FEATURED STUDENTS / ALUMNI

Amanda Alvich

Amanda Alvich is a comedy writer, director and actor who resides in New York City. After graduating from Hofstra University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Amanda worked in the PR/Special Events industry for five years before making her official leap into film. While her love for filmmaking and video content creation began as a hobby at a very young age, Amanda always found a way to incorporate video and film throughout her PR career to help keep her sanity. Since 2011, Amanda has worked on several short films and a variety of corporate video content, highlighting her talents in comedy. She received her masters in Directing from the School of Visual Arts in May 2017. Her short film, 'OUT', will be her directing debut. In her free time, Amanda enjoys taking naps, yelling at the pigeon who has been building a nest outside her window unit, and practicing her SNL monologue in a mirror.

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Declan Quinlan

Declan is an American born Irish filmmaker. During his formative years studying at Maynooth University, he worked many late nights in order to save money and move to the US to start his Masters in Directing at the School of Visual Arts NYC. This instilled in him a dependable work ethic and a desire to succeed. His versatility has seen him through many odd jobs over the years; from his humble beginnings as a cleaner in an Airbnb Cottage, to a live in caregiver in Silicon Valley; Or most recently, as on overworked waiter in TriBeCa. Declan displays recurring themes within his work such as personal isolation, questioning social norms and unconventional love. When not at work or in school you can probably find Declan happily drinking overpriced beer in any techno driven nightclub.

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Daniel Sairitupac

Daniel Sairitupac is a writer, director and producer based in New York. At age 18 he had his first out of body experience. The experience shifted his life perspective and impacted his storytelling. His latest film, Light Withheld, is based in part on a mystic woman he met in his twenties. Daniel graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in Film Production and from School of Visual Arts with a Masters in Directing.

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Tian Tang

Tian Tang is a Chinese filmmaker from Hangzhou, currently living in New York. She graduated from MPS Directing in 2017. She started making commercials, music videos and short films when she moved to Beijing in 2011. Influenced by various formats of sub-culture. As a young international female filmmaker, Tian is committed to the exploring new visual and narrative voices through storytelling.

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