founded by Jack Gattanella

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Founder - Jack Gattanella

Jack currently resides in Little Ferry, NJ.  He's worked as a film critic, a screenwriter for hire, and camera assistant on web-series and documentaries.


Jack is a graduate of film studies from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, and is currently seeking his MFA in Screenwriting at the Academy of Art.  He is a writer, film critic, director, and editor. Along with shooting the first two episodes of "Raptor Hunter", Jack has been DP on "The Dark Knight Tribute", a Batman-inspired documentary on the titular character produced, directed and starring Zack Abramowitz, on Carlos del Rosario's "Losers" pilot, and collaborated with Zack on "Lines of Glory", a mockumentary on the madness of independent filmmaking. Currently Jack is in post-production on his feature film drama, "Green Eyes" and Audrey Lorea's feature sci-fi film, 'Heaven is Now.'


He is also currently a contributing writer for Film Forward, and some of his other  reviews can be found on his blog - cinetarium.blogspot.com.


Jack is a vociferous fan of films and will watch anything interesting, foreign and domestic. He survives by his wife, a political science professor.

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