Gaffers

A list of gaffers in the Chicago Film Scene directory. Reach out to gaffers in Chicago about jobs and film work or collaboration here.

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First Name Elijah
Last Name Bolin
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, 1st AC, Marketing, Intern, Comedian, Film Buff
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @iam_eb13
First Name Bradley
Last Name Smith
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Lighting, Television, Feature Films, Union, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.aestheticelectric.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @chicityfilmmaker
First Name Kewan
Last Name Harrison
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Www.Kewanharrison.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kewnharrison
First Name Adam
Last Name Ogden
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Your Film Roles Gaffer
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I’m a gaffer with nearly 10 years of experience. Originally from Columbus Ohio, I spent 5 years in Los Angeles honing my skills before moving back to the Midwest to Chicago. I have experience lighting everything from high key cooperate shoots to horror films. I’m a big gear head with an online shopping problem so hire and rent from me to help fuel my gear addiction!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.amogaffer.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @adammichaelogden
First Name Rodescu
Last Name Hopkins
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Your Film Roles Acting, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, Stunts, Studios, Comedian
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) rodescuhopkins.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @rodescuhopkins
First Name Ayitey
Last Name Aryee
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Voice Acting, Editing, Television
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtube.com/@afrothunda7can
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Ayitey_marcus_
First Name Wenhan
Last Name Zhang
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Your Film Roles Producer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Feature Films, Theaters
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Hey everyone! I am Wenhan Zhang, a Producer and Gaffer studying at Columbia College Chicago. I am a aspiring filmmaker wanting to get my hands on as many projects as possible! My past experiences include MFA films, Directing 3 films and Thesis films of students from Columbia College Chicago! I have been working on set since my freshmen year at high school. Originally studying in Massachusetts I went on Emerson College sets to get experience but eventually coming to Columbia College Chicago.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.backstage.com/u/wenhan-zhang/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @wenhanzhang2
First Name Josh
Last Name Geyer
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Your Film Roles Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Editing, 1st AC
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I’m a new Chicago-based DP with experience in a bit of everything. I love to collaborate and I’m happy to lend a hand wherever it’s needed!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.geyer.media
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @joshageyer
First Name Justin
Last Name Osby
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Lighting, Sound, Editing, Sound Editing, Television, Feature Films, Rental
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Www.werulemedia.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) Werulemedia
First Name Larry
Last Name Eissler
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Your Film Roles Producer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC, Feature Films, Drone Operator, Student
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Andrew
Last Name Skalak
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Lighting
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Hello! I am a cinematographer in Chicago. Please take a look at my most recent cinema reel.

I specialize in shooting on 8, 16, and 35mm film, narrative, and documentary projects.

I gaff as well, and a reel of my work as a commercial gaffer can be seen here.

Please email me or give me a call at (563) 210-3321.

Thank you!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) andrewskalak.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @skaliwagify
First Name Elizabeth
Last Name Tellerine
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, 1st AC, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) Https://Elizabeth Tellerine.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @madebyliz99
First Name Brandon
Last Name Pullum
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Your Film Roles Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Editing, Set Design, Intern, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) bcpullum.wixsite.com/demo
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) brandon_pcali
First Name Ernesto
Last Name Carreras
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Voice Acting, Editing, Sound Editing, Muggle
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @kreras
First Name Emerson
Last Name Cole
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Sound, Live Sound, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Union
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My name is Emerson Cole, a graduate of Columbia College Chicago. I have experience in many types of production mediums, including but not limited to film, TV, theatre, live events, industrials, and documentary work in various positions. I have been working steadily since graduation and want to continue doing so.

I have been working as a sound mixer since 2018 and have been growing my knowledge since. I really started to build out my sound resume in 2021 with the various types of jobs I was contracted for. I was sound mixer on a tier 1b feature film and worked with a boom operator. I recorded audio for interviews of celebrity artists for Amazon Music Rotation at Dreamville Festival, an indie TV show called Upside Brown where I controlled up to eight different wireless tracks and sometimes duel boom with my operator and myself, Chicago Marathon on the B camera team for a commercial for Abbott where I walked about 10 miles with my kit while capturing different subjects and ambient sound, and a documentary show on LG TVs called The Rivalries where I did interviews, Verite style, and boomed an entire lacrosse game for three and a half hours.

