ELIZABETH ROHRBAUGH – DIRECTOR
Elizabeth Rohrbaugh is an Emmy Award winning director with a focus on documentary, promos and commercials. She spent ten years as a director, writer and editor at MTV Networks and is now the creative director of Outer Borough Pictures. She is currently working with the newly rebranded LOGO Network. Her feature-length documentary "The Perfect Victim" was recently acquired by the PBS documentary series, America Reframed following a successful festival run. Her most recent short film "Dylan" is premiered at the St. Louis International Film Festival 2014, and screened at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Outfest, Newfest, The Citizen Jane Film Festival, MIX Copenhagen, the Boston LGBT Film Festival, and the Queer Film Festival.
Elizabeth Rohrbaugh earned a BFA in Film and Television from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. There she won the Best Documentary Award and the Adam Balsano Award for a Film With Social Significance at NYU's First Run Film Festival for her short documentary “There She Is.”
LINDSAY NOWAK – PRODUCER
Lindsay Nowak is an award winning Producer based in New York City. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work for many different networks, production companies and agencies, producing a variety of projects across the world. She is currently a Line Producer at HBO, where she has produced some of the channels leading promotional campaigns.
Lindsay is the proud recipient of many awards, including a Humanitarian and Public Service Emmy Award for her collaborative work on MTV’s pro-social website, think.mtv.com, and a Cannes Advertising Festival silver Lion Award for her work as a producer on a Super Bowl ad campaign. She has also received several Emmy Award Nominations – for a public service announcement she produced for the Kaiser Family Foundation, as well as Think MTV’s “Break the Addiction” campaign, and most recently for a documentary entitled “Under African Skies” – celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album. A “digital abuse” campaign that Lindsay produced for MTV has also garnered mention from President Obama during his White House Conference on Bullying Prevention, and she was fortunate enough to produce the opening video for the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner, featuring Vice President Joe Biden and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Lindsay is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, with a major in Television, Radio and Film.
JERELYN ORLANDI - PRODUCER
Jerelyn Orlandi is currently the Director Of Production for Creative Marketing at OWN. Prior, she was a freelance producer in New York City, working for networks such as TBS, Spike, Food Network, BET, and VH1. She was also a staff producer in MTV’s On-Air Promos department for 10 years. There she won a POP Award for the Best National Public Service Campaign for the Kaiser Foundation in 2007, a 2004 Director’s Club Award, a 2005 New York Addy, and a 2006 Promax Gold Award. Most recently, she co-produced the feature length documentary “Hell on Wheels,” which premiered at the 2007 South-By-Southwest Film Festival.
REBECCA RITCHIE BROWER – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Rebecca began her film career at Partisan Pictures, in 1998, as a production assistant. In 2002 she became the primary shoot producer of the VH1 Creative Department where she produced hundreds of live action promo, co-branded and print campaigns for VH1. In 2005, she added Executive Producing for LOGO to that roster and was named Director of Production for VH1 and LOGO Creative. In 2004, Rebecca produced “Triviatown,” a feature length award-winning documentary on the World’s Largest Trivia Contest. Hundreds of film, video and print projects later—including BDA Gold Award Winning Promo Campaigns—Rebecca now runs all production for Pilot. Rebecca became a member of The Producers Guild of America in February 2009. Credits Include: Triviatown, Concert for NY City, Storytellers, Crossroads, RedEye, Bruce Springsteen: Homecoming, VH1 Divas, VH1 Hip Hop Honors, VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, and Becoming Santa.
LOUIS VENEZIA - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Before starting a precursor of Pilot in 2005, Venezia was the creative director of the on-air creative group for VH1, where he helped rebrand the channel in 2003. He got his start in television in 1997, writing and producing award-winning promos and spots for network and cable channels on both coasts, most notably NBC, THE WB, Food Network, Showtime, and VH1. He has written for television, magazines and newspapers, since 1995. He has taught screenwriting for the English Department at his alma mater, Rutgers University. He is the executive producer of “Becoming Santa,” which premiered at South By Southwest in 2011 and producer of “Five Days Gone,” which premiered at The Brooklyn Film Festival in 2011.
KATHRYN WESTERGAARD - CINEMATOGRAPHER
Kat Westergaard is a freelance cinematographer based in New York City. She hasserved as the cinematographer on projects ranging in focus from population growth in the dynamic city of Istanbul, to polygamy in rural Zambia, to the fostercare system in New York City with director Tony Gilroy. In 2008, Kat was asked to work as Barack Obama’s personal filmmaker and spent six months on the campaign trail with the Obama campaign recording President Obama’s route to the White House. Her feature film credits include: Day on Fire starring Olympia Dukakis and Martin Donavan, Life is Hot in Cracktown with Kerry Washington and Laura Flynn Boyle and True Adolescents with Melissa Leo and Mark Duplass. Additionally, Kat's commercial credits include high-profile clients such as L’Oreal, Maybelline, Liz Claiborne and MTV.
Kat completed the graduate film program at New York University in 2002. During her time at NYU, she shot many award-winning short films and received the Néstor Almendros Award for Excellence in Cinematography two years in a row.
SARAH DEVORKIN - EDITOR
Sarah has worked as an editor in documentary film and television since 2007. She recently edited the feature documentary All Of Me, which premiered on the PBS series Independent Lens in 2014. Other credits include the feature documentaries Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields (SXSW, 2010); Who Took the Bomp: Le Tigre On Tour (SXSW, 2011); and Page One: Inside the New York Times (Sundance, 2011). A native New Yorker, Sarah graduated from the University of Chicago in 2004 with a BA in English Literature and a Certificate of Latin American Studies. She lives in Brooklyn.