Judi Olson is a costume designer who works mainly in theater and occasionally in film. She holds a BFA in Drama from New York University , having studied acting and dabbled in costume design. She is an Adjunct Artist with Theater Mitu, working as an actress, assistant, and costume designer on various productions. Her work has taken her to Scotland, Abu Dhabi, and back to New York again. Favorite credits include The Odyssey (Theater Mitu/NYU AD), A Dream Play (Theater Mitu), Medieval Play (First Hand, Signature Theater).
Before graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 2010 Sydney began interning at a small production company, Anchor Light, in Brooklyn, NY where she eventually became a full Producer in Winter 2011. As well as her ongoing work with Anchor Light, Sydney also often works with Doomsday Entertainment. Sydney has been worked on videos that have won or been short listed for awards as diverse as the VMAs (Usher's "Climax") and the Cannes Lions ("Abandoned" for Chipotle Cultivate). In 2012 Sydney was the Unit Production Manager for “Black Dog Red Dog”, a feature film produced by James Franco. Sydney’s next projects include “The Rain Collectors” a feature film by Isabella Wing-Davey, currently in development, and attending NYU's grad film program herself this fall.
Roger is an Australian producer currently undertaking a dual degree program in producing (Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Fine Arts) at New York University with a scholarship in Media, Entertainment and Technology. After completing his undergraduate studies in philosophy, psychology and film theory he spent four years working for Iris Pictures, one of Australia's leading independent production companies. Starting out as an intern, he went on to produce, direct and shoot a diverse range of projects including documentaries, commercials and new media. In 2012, he produced three films that were selected for the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner and other festivals in the United States.
Annie got her start in Washington D.C. running The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, where she witnessed the transformative power of film firsthand. Annie soon moved to New York, the center of the Indie world, and began working both in narrative and documentary film as both a director and cinematographer. She is currently studying at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program. She is the founder of “3 Paw Productions.”
Arlen Konopaki is a New York City based filmmaker and cinematographer. He is currently pursuing his Master of Fine Arts degree at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since arriving at NYU Arlen has fallen in love with the art of cinematography. During his time at Tisch he has had the opportunity to shoot ten graduate films and immerse himself in learning the craft of lighting and camera. Prior to NYU Arlen shot numerous music videos and shorts, as well as episodes of the Canadian television for BiteTV and three Canadian Comedy Award nominated short films.
Ariel Marx is a New York City-based composer for film and multimedia. She is also a violinist/fiddler and maintains her repertoire in jazz, experimental improvisation, and traditional Irish, Scottish, Swedish and American folk music. She is visual artist as well, and creates animations, paintings and shadow boxes that tell original short stories - many of which she has scored.