Methodology: movies4movies judges its submissions based on the following criteria: Originality/Creativity, Direction, Writing, Cinematography, Performances, Production Value, Pacing, Structure,  and Sound/Music.

Thank you to our talented and diverse group of judges for taking the time to carefully consider all of our submissions for our summerr installment of movies4movies.

Timothy Deery
Tim is the host of the monthly film series “Cult Classic Movie Night” (IG: @CultClassicMovieNight) at Dobbs Ferry Library.  He appeared in the upcoming 2017 feature film Jonny’s Sweet Revenge, the 2016 documentary The Ends of New York: Fort Washington, the film The Devil’s Own, and TV series The Mysteries of Laura.  He has performed voiceovers for local advertisers and sketch comedy at various venues including The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The People’s Improv Theater, and Piano’s.

Tania Jeudy Doykin
Tania is a producer and the founder of Genix Productions. She is a producer for the Filipino-American news magazine, “I Am Pinoy, Proud Ako.” She has worked in conjuction with Empyre productions on the docu-series, “Artist Space.”

Denise Dragiewicz
Denise Dragiewicz is a writer, editor and documentary film director. Recently, she edited the narrative films Yattra (Golden Door Film Festival) and Girl Clown (First Glance Film Festival), co-edited the experimental short MatterSpaceTime (New Jersey Film Festival), was assistant editor on the feature documentary Missing People (Hot Docs, Los Angeles Film Festival), and acted as associate editor for the up-coming documentary Renegade Dreamers (filmmaker Karen Kramer).  Her first credit as director was with the short documentary The Ballad of Acadia (Maine Outdoor Film Festival).  In 2013-2014, Dragiewicz documented both environmental turmoil and community conservation in seven East African countries with the goal of showcasing these films at environmental film festivals.  The first released, A Butterfly Space, debuted at The Global Peace Film Festival in Orlando, Florida (October 2015).  The second completed, Ndzou Camp, tells the story of a Mozambican community determined to protect their elephant population while creating economic opportunities based upon sustainability (runner-up Yale e360 Video Contest, Ethnografilm Festival, Paris, France, Vaasa Wildlife Film Festival, Finland, CayFilm Festival, Cayman Islands, Norwich Radical Film Festival, UK, Portland Eco Film Festival).  The third in this series, Andasibe, depicting the social costs of environmental degradation in Madagascar, premiered at the Vaasa Wildlife Film Festival (Finland) in September 2016.   Denise is also the 2016 runner-up winner (for the second year in a row) of the Yale e360 video contest for the short film Chocolate in the Jungle: The Battle to Save a Disappearing Rainforest, depicting the plight of Ecuadorian cacao farmers in the midst of massive deforestation in the Choco Rainforest.  Currently in pre-production is her first feature narrative, IN THE DARK, set in South Africa, about the global epidemic of sexual violence against women and children in which she is writer and director.  Also released in 2016 is her debut novel, The People Could Fly, a young adult narrative that focuses on teenage depression and the consideration of suicide in young American women.

Nancy King
Nancy has been a fan of independent and foreign language films since seeing Walkabout in 1971. On the periphery of the film industry, Nancy has attended two Academy Awards ceremonies. As the Westchester resident, she is thrilled to be a judge in the first Dobbs ferry film festival!

Matt Lewis
Matt Lewis is a man with many hats. He partners with faculty, consults with small groups, leads workshops, and facilitates learning communities on emerging technology in higher education. Currently his passion for creating media has him deeply involved with designing evidence-based assessment through eportfolios, producing digital stories with faculty and students, and developing Open Educational Resources (OER) at Mercy College.

Tim S. Lorge, gent
Tim Lorge, a native of Turnersville, NJ is a writer, photographer, filmmaker and film producer. He currently serves as the Official Photographer of The Playground Experiment, a New York City based theater development company. HE is a member of the Dramtists Guild, Raindance and the Independent Filmmaker Project. His most notable works include the plays “Modern Love”, “Family Snapshot” and “The Ballad of Maggie and Ian.” He currently has multiple film and web projects in various stages of production. Tim splits his time between New York City and the beautiful Hudson Valley with his wife, Stephanie and daughter Katy.

Bill Phair
21st century, meet Judy Garland. Since its launch in 2005, JudyCast has brought Judy Garland (Frances Gumm) to podcast audiences around the world in an affectionate pop culture surreality that Zachary Woolfe of The New York Times calls “hilarious, ingenious, uncanny, unmissable!” Solely produced and performed by Bill Phair, this heartfelt and comically absurd satire features dozens of legendary guests (from Carol Channing to Daniel Radcliffe) who join Judy and her co-host Roger Darling for an indescribable audio romp celebrating all things Broadway, film and TV.

Emmy Potter
Emmy Potter is an actor, writer, and producer based in New York City.  She has appeared in numerous short films (including Sena Studios’ A Good Assistant), comedy sketches, plays, and cabarets and is a frequent guest co-host on the podcast Comic News Insider.  Emmy has written for the IFC Channel and arts/culture website Culture Sonar.  She also serves as a preliminary script adjudicator for the Storytellers Initiative pilot competition at SeriesFest.  She is currently at work on scripts for the comedy webseries, Friends After Fat Camp, and an as-yet-untitled hour drama pilot.

Sue Resnick
Most recently worked as Assistant editor and Archival Supervisor on Disturbing the Peace, a feature documentary. Previously served as a Teaching Assistant at the Edit Center and as a Producer/Editor for Reel Matters, making documentary-style videos to help nonprofit organizations tell their stories.

Shareef Snuggs
SHAREEF SNUGGS has worked as a freelance videographer and editor for the past fourteen years, during which he has filmed and edited video packages for parties and events around the tri-state area. He has worked as an Assistant Director and Production Assistant on numerous short films and comedy sketches. He directed a documentary on his alma mater, where he cultivated his passion for filmmaking as co-founder and President of the film & video club and produced / directed / camera operated / edited / acted for several student films. Shareef formerly worked for StudioW26 | RR Donnelley as an Assistant Set Builder.

Trish Sullivan-Rothberg
Trish began her career in the Indie Film world working with directors such as Hal Hartley, Nick Gomez and Ang Lee. Later she worked in television producing promos and live events for USA Networks.

Wasan Syananondh
Wasan is a clerk at the Dobbs Ferry Public Library and a film buff. Check out his instagram @wasansy to see what he’s watching!

Jay Varney
A graduate of Binghamton University, Jay Varney is an artist and curator working out of New York City. He is known for his dramatic landscapes created by using broad strokes, drips and runs. His involvement in the arts goes beyond his painting, though. An annual participant in the Sparrow Film Project, Jay is always exploring different mediums and forms of expression. His is currently working with the NYC art community to host montly art shows and events under his organization, Jettison Art Group.

Jessica Wagner
Jessica Wagner is thrilled to be making her national tour debut with Phantom! Off- B’Way/NY: Li’l Abner (Daisy Mae), The Girl Who Came To Supper (Mary). International: Ruddygore Revisited (Rose). Regional: My Fair Lady (Eliza), The Sound Of Music (Maria), Anything Goes (Reno), Always… Patsy Cline (Patsy). BFA: NYU (CAP21). http://www.jessicawagner.net