manning the trenches

Eric Rolnick

Eric graduated with honors from New York University's Kanbar Institute of Film and Television in May 2001.

In addition to "The Truce", Eric co-directed/edited "Rooster", a comedy which competed in the 2003 Hamptons International Film Festival Golden Starfish Shorts Competition.

Eric is the recipient of such distinctions as Cine Golden Eagle Award, Student Emmy Award, and NYU Wasserman Award.

Currently, Eric lives in Los Angeles, where he works as a technical supervisor for CBS's On-Air Advertising and Promotions department.

Kevin Frakes
Producer/Production Manager

Kevin is a senior at NYU's film program. Kevin has spent the
past two years producing five senior Advanced Production films
and four Intermediate productions. Prior to attending NYU, Kevin
studied Business and Political Science at Bucknell University.

Kevin has interned at many notable creative outlets, including VH1's "Before They Were Rock Stars" series and currently works as a Technical Advisor at the NYU Television Production Studios. At NYU, Kevin has achieved Dean's List for four consecutive semesters.

John Lissauer

The last 25 years have been prolific for John, creating award-winning work that has spanned the globe. He has scored over a dozen feature films, and has arranged and orchestrated even more films including Seven, and That Thing You Do. His score for La Tete de Normande St. Onge won a Canadian Academy Award for "Best Original Score in a Motion Picture." Currently, John is scoring an indie feature and an Imax film entitled Tribute, a story about New York in the aftermath of 9/11.

Doug Letterman
Art Director

Doug is a senior majoring in film and philosophy at NYU. He is currently in post-production for his short film "Corporate Culture," shot last fall. Doug is concentrating on the field of 3D computer animation, and he is preparing to make his final animated film sometime next year.

Michael Akman
Director of Photography

Mike is a rising Senior enrolled in the NYU film program. He has
worked as a director of photography on numerous 16mm and
35mm student films, in both black & white and color.

Mike's experience includes diverse training in the art of
cinematography fincluding the National High School Institute at Northwestern University and the 35mm Master Class at FAMU University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Mike currently interns at City Stage, a soundstage in