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Rissa Lavilla

Rissa Lavilla is the Film Lab’s Social Media Coordinator. A New York based Producer and Creative for stage and screen, Rissa started out as a post production editor at NBC Universal. She found a passion being part of casting and producing. You can find her working with Production and Marketing teams for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and […]

Francis Chin

Francis Chin is the Shootout Coordinator for 2024. Francis has led numerous 72 Hour Film Shootout teams. These productions were often shot and edited simultaneously in New York and Asia, and have won the Best Screenwriting and Best Use of Theme awards. Francis is a born and bred New Yorker, growing up and residing in […]

Keeland Bowers

Keeland Bowers, an Unfinished Works Coordinator alum, returns to Film Lab to mentor the 2023 Unfinished Works programming series! Keelan’s passion is to find, amplify, and sometimes create these un-championed narratives of hope and inspiration. Follow him on Instagram @keeofb.

Tyler Ham Pong

Tyler Ham Pong, the Secretary of the Film Lab, acted as Film Lab’s Shootout coordinator in 2020. Born in Ottawa, Tyler Ham Pong first appeared onstage as Lorenzo in “The Merchant of Venice” at the National Arts Centre in Canada. He would later move to New York City to further his acting career where he […]

Erin Quill

Erin Quill assists with Film Lab’s social media. She is is an American actress,writer and singer of Chinese, Welsh, and Irish descent.  She is a dual citizen of the United States and Australia. She was a member of the original Broadway cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q. Quill is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance. Quill writes […]

James Kyson

Voted by TV Guide as €œHollywood’s 25 Hottest€, James Kyson finished Hawaii Five-O on CBS, and a 4-year run on NBC’s Heroes as Ando€™. A native of NYC, James graduated from Bronx H.S. of Science, then went on to study communications & broadcasting at Boston University, and New England Institute of the Arts. After a stint […]

Jennifer Betit Yen

Jennifer Betit Yen is an actor (Nora from Queens (Comedy Central), The Flight Attendant (HBO Max), New Amsterdam (NBC), Royal Pains (USA), Search Party (TBS)), screenwriter (The Opposite of a Fairy Tale) and writer/producer (La La Land, My Not So subConscious, The Opposite of a Fairy Tale).  On May 9, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New […]

Gudger Goodyear

Gudger Goodyear, the Film Lab’s Chief Morale Officer, is a rescue dog from Tennessee who attends most Film Lab events in return for kibbles and bits.  He has appeared in many of our AAFL TV productions but assures everyone he is not a diva.  He enjoys peanut butter, cuddling and posing on the red carpet.

Luana Sandoval

Luana Sandoval is from Germany.  She is a musician and singer and enjoys volunteering to assist with the Film Lab’s social media.  She also loves to volunteer to help check in at events and she assists with email administration. Email her at, and say hello!

Georges Bridges

Georges Bridges volunteers for the Film Lab as a check in person and as the secretarial assistant – community outreach liaison.  During the day, he works as a building concierge and doorman.  Georges is also a model and has appeared in several fashion shows.  He is delighted to appear as Film Lab’s spokesperson and representative for […]