the Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers
Jeffrey Wengrofsky directs and produces the Syndicate. Over the past four years, he’s created four film festivals – Secrets of the Deep, Secrets of the Insect World, Secrets of the Intoxicated Life, and Secrets of the Heart – and his current festival, Secrets of Outer Space: Into the Great Beyond, is now accepting submissions. He has taught at New York University, The New School, Rutgers University, and Berkeley College, and has served on the staffs of Aperture Photography Magazine, Coilhouse Magazine, and Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory. His words have also appeared in the Berkeley Journal of Sociology, Maximumrocknroll, Trebuchet Magazine (UK), and Cold Lips (UK), and he is completing a book on Aristotle. Wengrofsky also hosted Gift Horse: Inside New York Art, a weekly podcast series about the creative process, out of Radio Initiativa (Lviv, Ukraine). His voice can be heard on a podcast by Tablet Magazine’s Long Story Short series regarding punk and Jewish history ((Listen Here)). His first feature film, The Song of Hiawatha: A Trip in the American Counterculture, is in post-production.
Brian Wengrofsky is an accomplished SinEmoTographer who believes that balancing a life of vice and productive community service (aka filming bad boys and girls) is the S.H.I.T. His documentary credits include A Lion’s Trail, winner of the 2006 Emmy Award for Documentary Film, which was shown at Cannes and on PBS’s Independent Lens, as well as When The War Is Over and The Mother’s House, both of which aired on the Sundance Channel. In 2010, he shot his second season of Mal Zwischendurch (In Between) for German television, the narrative short Sponge, and documentary projects in Haiti and Indonesia. www.brianwengrofsky.com
David Kavanaugh is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker. His work in cinematography and lighting for film and television has taken him to exotic locations in North America, Africa, and Asia. Mr. Kavanaugh has worked on set with several of cinema’s established greats as well as a few of its up-and-coming darlings: Robert Frank, Ramin Bahrani, Lisa Rinzler, Michael Cuesta, Peter Sollett, Alex Gibney (Mea Culpa Maxima), Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), and Bhen Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild). In his free time, Mr. Kavanaugh illustrates comic books and enjoys editing and shooting for the Syndicate. He prefers New York-style pizza over Chicago-style deep dish and hopes to one day build a geodesic dome in the Catskills. He’s now working on a graphic novel about Alexander the Great.
Alex Zarnoski is the founder of AjazzNetworks.com and the creator of such web shows as Ajazz Tech, Ajazz Encrypted, The Daily Decrypter, The Tech Portal, and The Salinor Show. He currently writes for R.A.N.T. and produces for the video blog Internet Amazings.