Born and raised in New York City, Peter Darmi is a cheerful medley of Composer, Sound Designer, Recording Engineer, Record Producer, video editor, and AfterEffects master.
Among his many awards and Platinum records, Peter is proudest of engineering Grammy award winning albums for George Benson, Natalie Cole, and BB King, and nominations for Lou Rawls, Mose Allison, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba for which he was nominated Best Recording Engineer./p>
Peter currently scores and sound designs national TV spots for Duracell, Porsche, IBM, Sprite, Nick at Nite, and Datek, and most recently has begun producing online motion-graphic spots for corporate clients.
He also has expanded into complete audio post production for feature films including scoring, sound design, and post mixing for theatrical release 5.1 surround.
Jay is a filmmaker and a musician living in New York’s Hudson Valley. He graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts with a BFA in Film & TV, then moved to LA with his rock band. There he honed his storytelling skills on movie trailers, shorts, feature films, and television before returning to greener pastures. In 2014 he edited the forthcoming feature crime drama, Mi America, filmed on location in Newburgh, NY. He’s a skilled Digital Image Technician, Editor, and Cameraman.
Feature film credits include Frankie & Johnny are Married, Playground: The Child Sex Trade in America, and Lil’ Poison. TV credits include James Gunn Pilots Humanzee and Sparky & Mikaela, FOX’s Trading Spouses, Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, ABC’s How to Get the Guy, and ION Network’s Positive Living.
From 2008 to the present Jay has been directing, shooting, and editing Gone Postal, a feature documentary investigating the US Postal Service. Strapped to the back of an ATV, Jay caught all the action in the Hello Joe docs, The Burly and the New York State Mountain Bike Series promo. Rock on.
Sheila Dvorak (Director)
Sheila Dvorak is a filmmaker and video professional whose narrative and documentary films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and screened in theatres nationwide. Her unique ability to foster a positive and creative energy on any set is appreciated by cast and crew alike.
A graduate of Columbia University, Sheila has been working in film and television production for 13 years as a producer, director, writer, assistant director, acting coach, production designer, casting director and editor on TV programs, commercial film projects, independent feature films, short films, and documentaries. Feature film “Children of Invention,” assistant directed and acting coached by Dvorak premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her work in documentary film includes “Gone Postal” the forthcoming documentary about the fight to save the United States Postal Service, research on a documentary short about The SHOAH Foundation which aired on HBO, and managing the nationwide independent distribution of “See What I’m Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary” directed by Hilari Scarl.
After living and working in both New York City and Los Angeles, Sheila has returned to the Hudson Valley and continues writing, directing, and working in production.
Phillip Koffman – VP of Business Development
Phillip was born and raised in the Hudson Valley, and graduated Cum Laude from SUNY New Paltz with a BA in Digital Media Programming and Management. He also received his AS in Communications from Dutchess Community College, where he served in the student government and as Assistant Director of “Beau Geste,” an award-winning student film.
After college Phillip interned at React to FILM, a nonprofit organization that educates students on social issues through documentary films.
Phillip’s skill set is as varied as it is useful, and though he originally joined the Hello Joe Media team as a production assistant, he quickly vaulted thru the ranks to his current position as VP of Business Development where he can put the full range of his multiple talents to use.