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Student Accomplishments

G-Star students maintain a strong presence within the film industry and other related fields. Below is a partial “Where are they now” list of students and their accomplishments.

Alex Hatfield – Created the first motion picture studios in the Cloud, ArmadaFX.  Sold it to Universal Studios for a major profit at 27 years old.  Universal Studios then hired him to head up a joint Universal/General Motors project. Worked for Blue Sky Studios NYC as a stereoscopic technical director and compositor working on Epic. Feature films & TV worked on: Maleficent, Game of Thrones, Ender’s Game, Epic, Jack the Giant Slayer, Rock of Ages, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Transformers I&II, Winters Tale, Blue Bloods  and much more.

Scott Diamond – Sound Engineer for Jimmy Fallon Show, Saturday Night Live, Motley Crue, KISS, CMT Music Awards.

Emily Serpico – Star Contestant on Syfy’s Face/Off reality show competition featuring the best special effects makeup artists in the country vying against one another. Invited back as a celebrity guest in a special edition of the show. Now working at Universal Studios as a prosthetics makeup artist, wardrobe and hair/wig designer.

Alexis Kobel – Mariah Carey’s personal cinematographer on world tour. Production Manager: Mariah’s World. Production Manager at Jim Hensen Creature Shop (Muppets), CBS News, Project Runway All Stars, Homecoming, Hiding Victoria, Bridezillas.

Crystal Collins – Writer, Director, Producer of Red Bull real-sports TV show, and several feature films.

Courtney Lillard – Traveling the world (China, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, US, Russia, South Africa, Canada, South America) as a lead ice skater in Disney productions.  Highest paid ice skater in Disney on Ice (Dory, Olaf, Minnie Mouse, etc.)

Kaycee Chapman – Gaming, coding, 3-D Animator, Film.  Worked for Warner Bros. and was Lead Debugger on Grand Theft Auto game for Rockstar Games.

Ally Abrams – Traveled the world (over 20 countries) as cinematographer for Chukker TV covering major Polo matches and events with players such as Prince Charles.  Now a motion graphics/film teacher at G-Star School of the Arts.

Paul Halluch – Created Woodland.TV Production Studios with three other G-Star students. They travel all over the world shooting documentaries. Feature films: Legend Within, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, Concrete Jungle.

Isabelo Pascual – Independent Film Producer, Los Angeles (also grip & electric). Bicoastal producer, cinematographer, and editor. Specializing in narrative and music video productions, he has since freelanced for various clients including: Simon and Schuster, Wittlebee Kids Clothing Club, G-Star Studios, American Film Productions, Lap-Band, Hachitan Entertainment, among others.  IMDB: Trouble is my Business, Proving Ground, The Good Samaritan, It’s A Dog Gone Tale: Destiny’s Stand.

Chris Grant – Beyonce’s Choreographer and recording artist.  Michael Jackson’s number one dancer on “This Is It” film, dance performer world-wide.

Wally Aime – Sound Engineer, song writer, SVFX, independent filmmaker, editor on The Awakening, Road to Inferno, Pure.

Zakary Rakszawski – Motion picture lighting, grip, electric.

Becca Ross – World Champion Martial Arts, won Three Gold Medals at World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia. Youtube martial arts star.

Aimee Vitaglian – Launch Readiness Manager at HULU, built a company-wide event management model. Designed model for customer support. Led the integration of the event management model. ‘Pursuit of Better Ways Award’: Recognition for being the greatest problem owner and solver at HULU.

Daniel Arrieta – Editor at Olympusat (26 satellite channels) for clients such as Xfinity and Time Warner.

Zack Blauer – Prosthetics makeup artist working on film and TV shows, presently on TNT show “The Last Ship.”

Kyle Gehrig – Warner Bros. Studios Production Administrator working with the executives. Began as Media Administrator developing trailers and getting them to networks on time, DVD distribution.  President of NitroBlu Films Productions.  Films: Inquisition, Sanctuary, Delivery of the Dead.

Raymond Knudsen – President of Raymond Knudsen Films production company. Winner of four international film festivals and nominee of four film festivals.  Films: In Motion, Full Circle, It’s Time.

