Mike James Gallagher is an Emmy-nominated sound designer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Most recently he was the sound designer of Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Mike worked with his frequent collaborator Supervising Sound Editor Anthony Vanchure to bring the Weird soundtrack to life".
Every single year, Sundance Film Festival brings artists and audiences together for the premiere of groundbreaking work. This year, we had the opportunity to speak with many creatives and professionals who have worked on some of the incredible work being spotlighted at this incredible festival.
In our latest interview, we talked to the anonymous creative mind behind Javadoodles, a whimsical, digital animation YouTube Channel featuring 2D drink-based animation characters. Javadoodles’ infectious adult humor is enjoyed by over one million subscribers and their most popular video, “I Guess I’m Not Ready to be an Adult,” has 23 million views.
Agnesh Pakozdi is the incredible Berlin-based cinematographer for episodes three and four of the upcoming Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin series, which debuted November 23rd on Peacock. The series follows the original movie’s Bumper (Adam Devine) as he moves to Berlin to continue his music career.
Mike Massimino has acted in many of the most-popular television series including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Orange is the New Black” -- as well as roles in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.
Daysha Broadway, the editor on the Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody, was given the delicate task of editing Whitney Houston’s remarkable life down to a feature film length. Throughout the editing process, her biggest priority was to showcase Whitney in a relatable and empathetic manner to return her dignity and respect.
Jordan Ninkovich is the production designer responsible for creating the beautiful sets found in the recent Hallmark movies The Holiday Sitter and Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas. In this interview, Jordan shares the experience of working on Hallmark’s first LGBTQ+ movie and designing a set from a completely blank slate for The Holiday Sitter, as well as how the score of Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas influenced its production design and how he created a magical feel in the realistic sets of the Christmas Fair and candy store.
Amanda Sonnenschein is an acclaimed director, writer, and producer based in Los Angeles and New York City. Working across a multitude of genres and media including horror, drama, comedy and animation, Sonnenschein has had a prolific past two years, directing five projects since March of 2020.
Cinematographer Nastasha Braier, ASC CDF (The Neon Demon, Gloria Bell, Honey Boy), speaks to lessons learned during her first-time filming on a virtual vehicle process stage. A mid-production decision brought the crew of the investigative journalist drama She Said (produced by Plan B/Anapurna/Universal) to Carstage in Long Island City where Braier quickly developed innovative ways to make the most out of their shooting day. She Said was one of the early feature films to shoot at the New York LED stage, which services production throughout planning, content preparation, LED panel positioning, live on-set programming and color correction.