Director: Mohammad Gorjestani Producers: Matt Szymanowski & Malcolm Pullinger Cinematographer: Stephen Berke 1st AC: Tyler Lee Cushing Editor: Ashley Rodholm Visual Effects Supervisor: Eric Peschel Visual Effects Artists: Eric Peschel & Brandon Pierce 1st Assistant Director: Laura Kay Rudat Wardrobe: Kat Yeh Wardrobe Assistant: Hannah Rothstein MUA: Monique Ford Art Director: Jessie Chaffin Production Assistants: Attila Rostas & Josh Biggs Post Production: Berke Creative
Wheelchair designed & Fabricated by Ryon Gesink at American Steel in Oakland, CA
Starring Katie Burden (Cautionary Tail Records) X.O.Finn as Goon
Director of Photography - Tyler Lee Cushing Production Designer - Zaria Gunn Goon Costume Design - X.O.Finn (xofinn.com)
Editor - Estefania Sequeira Colorist - Marta Dymek
A.D. - Michelle Sosa A.C. - Jonas Klittmark & Misha Sundukovskiy Gaffer - Joe Heath Key Grip - Alyssa Moran M.U.A. - Gary Febus (makeupbygary.com) Wardrobe - Laura Reilly Art Department - Eric Newcombe, Anya Rossa Quade P.A. - Mike Bell, Andrew Callaway, Albert Garcia
EVENTBRITE ORGANIZER APP
Produced by me while at Stories International.
EVENTBRITE SEAT DESIGNER TUTORIAL
Client: Eventbrite Production Company: MKSHFT CLLCTV Producer: Matt Szymanowski Client Producer: Tricia Rosetty & Keiko Tokuda Directors: Mo Gorjestani & Malcolm Pullinger Editor: Henry Young Colorist: Ayumi Ashley VFX: The Artillery Music: Giorgio Blosi
EVENTBRITE DISCO DONNIE PRESENTS
Client: Eventbrite Production Company: MKSHFT/CLLCTV Director: Mohammad Gorjestani Director of Photography: Jonas Klittmark Additional Footage: Eyewax Films, NightCulture and Peter Hoang Producer: Matt Szymanowski Editor: Malcolm Pullinger Assistant Editor: Randy Hall Visual Effects Artists: Carlos Escarrega Sound Mix: Joel Raab Location Sound: J.R. Rodriguez Grip: Erik Sanchez
FILM: I worked with Truth Be Told in creating a documentary film for San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay about ocean health. The challenge was to create a story that helped explain how a few innovative leaders in the seafood industry are helping to implement more sustainable approaches to fishing the ocean.
SOLUTION: Truth Be Told spent a day aboard a crabbing vessel in Trinidad, CA to understand how SeaDoc is revolutionizing the fishing industry by developing a self sustaining program enabling fishermen to retrieve lost fishing gear after their season is over. I came on board a day in Water Bar to understand how the chef and purchasing manager are driving behavior change both from within the industry and by educating their patrons. We also told the story of a San Francisco Bar Pilot who has been surfing the coast of CA for more than 20 years removing stray fishing debris to reduce marine mammal entanglements.
RESULT: The resulting film is being shown as an educational tool at the Aquarium of the Bay and Sea Lion Center to create education and awareness for a more sustainable ocean. It is also being shown in theaters to create a conversation and dialogue about ocean health and sustainable consumption.
- Craig Goucher (crabber) and Jennifer Rennzulo (Sustainable programs) of Sea Doc’s Derelict Fishing Gear retrieval program
- Eric Hyman (sustainable purchasing) & Parke Ulrich (head chef) of Water Bar San Francisco
- Dustin Slack (surfer) of SF Bar Pilots
- Kate Harle, Maggie Ostdahl and Robyn Grahn of the Aquarium of the Bay
- Silvia Mahan (producer and asst. editor) & Matt Szymanowski (2nd cinematographer at Water Bar) of Truth Be Told Creative