For a while, I have been growing my sound package. I currently am running a Sound Devices Mix Pre 10 ii, Schoeps CMIT 5U, two Lectrosonics LT/LR with Cos11d lavs, Røde NTG 3, and Røde Wireless Go II transmitters and receiver with Countryman B3 lavs. I own a Comtek transmitter and three receivers, two Denecke JB-1 Timecode boxes and Denecke TS-C timecode slate. I also have a relationship with Cinespace’s Second City Sound to rent from as well as other local rental houses if needed to rent.

Given my drive to learn, I want to make your project better by having such dedication to doing better. With my quick technical knowledge, I will be able to accomplish any task given to me.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) emersonfilmsstuff.wixsite.com/film/sound
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @emersonc3799
First Name Rachel
Last Name Marsh
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Editing, Costumes, Intern
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) vimeo.com/756297214
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Marlon
Last Name Lee
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, Film Buff
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I am a young, new Writer/Director hoping to positively impact the industry’s future. I am eager to take up any position on set and am constantly working to meet new people.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) marlon.lee.316
First Name Stan
Last Name Miskeiwicz
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Lighting, Editing, Television, Feature Films, Drone Operator
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Stan Miskiewicz is an artistic powerhouse packed with the efficiency, skills, and targeted focus required to accomplish all set milestones in the projects he undertakes. A visual artist for 35+ years, he is able to translate concepts into visuals and is considered the Iron Monk of media production. He possesses extensive knowledge with a formidable range of high-end production experience and has a sense of style and acuity needed in the modern digital media production industry.

Stan started out his career as an editorial photographer in Chicago which quickly propelled him into the field of visual effects. A self-starter, he went on to start his own San Francisco based company, Black Point Studios in 2004, quickly becoming one of the industries go to boutique studios and has worked in several companies distinguishing himself as a superb Art Director, visionary artist, and Producer who gets things done with his hands-on approach, tenacity as well as uncompromising ethics and integrity. His talents have taken him from the U.S. to Europe where he worked on feature films, and help built and run production studios. In 2015, he founded CineAir, a full-service company that focuses on transforming the industry through premium quality camera work and his forward-thinking artistic vision always shows in his work.

Being both a director and artist, combined with the additional technical background, has given Stan a unique perspective in the arena of filmmaking. With a deep understanding of film and camera moves, color correction, editing, compositing, and visual effects, he is able to communicate and comprehend the requirements when working with Producers and Directors, effectively capturing the best possible visuals for the projects.

Stan is a licensed drone operator and was one of the first to receive the FAA 107 remote pilot license and the 107.29 daylight (night) waiver.

For quality work that is on the leading edge of technology, contact Stan today!

Brief Bio:

  • 8 years as a professional drone operator and cinematographer.

  • 20 years as a studio executive and Art Director

  • Feature Film VFX artist having IMDb Film Credits

  • Owner of Black Point Studios in SF a production, animation, and vfx studio

  • Editorial photographer in Europe and the U.S. for AP, UPI, DPA, Berliner Morgan Post, Speigel Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Crain Chicago Business, and others. 

  • Fashion, Automotive, and Product Photographer

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.cineair.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) cine.air
First Name Libby
Last Name Marsh
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Art Department, Editing, Set Design, Feature Films, Props
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Emerson
Last Name Cole
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Sound, 1st AC, Set Building, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Studios, Rental, Carpentry, Best Boy
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I am a Chicago freelance filmmaker who graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in directing.

I have worked on large and small projects in mediums like features, TV, commericals, shorts and corporate production.

