NYFA Documentary Alumni Highlights

Muhammad Hamdy NYFA The Square

The Academy Award nomination of Director of Photography and Co-Producer Muhammed Hamdy’s (’12) The Square is just the tip of the iceberg of Documentary Dept. Alumni success stories.

Two more noteworthy graduates are giving back to their alma mater by investigating how their fellow alumni are making use of their New York Film Academy educations. So far, the resulting online series by award-winning Producer/Director, Maria Stanisheva (’12) and globetrotting Cinematographer, Marco Vitale (’11) features stories about Louis Mole (ʼ12), who produced and shot the television series, “Serial Swindlers,” a year after graduating; Todd Leatherman (ʼ12) who worked on two of this yearʼs Sundance selections; Susanne Dollnig (ʼ12) of Austria, who was promoted to Editor at The House of Trim only seven months after graduating and Louisa Merino (ʼ11) currently Senior Editor and Director at David Lynch Foundation.

Note: By clicking on the students’ names above you can watch short interview pieces (like the one below) created by Maria Stanisheva.

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