About the Filmmakers
Wake Forest University Master of Fine Arts 2018-Documentary Film
S.J, is an experienced young journalist and documentarian who graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication and an emphasis in Global Journalism from Drexel University, '15, where he served as editor-in-chief of independent student newspaper The Triangle in 2012. Here he also garnered broadcast news experience at local news station PHL-17 as editor.
He has produced independent films on issues related to healthcare in Honduras and LGBT issues. He serves as associate producer for a project funded by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, teaching documentary skills to high school students in Western North Carolina, beginning in 2017. He acts as producer, director, editor and cinematographer for "Original Body of Pain.”
S.J. is a 2018 graduate of Kartemquin Educational Films' internship program and currently works as a freelancer in Chicago, IL.
Wake Forest University Master of Fine Arts 2018
A 2015 graduate of New Mexico State University, Dominic received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Individualized Studies. Dom spent the majority of his undergraduate career bouncing between Digital Filmmaking and Journalism majors without finding his true calling. He finally realized documentary storytelling was his happy-medium between the two and has continued pursuing non-fiction work through his graduate studies at Wake Forest University.
He currently works as video Producer at The Players' Tribune in New York City.
Dominic's journey into filmmaking started at a young age of 12 after being admitted to a Multimedia program in the 6th grade. Ever since he has continued pursuing his passion for cinematography and non-fiction storytelling by running a freelance photography and video business, completing internships for New Mexico State University Football, Wake Forest Athletics, and NFL Films. He is currently an Associate Producer for Wake Forest's Production company Wrought Iron Productions. The production of Original Body of Pain has profoundly affected the route he wants his career to take and is hopeful to find a balance between working in professional sports and social issue filmmaking.