Erika Houle is a cinematographer, director, and documentary filmmaker based in New York. She has worked around the world on feature films, documentaries, commercials, and episodic television shows. Her early work as a documentary cinematographer took her across the country and internationally to India and Haiti. She shot for Equal Means Equal, the feature documentary film cornerstone of the movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. Houle lived in Morocco while working on the 2015 mini-series Tut and continues working in the camera department on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
In 2016 she received her master’s in Art, Education, & Community Practice from Steinhardt, NYU. She also does experimental work, most recently directing a music video for Joan Baez’s 2019 Grammy nominated album Whistle Down the Wind.
Photo by Victor Castro
Justin Andrews has been making video art and films since 1998. After earning an MFA from Savannah College of Art & Design, he went on to study Method acting with several coaches in New York City. It was during this time that he got interested in the pedagogy of creativity and teaching. In 2017, Andrews joined Five Towns College where he combines his passion for teaching with the art of performance and filmmaking. He teaches courses relating to acting, directing, and cinema post-production. A Davinci Resolve Certified Trainer, he empowers his students to tell their stories through editing and color grading.
After chasing a rugby ball and studying sociology, Masatora finally turned to performing arts as his true calling and relocated to the United States. Trained as a vocal performer first, he explores the musical landscape of drama, space, and emotion where hidden memories and indescribable feelings inhabit. Described as a "composer of cultural crossroads" by American Composers Forum, his unique eclecticism has attracted many musicians performing in nontraditional chamber ensembles.
Additionally, Masatora frequently collaborates with visual artists and filmmakers. Masatora is a resident composer of Kadoma Film Commission and formerly served as assistant director of Vox Novus Composer’s Voice.
Marcel Morschhauser is a cinematographer and editor based in NYC. He has worked in commercial photography since 2004 and in film since 2007. His work includes cinematography for documentaries, fiction films and commercials.
He ran his own production company in the past, delivering branded film and video content for corporate clients including Mercedes Benz, SAP, Bosch, Postbank, Sal y Limon. His roles included cinematographer, photographer, creative director, editor and producer. He has supervised employees and taught workshops in cinematography and lighting.
sound designer and mixer
Jeeyun Lee is a New York and Long Island based professional audio recording engineer. She has worked on a variety of independent films and projects. She was the Assistant Director of Music Television Programs at Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) for the Soyo Rock Festival in Seoul, Korea. Additionally she teaches at Five Towns College in Long Island, NY.
sound designer and mixer
Josh Allen is a New York based sound designer, composer, and production audio recordist. He has worked on an array of projects from documentaries to feature films and television shows.
poster and web designer
Wenting Zhang is a tea lover, community organizer, and founder of the non-profit organization Tea Arts & Culture. She has worked professionally in graphic design and now enjoys spreading tea spirit and growing communities.
Ines Sun was born and raised in Taiwan with a strong Chinese heritage. She grew up with Chinese brush paintings of flowers and birds surrounding the household, and her grandfather practiced Chinese calligraphy. Later, her father continued the calligraphy practice after her grandfather passed away. Sun has followed the tradition and made her calligraphy a part of her art practice.
Sun has practiced Chanoyu, the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Her diligent pursuit of tea and the experience of hosting tea tastings have inspired the TeaHouse Installation, which first appeared in 2011 at the Dumbo Arts Festivals. The next engagement is at the Ceramic Museum in Hoshino, Japan, in 2022.
Her large-format oil works have been exhibited and collected internationally. She is also the recipient of the Chashama Storefront Grant at 24 Rutger Street, where she runs calligraphy and tea workshops.