MEET OUR CREW

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PAULINA JASKIEWICZ

Director, Producer

Paulina was born and raised in Poland. She moved to the USA in 2018 with a dream of becoming a movie producer. Currently a film student at SUNY WCC. She attended film and theater courses at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, UCLA Extension, and Hollywood Film Academy. Paulina was a stage manager in Kailua Onstage Arts in Hawaii and took part in many film projects as a director and production assistant. Besides film, tv, and theater she is very passionate about the sport.
Paulina is a three time Polish Handball Champion and played in the Junior National Team of Poland.  Helping the community is incredibly important for her. She is inspired by the Greyston story and can't wait to share "Wide Open Dreams" with the audience.

RYAN CHRISTOPHER LEE

Director of Photography

Ryan Christopher Lee is a DP and director based out of New York City with experience in both narrative and documentary production. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Undergraduate Film & TV Production program, he’s spent the last eight years developing his skill as a visual storyteller.
 His filmmaking endeavors have taken him to countries such as Nepal, Cuba, South Africa, Singapore, and he is proud to be working on this project.

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TYLER SMITH

AC & Camera Operator

Tyler Smith is a filmmaker based out of Westchester New York. He has spent the last seven years working as a Director, DP, drone pilot, editor, and VFX artist for various companies and artists. With a passion for visual storytelling and an obsession to create, he has started his own production company “Swindling Films” LLC.  While he normally creates narrative, corporate, and music videos, Tyler felt compelled to take part in this fascinating project.

SZYMON DYBOWSKI

Editor

Born and raised in Poland. Studied Video and Television Production at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City, graduated in May 2020.
Awarded for Best Director and Best Documentary at the BMCC Film Festival in 2019. Freelancer cinematographer, social media content creator, and editor. Currently based in Los Angeles working as a Health and Safety Production Assistant on ABC show "Home Economics".

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OLIVIA BUTLER

Assistant Director

Olivia Butler has been writing creatively since she was thirteen and it shows! She is a SUNY Purchase graduate with
a Bachelor’s of Arts in Playwriting/Screenwriting. As a student, she’s won a number of awards for her writing and performances in others’ short films. Film is a passion,
it thoroughly drives her to tell stories visually. She has written and directed some projects, with more on the way.
Over years of experience, she crafts her ability to affect people through aesthetics and continues to strive for her goals, assisting fellow creatives in their journeys along the way.

  

KIRA WOLF

Associate Producer

Kira Wolf is an Actor and Producer from South Africa, with
a Bachelors degree in Live Performance. She was an Assistant Producer on the multi-award-winning film The Suit which starred Atandwa Kani & Phuthi Nakene and featured John Kani. More recently, she worked as one of the South African Producers of a Student Academy Award Winning NYU film called Umama(Talia Smith, 2019). In the past, Kira has been
a freelance Production Manager for a production company called Good Hustle and for a local radio station's, 5FM, TV crew.

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PASCAL ZIEGLER

Music Composer

Pascal Ziegler is a German Composer with Hip-hop and EDM production background. His family was always supporting his musical talents and career. Especially his father who himself is a passionate guitarist. Learned trumpet with 7 got the guitar taught by his musician father with 11 and later he taught himself how to play the piano and all kinds of production/scoring techniques. Finished his Audio Engineering Diploma at beginning of 2020.

MATT LESTRANGE

Producer

Matt is a current film student at SUNY WCC and president of the film club. He got 2 nominations in the “Young Directors of Westchester Film Fest”, and have done over a dozen short films that have been in school film festivals. He directed/wrote interview questions to be asked to Mike Tyson for ESPN and has done some corporate videos.

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CHRISTINE GROBELNY

Production Manager

Christine is currently working toward achieving her goals in the film industry. She is a student at CUNY Brooklyn College, majoring in Film, striving to put her forthcoming degree to good use. Christine currently works for SCHROM studios, along with other tabletop productions, honing her craft while working on passion projects on her days off.

EMMANUEL POLAKOSKI

Sound Engineer

Emmanuel is a CUNY student currently attending Brooklyn College. He has always had an interest in film since he was 
a child. So it was excited to help this project come to life.
His goal is to become a producer and help films come to the big screen. He is currently working on Apologetically Black
as a Producer.

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MACIEJ WIECKOWSKI

Music Composer

Musician and Music Producer from Poland, a current student in New York City, earning his degree in Music Studies.
He has spent the past year as a dancesport music producer for the dance music labels from Italy and Germany.
His biggest career goal is to compose and produce film music.