It's important for all New Yorkers to know about Ranked Choice Voting this year. This June Primary hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers will cast their votes using the new Ranked Choice Voting system, meaning that you can now rank up to five candidates in order of preference. It's important that New Yorkers fully take advantage of this system so we have more say in who leads our city. Don't waste Your Vote, Rank It!
Chris Barone is a Long-Island born Italian American who fell in love with playing music at a very young age. During and after high school, he toured briefly as a singer/lead guitarist, and then became a Tour Manager with a national act in 2005. When not touring, Chris found himself working in television part time, and he began learning the different aspects of the TV industry. After testing the water in several different roles, he became a sound mixer in 2010 and has never looked back. Whether on the road in a tropical location, or filming right here in New York City, Chris continues to love what he does, and he does it well. "I love the diversity of people and places that our industry brings on a daily basis."
From humble beginnings as one of six boys to immigrant parents, Danniel "Danny" Patino is proud to have made a name for himself in the New York film and television world. Danny has worked on many New York based productions, including VH1's Black Ink Crew, and the Housewives franchise. When not on set, Danny volunteers with an organization that educates and steers troubled youth in a more positive direction. His end goal is to be a Director of Photography here in New York City. "New York City is a diverse melting pot with fascinating stories from people and places. Nothing's equivalent to the New York state of mind."
A San Francisco area native, Darren Joe's Emmy award winning work is informed from his background as a trained classical dancer, degree in video art and photography, and prior career as a Information Technology manager. Concentrating in narrative and documentary, but also working in the television and commercial space, Darren has lensed films across the world; including the UK, France, and India. Some which have gone on to be shown in international festivals; such as Sundance and Cannes. "Traveling through all the Boroughs and seeing NYC coming back to life was revitalizing. Especially seeing how engaged everyone was about voting. The future is looking bright and NY is back!"
Dylan Andrew Lappin is a professional Sound Recordist in Television and Film. With over 15 Years of experience, he's had the pleasure of working with an eclectic group of talented people. With credits on shows such as "The Late Late Show with James Cordon," and History Channel's "American Daredevils," Dylan never knows what the next job will bring. New York City gives him the chance to bring all his aspirations to fruition. From playing music, trying stand up comedy, and tasting all kinds of food, there's always something new to do in the city that never sleeps. "The city really is the place where dreams become realities." - Dylan Lappin
Michael Macomber was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and found his way to New York City in 1999 to attend Marymount in Manhattan. Once out of college, Michael became an assistant to a well known reality TV star and began learning the ropes of working with talent. And now, Michael has over ten years of producing experience under his belt. Some of his television credits include Ice Loves Coco, Project Runway: All Stars, and Black Ink Crew. Michael believes that every person you meet has a unique and different story to tell, and he loves being the one to bring these stories to life. "What I loved about this project was being on the street and interviewing the countless and colorful New Yorkers. There is an authenticity to the people of New York that shines."
Shelley Sinha is a Television and Digital Producer with 15 plus years of experience. A Maryland native, she has spent time in both Los Angeles, and New York City, producing content within almost every type of genre. From her early days on the set of "The Bachelor" to more recent days working on New York based docuseries like "Ice Loves Coco," "Black Ink Crew," and "Love and Hip Hop," she has seen it all. This year, Shelley had the honor of working with FairShare on the Jetblue Healthcare Heroes campaign, which paid homage to the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic, and won a gold from the Internationalist awards. A full-time Mom of a four-year old (who keeps her on her toes!), Shelley loves reading, travel, and spending time with family. As a Producer, she thrives on storytelling and capturing the real. "There is nothing I love more than filming in New York City. You can feel the energy of the city pulsing in your veins. This city is living, and breathing, and it's never going to lose its essence. After a really difficult year, it reminds me that nothing can keep New York City down."
A NYC native for 18 years, Shiloh Crawford III has chased Sinaloa Cartel members through the desert in helicopters, has experienced 4.5 Gs in a cockpit shoot of fighter jet pilots while circling the Statue of Liberty and has filmed legendary celebrity profile pieces featuring Jay-Z and Princess Diana. His keen eye assisted in the reopening of true crime investigations of high-profile murder cases like JonBenet Ramsey, Casey Anthony and Will Packer's Atlanta Child Murders. "There is a zen-like quality that comes with seeing the world through the camera lens that very few people get to experience."