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Cinematography Department

Salvatore Interlandi Salvatore Interlandi
Chair of Cinematography Department

Bachelors from Pace University. Salvatore Interlandi is a NYC based filmmaker (director, writer, & cinematographer) and a jack of all trades. He is a versatile filmmaker that has also worked as a Lighting Designer, Actor and extensively as a Gaffer on dozens of independent feature film productions (as well as short films), TV shows (Deadly Sins and Team Toon), and commercials since 2001. As a writer director, his films have been screened in film festivals across the world. Salvatore's films have been labeled as deeply personal dramas that are fascinating journeys of self-discovery. NY Times hailed, Charlie, his feature debut as a film with “guts and soul, and a keen appreciation of grown-up pain.” Other key credits include: Writer/Director "Charlie", Co-Writer of "El Camino", co-Director/Producer "The Bakery".As a cinematographer, he has shot numerous shorts and features, most notably: "Stags" and "Lenny". Salvatore had been teaching directing, acting, and cinematography at a New York York Film Academy since 2001.

Eliana Alvarez Martinez Eliana Alvarez Martinez

Eliana Alvarez Martinez started making short films at the age of sixteen, and had already begun working as a Cinematographer in the television industry in Spain before she graduated with her degree in Image and Sound at twenty-one. She continued to distinguish herself in the Spanish industry for six years before deciding to make the big jump to New York in 2008. Within months, she was well ensconced in the film business here as well. And by January of 2010, even the U.S. Government had officially recognized her as a "Distinguished Artist" with an O1 visa. In the short time she's been in New York, Alvarez has also served as Director of Photography on the feature film, "Indebted," produced by Ahmad Razvi, of "Man Push Cart" fame (currently in post production), four feature documentaries, "Strat-O-Matic: The Movie", "Gaming the System", "I Sing Beijing" and "Indian Summer" (all in production/post), several nationally broadcast music videos and more than twenty-five short films. In addition, Alvarez currently shoots commercials and viral videos for clients including el Jimador Tequila, Formulatin, paidContent and Get Some Series, as well as her own award-winning short films.

Piero Basso, Aic Piero Basso, Aic

Born in northern Italy, Piero received his Laurea di Dottore in Cinema and Art Studies from the University of Turin. Currently working on the documentary Life after Wall Street and preparing the feature film Seven Acts of Mercy, he has photographed thus far three feature films and numerous short films and documentaries that have won Festival Awards around the world, including Oberhausen, Edinburgh, Turin and Huesca. Some of his work has also received nominations at the European Film Awards and at the David di Donatello. The strongest characteristics of Piero's work are his eloquent fusion of lighting and perspective connected with a deep understanding of the moviemaking process and great capacity for adaptation, artistically to pratically amid varied and demanding conditions. After living in Turin and Rome for much of his professional career, in 2008 Piero relocated to New York City where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Liz Foley Liz Foley

MFA Columbia University with Honors. BA Smith College Director, Writer and or Producer of numerous film and television productions including Funny Peculiar, Ode to Joy, and The It Factor.

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