The House at the Edge of the Galaxy

Gleb Osatinski – Writer/Director

Gleb Osatinski has Masters degrees in Physics (Kharkov Polytechnic University) and Computer Science & Finance (New York University). After a few years of working on Wall Street, he decided to follow his true passion and become a film director. His recent short film Pisces of an Unconscious Mind won a Drama Award at the 2011 Official Best of Fest and screened at the Atlanta Film Festival, Woods Hole Film Festival, Magnolia Independent Film Festival, New York City International Film Festival, New Filmmakers NYC and other film festivals around the globe. He received his film degree from Digital Film Academy in New York City.


Seven year old, Grayson Sides, from Moorseville, North Carolina, has wanted to be an actor since the age of two. After prodding his parents for several years, they finally decided to give his acting career a shot by signing him with an agency in Charlotte, North Carolina. It soon became evident that he was serious about becoming an actor. He auditioned with the song "I'm Yours" for America's Got Talent at age 7, and turned out to be a natural in front of the judges, camera and crew. After the audition, Grayson said that he liked singing, but really wanted to be an actor. Soon his agency connected him with Writer and Director, Gleb Osatinki, and his first audition in New York City was a success! He was selected for the lead in Osatinski's short film " House at the Edge of the Galaxy". Grayson dreams of acting in a feature length film and someday starring in a TV series.

Richard Manichello - Cosmonaut

An Emmy Award-winning director and writer of stage, film, and television, Manichello’s career spans over 25 years. From commercial film editing, he went to CBS Reports, then on to 60 Minutes. He produced and edited for the acclaimed television magazine during the “golden years” of Mike, Morley, Dan, and Harry Reasoner. He toured with opera star Luciano Pavarotti, for a segment that won two Emmys. He has produced for ABC, NBC, Fox, Public Broadcasting, and cable independents. He’s produced for four Olympic telecasts, and two Paralympics in Atlanta and Sydney. He has been a member of the Directors Guild of America since 1982.

Gavin Behrman – Executive Producer

Gavin Behrman is an 18-year veteran of the movie industry. He has worked all over the world on the production of over 30 feature films – both Hollywood blockbusters and independently made film festival favorites such as Tower Heist, The Adjustment Bureau, The Book of Eli, Valkyrie, Thank You For Smoking, Spider-Man, Erin Brockovich and The Horse Whisperer.  Gavin’s most recent projects include the transformational short film Admissions starring James Cromwell that has been honored with 22 film festival awards, and the feature film Love and Honor, sold at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Gavin believes that important films can send a powerful message to the world, influencing society's views and ultimately the destiny of human kind.  

Jarin Blaschke – Cinematographer

Jarin Blaschke is an award-winning cinematographer and alumni of the Sundance Director’s Lab. His recent feature film credits include the long-anticipated Unicorns by Leah Meyerhoff and Babygirl by Macdara Vallely, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Other film credits include Bomb, Bitch and The Dawn Chorus, which simultaneously screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and Crazy Beats Strong Every Time, a version of Meadowlandz, directed by Moon Molson and workshopped at the 2008 Sundance Director's Lab. His commercial and promotional work includes clients such as Atlantic Records, Nautica, L'Oreal, IKEA, International Olympic Committee, Amnesty International, Hearst Corporation and Intimissimi/Victoria's Secret. Blaschke has designed celebrity and fashion lighting for Vanity Fair Magazine. Additionally, he recently directed live miniature photography for the New York Philharmonic on the groundbreaking New York premiere of Le Grand Macabre at Lincoln Center. 

Romain Collin – Score

Described by NPR host Jon Weber as “a visionary composer, an extraordinary jazz pianist and a very bright young rising star in the jazz world”, and touted by the Boston Globe as being “among the leading lights of a new breed of jazz players.” Romain, who was originally born in France, came to the US and attended Berklee College of Music (class of 2004) on a scholarship. In 2007, he graduated from the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz (TMIJ) where he held a Full Scholarship as the pianist of an ensemble handpicked by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Terence Blanchard. During this time, Romain studied with Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Wynton Marsalis, and toured with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter in Vietnam and India. He has also performed at a Kennedy Center concert hosted by Quincy Jones, featuring Stevie Wonder, Patti Austin, Joshua Redman and John Patitucci among numerous others. Romain has also composed orchestra scores for short films including Vlada Subotic’s About Me (2010), and Gleb Osatinski’s award winning Pisces of an Unconscious Mind (2011).

Laura Israel – Editor

Laura Israel cut her teeth editing award-winning commercials and music videos while still a film student at NYU.  She worked on projects including John Lurie, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Keith Richards, David Byrne, Sonic Youth, New Order, artists Laurie Simmons and Robert Frank.  Israel’s first film as a director, Windfall premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, winning top prize at Doc NYC.  The NY Times called it “urgent, informative and artfully assembled.” Ms. Israel has also been named one of Filmmaker’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film for 2011.

Robert Eggers – Production Designer

Robert Eggers works as a designer for film, television, commercials, print, theater and dance. Eggers has designed and created sets, costumes, wigs, puppets and more for Sesame Street, Comedy Central, AT&T, Toyota, Sharp, Johnson & Johnson, Pantene, Chipotle, at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, La MaMa E.T.C. and many others.  Films he has designed have screened at SXSW, Tribeca, NYFF and many more.  As a director, Eggers has staged many classics including Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Othello (NYIT Award – Best Costumes by Eggers), