MAX AZULAY (co-writer/co-director/”SPENCER”)
Max Azulay has been writing, performing and making films for as long as he can remember. His work has been featured at the LA Comedy Festival, on The Onion, Channel 101, Splitsider, Funny or Die, The Huffington Post, Nerdist, and at the Upright Citizens Brigade. In addition, he has written and directed content for Go90 and Mashable. He has several allergies, which he would be OK telling you about in person.
MATT PORTER (co-writer/co-director/”JAY”)
Matt Porter is a director, writer, and comedian of average height living in New York. He is the co-director/co-writer/co-star of the Comedy Central web series NEW TIMERS, and was featured as part of the “New Faces: Creators” category at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Matt has written and directed content for TruTV, Funny or Die, TBS, Adult Swim, MTV, Sony, and others. His web series Good Cop Great Cop, a collaboration with writer/cartoonist Charlie Hankin, has been screened at SXSW, was an official selection at the New York Television Festival, and is a member of the Above Average network. In addition to his sketches, his narrative short films have screened at IFF Boston, the Hollywood Film Festival, the LES Film Festival, and others. You can contact him at email@example.com.
PHIL PRIMASON (co-writer/executive producer)
Phil began his professional comedy writing career at the age of 16, when he and Max were the youngest ever freelance contributors to The Onion. Since graduating from Columbia University, he has written short fiction, plays, and work for the screen in every form. In 2012, his short story “Embarcadero” was published by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, where it won an award of distinction. Phil lives and works in Harlem, where he freelances as a criminal investigator and directs content for the Webby-nominated HENRY Review, a digital reading series.
JOE GRECO (producer)
Known for wielding a heavy axe in the editing room, Greco’s approach to producing is largely informed by his extensive experience working in post- production. He’s an alumni of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he cultivated a passion for film editing while also studying business. His short film Sin Dolor, which was adapted from the popular short story by T.C. Boyle, garnered awards from film festivals around the world, including an award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He’s a commercial producer and director based in New York, working mainly with Clear Channel Media + Entertainment to produce nationally programmed video content.
AARON KOGAN (executive producer)
Through his management and production company, Aaron Kogan Management, Aaron works with actors, writers and directors. Aaron’s clients are engaged in projects that cover the vast spectrum of the entertainment industry, with active involvement in film, television, commercials, music videos, documentaries, theater, digital and branded entertainment. Aaron is also a co-founder and partner in Hollywood Film Capital, a film and media financier focused on California based productions.
Josh Rabinowitz is a stand-up comedian, who’s written for “Broad City” and “The Carmichael Show.” He played “Josh” in Mike Birbiglia’s film “Don’t Think Twice,” and has performed stand-up on Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party” and Just For Laughs Montreal’s “All Access” on the Comedy Network. He has been named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” and a “New Face” at Montreal JFL. He’s served as a one of the head writers, executive producers, cast members, and creators of “Friends of the People” on TruTV. His short film, “Hasta La Vista,” has been an official selection at IFF Boston, Just For Laughs Montreal, the Austin Film Festival, the Hollywood Film Festival, the Lower East Side Film Festival, the South Dakota Film Festival, a Vimeo Staff Pick, and Beloit International Film Festival.
Zach Kuperstein, a New York-based cinematographer and an Independent Spirit Award nominee, has a passion for problem solving. With his never-say-never attitude he has shot several award-winning short films, including “Caught”, a Student Academy Award Finalist and two feature films currently in post- production. His work includes music videos in a variety of genres, and commercials for companies including Sony, DHL, The Economist, and AT&T. His documentary and television work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, PBS, Bio Channel, History Channel and at the Tribeca Film Festival.