NY Shorts Fest



Aaron Duffy

Aaron Duffy is creative director and partner at 1stAveMachine. Conducting experiments with concept, technique, and storytelling is central to Aaron’s process. Aaron’s work as a director has been featured at the Saatchi&Saatchi new director’s showcase, and has been inducted into the MoMA’s Archive for the Art and Technique of the American Commercial. Aaron lives in Brooklyn, loves to crochet, and has a turtle named Chevy.

Jeremy Yaches

Jeremy Yaches is an Emmy-nominated producer and co-founder of Public Record, a production company that specializes in film, branded content, and commercials. Yaches produced the award-winning documentary "In A Dream" which was short-listed for an Academy Award and broadcast on HBO.

Yaches recently produced numerous short films including "Heart Stop Beating" which premiered at Sundance, "Remains" at SXSW & "El Último Hielero" at Tribeca. Yaches has several feature films, narrative and documentary alike, in various stages of development.

Juliet Seniff

Juliet Seniff is an Internet web producer at John William "Will" Ferrell's comedy website, Funny or Die, in Los Angeles, California, where she produces and writes monthly content for the site. She also writes for a monthly Maude show at the Upright Citizens' Brigade in Hollywood. Other writing credits include the Yahoo! web-series First Dates With Toby Harris and YouTube.

Juliet hails from Michigan, a cold place near Canada, and graduated from Michigan State University in 2004.

Jen Dean

Jen is a Texan who loves to tell stories, especially with film.  She studied under legendary experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage in Colorado and then found her way to film editor Hank Corwin (Natural Born Killers, Tree of LIfe) in Los Angeles where she began her commercial career.  Jen continues her path at Whitehouse Post editing award-winning spots for clients such as Google, New York Times, Cotton, and Sprint.
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