Josh Rothstein is a multi-platform artist equally at home directing motion pictures or still photographs.
Commercial clients include brands such as 20th Century Fox, Marc Jacobs, Puma, Samsung, HP, Disney, Square Space, Dell, Jack Daniels, Heineken, Kenneth Cole and Mastercard. His portrait photography features some of the music industry’s top artists including John Legend, Nick Jonas, Steven Tyler, Ceelo Green, Jack White, Sean Combs, and Mark Ronson.
His 2015 feature documentary, “Dukale’s Dream”, which won Best Documentary Feature Premiere at the Heartland Film Festival, is the inspirational story behind Hugh Jackman's coffee company, Laughing Man Worldwide. Josh's most recent project with Jackman was on “The Greatest Showman”, where Josh directed a series of documentary promos commissioned by 20th Century Fox and co-branded by iTunes. Josh also directed Jackman in the mini doc “The Host” covering Jackman’s preparation to host the 81st Academy Awards.
In addition to “Dukale's Dream”, Josh has directed two other feature length documentaries “The Excellent Theopolis” highlighting legendary street musician Theopolis Coburn, and ”3 Points” about the plight of Darfur refugees told through the revelatory experience of NBA all-star Tracy McGrady during his visit to that region. Josh has also worked for writer/director, Baz Luhrmann - as cinematographer on two Samsung campaigns, as well working behind the scenes on "The Great Gatsby” - where Josh worked over the course of 2 years, capturing stills and video promotional assets in Australia and New York.
Josh is the co-founder of the Director’s Collective NYC - an intensive director's workshop that focus on script analysis and scene work with actors.
Josh continues his quest to work on creatively meaningful and socially committed projects while developing a feature narrative drama and a documentary TV series based on social entrepreneurship in American cities.
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Josh works with a trusted team of skilled writers, editors, and producers. Josh feels strongly that collaborating with a hardworking and talented team has been a key element to the success of his past projects.
Scott is a innovative and effective Producer and Director with 15 years experience in broadcast, web content, interactive and viral productions. Portfolio includes award-winning media for consumer products, medical, industrial and public service announcements. Scott came for the craft services and stayed for the people. A hybrid Producer/Director he thrives on communication, stories and staying under budget. Co-wrote and directed the HIRC and World Fest award-winning POP(guys) an HIV prevention video for the CDC; directed and produced the SOLOS series celebrating NYC artists one performance at a time.
Recent clients include: Honeycomb Cereal, Beyoncè at United Nations, Alec Baldwin/David Letterman for Turner Classic Movies, Holly Hunter for FilmStruck, and Colgate. His favorite moment in the world is the short instant between “Quiet please” and “We are rolling”.
Charlie is an executive producer who has worked with a wide array of clients ranging from Aetna,, American Airlines, American Express, AT&T, Avis, Bank of America, Barnes & Noble, Budweiser, Cadillac, Century 21, Chase, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citibank, Converse, Dell, Dodge, Ford, Hugo Boss, IBM, Jaguar, Jeep, Jet Blue, Miller Beer, Nissan, Pfizer, Playtex, Puma, Samsung, SquareSpace, Subaru, T Mobile, Time Warner, Toyota, US Army, Verizon, Volkswagen, and Volvo.
Co-financed and produced “AfriCOBRA: Art for the People”. Narrated by Emmy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, this documentary pays tribute to the art and artists of AfriCOBRA. It premiered on Viacom’s TV Land to celebrate Black History Month and now resides in the African American History & Culture Smithsonian Museum. Co-financed and produced Feral Mix, a 30 minute film inspired by true events and set against a backdrop of contemporary New York. The story examines familial loyalty, attraction, and the fear of change. The film was also featured in the 2016 Palm Springs ShortFest Film Market.
Schuyler has produced six feature films, including Mona Fastvold’s debut film, The Sleepwalker, which screened in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released the same year (IFC); The Eyes of My Mother, which was a critical hit at Sundance in 2016 and will be released by Magnet later this year; and Dukale’s Dream, a documentary about poverty solutions in Ethiopia, starring Hugh Jackman. Schuyler is currently completing Tandem Pictures’ latest film Ghost Team, starring Jon Heder, David Krumholtz and Justin Long, which will be released in theaters by The Orchard in 2016. Schuyler began his film career in Sydney, Australia working for film director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby). From 2005-2009 Schuyler assisted Luhrmann in all aspects of script development, production, post and marketing of his films, even co-writing a song with Elton John.
Writer & Producer
Candace is a writer and story producer on documentary and narrative commercial projects. Born and raised in New Zealand, Candace's career started with Weta Workshop on The Hobbit where she coordinated BTS photography and video. Fast forward 5 years, Candace worked at Accelerated Intelligence, Ai, in London, executing digital strategies for global brand social pages across all local markets. Working at Ai, she worked hand in hand with a small but highly experienced and passionate team of editors, developers, designers, PRs and social media experts who specialize primarily in creating groundbreaking multi-media launches, content and social strategies. Working on some of the most beloved film franchises and brands in history including Star Wars, Marvel and 007.
Documentary Film and TV Producer
Morgan Robinson has been working as a documentary filmmaker for the last 14 years. He co-produced the feature length documentary, Burning in the Sun, about an African solar energy entrepreneur. Burning in the Sun aired on PBS’ AfroPop Series and played at over 40 festivals internationally, winning the Cinema for Peace International Green Film Award for 2012. For six years Morgan created documentaries at Punched in the Head Productions in Brooklyn. There he produced three episodes of MTV True Life, a series that focuses on real stories about young people. Morgan produced True Life: “I’m Saving Detroit,” “I’m Addicted to Marijuana” and “I”m Being Sent Away by my Parents.” He field produced an eight episode docu-series for the Cooking Channel called “The Freshman Class Season Two.” Morgan is currently doing freelance corporate and non profit videos while building an environmental media company that will focus on telling stories about people adapting to climate change.
Film Editor, Post Supervisor
Editing is a natural fit for Rafi. Not only does his attention to detail, technical savvy, and previous experience as a writer and visual artist weave itself seamlessly into the editing room, but his former career in social services is the secret weapon that guides the way he balances lofty artistic goals with the needs of the client, director, and producer. He is particularly drawn to this team dynamic in filmmaking, and relishes being a positive creative force, not only on the post-production side of a project, but in the planning and shooting stages as well.
Recent career highlights include watching Usain Bolt win the Gold in the 100m and then seeing a Bolt video he cut for Puma get over 100,000 hits in one hour...hearing Hugh Jackman riff off of a line he had written for his voice-over and turn into something better than he could have imagined...cutting his first feature length documentary.
LAWRENCE GABRIEL CASTILLO
Graphic Designer, Digital Tech
Lawrence is a headshot photographer and freelance creative for hire. In addition to photography, his skill set includes image retouching, marketing design, and website building. As someone who has always valued growth and knowledge, Lawrence recently returned to university to develop the tools necessary for creation of virtual and augmented reality media and applications. He is hoping to be among the leading innovators for these new technologies as they relate to to the consumable media market.