Talented and Passionate Artists

Our artists have passion and overwhelming talent for every project, regardless of tone, scale, or budget.

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Ian Vertovec

A Chicago native, Light Iron co-founder Ian Vertovec studied still photography at Southern Illinois University before transitioning to film editing, cinematography, and digital compositing. His work at SIU won him four Regional Emmys. Ian collaborated with director David Fincher and cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, ASC on The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which were each recognized with ASC and Oscar nominations for Best Cinematography. His impressive list of credits also includes features such as One Night in Miami…Just MercyA Million Little Pieces, Blindspotting, and Uncle Drew, episodic projects such as UtopiaThe ChiTales From the LoopGLOW, and Too Old to Die Young, and short-form projects such as the “Suit & Tie” music video and commercials for Friskies, Gap, and Calvin Klein. Ian’s IMDb Page

 

 

 

Jeremy Sawyer

Jeremy Sawyer, a Boston native, began his career in post in the machine room and worked his way up to colorist on commercial projects. After heading west to Los Angeles, he transitioned to music videos, episodic series and features. Since joining Light Iron in 2015, Jeremy has colored such notable projects as American Horror Story, Dirty JohnDiary of a Future PresidentPenny Dreadful: City of Angels13 Reasons Why, and Better Things. Outside of post production, Jeremy enjoys photography and traveling with family to remote locations. His darkroom days as a teenager, burning and dodging photos, instilled a passion for experimentation that influences his creative work today. Jeremy’s IMDb Page

 

 

 

Scott Klein

Scott Klein, a native of Philadelphia, has over three decades of experience in post production. An award-winning colorist, Scott has accrued a remarkable list of credits, including Empire, BoschThe Last NarcDeadwood: The Movie, Ray Donovan, True Blood, The Affair, Halt and Catch Fire, Entourage, and The Sopranos. He is also an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). Scott’s artistic sensibility is rooted in music. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he was once a session and touring musician. Scott still jams on the guitar and has a weakness for the vintage variety of string instruments. Scott’s IMDb Page

Corinne Bogdanowicz

Corinne Bogdanowicz joined Light Iron in 2010 after working as a colorist and digital compositor for Post Logic/Prime Focus, Pacific Title, and Dreamworks Animation. Her feature credits include Coming 2 AmericaBlack BeautyDolemite Is My Name, The Christmas ChroniclesHell or High Water, and Flight. On the episodic side, Corinne has colored Amazon’s Emmy-winning series Transparent, as well as Waffles + MochiThe Baby-Sitters ClubThe Haunting of Bly ManorMrs. FletcherI Love Dick, Baskets, and Sorry for Your Loss. Corinne holds a BFA in Graphic Arts from SUNY Geneseo, and she enjoys gardening and horseback riding. Corinne’s IMDb Page

Sam Daley

Sam Daley has more than 20 years of experience in the New York post-production community. After getting a start in commercial dailies at DuArt, he developed his skills at Tape House and PostWorks before joining Technicolor, where he graded dailies on some of the biggest New York productions at the time. His early credits as final colorist included the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce and the acclaimed indie feature Martha Marcy May Marlene. His work on the miniseries Show Me a Hero earned him an HPA Award nomination in 2016. Sam’s credits also include the series SmashGirlsThe DeuceThe Sinner and Succession, and the features The Florida ProjectSorry to Bother You and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Sam’s IMDb Page

sean_dunckleySean Dunckley

sean dunckleySean Dunckley has collaborated with some of the industry’s top talent in the feature, commercial and episodic worlds. Since joining Light Iron in 2013, his credits have included the features Wild Indian, The 24th, The Night House, Villains, Late Night, Brittany Runs a Marathon, and Life Itself. In the episodic world, Sean has collaborated on such celebrated series as Girls, Tales of the City, and Dickinson. In his spare time, he enjoys hitting the links and has played a good percentage of the top 100 golf courses in America. Sean graduated with a BS in Film Production from Drexel University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children. Sean’s IMDb Page

Headshot_Nicholas-HassonNick Hasson

Originally from San Diego, Senior Colorist Nick Hasson has had a fruitful career in the Film & TV industry. After attending the University of Central Florida and Full Sail University in Orlando, Nick began his post production career doing VFX work at Industrial Light & Magic. Nick then flourished in roles at major post production facilities like Company 3 and Modern VideoFilm before landing at Technicolor in 2012. Notable credits include HBO series Room 104 from the Duplass Brothers, commercial work for Apple, Adidas, and Toyota, and features such as Masterminds, Social Animals, All About Nina, and Nobody’s Fool. Outside of work, Nick is a skilled multi-instrumentalist and avid skateboarder. Nicholas’s IMDb page

