Film and Television Instructors:
Karla Braithwaite - Writer, Director, Producer with 20 years industry experience. Produces film/video content for entertainment, business, education, and non-profits organizations. Her 20 year career has included, live broadcast television, music video production, commercial advertising and independent film production. Karla enjoys teaching and has taught classes in video production and digital storytelling to children and teens.
Susannah McCarthy - Susannah Palmer McCarthy was born in Long Island NY. She attended NYU Tisch School of The Arts with a focus on Production Design. Her career really began working for several years as a Property Master for NFL Films. Her experience ranges from Prop Master for over 30 TV commercials, Prop Shopper and Assistant Prop Master for several Network TV series as well as Prop Master for two low budget features " The Visit ' Night Shymalan and "Franny" starring Richard Gere.
Shari Simpson - Shari is not only an accomplished actor and award-winning comedy writer, she also has a talent for writing nice things about herself in the third person. Trained at the American Conservatory Theater, Shari performed on many New York stages, and in TV shows and commercials. Her two-person comedy “Maybe Baby, It’s You” (co-written and co-performed with Charlie Shanian) had two off-Broadway runs, a run in Hollywood starring Tori Spelling, and is published by Dramatic Publishing, Inc. and performed all over the country. Shari was the BlogHer 2012 Voice of the Year in Humor Writing and performed her winning piece “The Best/Worst ‘Female’ Story You Will Ever Read” for an audience of 5,000 in NYC. She presently writes and performs in video comedy shorts for Nickelodeon’s online humor site. Her film “Legion of Good”, produced by EchoLight Films, will be released in early 2016 and she is currently adapting the YA novel “The Swap” for The Disney Channel. She lives in Hoboken, NJ with a very patient husband and four children (two human, two pug).
This class will focus on the art of digital story telling. This course will explore the on camera and behind the scenes elements of the film making process. This track will work in conjunction with the acting and song writing/ recording tracks. Students will create a final film, that will be presented at the PAC camp's final presentation.