Kirschenbaum Productions is proud to have such a talented group of staff and freelancers working on this feature documentary film. They take on such crucial tasks as in Social Media, New Content, Transcription & Logging, Outreach, Partnership Development, Fundraising, Distribution, Editing, Creative writing, and much much more. Each staff member has offered to be a Blogger. Every week you’ll receive new posts by them on such issues as Updates on Look At Us Now, Mother, New Content, Promotional Videos, Information on Partners of Kirschenbaum Productions, their own personal stories, and more. Read more about them below:
Michael Cartusciello- Hey Readers! This is Michael Cartusciello, Gayle’s former assistant, but current blogger. I recently graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in Psychology and minored in Film Studies. I am Brooklyn born and raised, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. I am very into music. While at Binghamton, I produced and hosted a music/talk radio show with two of my best friends. Some hobbies of mine include running, reading, long walks with friends through parks, television and watching any kind of horror/murder mystery film. I am also obsessed with Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire. I aspire to be a Creative Producer one day, entertaining the world with my own movie and TV series creations.
Victor Vazquez- My name is Victor Vazquez. I am a post production staff member at Kirschenbaum Productions. I graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a degree in Humanities and Science, and I studied abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester. I have an older sister, and I have a dog named Nico who is a mixed Black Lab about the size of a Beagle with a curly tail. My favorite color is blue. My favorite movie would have to beThe Aviator with Leonardo DiCaprio. Some of my other favorite movies include The Social Network, The Descendents, Raging Bull, Saving Private Ryan, Sideways, The King’s Speech, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Forrest Gump, The Artist, Milk, and Midnight in Paris. I aspire to be a video editor
Lisa Gentile – Hey everyone! My name is Lisa Gentile, and I am a post production intern here at Kirschenbaum Productions. I am currently a senior at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and I will be graduating in May! I am a communication major with a concentration in digital arts and media studies and a business minor. Last year I interned with WABC-TV at “Live with Kelly,” and it was a great experience. I am originally from Westchester County but I hope to move down to the city soon after graduation. I have been dancing ballet since I was three-years-old, but I have experience in many other types of dance, and I love to sing. In the future, I hope to work in television production.
Carolyn Garavente – Hey guys, Carolyn Garavente here! I’m currently Gayle’s go-to person for Social Media at Kirschenbaum Productions. Basically, I help manage her Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest accounts. I’m entering my senior year at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. I’m majoring in Communications with a focus on Media and Popular Culture Studies, and it’s pretty fascinating! I was born and raised in New Jersey about 30 minutes west of New York City. I love to be active and play sports, and when I need a break, I love to watch movies. One other thing I love to do, and am very passionate about, is travel. I’ve been to roughly 10 countries and numerous states so far, and I hope the list expands in my near future. When it comes to my future, I’m not quite sure what I want to do after school for a career, but I definitely want to travel and see more of what the world has to offer before I decide what career path I truly want to follow.
Diana Kantor – Hello! My name is Diana Kantor and I am a post-production intern here at Kirschenbaum Productions. I am a junior at Saint Peter’s University with a major in Communications and a minor in English and Asian Studies. I hope to pursue a career in film editing, as it is one of my greatest passions. I have also been learning to shoot video, which I have grown to love as well. My other passions include writing and singing, and in my free time I write lyrics for video game soundtracks.
Brian Ihnen– Hey all, my name is Brian Ihnen and I’m an assistant-editor at Kirschenbaum Productions. I grew up in Seattle, but in 2007 I moved to New York to attend Hofstra University. While I was there I majored in film production and minored in history. After graduating I decided to remain in the area, and I now live in Jersey City. I love to travel, and have been to four continents so far. I have a pretty wide taste in film and tv shows, but I especially love horror, science-fiction, and dramas. I aspire to a career in post-production.