director, cinematographer, producer
Daniel “Dusty” Albanese is the New York based photographer and filmmaker behind the website TheDustyRebel. Shaped by his background in anthropology, he has built a worldwide following documenting the more marginal aspects of the urban landscape, as well as controversial artworks, and political protests. In 2017, he began production on his first feature length documentary and book exploring the global Queer Street Art movement.
In 2013, he gave a series of lectures on street photography at Wheaton College as part of their Techpaths Lecture Series and the Evelyn Danzig Haas Visiting Artists Program. He has also been a reoccurring guest speaker for the City College of New York, as well as at Stanford University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Adelphi University, and MoMA PS1. Daniel has been interviewed for several street art documentaries such as, Janz In the Moment; Stick To It; and 190 Bowery.
Daniel’s photography has been exhibited globally, acquired by the International Center of Photography and the Leslie-Lohman Museum, and been prominently featured in several books, such as Banksy. You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat (4th edition); Post No Bills Poems by Robert Janz; Women of Resistance: Poems For A New Feminism; A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir by Edie Windsor; #ICPConcernedGlobal Images for Global Crisis.
Jonathon Roessler is a graduate of Vassar College and the MFA Film program at Columbia University. While at Columbia, Mr. Roessler obtained a dual degree in Producing and Writing as well as teaching in the undergraduate film department.
After helping produce the Sundance award-winning short film, The Dawn Chorus, Mr. Roessler went on to write, direct, and produce the high school satire First Period. This short was awarded the inaugural music grant from ASCAP that provided for a 20-piece live orchestra and went on to win numerous film festivals as well as the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Short Film Award. It has also racked up 3 million views on YouTube.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Mr. Roessler has written for episodic television including My Life With the Walter Boys (Netflix), Grendel (Netflix), Teen Wolf (MTV), Cupid (ABC), and The Beautiful Life (CW).
His pilots include the sci-fi thriller COLONY for Hulu, an adaptation of The New York Times best-selling novel Over You for eOne, and the neo-noir thriller UNDERSTAY for ParamountTV. He is currently writing a pilot for UCP and a feature for Fremantle.
Vince Rappa is a Commercial Director of Photography based in New York, Los Angeles and occasionally South Florida. In early 2023 Vince had the pleasure of shooting a Super Bowl commercial for the New York Mets. Vince has enjoyed working with numerous celebrity talents including Steven Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Whoopi Goldberg, Michelle Yeoh, Michael Imperioli, Johnny Knoxville, Amy Schumer, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Allan Houston, Just Blaze, Fran Lebowitz, Malcolm Gladwell, R.L. Stine, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ken Burns, and many more.
Mikaéla Murphis a New York-based editor and colorist with experience on projects ranging from feature documentaries to film trailers.