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Glenfield Payne

Glenfield Payne has been working in the film industry for over 25 years. He was the Supervising Sound Editor for three Academy Award nominated films, “4 Little Girls”, “Trouble the Water”, & “The Cove”, which won best documentary. Glen also received an Emmy nomination for his work on “4 Little Girls” and 2 Motion Picture Sound Editor’s Golden Reel nominations for “Marco Polo”. He has worked with acclaimed directors such as Spike Lee, Joel & Ethan Coen, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Lee Daniels, Wes Anderson, Cary Fukunaga, and Julie Taymor, among others. Glenfield has a BFA in Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University and is a partner at Harbor Sound in New York City.

Kayla Clough

Kayla Clough, is a video producer for New York Post and is based in Brooklyn, NY. She grew up in New Jersey and received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2012 from the illustrious Hampton University. Her career started as a researcher for newsmagazines such as 48 Hours and 60 Minutes. When she isn’t binge watching The Get Down on Netflix, Kayla loves watching documentaries and short films on real people as they go through their everyday lives.

Robert Pigott

Robert Pigott, first became passionate about filmmaking during his high school years to cope with a personal family tragedy, learning editing and cinematography through self-teaching. From 2011-2015, he attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, receiving a B.F.A. with Honors in Film and Television Production. Currently, he works full time as a freelance editor, assistant editor, screenwriter, and post production runner. His 5 favorite movies (right now) are Hoop Dreams, The Godfather Part 2, Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver, and Barry Lyndon.

Stephanie Jenkins

Stephanie Jenkins, is currently a co-producer with Ken Burns. She is working on a film about the history of public housing. She was the associate producer and archival footage researcher for Jackie Robinson (2015), and was the production coordinator on The Central Park Five (2012). Raised in Manhattan, Stephanie studied ethnomusicology and English at Cornell University. In addition to her interest in non-fiction film, Stephanie enjoys playing banjo and bass in various bands where she lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Meredith McGowan

Meredith McGowan is currently working with the Content Distribution team at Viacom in New York City. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with a major in Radio/Television/Film and a minor in Asian Studies. In her time at school she co-founded a media organization that connected RTVF students to non-profit organizations so that pro-social groups could spread awareness about their campaigns. She has enjoyed learning about the business side of the entertainment industry but is thrilled to work with Reel Works so that she can help others creatively tell their stories through film. When not exploring the city or attending film festivals she can usually be found doing yoga or eating inordinate amounts of pad thai.

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Breaking (The Stereotypes)
"Breaking (The Stereotypes)" By Dylan Lester

Breaking (The Stereotypes)

Adults have always been ageist, but now police brutality and Stop and Frisk take ageism to new heights.

Mentor: Natasha Mottola

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