The Staff

PAUL NANDZIK

PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

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Passionate, diligent, artistic, and business-minded – Paul brings a lot to the table through all phases of production as an award-winning stunt professional, writer, producer, and director. Having worked in film since 2011, his natural talent has been refined from working on over 100 projects including Showtime’s miniseries Escape at Dannemora (directed by Ben Stiller) and the CBS show One Dollar (directed by Craig Zobel).

A member of SAG-AFTRA, Paul has proudly trained at the Virginia Beach Bash Stage and Screen Combat Workshop, the United Stuntmen’s Association’s International Stunt School, has received awards and recognition for his stunt work including Best Fight Choreography, as well Awards of Merit for his work as a writer, director, and producer. Paul is also a published author several times over, was a journalist, a film teacher, has won poetry slams and literary competitions, earned his B.A. in English from SUNY College at Fredonia, his A.A. in General Studies from Mohawk Valley Community College, and is constantly on the lookout to expand his knowledge and ability even more.

Driven as he is by his curiosities and ambitions, Paul survives on about four hours of sleep, not nearly as much coffee as you might imagine, and his deep and abiding love for peanut butter with chocolate.

 

 


MISHA NANDZIK

VICE PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER

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Hailing from Looneyville, West Virginia (yes, that’s really the name of the town), Misha has a passion for putting the pieces of a story together and managing the ins and outs of a set with great attention to detail.  Buffing her field experience as a director, producer, wardrobe supervisor, hair stylist, make-up artist, and video editor, she is presently continuing her professional development by pursuing her Film Technician certification while also pursuing special effects make-up.

Leading up to this point, she has been the president of the Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honorary Society, the editor of the campus newspaper, Phoenix, a contributing writer to an online review site, earned her B.A. in English from Glenville State College, and worked for 12 years in an administrative support role in and out of the film industry.

Misha is currently an active member of the West Virginia Filmmakers Guild, and in her spare time she tries to rescue too many animals, frequently makes the kitchen look like a war zone, and has regular dreams about cheese.

 

 

 


JESSICA NARDULLI

HEAD OF CONTENT

Jessica earned her B.S. in Communications from Clarion University.  During her college years she fulfilled her dream of joining a marching band and also spent a year as the Operations Director of the campus TV station.

Despite her adamance going into college that she wouldn’t go Greek, Jessica found herself in both a sorority (Tau Beta Sigma) and a fraternity (Alpha Phi Omega) by the end of her freshman year.  She wound up in positions of leadership in both service organizations, taking on titles over the years including Vice President of Service, Recording Secretary, Inter-Chapter Ambassador, and Pledgemaster.  Her greatest accomplishment, however, was organizing a weekend-long leadership conference that involved a number of workshops and more than a hundred people.

Speaking of organizational strengths, Jessica may have difficulty keeping her own home in order but her habit of organizing other people’s things has spanned years – from alphabetizing her teacher’s bookshelves before class started to overhauling the Dreaming Droids Productions’ office space.

Having grown up on Long Island, Jessica returned home after college and spent two years as a teleprompter operator for Fox News.  When it came time for a change of pace, she gave up her five hour round-trip commute, moved to Pittsburgh, and happily drives less than 20 minutes each way to her current (other) job as Assistant Manager at a local Picture People studio.