Jesus Borrego

Jesus Borrego is a Southern California native whose obsession with movies started at the age of 7 with Conan the Barbarian. He joined Light Iron from Warner Bros., where he was a digital colorist working on TV series like Empire and Bosch, as well as features, independent films, and documentaries. He started his career as a driver at Technicolor before working in various departments and discovering his talent as a colorist. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Audio/Sound Engineering from SAE Expression College in Emeryville, Calif. When he’s not working, Jesus enjoys live music, riding motorcycles, and building his collection of vinyl and strange-looking plants. Jesus’ IMDb Page

Katie Jordan

Growing up in California, Katie Jordan showed a penchant for art, math, and science from an early age. Studying film at the University of California, Santa Barbara, she combined those interests and turned her focus to post production. After graduating, she landed a job at Efilm, where she discovered a love for color grading that she continued to develop while working at Shed and Harbor on her way to joining the team at Light Iron. Katie’s credits as a colorist include the series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and the features Live by NightValerian and the City of a Thousand PlanetsBrightAnnaLight of My LifeThe Peanut Butter Falcon, and Promising Young Woman. Katie’s IMDb Page

Ethan Schwartz

Ethan Schwartz hails from Philadelphia, where he began making movies at an early age. At Temple University, he studied cinematography while also honing his post production skills by supporting the school’s editing bays, projection booths, and broadcast facilities. Joining Light Iron in 2013 as an engineer, Ethan specialized in managing mobile dailies workflows and color pipelines.  He is credited on projects such as Transparent, Veep, Allied, Detroit, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and many more. Transitioning to the finishing side of post production, Ethan trained under Supervising Colorist Ian Vertovec, working as a Color Assist for projects such as The Glass Castle, and the Netflix series Everything Sucks.  He was the primary colorist on Shirkers, for which Sandi Tan won the Directing Award in the World Documentary Competition of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Ethan enjoys working with emerging filmmakers to explore how creative color and texture effects can elevate their projects. Ethan’s IMDb Page

monique_eissingMonique Eissing

monique eissingMonique Eissing began her extensive post production career as an Assistant Editor for five years before transitioning into visual effects. At Steele Studios, she honed her skills as a Pablo artist doing compositing, VFX, and beauty for numerous commercials and music videos, earning both a VES nomination and a Telly Award. In 2011, Monique joined Light Iron, where she adds significant value to the client experience by providing tandem beauty and VFX during the DI process. Some of her credits include features What They Had, Wonder, and Gone Girl, episodic shows such as Transparent and Baskets, and fashion/commercial work for Miu Miu, Skechers, Lady Gaga, and Red Bull. Monique holds a BA in Communications, Radio/TV Production from Bradley University and is a member of the Visual Effects Society. Monique’s IMDb Page

Keith Jenson

Currently based in NYC, Keith Jenson has over a decade of experience as a colorist and finishing artist on feature films and Emmy award-winning television shows, utilizing DaVinci Resolve, Baselight, and Flame. He approaches his work with the mind of both an artist and an engineer, helping serve the story at all points in the post-production workflow. Keith’s IMDb Page

image - dean chu headshotDean Chu

image - dean chu headshotWith over 25 years of post experience, Dean Chu is a multi-faceted finishing artist who has delivered a wide variety of television series, commercials, trailers, and music videos. Dean began his career at Pacific Ocean Post, where he was one of the first finishing artists in Los Angeles to utilize Flame. At Bedlam/Colorado, he delivered national spots for Mazda, El Pollo Loco, and many more. As the founder of Shapeshifter, Dean led the company from its roots in standard definition media to 4K, DCP, and new media original content for Netflix and Hulu. In his tenure at Light Iron, Dean has supported notable episodic titles including Hulu’s The First, FX Network’s Better Things, and Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. Dean holds a B.A. in Communications – Film & Television from Loyola Marymount University.  Originally from Hawaii, he enjoys surfing and skiing in his free time. Dean’s IMDb Page

