Director writER choreographeR CO-EDITOR/PRODUCER
Award-winning director/writer/choreographer creates vibrant stories that celebrate the humorous side of the human condition through movement, comedy, and music.
Director/Choreographer credits include: Award-winning short film How You Look At It starring Emmy-winning actor Peter Scolari, Webseries: The Webseries with Michael Urie from Ugly Betty, The Sacramento Ballet, Onirique a cirque-style show (Big E Award), Birthday Sax Ars Nova & Joe’s Pub, and the new musical web series Amazon Reviews The Musical!
Wendy has worked with NBC/Universal Television, Amazon Studios, Disney Theatricals, Cartoon Network, Broadway Asia, and Nickelodeon. Her live Dance Comedies have won awards, and been presented at esteemed NYC venues including Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce SoHo, and Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Choreography credits include: Carnegie Hall with Sting, Kevin Spacey, James Taylor, Oscar Isaac, and Renee Fleming. Working on Bryan Cranston and Greg Mottola's new series The Dangerous Book For Boys, The Peewee Herman Show Broadway/HBO, The Toxic Avenger Musical Off-Broadway/International (Lortel, Dora, Callaway nominations), Click Clack Moo Off-Broadway (Lortel nomination), Murder For Two Off-Broadway/National Tour. She has worked at top Regional Theaters around the US.
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Anette worked for many years at the Goethe-Institut New York in cultural programming where she developed a true love for working with artists. Through her work as a fundraising consultant she met writer/director Haik Kocharian and joined him in the early stages of development of his film Please Be Normal. Anette is an executive producer and a producer of this independent, award-winning film which was released in spring of 2015. The film, starring Sam Waterston and members of his family, was a New York Times critics’ pick of the week.
After winning a Student Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his ﬁrst movie, Gold Mountain, Ben moved on to features such as Lustre (Dir: Art Jones), The Young Girl and the Monsoon (Dir: James Ryan), and Found In Time (Dir: Arthur Vincie); garnering acclaim at festivals such as Locarno, Tribeca, and Bermuda.
director of photography CO-EDITOR
Recent documentary films range from Deceptive Practice (Molly Bernstein & Alan Edelstein), a Kino Lorber release on the magician Ricky Jay, to Food Chains (Dir: Sanjay Rawal), a James Beard award-winning film on farm workers.
Ben helped develop and shoot a web series for The Indian National Congress Party entitled Billion And One Voices, a collage of modern India.
In addition, Ben teaches Cinematography at Montclair State University and has taught lighting seminars at DocNomads in Brussels, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Brooklyn College, and SACAC in New Delhi.
Hailed by the New York Times as “dizzyingly versatile… an eclectic with an ear for texture… strikingly original and soulful”, LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) was born in 1978 in Moscow, Russia, and moved to New York with his parents, composer Alexander Zhurbin and writer Irena Ginzburg, in 1990. He divides his time between composing for the concert stage, contemporary dance & film, leading his own ensemble LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND, as well as a busy career as a freelance violist, violinist & musical arranger. Among recent projects is a commission from the City of London Sinfonia, a string quartet for Brooklyn Rider new works for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, The Knights, Sybarite5 and A Far Cry, as well arrangements for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Alan Pierson and the Brooklyn Philharmonic, tenor Javier Camarena, conductor Alondra de la Parra, the Mexican songwriter Natalia Lafourcade, composer/guitarist Gustavo Santaolalla, and collaborations with choreographers Aszure Barton, Damian Woetzel, Christopher Wheeldon, Katarzyna Skarpetowska (with Parsons Dance) and Eduardo Vilaro (with Ballet Hispanico). Ljova is the author of more than 70 compositions for classical, jazz, and folk ensembles, as well as scores to four feature and over a dozen short films. In 2005, Ljova was one of six composers invited to participate in the Sundance Institute’s Film Composers Lab. His music has been licensed by HBO, PBS, BBC, CNBC, and NHK networks, among many other independent projects. In 2007, Ljova worked as assistant to composer Osvaldo Golijov on his score to Francis Ford Coppola’s film “Youth Without Youth”, to which Ljova also contributed an original track, “Middle Village”.
Broadway/Off-Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Dames at Sea, Disney’s The Lion King, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Trip of Love, iLLA: A Hip Hop Musical (NYMF), Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical and Puffs.
Encores: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Merrily We Roll Along, Pipe Dream, Fiorello!, …Superman, On Your Toes, Little Me, The Most Happy Fella, Irma la Douce, Lady, Be Good!, Paint Your Wagon, Zorba!, Cabin in the Sky.
National Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, A Gentleman’s Guide…, Disney’s The Lion King.
Film/TV: How You Look At It, Carousel (PBS), Six by Sondheim (HBO), So You Think You Can Dance, 50 Shades of F*****d Up (upcoming).
Regional/Commercial/Other: Josh Prince's Broadway Dance Lab, Hartford Stage, New York Philharmonic, Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), San Francisco Symphony, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), TUTS Underground, North Shore Music Theatre, Oxygen Network’s The Prancing Elites Project and Alexander McQueen/Document Journal. Seven-time Artios award nominee.
