The Ripple Project Team
Co-Founder and Director: Liron Unreich
The Ripple Project is the natural product of Unreich’s career, a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He has pursued the art of storytelling through various mediums, and his resumé reflects his expertise in a variety of arenas — including award winning films, world wide art exhibitions of collaborative work, participating in the design of the the highest resolution 360° digital video array ever built and independent film productions. His independent and collaborative work has been featured on television, in museums and publications around the world, including The New York Times, The New Yorker Magazine, MOMA, and BET channel amongst other. Liron’s most recent collaborative work has been honored with the prestigious “best short experimental film” in SXSW 2008 film festival.
Co-Founder and Producer: Michael McDevitt
Hailing from New York and schooled at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, Michael brings 21 years of strategy, branding, advertising, and marketing experience. His accomplishments include a prestigious Gold Clio and a coveted place in the American Institute of Graphic Art’spermanent collection. As cofounder of the innovation agency Gooder Companies, client highlights include the North American introduction of the Mercedes-Benz Smart car and the introduction of numerous eBay portals. As cofounder of the public art collaborative Illegal Art, his work has been featured in the New York Times OpArtpage. Michael is also co-author of Chronicle Book’s Suggestion.
Series One Producer and Vignettes Director: Dylan Angell
Dylan came to New York in 2009 with a background in film and creative writing, and soon became involved with The Ripple Project. He has since established himself as an indispensable member of the Ripple team, acting as a producer of The Ripple Project: One documentary, and as the director of the Vignettes web-series. Before moving to New York, Dylan spent much of his time traveling both alone and on tour with different bands. These travels, throughout the United States and later Europe, are where Dylan became interested in documenting the lives of ordinary individuals and has molded him into an important contributor to The Ripple Project.
The Ripple Project ONE Producer/ Editor: Roy Kogay Wol
Recently Wol produced Doug Karr’s feature narrative: ART MACHINE, starring Golden Globe Nominee Joey Lauren Adams, Joseph Cross (Milk, Flags of Our Fathers), and Jessica Szhor (Gossip Girl, Piranha 3d); Justin Reichman’s feature A WIFE ALONE sponsored by FILM FORUM, and Hank Devo’s KILL YOUR TV (distributed by Quat! Media). Wol’s work has been screened in several international film festivals and received fellowships and grants from organizations including BRAVO!FACT and TELEFILM. Wol has produced, line produced, and post supervised numerous projects in Europe, the Middle East, Canada, and the United States. From Lionsgate’s STIR OF ECHOES II to Focus Features’ EASTERN PROMISES, Wol has worked in various aspects of the film industry making him a well-rounded international producer with experience in a variety of departments.
The Ripple Project Cinematographer: Tal Unreich
Tal Unreich is an award winning cinematographer from Israel and currently residing in nyc. He graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) in 2011. His thesis film, come back to me, won the Emmy college television award. Upon graduating, Tal spent a year in Beijing, where he shot independent films, corporate videos, and video art. In the past decade, Tal has shot and directed several film projects, including: Heaven, an official selection of the LA short film festival, and Ladders, a feature length documentary developed for BET networks and narrated by Harry Belafonte. Tal’s extensive experience also includes work shooting live music shows, music videos, 3d animation collaborative projects, short videos for the food network, dwell magazine, as well as a video expedition with artist Clifford Ross and national geographic in the Pantanal, Brazil.
The Ripple Project Intern: Eliya Akbas
Eliya Akbas moved to New York from France in 2011, he soon became involved with The Ripple Project. He graduated from ESRA Paris in 2011. His film Harvest has been selected in worlwide festivals, including International Student Film Festival of Beijing Academy. In the past years, Eliya worked on independent films, including Tom in America, an official selection of Palm Springs Festival and LA Shorts Fest. He shot commercials and worked on the New York fashion week and interviewed famous artists as Katy Perry for French TV. Eliya is also an editor, and has been collaborating with the Belgian journalist and documentary director Pierre Brouwers, shooting films around the world.
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