Headshot-PatrickPatrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald’s interest in filmmaking began at an early age, after shooting projects for a visual arts class in high school. His passion led him to study at Emerson College, where he earned a Visual and Media Arts Degree with a focus in Film. After graduating in 2011, Patrick launched his career as a freelance Assistant Editor, working on reality shows for Syfy and Discovery, pilots for MTV, and FX shows like The League. In 2016, Patrick joined the Light Iron team as Online Editor in the Episodic department. His recent work includes critically acclaimed titles like Netflix’s GLOW and Amazon’s Goliath, plus broadcast television series’ Greenleaf on OWN and USA’s Queen of the South. Outside of work, Patrick enjoys cooking and portraiture photography. Patrick’s IMDb Page

Dylan Ball

Originally from Texas, Dylan Ball started his post career as an assistant editor at Harbor Picture Company in New York and then transitioned into mastering and deliverables in the digital lab. He then moved into online editing and VFX work using Resolve and Flame for TV, features, and commercials. In 2019, he transferred to LA and started working in Baselight for online editing and continued using Flame for opticals and beauty work. At Light Iron, he continues to utilize all of the skills he’s learned over the years. Dylan has a bachelor’s degree in communication with an emphasis on film from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. His credits as an online editor include the features Nomadland, Hamilton, and Ocean’s 8, and the series Schmigadoon!, We’re Here, and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Dylan’s IMDb Page

Cindy Fanara

Cindy Fanara hails from Palm Beach, FL, where as a child she had a fascination for television and the mechanics behind it. Her early interest in the entertainment world led to diverse industry roles such as acting teacher and casting director. After moving to Los Angeles, Cindy began her decade long career at Shapeshifter, where she thrived in the Vault, Machine Room, and as a Colorist Assist. Eventually she transitioned to Conform, where she formed an impressive list of credits including Netflix’s Arrested Development and The Standups, and most notably working alongside Barbra Streisand for Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!. Cindy joined Light Iron’s Episodic team in 2018 as an Online Editor. She is excited to be part of a team where workflows and technology are constantly advancing. Cindy’s IMDb Page

Brian Keefe

Brian Keefe joined Light Iron as an online editor. Prior to Light Iron, he spent four years at Technicolor PostWorks New York, working as an online editor and visual effects artist. Brian has experience working in narrative storytelling, episodic series, and documentaries, as well as in production as a videographer. A graduate of Suffolk University in Boston, he enjoys cycling the open roads in his spare time. Brian’s IMDb Page

Marlon Sanchez

Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Marlon Sanchez migrated to the U.S. when he was 7 years old. While considering a career as a police officer in the early 2000s, he landed a job in Paramount’s picture vault, and from there his focus was set on post production. Marlon joined Encore Hollywood in 2006, where he continued to learn all about the post industry while working as a tape operator, data I/O technician, visual-effects editor, and conform editor. His credits as an online editor include episodes of the series YouDavid Makes ManMacGyver, and Hawaii Five-0. Marlon’s IMDb Page

Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson is an accomplished online editor with more than a decade of experience in post production. Previously at Goldcrest Post NY and Chromavision, Matt has notched credits on such projects as the feature A Kid Like Jake and the documentaries The Last Race and Far From the Tree. He earned his bachelor’s degree in film studies from the University of Minnesota and is a longtime cinephile. Matt’s IMDb Page

matt_blackshearMatt Blackshear

matt blackshearMatt Blackshear has a unique eye for detail that has helped him conform numerous theatrical and episodic projects.  Some of Matt’s credits include FX’s Baskets, and the features Allied, Gone Girl, Anomalisa, and Ride Along.  His skills have been a cornerstone in Light Iron’s DI workflow since the company’s founding in 2009.  Matt has a bachelors degree in Film and Video Production from Full Sail University in Florida. Matt’s IMDb Page

headshot-manny Manny Dubon

Manny DubonManny Dubon’s interest in art began at a young age. After being awarded Art Production Honors at William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, he attended Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. A talented drawer, he interned at Hanna-Barbera before turning to post production. Manny began at Modern VideoFilm in 1996 in the shipping department, training as a VFX Artist in his spare time. After positions in Vault, QC, and Tape Room, he joined the Online team, working on projects such as Avatar, Halloween II, and 3:10 to Yuma. In 2014, Manny joined the conform team at Light Iron. Some of his credits include I Feel Pretty, Last Flag Flying, and Ride Along 2. Outside of work, Manny enjoys playing soccer and visiting theme parks with his family. Manny’s IMDb page

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