Meet the Crew
Robin Takao D'Oench is a movie lover, a history buff and an avid Rangers fan from New York City. He is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Film & TV ('12) and NYU Stern School of Business in Entertainment, Media & Technologies ('12). While in school and since graduating, Robin has worked alongside CSA nominated Casting Director, Margery Simkin (THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE); Sundance winning Documentary DirectorEugene Jarecki (THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, REAGAN) and LD Entertainment CEO and Producer, Mickey Liddell (KILLER JOE, DISCONNECT). He has produced and ADed over thirty independent movies and commercials. Robin is dedicated to making films that are socially aware, historically relevant, contemporarily contextualized and entertaining.
Claire Brooks is a creative producer from New York City. She is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she crafted an interdisciplinary degree titled “Film, Storytelling, and the Global Imagination.” Claire has worked with Broadway producer Eric Falkenstein (THE HISTORY BOYS, THURGOOD), London independent producer Alexandra Stone (FRANKLYN, KIDULTHOOD), and HBO Family and Documentary producers Lisa Heller and Amy Schatz. Most recently, Claire worked on the creative marketing campaigns for THE LORAX and DESPICABLE ME 2 at Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment. She is currently a freelance marketing consultant and the Managing Director of LA non-profit collective cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA and producer of their largest annual events: The Brokechella Arts and Music Festival and The No Budget Film Festival. TADAIMA will be her third short film production.
Vince Hall started his career as personal assistant to Tony Scott (Scott Free/Totem Productions). In his time spent with Tony he help facilitate the production of TAKING OF PELHAM 123 (Columbia) and UNSTOPPABLE (Fox) as well as the development of several features currently in production. Looking to explore other sects of the film industry,Vince joined the Academy Award winning Asylum Visual Effects as Department Coordinator for Commercial Production. After helping the company win both D&AD and AICP awards for HALO 3:ODST - "The Life" and PORSCHE - "Family Tree" in 2010, Vince left to start his own production company ENTROPY PICTURES. Since its inception ENTROPY has produced 4 festival circuit shorts (DREAMCATCHERS, ANIMAL CONTROL, SAND, KING'S HIGHWAY) and several music videos (including CLAAM - "Gateways").
Eric Falkenstein is the CEO and founder of Spark Productions NY. For over ten years, Eric has produced stage plays for Broadway. His works include: THE HISTORY BOYS, THE CRUCIBLE, THURGOOD, and THE MIRACLE WORKER. He is a Producer of Feature Films, LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER, INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE. Eric is currently in Production on his newest endeavor, MOMENTS WITH DR. KING, written by Eric Falkenstein and John R. Lewis.
Co-Producer of Broadway Plays: Cinderella, Clybourne Park (Tony), Stick Fly, Hot Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis (Tony), The Miracle Worker, The Norman Conquests (Tony). Upcoming: Honeymoon in Vegas, Chix 6, The King's Speech. Film: On Coal River, Girl Most Likely, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete. Upcoming: Tadaima, Life of an Acress, A Reason to Die.
Ming is an NYC-based Director of Photography. He was born in Beijing and spent his formative years in New York where he received cinematic training at the Tisch School of the Arts with a minor in Art History. He has photographed over 30 short films and commercials, many of which went on to receive critical acclaim at festivals. He received a Faculty Commendation in Cinematography at the 2011 NYU First Run Film Festival for his work on MERHABA (Audience Choice Award Winner), and REAL TALK (Second Place Wasserman Award Winner). Most recently, Ming shot the upcoming M Cream, which was filmed on-location in India and stars the well-known Imaad Shah.
Andrew Hengl is a graduate of Chapman University, with a major in Film Production and an emphasis in Production Design. For the past two years he has been making a living as a freelance Production Designer where he has now designed eighteen films in total, with an additional eleven films as various art department positions.
CHRISTine SCIORTINO - Costume Designer/Make-Up
Christine is a Chicago-native costume designer and makeup artist for films, television, and theater (THE GOODMAN THEATRE, THE SECOND CITY). She has designed costumes for nine films and worked in the wardrobe department or as a makeup artist for dozens more. Christine is a graduate of New York University where she studied art theory and film, concentrating in design. She believes that costume and makeup should both transform an actor and serve the narrative, bringing its characters to life. She loves working with the director and other team members to bring a vision onto the screen.
John Nye & Jack Gravina - Original score