Our Crew After Two Days of Shooting!

Meet Maestro and her Mates

Linda ( Maestro)

Linda is a classical singer and music educator based in New York City.

 

Her love for singing grew throughout her childhood and eventually became her lifelong passion. She has performed in operas and musicals throughout the New York area. 

 

About 10 years ago, she was asked to lead a children's choir. This experience sparked her interest in music education.  She began teaching general music in parochial schools and also developed an after-school music and summer program centered around classical music.

Nikki was born and raised in the snowy tundras of Buffalo, NY. She started her singing career at a young age in her back/front yard where her family’s rescue dog, Benji, and later, the entire neighborhood, would be entertained. Nikki started dancing when she was 4 years old and immediately fell in love with tap, jazz, and tutus! In no time, Grandma Joan had her singing and dancing at every family party and in Church! In school, she performed in plays, musicals, select choirs/show choirs (including NYSSMA), playing flute/oboe in orchestra and band.

Crew

Created By

NIKKI CASSERI

LINDA TEIXEIRA

Executive Producer

NIKKI CASSERI

Producer

LINDA TEIXEIRA

Production Manager

BRANDON SCHRAML

Director of Photography

and Creative Consultant
CARLOS BIDO

Production Design and Illustrations

JOHN & WENDY

Director
CATRIONA
RUBENIS-STEVENS

Assistant Director
​BRICKEN SPARACINO
 

Script Supervisor
​RACHEL SALIN

Hair and Make Up Designer
JAERRI SUMTER

Costume Designer
​​JENNIFER ANDERSON

Production Crew

BENJAMIN CULPEPPER

DEWEY CADDELL

Music Arranger and Musician
GERRY DEMAN

Music Recorder/Mixer and

Underscoring Composer
TOM LEE

Video Editor and Colorist

PAUL DEMONTE

Sound Designer/Mixer
SADAH ESPII PROCTOR

Dialogue Editors

SHANA NELSON

CHRISTIAN OCHOA-DIAZ

JAMILA LONTOC

Visual Effects Editor

MILTON GUANGA

Spanish Voice Over Talents

Maestro-SUSANA BALLESTEROS

Prima Ballerina-DIANA ROSANO

​BTS Photography and Social Media
LYNN FARRELL

KAITLYNN LEE-CULPEPPER

Web Design

LEO GRINBERG

Linda is currently finishing her Masters of Music Education at Queens College. She is also the co-founder of the QueensSound Ensemble, a chamber music group.  She lives with her husband, Joe, and is the mother of a fun-loving toddler named Henry! 

Nikki's extracurricular activities included dancing, acting classes at Studio Arena, and voice lessons. She even produced and performed cabarets on her front lawn with friends, selling tickets to neighbors and donating the money to charitable organizations. 


She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University at Buffalo, is a member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA and has been seen in Theatre/TV/Film/Commercials nationally and in the NYC area. Nikki also works as an educator/actor for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) at the NYC Zoos and Coney Island Aquarium performing for and teaching Kids and Adults alike. A composting animal enthusiast, she plays softball, dodgeball, kayaks and loves incredible adventures!

Nikki ( Prima Ballerina)

Dream Sweet Films

Meet Nikki and Brandon! The dynamic married power duo behind Dream Sweet Films.

Their mission is to create and produce films and web series that will entertain, impact, and educate. Their projects are made with love and care and a little bit of magic!

They live in a cozy Queens apartment, not far from the candy cane steam stacks of NYC!  

We Are Proud to Call Them Our Partners

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