MICHAEL GOLDBURG (Director/Writer/Producer) is an award-winning filmmaker who earned his M.F.A. at NYU's Graduate Film Program where he won a Warner Bros. Pictures Production Award and a Dean's Craft Award for Excellence. Michael has continued to make acclaimed films, commercials, and web series; including the hilariously absurd horror-comedy, "What's Eating Dad?," which was named one of the Top 10 Horror Shorts of 2014, screened at over 50 film festivals, and won multiple awards. He also directed "Tragic Relief," a bleakly funny web series by writers from The Onion and Comedy Central, which was featured on Funny or Die. Michael’s short film version of his upcoming feature comedy, "Sure-Fire," has screened in nearly 25 film festivals and won multiple awards, including Best Comedy, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor, while the feature script was a Finalist in the 2016 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. Michael is the recipient of an AIVF Screenwriting Mentorship and is also developing a feature adaptation of a comic novel of suburban paranoia by the former book editor of "The Chicago Tribune" as well as a shocking small-town murder mystery, "Black River," inspired by a true story. He lives in New York City.
DAVE CHAN (Writer/Producer) is the founder of Navy Yard Films, an independent film production company based in Brooklyn, NY. An acclaimed writer/producer, his short comedy script “Fly!” was a winner of the Academy Award-qualifying Nashville Film Festival. In addition, his "Family Guy: What The Phuc?!" spec script has either won or placed in almost 25 competitions including the prestigious Austin Film Festival. Dave was also an Executive Producer of the feature film "8-Ball,” a gritty, urban crime-drama starring Paul Ben-Victor from “The Wire” and Johnny "Roastbeef" Williams from “Goodfellas.” Dave has consulted on movie and television projects including the taut action film “Ambushed” starring Dolph Lundgren, Vinnie Jones, and Randy Couture as well as a TV pilot that was sold to Fox for development. He was selected to be the Guest Festival Director of the 2017 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, a Juror of their 2018 festival, and a Screenplay Judge for their 2019 festival.
STEVE WISNIEWSKI (Writer) has had his scripts final or place over a dozen times in national screenwriting competitions, including AFI and Scriptapalooza, and has placed in the top 10% of the Nicholl Fellowships and the Austin Film Festival. Steve has also had several of his screenplays optioned by producers, including one which is currently in pre-production. He is also a playwright, with productions regionally and in New York, including the New York International Fringe Festival.