Carrie Ferrante - Writer, Director, Producer, Editor, Production Designer
Carrie Ferrante has been working in film and theater for the better part of her life. Her main passions are directing, production design, and screenwriting. In college she wrote and assistant directed 'Super/Heroes', which appeared at several film festivals, and assistant directed/production designed 'Raw Umber'. Her senior year she was PD for Robert La Rosa's 'End of the Great American Businessman' & Marc Riou's 'Black Dawn' (as well as being 2nd assistant director), was production manager/location manager for Nugent Cantileno's 'Tilt of a Rose', and makeup effects artist on Alan Holloway's 'La Misfit'. She graduated LIU Post with a BFA in Film with Honors/Merit Fellowship, magna cum laude, in May 2012. Since then she worked on several shorts, including 'Return' with The Majors Productions as Production Designer/Manager and Associate Producer; and was director's assistant on the upcoming sequel to the cult comedy film 'The Hebrew Hammer'. Carrie and 'Us & Them' have won Best Screenplay in the Loomings Awards, the Indie Fest's Award of Excellence with a distinction in Women Filmmakers and Best Student Director at the Silent River Film Festival. She just production designed the horror short 'Bloodlines' starring Steve White and Lauren Ashleigh, and co-produced by this crew's up-and-coming production company, The Majors Productions. This is her thesis film.
Joshua Paige - Co Producer
Joshua Paige graduated from LIU Post with a BFA in Film in May 2011. Along with establishing a firm love for directing he has also developed talents in writing and editing. He has collaborated with this crew many times, including directing the films 'Pictures of You' and 'Super/Heroes'- both scripted by his partner, Carrie Ferrante- and winning a Loomings award for directing for the latter film. He completed his own thesis in spring 2011, the psychological thriller 'Raw Umber' starring 'Us & Them' cast member Steve White. In 2012 along with producing 'Us & Them', Joshua also produced the short 'Black Dawn'. More recently, he completed work as director and associate producer on the The Majors Productions short 'Return', and as co-producer of 'Us & Them' shared in the excitement of its several recent wins and nominations. Josh is currently freelancing at NBC Studios NY, and just worked as asst. director on 'Bloodlines'.
Marc Riou - Associate Producer, Director of Photography
Marc Riou emerged as one of the premier student cinematographers at LIU Post, directing and assisting on photography in over 15 short films during his last three years there alone. Along with cinematography he is proficient in film editing, special effects, and lighting design. His senior year at Post he also wrote, directed, and shot his thesis film, 'Black Dawn', and completed photography on 'The End of the Great American Businessman', 'Tilt of a Rose', and 'La Misfit'. Marc won the Loomings Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012 for his contributions to the film program, as well as LIU Film Craft Award for Cinematography for his work on 'Black Dawn' and 'Tilt of a Rose'. He recently received Best Cinematography in a Short Film for 'Tilt of a Rose' at the Long Island International Film Expo. In 2013 Marc completed photography on the shorts 'Return', 'Unsettling Things', 'The Interview', and 'Evening Class'. He recently also produced and directed photography on 'Bloodlines'.
Alan R. Holloway - Sound Designer
Alan "Goggles" Holloway became over his last three years at LIU Post one of the foremost sound designers in the film program. He specializes in sound recording and foley work, and has accomplished much in the fields of sound editing and music recording. He was also the president of the P.A.G.E.S club at Post and his senior year wrapped sound work on Robert La Rosa's thesis, Marc Riou's thesis film, as well as his own along with writing and directing- 'La Misfit'. Alan currently lives and freelances in Chicago, Illinois.
Robert La Rosa - Line Producer, Key Grip
Robert La Rosa brings his unique vision to every project he works on. In addition to gripping and editing he also writes, directs, and sometimes produces; he took the helm of a short film released in mid-2011, 'Fall'. He also edited the film 'Super/Heroes' and his senior year of college wrote, directed, and edited his own thesis film, 'The End of the Great American Businessman'. 'Businessman' was an Official Selection of both the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival and the Long Island International Film Expo and was nominated for Best Story in a Short Film at the latter, along with winning Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film for Sara Percival (heard in 'U&T' as Mrs. Tate) and a Loomings Award for Best Original Score. The film was also featured on Long Island's PBS affiliate, WLIW. Along with working on this film, he produced and edited 'Tilt of a Rose' (for which he received an LIU Film Craft Award for Producing and Editing) production managed/gripped/AC-ed on 'Black Dawn' and ACed/gripped on 'La Misfit'. Recently, he wrote and produced 'Return', crewed on 'The Interview' and 'Evening Class', and produced/sound designed for 'Bloodlines'.
