We are Artists Alike Studios, founded in 2014 by filmmaker Kristen Dirato. Our team of artists seeks to make a difference in the world through the art of storytelling. With talents ranging from directing, screenwriting and editing, to songwriting and acting, we are positioning ourselves to impact the film community. Our mission, to create positive and powerful messages through our art, is what drives us.
MEET THE TEAM
- KRISTEN DIRATOFounder & Producer
Kristen studied Film and Video Production at Full Sail University's aggressive academic program and technical training. Kristen has 14 years experience in the TV and film/video industry. She worked in New York as an Associate Producer and Production Manager and Coordinator for the Muppets on Sesame Street. Kristen also worked as Production Supervisor on the feature film, 12 and Holding and as an Assistant Production Coordinator on the independent film, Duane Hopwood, for Elevation FilmWorks.
- KATHREEN CORTESProduction Manager
Kathreen realized her love for scriptwriting and directing early in her life. In 2014, Kathreen produced a documentary “Media As An Art Form” which showcases how media changed her life. Kate’s passion for creating continues to be fueled as she pursues her love for filmmaking.
- SAGE DELVALLEDirectory of Technology
Sage DelValle is a creative mind blending the world of technology with reality. For years, Sage has worked alongside companies such as Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and VSCO to improve end-user experiences and promote innovative ideas. Currently, Sage is the owner of a web services company, and is pursuing his MBA from Stockton University. Sage services as the GSFF technology visionary, laying out a roadmap towards the film festival of the future.
- DAVID REUSTLEVideographer
Dave attended the University of Stockton where he received his degree in Communications. He has worked on several films with Dynamatt Productions and looks forward to his career with Artists Alike Studios.
- MATTHEW WASZENProduction Coordinator
Matthew hails from NYC where he attended New York University, Steinhardt School of Music, receiving his Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance, concentration musical theater. Since then Matthew has been in numerous professional productions ranging from regional theater, national tours, national commercials, independent films and concerts. He is thrilled to be embarking on a new journey and joining the amazing and talented team at Artist Alike Studios.