Eámonn Wrightstone is a 22-year-old director based in NYC. With a start in award-winning social justice work and community organizing, he transitioned into filmmaking to tell stories with “taboo,” queer, family, racial, socio-economic, and mental health-related topics. Eámonn strives to uplift underrepresented voices/communities behind and in front of the camera. At this point in his career, he has directed 4 short films at NYU while studying Film and Television Production Studies. After graduating in May, he will be directing a new off-off-broadway play this Summer, 2023. Eámonn is additionally a producer for DADDY TV, a queer, sex-positive, and New York City/Los Angeles based reality tv production company. When he’s not directing or producing, Eamonn freelances professionally as a First Assistant Camera and in the G&E department.
Rebekah Strauss is a 21-year-old Writer and Director based in NYC. She recently graduated from NYU with a Bachelor’s degree from the Dramatic Writing program at the Tisch School of the Arts with a minor in Film. Rebekah aims to provide representation to marginalized groups through her writing. Her social justice work began in high school, where she was awarded the Princeton Prize for Race Relations in 2018 for spreading racial awareness. Rebekah has written several short films, feature films, and plays. Her most recent short film ‘Rotten Meat’ was a finalist in the BlueCat Screenwriting Competition. Rebekah is currently a working professional Assistant Director with experience in commercials to feature films. Most recently, she has worked for Macy’s on their upcoming Christmas ad campaigns. Rebekah hopes to join the 2023-2025 DGA Assistant Director program in Los Angeles or New York.
Director of Photography
Matt Liang is a 22-year-old Canadian cinematographer having experience as a Director of Photography and Gaffer on various short films and commercial work. Although he specializes in narrative filmmaking, he is also a professional photographer and videographer. Growing up in Hong Kong, Matt loves exploring differences in cultural dynamics and is inspired to create art that brings people together. He works part-time as a video creator for Gastronomous Technologies and additionally freelances. He is currently studying at NYU Tisch School of the Arts with an intended major in Film & Television and a minor in Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology. Matt hopes his continued commitment to the craft will earn him a finalist spot for the 2023 Volker Bahnemann Award For Outstanding Cinematography from ARRI, given out each year to seniors in Camera 3 at NYU.