Daniel V. Masciari is a filmmaker and editor based in New York. He focuses his work on telling the untold stories of everyday life through its hidden moments. He uses ordinary places in and around buses, gas stations, diners and trailer parks, where he uncovers beauty in unexpected locations, while bringing characters to life. He has been honored by the Smithsonian, acknowledged in Filmmaker Magazine (2018), and in 2015, he was recognized in Variety Magazine's 110 student filmmakers to watch. In addition to filmmaking, he studied and taught the Meisner Technique at The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca, where he has met many long-standing collaborators. Daniel's most recent directorial work is a short film, Crawling to Paradise that has had festival exhibition, including the Syracuse International Film Festival and the New York State International Film Festival where it won best Drama. His film No Fare has recently received distribution on PBS. Daniel studied Cinema Production (B.S.) and Philosophy at Ithaca College.
Bethany Hedges is an award winning producer and member of production company NDstudios, with a background in line producing and production management. Based in Buffalo, NY her passion lies in indie film making, aiming to give life to projects with great stories from young and emerging filmmakers. Currently two features produced by Bethany, Two For One and Trew Calling, are in their festival runs while finalizing distribution deals, and short films Locke and Zero Shapiro are wrapping up post production. You can view a sample of her work at www.nd-studios.com/our-work.
Eliza has built her career on nurturing artists and developing the arts in Upstate New York. Almost twenty years ago Eliza founded The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca (AWI), which today is Central New York’s preeminent Comprehensive Meisner Technique Studio. AWI students have gone on to national and international acclaim in film and onstage, in front of and behind the camera. Eliza is also a bi-coastal theatrical consultant and international communication coach through her business VanCort Consulting, most recently growing the forward-facing artistic component of the Hope and Optimism project from a small grant to a nationally acclaimed playwriting competition with rolling premieres in Central New York and Los Angeles. When not running her two businesses, Eliza acts, directs, writes, and works as a casting director, most recently casting Cathy Lee Crane's feature, The Manhattan Front. She also serves on several boards in Upstate New York, including Performing Arts For Social Change. Eliza is thrilled to be working on Stationed At Home, a project dedicated to establish quality filmmaking in Central New York. Eliza is a Cookhouse Fellow at Cornell University.
Jackson Eagan, a Wisconsin native, has dedicated his career to the art of cinematography. Jackson has practiced his craft in Italy, Spain, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and all over his home country on short films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos. He has won awards with the Smithsonian, had his work screened at the National Gallery of Art and been recognized by the American Society of Cinematographers. Additionally, Jackson has worked extensively as a camera/lighting technician for Panera Bread, WSJ, NY Times, Huffington Post, Bank of America, Hennessy, PBS, Sports Illustrated, Window Frame Films, and many others. Jackson is a longtime believer in the collaborative art of film, and its power to shine light in the darkest places. The magic happens when we work together. Jackson holds a B.S. in Cinema Production from Ithaca College and works as a freelancer in Brooklyn, NY.
Brian A. Page has been filming and producing short adventure documentaries since he became a whitewater kayaker at the age of twelve. For him and his friends it was a way of capturing their adventures and sharing them with friends and family. In 2011 he produced, filmed, and edited his first feature along with director Daniel C. Doran, entitled, Empire: The Whitewater Story. When the film gained international distribution Danny and Brian started a partnership called Empire Film, NY. Brian went on to work on several other projects diversifying to the grip and electric department but ultimately returning to producing and production managing. In 2015, Empire Film, NY was incorporated as Tumblerock Media, LLC with Brian at the helm as President. They have produced two additional feature films and more than ten short films which earned awards throughout the world, including the recently distributed feature documentary Two Wheel Cowboy by distributor Ananda Media, which aired on the Bike Channel (UK and Italy) and Amazon Prime. Brian continues producing projects for Tumblerock and their many talented associates.
Clayton Dubin is an actor and independent film producer, born and raised in Seattle. He graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Government with a focus in business and decided to take an acting class to improve his sales. He soon discovered his love for storytelling while taking a Comprehensive Two Year Meisner Technique Program at The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca. He graduated from the two-year program and has since appeared in lead and supporting roles on major networks that range from MTV to Lifetime Movie Channel. He has starred in over ten films, two major music videos, and various theater and improv performances, including award nominated film REDD. After a successful start in Los Angeles, Clayton decided to return to NYC, refocusing his love for storytelling to help produce and manage financing for Stationed At Home.
Vincent Krohn is a German-French producer and actor based in Paris, France where he got his Master's Degrees in Business Law and Media Law at the Sorbonne Law School and Aix-Marseille University. Spending most of his free time binge watching movies, he decided to make his passion his work and has participated in several different short and feature film projects. In 2014, he produced and acted in an Internactive Music Video called Aloe Blacc - Ticking Bomb that was nominated at the Tribeca Film Festival in the Interactive Music Video Challenge category. Enjoying the challenge of making interesting and compelling movies with very low budgets, he produced in 2016 a feature film entitled Escalators that takes place only on escalators. He was executive producer of Two Wheel Cowboy that recently aired on the Bike Channel in England and Italy. Working in the legal department of Pathé Films since April 2016, he's also developing two feature films to be shot in 2019. In 2018, he won the Guiness World Record for Most films seen in a cinema in one year with 715.