Nugent Cantileno - Production Manager, Location Manager
Nugent Cantileno is equally devoted to film production and journalism and studied both at LIU Post. He has held jobs in both fields, including as an intern with Fox News Channel on multiple shows and on the red carpet, and as a production assistant in the award-winning Tony Kaye film 'Detachment'. He is an organized and take-charge producer and oversaw all production on 'Super/Heroes' and Robert La Rosa's thesis film. He also location managed 'Black Dawn'. He wrote and directed his own thesis film: 'Tilt of a Rose', which was selected for LIU Post Film Outreach and won LIU Film Craft Awards for Directing and Producing, as well as Loomings Awards for Best Picture, Ensemble Cast, and Art Direction. Recently 'Tilt of a Rose' was an Official Selection of the Long Island International Film Expo, where it was a nominee for Best Student Film and won Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film (Matt Heller) and Best Long Island Film (Short). Nugent was Production Coordinator for the short film 'Return'. Currently, Nugent freelances as a writer for Maxim Magazine online.
Ryan Campbell - Asst. Camera, Sound, Grip
Ryan Campbell is in his third year at LIU Post and has demonstrated an extraordinary amount of talent and dedication to the filmmaking craft in only a couple years of work. He assisted on the film 'Fall' his freshman year, took on many jobs in Robert La Rosa's thesis film 'The End of the Great American Businessman', and worked on 'Black Dawn', 'Tilt of a Rose', and 'La Misfit'. Recently he also production assisted on 'My Cross to Bear' and was 1st AC on both 'Return' and 'Bloodlines'. Ryan's simply the best to have on set, and has a bright future on campus and beyond.
Luke Paige - Score Composer
Luke Paige, now attending City College of NY to study music, previously composed the scores to both 'Super/Heroes' (Loomings Award winner for Best Score, Non-Thesis Film) and 'Raw Umber', as well as contributing original songs to both, including the memorable end montage/credits song "Tilling" to 'Super/Heroes', which will be included on his upcoming album. Luke has participated in many bands, music groups, and studio collectives, and intends on parlaying his love and devotion to music into a successful career. He currently has a studio internship and is part of a local NYC band, The Stoners.
Kortney Gloska - Set Photographer
Kortney Gloska is a New York based photographer and is also a 2011 graduate of LIU Post with a BFA in Photography. Her senior project, titled "Eyes Wide Shut", featured a series of photographic portraits of New York City tourists and lifers alike. She is currently working as a freelance photographer specializing in portrait photography with modern and classical techniques, and is a fashion photographer for Hirshleifers. She did additional photographic editing work for Nugent Cantileno's 'Tilt of a Rose'.
Matthew Becker - Graphic Designer
__Matthew Becker is a 2011 graduate of the Graphic Design program at LIU Post. His thesis project included designing and creating a beer distributor label, menu, and mock-brewery, which received much acclaim. Matthew previously crewed on 'Pictures of You', was the graphic designer/set photographer for 'Super/Heroes', and did some set photography for 'The End of the Great American Businessman'. He now works as a freelance graphic artist at a New York City advertising firm.
_Lisa Robinson - Thesis & Script Advisor [Faculty]
Professor Lisa Robinson works as a screenwriter and director. Her writing includes 'Mind Blast,' an IMAX film for the Blue Man Group that is currently in pre-production. She is also the co-writer & director of 'Sparks,' a web-based serial about humans and technology that is syndicated by the Sundance Channel. She has written and directed three short films that have screened at film festivals around the world including Cannes-Directors Fortnight and Telluride. Currently her feature 'Small, Beautifully Moving Parts' is being screened at festivals across the country, premiered at SXSW and won the 2011 Sloan Feature Film Prize. The film is available on Netflix Instant Streaming and DVD.