Glenn Allen is the Co-Owner of Brainstorm Digital, a visual effects studio based in New York City. He has been in the movie business since 1991, working with some of Hollywood's biggest talent such as Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton, The Coen Brothers and others. He has collaborated in post production with Ron Howard on all of his films since 1994. Glenn has film credits as an Editor, Director, Visual Effects Producer, and Executive Producer.
Joyce Boll is COO/Head of Production at Gravity, a VFX studio (Tower Heist, Crazy Stupid Love, Adjustment Bureau) located in New York and Tel Aviv.
Joyce has lived and worked on 4 continents, counting among her credits films, television series, commercials, web content (including webisodes), in-game cinematics, plus launching and expanding ventures for Discovery Communications, SONY, LookFX, Virgin Management, V2 Music Group and Oxygen Media, plus many others.
A 2nd term Board Member of the NY Chapter of the Visual Effects Society and 2012 Film Jurist for the Asian American Film Festival, Joyce is currently teaching at New York University’s Center for Advanced Digital Applications (CADA). Joyce has taught at School of Visual Arts (NY), The Ringling School (FL) and Bezalel Design Academy (Israel).
Joelle Ciampaglia is an Associate Director with ESPN's Olbermann in NYC. After getting her degree from Temple University, she started her career as a Production Assistant at WMGM-TV in Atlantic City. From there, she survived the automated system takeover to be the all-around director at WTXF-TV in Philadelphia. While at WTXF, she was accepted into the Directors Guild of America. In her rare off-time, she enjoys seeing movies and being with family. Her only goal in life is to be the person her cat thinks she is.
Guy Jackson is a New York City-based Director of Photography with over 24 years of experience shooting and lighting documentaries, commercials, music videos, TV shows, and more. Some of Guy's recent work includes: Long Island Medium for TLC, Chopped for Food Network, The Alzheimer's Project for HBO, and Humanly Possible for National Geographic Channel.
Trevor Kress, a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Film & Video, has spent the last ten years working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. After getting his start in reality TV for Mark Burnett Productions, Trevor then landed a job at the industry's leading talent agency, Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Transitioning into film production, he then worked for the producer of the film Cowboys & Aliens, where he eventually ran development for the company's film and television slate. He is currently an executive at Corbis Entertainment where he specializes in brand integration for Microsoft across film, television, and digital media.
Pete Radovich is a 27-time Emmy Award winner and currently serves as the Creative Director of CBS Sports. In this role, Radovich is responsible for the CBS Sports on-air look, image and graphic style. In the past several years, he has directed music videos for CBS's coverage of the Super Bowl and Final Four, featuring various musical artists including Jay-Z, Green Day and P-Diddy.
Three years ago, Radovich branched out from Sports into the CBS News division. He now also serves a Senior Producer for the iconic news magazine show, “60 Minutes.”
During the NFL season, Radovich is the Coordinating Producer of “Inside the NFL,” the weekly NFL highlight show on Showtime, which recently won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Studio Show.
Most recently, Radovich produced and directed his first full-length documentary film, “A Game of Honor”. The film garnered five Emmy Award nominations and three Emmy wins, including a victory in the prestigious Outstanding Sports Documentary category.
Andrew Stern is a broadcast professional with over 20 years of experience in post-production. He is an editor, producer and music composer who creates high quality content for television, film and a variety of digital platforms.
Recent clients include: Showtime, HBO, Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC, Saturday Night Live, MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Universal Studios, Reebok, The Golf Channel, IBM, Dodge, Barbara Walters Productions, Oprah Winfrey Productions, ESPN, CNN and Comedy Central.
Theresa Won graduated from Fordham University and worked in New York’s art and fashion industries before moving back to her native Los Angeles where she got her start in the entertainment industry working in literary management at Intellectual Property Group. Since then, she quickly rose through the ranks and moved to the independent film space where she is currently Director of Production and Acquisitions at Myriad Pictures.
Adam Yenser is an Emmy-winning writer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show and a freelance contributor to SNL’s Weekend Update. He grew up in Pennsylvania and began performing stand-up comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. He has previously worked for Conan O’Brien and has performed at venues around the country.
Festival Coordinator (not in the jury)
Shane Kress is an independent video producer and teacher in the Cresskill School District. He has been working with video for nearly 20 years and has been organizing the Cresskill High School Film Festival since 2014. Shane is a Television-to-Education career transferee who has been teaching Video Production & Broadcasting in secondary education for ten years.
Festival Administrator (also not in the jury)
John Massaro is an administrator in the Cresskill School District who specializes in digital media and global communication facilitation. He believes in blending theory and practical training to help students gain experience in media production. Although he is not a content creator, he thinks what we do is really cool.