Gabriel Frye-Behar: Director

Gabriel Frye-Behar’s cinematic eye has taken him to Cuba and back, assisting in shooting Adio Kerida: A Cuban Sephardic Journey, a documentary by his anthropologist mother Ruth Behar. He also shot the follow-up short-film, in Israel, for the same filmmaker. Now in his fourth year at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, “Clean Kill” will mark Gabriel’s first foray into directing a narrative short. But he has been well prepared through his extensive production experience, having worked as the Director of Photography on seven short films in a variety of film formats-- 35mm, Super 16mm, and 16mm. He has also recently finished a short-length documentary, and has served as a crew member in the Camera, Grip and Electric departments on more than fifteen student films. Presently, Gabriel, in addition to working towards getting “Clean Kill” in the can, is interning at Miramax in the Production and Development & Acquisitions departments, as well as completing his History Double Major and hitting the basketball courts around NYU whenever he gets a chance.


Sophia Lucchesi: Producer

Sophia Lucchesi is currently a senior majoring in Film and Television at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. A native of Los Angeles, Sophia has extensive production experience in the NYU community, working as both a producer and assistant director on other student films. She recently completed her second short film, “Osmosis,” which was submitted to the NYU Intermediate film festival. Prior to college, Sophia immersed herself in the arts, studying theater, dance, voice, painting, and design. She is currently producing four films, in advanced production, and completing her minor in producing.


 Kristina Woo: Producer

Kristina Woo is an up-and-coming producer and director studying at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her dedication to film has taken her all over the world, most recently to the Cannes Film Festival, where she interned with A current senior, Kristina has produced a number of student films at Tisch while completing her minors in Producing and French Studies and interning at Martin Scorsese’s production company Sikelia Productions.


Bornila Chatterjee: Assistant Director

Bornila Chatterjee spent her teenage years as an actor on the Calcutta stage before coming to New York to study Film and Television at Tisch School of the Arts. Now a senior, she has production designed and assistant directed a number of student films. She also has experience in post-production, having edited three short student films, one of which has showcased at an NYU film festival. She has interned at Indyssey Grand Classics, and Mira Nair’s production company Mirabai Films. She is currently writing a feature length screenplay that she hopes to make someday.


Juan Crouch: Director of Photography

Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Juan Crouch is a senior in Film and Television at Tisch School of the Arts. Known as one of the most eclectic, accomplished Cinematographers in his year, Juan has already served as Director of Photography for over ten short films on a variety of film stocks and digital formats. Recently, Juan shot a series of Voting PSAs for the 2008 Elections and is working on his own untitled Apocalypse film which—knowing Juan—will be as brilliant as it is bizarre.