FEATURED STUDENTS / ALUMNI

Mateo Marquez, Class of 2019

Mateo Márquez is a director, writer, and producer from New York City. His body of work includes narrative, commercial, and music video content that have garnered attention in the U.S and abroad. He holds a Masters in Directing from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in Film from Hunter College. He was a 2015 BAFTA Scholarship recipient and 2019 School of Visual Arts’ Alumni Scholarship Award winner. Mateo challenges perceptions of inclusion and isolation in storytelling. He is currently in development of his first feature film. Movie Link

Abraham Rozenbaum, Class of 2019

Abraham Rozenbaum is a New York City-based Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter, and Editor from Caracas, Venezuela. He earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York (SVA) where he won two grants and several international awards for his thesis film “Ayuda”. He earned his MPS in Directing from SVA in May of 2019 with his next narrative comedy, “Ojos Que No Ven”.
He is a former Video Producer and Editor for business magazines Inc. and Fast Company. Abraham envisions to direct and produce narrative productions and music videos in NYC and internationally. Movie Link Website Link

Miguel J. Soliman, Class of 2017

Miguel J. Soliman is a professional filmmaker from Jersey City. He is Latino-American, of Ecuadorian, Honduran, and Palestinian decent. Passionate and adventurous --Miguel sets himself apart by being an independent, international filmmaker. His work, as diverse as he, spans from comedies, to dramas, to horror films. Miguel has also written, produced, assistant directed and edited fiction films as well as documentaries in the US and abroad. Miguel earned a Bachelor of the Arts in Film Directing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2015. He earned a Master of Professional Studies in Directing from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2017. He also studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Movie Link

Amanda Alvich, Class of 2017

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. Movie Link