Zach Joyner – Managed Services Specialist at Tribridge specializing in business applications and cloud solutions through Cloud Computing. Self-Employed Freelance Videographer/Editor, Intern at Cannes Film Festival with Vision Films.

Athina Angel – Oslo, Norway: Promoter: Nova Vista AS, Sales Consultant: Decision AS.

Lucas Marchesani – Creative Services Editor at Olympusat.  Co-Owner of Afflux Studios.  Produces, Shoots and Edits high quality videos specializing in music videos, web based videos, promotional videos, interviews, commercials, feature films, and short films. Films: The Library Cop, Marriage Material.

Robert Keegan – Owner/Operator of Afflux Studios: 3500 sq foot production studio equipped with 30ft white cyc wall, production offices and green room. DP/Editor: Owner/Operator RED Scarlet camera package, DP specializing in music videos, corporate videos and live events.  Afflux Studios is working with the College of Cinematic Arts Keiser University.

Maria Amador – Production Coordinator at NBC Universal.

Evan DeCarmine – Cinematographer, photographer at IndieVisual. Film: Mondo Art.

Shay Roman – Writer, Director and Star of her one woman show “Pizza Flowers” appearing Off Broadway. Films and TV: Transparent, Sex Drive, Hiding Victoria, The Prince and The Pauper: The Movie.

Fabian Nation – Design Assistant/Executive Assistant at The West Brand, New York City.  Saturday Night Live: Dyed and distressed techniques for clothing. Clients: Kanye West, El Debarge, The Dream, and choir. Yeezy Season 3: Selected and styled clothing and accessories.

Noah Hershman – Radio hosting/producing/news reporting, film and television acting, producing and writing. Handel clearances for media and wardrobe on nationally syndicated entertainment news shows.  Daily show tracking of photo/video assets in Filemaker; generate daily/weekly cost and usage reports; and assist with talent wardrobe clearance for the FOX show “Dish Nation.”  Season 12 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Personal assistant to Howie Mandel.

Marquis Whaley – Staff Photographer at Contrast Magazine, premium fashion, entertainment and lifestyle publication. Quarterly releases and brand new original programming including short films, series and exclusive interviews for ContrastTV access into the world of fashion, entertainment and culture.

Donald Mirisola – Jr. Engineer and Project Coordinator at Dedicated Systems Inc., IMMEDIA INC., The Breakers, Palm Beach.  Skilled in the Audio Video and Information Technology field with versatile technical solutions and support skill set developed through experience in the academic community, large scale hospitality resorts, both federal court and military spaces, and several off campus venues and many seminars.

Miles Henderson – Warner Bros. Studios Assistant Cameraman.

Eli Dreyfuss – Recognized by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the US Department of Education, and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) for earning a National Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  Had a one-man show at Carnegie Hall in NYC for finishing first in a world-wide still photography competition with over 320,000 submissions.

C Diamond – Program Director at Digistars Workshop, Live Action and Animation video production for kids!  Professional Motion Picture Editor, Videographer, and Photographer.

Albert Valente – Art Agent/Consultant at Saphira & Ventura Gallery Greater New York City Area Fine Art.  Norton Museum of Art.

Tyler Grow – Film Scoring.  Working with Rob Minkoff, the Director and Head Animator for “The Lion King” and Academy Award Winner and nine-time Oscar nominated Musical Director Hans Zimmer.  Only high school student ever invited to the NYU Film Scoring Workshop working with major film scorers; played piano with the New York Philharmonic.

Melissa Kyle – Second Unit Director or Assistant Director | Art department | Producer | Actress.  Films: John Wick, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bluebloods, 30 Rock, Project Runway All Stars, Dancing On The Edge, Hiding Victoria. Began as Assistant to the Studio Head of Warner Bros.

Our Vision

A central component of G-Star’s Vision is to create an on-going and self-sustaining feature-film industry in Palm Beach County and South Florida. In this way our students will go on to graduate from college and return to be employed in a film industry we have created. They will be the future writers, directors, producers, actors, editors, and crew for that industry. We are the only educational entity that we know of that is developing an entire industry with the purpose of employing our students after they graduate from college.

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