Brian Bernhard // Co-Creator
Brian has been producing art for over 20 years and has been making video work for over 13 years.
He specializes in producing music videos, television series, experimental animation and films.
Brian single-handedly created, produced, and edited two seasons of the EMMY nominated television series about artists “ART or something like it!” and has created countless music videos, short films, movie trailers, television commercials, documentary segments, public service announcements, station ID’s and much more.
Jess Haskins // Co-Creator
Jess Haskins is a game designer, writer, artist, and blogger living in Brooklyn. She is studying game design in the MFA Design & Technology program at Parsons the New School for Design, with an emphasis on games as exploratory and narrative experiences.
As an undergraduate, she studied languages and literature, including French, Old French, Latin, and Middle English. She spent a semester at the Sorbonne, Paris IV, and received a BA in French from Bard College in New York.
She is fascinated by the odd, unusual, and out-of-place, and shares her finds in arts and digital culture on the blog Blue Tea, which she started in 2005. Her hobbies include adventure travel, gaming, yoga, and drinking large quantities of tea. An occasional recreational time traveler, she enjoys Jazz Age nightlife, Prohibition speakeasies, Victorian picnics, and other anachronistic pastimes.
Christy Sager // Co-Creator
Christy Sager is a designer, artist, and teacher from Syracuse NY. She is studying at Parsons to get her MFA in Design and Technology. Before coming to NYC she worked as a substitute teacher.
She studied as an undergraduate at SUNY New Paltz, majoring in Art Education with a concentration in graphic design. As an undergraduate she worked in the college’s publication office for four years as a graphic design assistant.
She is interested in the simple things in life, and why it is that people use art as a means to escape, and as a form of therapy. Her hobbies include drawing, crafts, and spending quality time with friends.
Mysterious Woman // Amanda Lowe
Jake Paque // Jack Walter
Jake Paque received his BFA in Acting from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. After graduating he toured nationally with the National Theatre as Don Hipolito in Mornings of April and May. New York credits include: Brad in A Devil Inside, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hippolytus in Phedre at The Access Theatre, The Golden I-Harp in Jack, Eric in Silence, Mike in The Accommodation (Best Actor Award), Nellie in In the Sawtooths and Mark in Collision Course at The Lark, Ben in First Base Coach at The Players Theatre. Regional credits include: Pete/Pirate King in Precious Nonsense and Astin in Archaeology at The Kitchen Theatre, Henry Harry in Brilliant Traces and Patsy in Three Men On a Horse. Film credits include: Albert Chanel in Life of Chanel, Paul in Dead in the Water, Barry in Project: 47, Dimitri in Far From Haggersville, Lead Male in 9 to 5 and Bill in O Magazine Monthly Meeting and Jack in All In. Jake also does voice work for the indie cartoon Hey! Bear.
Whittney Suggs // Laura Walter
Whittney Suggs is an aspiring film maker/animator/motion designer who moonlights as an actress. She is pursuing her MFA degree in Design and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. She’s a chronic book hoarder. She likes to watch foreign films with pretty colors, make grilled sandwiches of bosc pears, brie, and spinach, and pray for something to come along to fill the hole the cancellation of Arrested Development has left in her life.
Zero Boy // Dick Fish
Entertainer and “vocal cartoonist” Zero Boy is an East Village icon who uses a unique blend of sound and mime, the results being something akin to a performed comic book. He has written, directed and performed numerous productions on both coasts and Europe, working in traditional theater, stand-up comedy, television, street performance festivals, radio, film, comic books, magazines, and on the cutting edge of digital media/art.
Kalin Ivanov // Director of Photography (Episode 1)
Kalin Ivanov is a film-maker, director of photography and visual artist. He was born in Bulgaria where he lived until 1998 before moving to New York City. Kalin holds a BA and MFA in Cinematography from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria and an MFA in Television Production from Brooklyn College CUNY.
He has many film and television credits as a Director of Photography, cameraman, director, producer and editor. In independent film, Kalin was Director of Photography for “Even the Score” (dir. D. Ferguson, 2006). He served as producer, Director of Photography, director and editor for “HDTV: The Dawn of the Digital Age” (2000). Kalin was also a Director of Photography for “Kanaleto” – the most influential TV show in Bulgaria from 1992-1998, for which he received a Best TV Show Audience Award in 1998. He has collaborated with French TV shows as “Bouillon de Culture” and “Double Je” with Bernard Pivot and “La Grand Librarie” with François Busnel. He also worked as Director of Photography on national commercials for JVC, Panasonic, Sony, Indesit, VO5, KFC, etc. His cameraman credits include “Chevy” at the Country Music Awards; Princess Grace Foundation Gala Events, television commercials for Clinique, Key Food and others; PSAs for City University of New York and numerous Live TV Events.
Since 2000 Kalin is a senior videographer and producer at CUNY TV, Channel 75 in New York. In 2002 and 2010 he was distinguished with a New York Emmy Award Nomination for his work. For the past 10 years he has been working with such Emmy nominated and Emmy winning shows as “Canape”, “Nueva York”, “Study With The Best” and “Art or Something Like It” among others. Kalin’s most recent work at CUNY TV includes documentaries on the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the LGBT community in New York and the United Federation of Teachers.