Freddie Connor

Freddie won the prestigious Best Actor award at the Indie Fest Film Awards, 2017. The award was for his portrayal of the lead role of Jimmy in multi-award winning New York drama Luna Park. It won the Viewers Choice Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.

He also played the role of Jason Ainsworth in the critically acclaimed American drama “Heather’s Painting.” The film won over 30 international major awards, including Best Ensemble at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival and Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, 2017.

He starred opposite Dexter Fletcher and Jamie Foreman as the main character of Danny in Studio Canal Plus’ feature film Baseline. The film won Best Feature at the New York City International Film Festival in 2010. MOBO Film Review said “Great acting from Freddie Connor.” The London Insider selected Baseline as one of the top 5 films of the year, alongside Inception.

Teddy Hose

Teddy Hose is an award-winning filmmaker and animator from New York, now living in San Francisco. He has written for McSweeney’s, The Bold Italic, and is a contributor for The Huffington Post. Teddy’s satirical webcomic, Oscillating Profundities has also been featured in Laughing Squid, Mashable, and Fast Company.

Dennis Cieri 

I am a native New Yorker, who has produced a number of film and TV projects throughout my career, focusing on social justice and environmental storytelling. My latest travel series, Beyond Moscow, which featured five undiscovered Russian cities through historical narratives interwoven with modern culture and social allure, was acquired in 2017 by SES, a European TV network broadcasting to over 300 million homes worldwide. I also produced and directed a mini-documentary, Redesigning the Sanitation System for JSTOR Daily, featuring a novel waterless toilet system, piloted in Madagascar, timed for the UN World Toilet Day 2017. Prior to that, I produced a mini-documentary What’s in Brooklyn Gowanus Canal? for the Hakai Magazine, about rare and unique microbes dwelling in one of the most polluted waterways in North America. Also my short, The End of Fair Trade, I investigated how Internet bots force consumers to settle for higher prices based on their perceived ability to pay, which is calculated using personal information gathered on the web. Additionally, I have done multiple web series on tourism in NYC, from Food Truck Foodie to Brew York and many others.