Born and raised in Central California surrounded by dairy farms and the sweet, sweet aroma of cow… you know…
Between the ages of 3 and 6, I would perform in my step-brother's experimental short films that were mostly high school projects. I remember one particular story where I portrayed a ghost and managed to disappear in front of the door and reappear inside. Really ground-breaking stuff.
Fast forward another six years to age 12 where, for fun, I started writing feature-length screenplays (Envision(103pgs), and Dream(205pgs).
In high school, I shot my first film, a documentary titled Homeless in Hanford. Shortly afterward I filmed Embrace, a found-footage horror film.
In 2015, my film Drug of Choice premiered at the Reno Tahoe International Film Festival.
In 2016, I began my three-year journey towards earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.
In 2017, Without Regret won Best Student Director at the European Cinematography Awards, earning me my first festival win.
Also in 2017, I was interviewed by VoyageLA Magazine. That article can be found here
In 2018, I created a PSA on the Transgender Day of Remembrance. My school liked the project so much, they were encouraged to host an informative Q&A and invited prominent guests in the LGBTQ+ community to talk about the issues they faced every day.
In 2019, Our Oceans premiered at a private screening at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, alongside other incredible New York Film Academy graduating thesis films.
Director of Photography Bio
With over 20 years working in film, and multiple best cinematography awards, Adrian Sierkowski is a Los Angeles based Director of Photography.
Starting his career at age 10 under the tutelage of his father, Edward Sierkowski, Adrian worked his way up through the lighting department. After a stint in the US Army, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia, graduating Cum Laude with degrees in both Cinematography and Visual Anthropology.
Carly is a Chinese filmmaker who moved to LA in 2016 to study film production. She has been writing her own stories and historical plays since she was very young.
She attended and found her interest in film at Shanghai Theater Academy after graduating from High School. She believes film is a way to create a dream world for people.
She has worked as producer on over 30 short films.
Written and Directed by MATT MACEDO
SAMI LEE ROBBINS
cinematography by ADRIAN SIERKOWSKI
music by JAMIE MURGATROYD
produced by ELEONORA GRILLI, CARLY HONG, and MATT MACEDO
assistant director JOE WILSON
edited by DAWEI XIAO
executive producers ROBIN YEAGER and STEVE YEAGER
production designer IAN GUSTAVO
camera assistants DUYGU GUNESLI and RIRI JINGYA HE
location manager NINA ARVESEN
sound designer BRUCE CHIANESE