About the Bloggers
Kirschenbaum Productions is proud to have such a talented group of Interns 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 Intern 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:
Ryan Polukord is proud to be an Intern here at Kirschenbaum Productions. He is very grateful to be part of such a creative and dedicated team. Ryan is a recent graduate from Montclair State University with a Bachelors degree in Filmmaking. He is an independent filmmaker, constantly producing new material. His major focus is producing horror and science fiction films. Recently, Ryan produced a short horror film called DANGER ZONE that is being considered in multiple film festivals in the New York/New Jersey area, and I just completed the script to his upcoming horror film BLACKOUT.
Michael Cartusciello- Hey Readers! This is Michael Cartusciello, Gayle’s newest assistant. 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.
Rachel Parker- Hi everyone! My name’s Rachel Parker and I’m a post production and social media intern for Kirschenbaum Productions! I’m a recent graduate of Quinnipiac University with a major in Film, Video, and Interactive Media and a minor in Fine Art. I was born and raised in New Jersey and yes, I’m one of those people who’s REALLY proud to be from Jersey (although I wouldn’t say I’ve hit Snooki status). I’m an avid musician, I love to cook, and I think a long drive with the windows down and music playing is the perfect way to relax. I hope to someday work as a camera operator, editor, or photographer.
Emily Dziobek- Hi everyone! My name is Emily Dziobek and I am a researcher at Kirschenbaum Productions. Originally from Rhode Island, I moved to New York a year ago to further a career in film. I graduated from Quinnipiac University (Go Bobcats!) in 2010 with a degree in Media Production and a minor in History. I am completely fascinated with history and believe everyone has an important story to tell. In my spare time I love to bake, read, watch British tv shows, and kayak. I love the creative process of film and aspire to be an editor to help piece together those stories
Victor Vazquez- My name is Victor Vazquez. I am a post production intern 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
Brian Ihnen– Hey all, my name is Brian Ihnen and I’m an assistant-editor intern 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.
Rashidah Sherman– Hi all! My name is Rashidah Sherman and I’m a post-production intern at
Kirschenbaum Productions. I’m a recent graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University
in Teaneck, New Jersey, with a BS in Marketing. This past summer I interned at Women Make Movies in the marketing department. My true passion however is filmmaking and photography. Ultimately, my dream is to be a cinematographer, for I have always wanted to show people how I see the world, through a camera. I am very excited to be at this stage in my life my life, and very proud to be a member of the Kirschenbaum Production team.
Kirsten Larvick – I am a documentary producer/editor, who who is thrilled to have joined Kirschenbaum Productions for Gayle Kirschenbaum’s personal documentary feature LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER! Over the years I have been enlisted by a number of award winning, documentary production companies and filmmakers. By collaborating with non-profits, I also create promotional and advocacy material for organizations and am Executive Director at Artfully Unforgotten, which advocates for women and children through the arts. As Co-Chair of the Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) committee, I am privileged to be part of the only program in the world that works to preserve the cultural legacy of women in the film industry. To visit my blog or learn more about my work, please visit kirstenstudio.com