Staff & Crew

Brandon Ascari

Brandon Ascari

Director of Photography

Brandon has always been captivated by the arts; from a young age, he loved watching all sorts of shows and performances. As he grew up, Brandon found that having an artistic outlet was the perfect way for him to express his thoughts, visions and imaginations. He fell in love with directing and hasn't looked back since.  With over eight years of experience, various screenings at festivals and a multitude of awards, he is now an incredibly passionate Filmmaker, ready to start collaborating with you on any projects you may have in mind.

Lucxii Channell

Lucxii Channell

Assistant Director

Lucxii Channell is an experimental filmmaker, published photographer, avant-garde musician, editorial / fine art model, and publicized writer. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Channell has a Bachelor of Science degree in Film & Television from Boston University, as well as course credit in Fashion and Film from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Lucxii Channell sculpts space, time, and light as a means of designing a cinema of the senses. As a multimedia artist, Channell implements blackened spectrums of shifting mediums to examine forbidden corners of the human psyche.

Matthew A.C. Cohen

Matthew A.C. Cohen

Composer

Born in 1989, Matthew was immediately drawn to music, but it wasn't until high school that he decided to pursue music as a career. He attended Hofstra University, where he got a B.S. in Music Theory/Composition, with special interests in Film Scoring, Jazz Improvisation and Arranging, and Orchestration, and went on to get an M.F.A. in Scoring for Media from Columbia College Chicago. He is an award-winning composer that has worked on studio films (Brick Mansions, The Funhouse Massacre), Network television shows (Reign, Vikings), and triple A video games ("Dragon Age: Inquisition)". He has written for and recorded with international orchestras, wind ensembles, big bands, and various other professional ensembles.

Joseph A. Eulo

Joseph A. Eulo

Sound Recordist

Joseph Eulo is an independent storyteller and freelance filmmaker living Brooklyn and working in the Greater New York City Area.  He is the founder and CEO of First Frame Films, a full-service production company based in Brooklyn New York.  First Frame Films is made up of a diverse group of artists, actors, and filmmakers who share a passion for creating meaningful work that moves, entertains and informs audiences.  Joseph has earned an Associates of Arts degree in Psychology from Union County College in Cranford New Jersey in 2010, a film production certificate from The New School, School of Media Studies in 2012, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production from The New School for Public Engagement in 2013, and a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies from the New School, School of Media Studies in 2017.  josephaeulo.com

Molly Farrell-Savage

Molly Farrell-Savage

Costume Designer

Molly is a young designer with experience in fashion and costume design for musicals, plays, dance, film, and television. Select screen and stage credits include: Project Runway: Threads (Lifetime TV); Amelia B. Real (Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema); Art Less (Amazon Video/MrYankeeG Studios); The Real Housewives of New York (Lincoln Center/Broadway Dreams); Legally Blonde (upcoming, Musicals at Richter); Damn YankeesCat on a Hot Tin Roof (Brookfield Theatre for the Arts); and Cabaret (32 Below).  Born in China and raised in Connecticut, Molly currently lives in New York City and is pursuing a B.F.A in Production and Design for Stage and Screen from Pace University. Thanks: Andrew and Jay, Monica O’Brien, Wes Goodrich, Pace University, FIT, and Kelly Le Vine/Broadway Dreams. www.mollyfarrellsavage.wix.com/designer

Neeko Freeman

Neeko Freeman

Original Song Writer 

Neeko Freeman is a composer, writer and artist from Baltimore, Maryland. She has scored features, animations and short films. Her music producing credits includes producing for artists such as Second City Siner, Verse, and more. She has written pilots, shorts and plays, which she hopes to bring to life. Shanika has focused on dramatic works in her ewriting and tends to incorperate most, if not all, genres of music. 

Palma H. LaTorre

Palma H. LaTorre

Special Effects Artist

Palma H. LaTorre has been doing makeup effects since 2008.  Since that time, she has been exposed to all types of horror work.  Her primary focus has been the fabrication of small creatures and very realistic, accurate props as well as prosthetics.

Michael Hagins

Michael Hagins

Fight Director

Michael Hagins is a veteran fight director of over 15 years.  He has won awards for his choreography in The Quest of the Hero for the 2014 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, and has choreographed over 200 fights in both film and theatre ranging from Shakespeare to modern work.  Thank you to the cast and crew for their dedication to the production.  And a special thank you to YOU reading this for continuing to support the arts! 

Jay Michaels

Jay Michaels

Associate Producer & Publicist

Jay Michaels, a producer/director, marketing/public relations executive, entrepreneur & educator, has been part of the indie theater & film scene since 1985. In 1997, he took the knowledge he acquired as an event producer, national tour manager, casting director, and TV producer, and founded Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment, creating visibility for artists and companies on both coasts and in multiple film arenas. JMA&E and Michaels presents live promo events as well. Credits include the HBO Summer Stage, PBS, Planet Connections, Spotlight Film Festival, B.B. Kings, and New York ComicCon. In 1999, he and Mary Elizabeth Micari formed Genesis Repertory, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to giving opportunities to emerging artists in the stage and film industries. A professor of communications at Kingsborough College, Michaels continues to appear as a guest speaker throughout the tri-state area.

Andrew Rothkin

Andrew Rothkin

Writer, Director & Producer

Andrew Rothkin is an actor, writer, director, producer, and Artistic Director of White Rabbit Productions. For 25+ years, Andrew has been acting in film, and making theatre in and around NYC, regionally, and on tour.  Some writing/producing highlights include Bubby’s Shadow (Winner, Outstanding Production of a New Drama Play, MITF Awards, 2008), Meredith’s Ring (Winner, Outstanding Production of a Short Play, Planet Connections Festivity Awards, 2009), and Hamlet Bound & Unbound (Winner, Outstanding New Script for a Short Subject, MITF Awards, 2012). Directing highlights for the stage include Brooklyn of Light, Those Lurking Moments, An Evening of Psychos, CHiLLS, Hello from Bertha, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, House of Satan Spawn, The Tiny Closet, FB, Ninja Motorcycle Babes, and many more.  Love Bites is Andrew’s first film as writer/director.  www.AndrewRothin.com 

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Polina Skorokhodova is an independent artist based in Moscow, Russia. Her main area of interest is animation where she does concept art and 2D animation. Her graduation film "the Borscht" was screened at a number of festivals in the United States, France, Italy, Brazil and Korea. Now she is working on a number of projects in various animation studios and game companies along with movie-making marathons and challenges.  Visit Polina at ArtStation

Polina Skorokhodova

Animator