TV: 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor and Film Critic's Award Nominee for Girls (HBO), 3-Time Emmy Nominee, VQT Emmy Award Winner for Newhart, also Bosom Buddies, The West Wing, ER, Family Ties, White Collar, King of Queens, Reba, Ally McBeal, Earth to the Moon (HBO), Stop the World (Showtime).
Film: That Thing You Do, Polar Express, Suburban Girl, Camp Nowhere, The Ryan White Story
Broadway/NY: Bronx Bombers, Wicked, Lucky Guy, Hairspray, Sly Fox, Magic Bird, Out of this World, Ziegfeld Follies of 1937 (Encores!), World Premieres of A. R. Gurney's Family Furniture (The Flea), Daniel Sullivan's Inspecting Carol, Ken Ludwig's Fox on The Fairway (George Street Playhouse), Winner Best Actor Berkshire Theater Festival for The Foreigner, Music Man (Ogunquit Playhouse), Forum (Bay Street Theater)..
Film: Can Hitler Happen Here (upcoming), Jerome's Bouquet
TV: The Affair, Law & Order, Law & Order (CSI), Kennedy Center Honors, Baryshnikov on Broadway,
Broadway: Bronx Bombers as Carmen Berra, Chicago as Roxie Hart, Phantom as Christine Daae, Les Miserables as Cosette, (also as Cosette on Grammy Winning London Symphonic Recording), A Chorus Line as Bebe.
Off Broadway: Marion Froude in Biography (Mint Theater), Sunny in the Regional Premiere of The Exonerated, Martha in a world premiere of Missing Footage (The Old Globe Theater)
is a professional actor, clown, physical comedian, director, teacher and writer/creator of his own theatrical shows. Wing-Man, his original theatrical piece without one spoken word, won BEST ONE-MAN SHOW in United Solo Theatre Festival, the largest solo festival of it's kind in the world. Mark has appeared in major feature films, including the Nora Ephron comedy Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep; on televison, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was featured in The PBS mini series CIRCUS; starred Off-Broadway and at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in the New York Times acclaimed hit The Comedy Trio Happy Hour, Happyhourclowns.com; clowned on circuses such as Ringling Brothers and the Big Apple Circus as well as taught clowning at SUNY Purchase college and other New York City venues. Mark currently dances with the Bessie award winning dance company Doug Elkins and Mark’s unique blend of vaudeville, dance, and physical comedy earned him three Golden Nose Awards. markgindick.com wingmantheshow.com
ALEXANDRIA HOFFMAN ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION/COSTUME
Off Broadway: The Architecture of Becoming, Kate Fry (Women’s Project Theater); One Night, Jessica Jahn (Rattlestick at Cherry Lane Productions). Other: “The Story of Vice”, Kama Royz (National Geographic Productions); “Cop Show”, Michael Bevins (M.E.G.A. Films); Bubble Boy, Liz Groth (American Theater Group); Barnum, Stefanie Genda (Hartt School). MA NYU Visual Culture: Costume Studies
RICHARD GATTA hails from NYC and began his training with Northeast Ballet Co. He has served as the Associate Choreographer for the touring companies of BILLY ELLIOT. Most recently, he worked as Dance Captain for the Broadway musical BRIGHT STAR, created by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Richard holds a Business & Economics / Arts Managment degree from Empire State College.
ELIZA OHMAN Broadway: Hamilton. Nat'l Tour: Hamilton (OTC). NYC: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: The MUNY, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Stages. Select TV/Film: Chicago, I Really Like You, "AGT," "SNL," "The Tonight Show," "The View." Commercials: Castrol Oil, Macy's, Reebok, Target. @elizaohman
AMBER PICKENS is a graduate of The Juilliard School with a BFA in Dance. She was recently featured in an eight-page spread for Redbook Magazine. Amber is the founder of Art Belongs to People Foundation, a non-profit organization that allows children in underserved communities an opportunity to experience dance and the performing arts. Amber is excited to performing in Cirque du Soleil’s first Broadway show, Paramour!
JEREMIAH GINN is a NYC based Actor, Singer, Dancer, and Pianist. NYC/Off-Broadway: Murder for Two, The Showmen. National Tour: A Chorus Line, Murder for Two. Regional: Goodspeed Opera House, The Muny, North Shore Music Theater, Gulfshore Playhouse. Film/TV: Hello Again, How You Look At It, American Mall. www.jeremiahginn.com
BETH CRANDALL Film: Le Pain. Web-series: Amazon Reviews: The Musical. Broadway: West Side Story. Broadway National Tours: West Side Story, Wonderful Town. Regional theater: MUNY, Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse, TUTS, Barrington Stage Co. Recent assistant choreography: NY City Center Encores!, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center. BFA: NYU Tisch. www.BethCrandall.com
JENNIFER MARGULIS is thrilled to be part of How You Look At It. Nat'l Tours: Elf in SHREK, Dodger in Oliver, Slightly in Peter Pan. Regional: Liesl in Sound of Music (Surflight Theater), Chava in Fiddler(Fulton Opera), Marcy in Spelling Bee (Papermill Theater). Isa in Jimi & Mr. B (The Egg), www. JenniferMargulisOnline.com
MIKHAIL THOMPSON AMDA '17 BFA in Musical Theatre . He is extremely grateful to have the opportunity to be a Production Assistant for the film "HOW YOU LOOK AT".
More cast and crew to come...