Adam Goldman (Writer/Director) is the writer and director of The Outs, Paper Magazine’s ‘Best Web Series Ever,’ also featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, The New York Times, Interview and MTV News among others. Adam was selected for Out Magazine’s Out 100 2012 list as one of the 100 most compelling LGBT people of 2012, which he finds hilarious.
Vaughn Schoonmaker (Producer) is a resident producer at Rascal Department. He comes from a background of big TV shows, tiny TV shows, movies, music videos, commercials, corporate videos, and serving popcorn in a movie theater. July 25 is a really big deal for him. It’s not his birthday. Here he is.
Amanda Warman (Producer) is a resident producer at Rascal Department who got her start in film working with the Woodstock Film Festival, and Ron Nyswaner, Academy Award nominated screenwriter of Philadelphia. Key producing credits include: The Outs; Laurent Rejto’s Persephone, starring Academy Award winner Melissa Leo; Jeff Lipsky’s Molly’s Theory of Relativity; Blondie and A$AP Ferg music videos; production management for Brian Savelson’s SXSW hit In Our Nature, starring John Slattery and Gabrielle Union. In 2012, she partnered with Jeff Lipsky as an independent film distributor at Adopt Films, theatrically releasing the top films of the 2012 Berlinale. @amandabwarman
Jay Gillespie (Director of Photography) currently resides in Harlem, NYC. Having worked as a cinematographer mostly in the world of documentary, operating cameras for shows on PBS and The History Channel, The Outs was his first step into the world of narrative filmmaking.
Kate Behm (Production Manager) made sure that every single actor and crew members knew where to be at what time, and boy, were there a lot of Rascals to do that for. She hails from Potsdam, NY and became involved with WTI the day after she earned her Master's Degree from Syracuse University. While devoted entirely to WTI, she loves nothing more than her dear doggie/soulmate, Sanchez.
Anya Klepikov (Costume and Set Designer) is a New York based set, costume and production designer. A huge fan of The Outs, she was thrilled to be invited to WTI to design the costumes and to create the home of the main characters. BA, University of Chicago; MFA, Yale School of Drama. anyaproductiondesign.com
Steven Manuel (Marketing Associate; Costume Coordinator) works primarily in costumes. Favorite credits include Orange is the New Black, Girls, and The Good Wife. When not desperately hunting for Ari's earrings or Sam's sunglasses, Steven spreads the good word about WTI through marketing strategy and graphic and web design. @stevenmanuel • stvnmnl.com
Alex Simons (Director of Communications) oversees Rascal Department’s press relations, social media and fundraising efforts. Prior to joining the Rascals, Alex worked at The Huffington Post and The New Yorker. Unsurprisingly, he’s on Twitter: @alexjsimons
Clay Barron (Art Director; Assistant Editor) is a Rascal Departed, having moved from NYC to sunny Los Angeles. Originally from Texas he migrated Northeast to attend Syracuse University. claybarron.me
Andrea Grespan (Props Master) is originally from Italy, but raised in Venezuela. He’s been in the States for the past four years where he received his BS in Film from Full Sail University. He’s now in New York City trying to make it happen.
Todd Oravic (Grip) grew up in Ashley, Pennsylvania and worked as a PA on episodes 3 and 6 of The Outs. He co-directed Pitchfork, a short film, with Ryan Wood. He loves films.
Ryan Wood (Grip) hails from Kingston, PA. He directed the short Pitchfork with Todd Oravic, and worked on episodes 3 and 6 of The Outs.
Knox White (Production Assistant) is a Brooklyn-based artist. He’s affiliated with Waste Cog Studios and Neighborly Productions. He’s currently co-producing an absurdist web series, BUOYS, exploring performance theory through experimental video. Check out the work at buoysablog.tumblr.com
Pinar Comezoglu (Production Assistant) is a writer, editor, and actress living and working in New York City. She is currently directing a documentary, Don’t Call Me Ismail about names and identity in Turkey. Other recent projects she’s helped with are Bible Quiz and Call Me Ehsaan. @pinarcom • dontcallmeismail.com • pinarcomezoglu.com