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Faculty

Adrian Sierkowski

Adrian Sierkowski is a Philadelphia-based Director of Photography. He began his career in 1993, at age 10, under the tutelage of his father, Ed “Edski,” Sierkowski, a Lighting Director, as a Lighting PA. After working his way up to Gaffer on episodic tv, commercials, and music video, he enrolled in Temple University and began working professionally as a Director of Photography. Adrian has lensed TV Commercials, Short Films, Music Videos, and 4 Low Budget Features and has worked on formats from BetaSP all the way up to 4-Perf 35mm. 
Anders Uhl

Anders Uhl is a professional Director and award-winning Cinematographer. He has lectured and taught at Columbia College in Chicago, The New York Film Academy and The School of Visual Arts as well as working as an instructor to professional members of The International Cinematographers Guild. He has worked on projects at all budget levels from indie features to documentaries, music videos and television commercials.


Andrew Karasik

Andrew M. Karasik is an award-winning producer of independent films and television. In 2008, he founded 30th Street Entertainment, Inc. Under his leadership 30th Street Entertainment has grown into a regional powerhouse for independent cinema and television. Andrew remains a unique kind of Producer, often taking an active role in advising the creative process, while allowing the creative team the freedom to tell a story in their own unique way. A graduate of Penn State University's film & video program, Andrew has worked in almost every position in film and television in practically every region of the country.

David Greenberg

Philadelphia native David Greenberg teaches screenwriting at Drexel University and The University Of The Arts. Since 2006 he has written or doctored 18 feature film screenplays, one of which was produced in New York City in 2008. An original screenplay was sold to an L.A. producer who hopes to shoot it in late 2009. Two other features are tentatively scheduled for 2009 productions in New Orleans and Florida. His 1995 film “The True Meaning Of Cool” won an award from The American Film Institute. After working on the crews of Indie and Studio features, he turned his attention to screenwriting.

Bob Larkin

Bob Larkin is a freelance editor with over twenty years of experience. He recently edited and was the Post-Production Supervisor on the feature film Good Day For It. Bob was also the Post-Production Supervisor/Editor for the feature film The 24th Day, invited to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. He edited WinCatherine: The Story of Catherine Ndereba, the award-winning documentary They Shoot Pigeons, Don’t They? and was co-editor and technical advisor on Space Times Square, which was recently awarded the prestigious John Culkin Award from The Media Ecology Association. Bob also wrote, directed and edited the feature Viral Assassins.  He has taught editing at University of the Arts, Temple University and Drexel University.

Nicole Agostino

Nicole Agostino is a graduate of Temple University with a BA in Film and Media Arts. Since 2003 she has worked on a variety of films, commercials, television programs and industrial and corporate videos, the majority of which were shot in the Greater Philadelphia Area. She has been a Production Assistant and Assistant Director on both large studio films and small independent features, including Transformers 2Invincible and The Lovely Bones.

Erica Vanstone

After graduating from NYU Film with a BFA in 1997, Erica Vanstone (Pennella) moved to Philadelphia, PA and began a career as a production coordinator for commercials and feature films. Since then, Erica has worked in several areas of the local industry: She's served as the film section editor for Philadelphia Weekly, as a film correspondent for 88.5 FM WXPN, as a producer and editor for WYBE-TV 35 and as a construction office coordinator for companies such as Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox. Additionally, Erica is a grant-winning independent documentary filmmaker, who recently received a Leeway Foundation “Arts and Change” grant to help fund archival research for an hour-long public television project about the South Camden Theatre Company.