documentary & Features division at IFC, she played a key role in the development and production of IFC’s original documentaries and series. Her recent projects include the award winning documentary Radio Unnameable, This Film is Not Yet Rated, Revenge of the Mekons, Trust Us This is All Made Up, and Crazy Sexy Cancer.
WRITER | EDITOR
After graduating with honors from NYU’s Film and Television program, Amanda quickly became the top editor at the boutique post-production house Editional Effects. She continued her career at Bionic and currently works at Nutmeg Post. Her clients have included Nickelodeon, MTV, Food Network, ESPN, Noggin, and Comedy Central, SciFi, and USA Network. Amanda has edited several documentaries, including the award winning feature No Look Pass by Director Melissa Johnson.
Andrew Hollander, named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Composers On the Verge of the A-List’ has composed scores and written songs for many acclaimed feature films including Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me, Cheryl Hines’ Serious Moonlight, and Adrienne Shelly’s Waitress. As a songwriter and producer Hollander has worked with many illustrious artist, from Yusef Lateef to New York Dolls frontman David Johansen to the White Rabbits.
CONTRIBUTING MUSICIAN / ORIGINAL SONGS
Julia Haltigan grew up in New York City off the Bowery in the 1980s. Julia’s songs have an antique, Americana-pop feel that arouse nostalgia for the classics, evoking the likes of Tom Waits, Nancy Sinatra, and Betty Boop. Haltigan has shared the stage with artists such as Judy Collins, Dixie Fried, The Defibulators, Steel Train, Freddie Stevenson and The Woes. Julia plays regularly at various venues such as The Knitting Factory, Rodeo Bar, The Living Room, Maxwell’s, Union Pool, South Paw, Union Hall, The National Underground.