Most of my gigs are Sound Mixing, PAing or Videography. I do however have skills in a lot of areas such as lighting, art department, ADing, producing, camera assisting, etc. I love to learn everything I can about production and with that I am able to pick up things quickly.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) emersonfilmsstuff.wixsite.com/film
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @emersonfilmsstuff
First Name Noah
Last Name Sallen
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Director, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Sound, Editing, Carpentry
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @the_blart_institute
First Name Tyler
Last Name Carcara
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) tylercarcara
First Name Elle
Last Name Holzhauer
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Voice Acting, Editing, Intern, Student, Comedian
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) portfolio.elleholzhauer.bergbuilds.domains/blog/
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @elle.holzhauer
First Name Paige
Last Name Smith
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Your Film Roles Acting, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Sound, Editing, Sound Editing, Set Design, Stunts, Television, Feature Films, Props, Marketing, Intern, Student, Best Boy
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My name is Paige Smith and I am 22 years old, 5’8″, and I am 130lbs. I am a professional photographer and videographer. I graduated in December 2020 from Purdue University Northwest earning my bachelors degree in Business Management. I currently have my own business called Paige Marie Photography. My goal is to open up my own photography studio in the near future. I worked on the Media Team for ComplexCon Chicago and have worked for G-Eazy and his DJ for a few of their shows in Chicago, including at TAO Chicago during All-Star Weekend 2020. Throughout my senior year of high school I interned at IN/Tek and IN/Kote working in the finance department.

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.instagram.com/paigexmariephotography
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @paigexmariephotography & @Paige_smith4
First Name Steven
Last Name Renfro
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Your Film Roles Acting, Producer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Venues, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @octophillia
First Name Taylor
Last Name Joe
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, PA, Lighting, 1st AC, Television
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) portfolium.com/TjJoe/portfolio
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @downhill_surfer77
First Name Hayley
Last Name Dillon
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, 1st AC, Set Building
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @hayleydillon_dp
First Name Tanner
Last Name Colmer
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Your Film Roles Writer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Editing, 1st AC, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Studios, Rental, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) linkedin.com/in/tanner-colmer-57b942199
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Jack
Last Name Bellon
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Lighting, Musician, Feature Films, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) youtu.be/AvV2hSNwRaY
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name lauren
Last Name berkman
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Your Film Roles Producer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Corey
Last Name Ecay
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Voice Acting, Editing, Sound Editing, Live Sound, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Studios, Costumes, Props, Intern, Film Buff, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @CoreyEcay
First Name Breanna
Last Name Lexsee
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Gaffer, PA, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Isai
Last Name Medina Lopez
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Your Film Roles Cinematographer, Gaffer, Lighting, Editing, Sound Editing, Set Design, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Intern, Film Buff
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I’m a film student with a concentration in Cinematography trying to assemble into the Chicago Film scene! I’m open to help with anything and everything!

Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @isaimedina7
First Name Grace
Last Name Juracka
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC
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Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Branden
Last Name Smith
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name David
Last Name Franklin
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Your Film Roles Acting, Writer, Gaffer, Grip, Lighting, Art Department, Sound, Voice Acting, Animation, SFX, Makeup, Musician, Stunts, Theaters, Studios, Rental, Props, Intern, Comedian, Film Buff, Best Boy, Muggle
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) David Franklin
First Name Sidney
Last Name Barney
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, 1st AC
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name yasin
Last Name daulat-mohammad
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Your Film Roles Acting, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Sound, Editing
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) mazzakfilms.wixsite.com/yasindaulat
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) www.instagram.com/yasin_daulat/
First Name Liam
Last Name Stephens
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Musician, Live Events, Intern, Student, Film Buff
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) www.youtube.com/channel/UCwj_ZDrA_uGIxRIZPtCJgZg
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) @liam_stephens.17
First Name Renona
Last Name Criss
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Your Film Roles Producer, Director, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Lighting, Art Department, Hair, Makeup, Set Design, Set Building, Live Events, Television, Feature Films, Theaters, Studios, Props, Best Boy
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Christopher
Last Name Costanzo
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Your Film Roles Gaffer, Grip, PA, Set Building, Live Events, Carpentry, Comedian, Film Buff, Muggle, Actor
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Nicholas
Last Name Foster
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Your Film Roles Writer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Musician, Film Buff, Actor
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) justnickperiod.com
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) justnickperiod
First Name Daniel
Last Name Little
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Your Film Roles Writer, Director, Gaffer, Grip, Editing, Lighting
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com) danielclittle.com/films
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Aaron
Last Name Davis
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Your Film Roles Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, PA, Editing, Lighting, Student, Film Buff, Film Enthusiast
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle)
First Name Kellen
Last Name Shaffer
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Your Film Roles Writer, Cinematographer, Gaffer, Grip, Editing, Feature Films, Student, Film Buff, Actor, Film Enthusiast
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Portfolio URL (ex. www.portfolio.com)
Instagram (ex. @yourhandle) shafftag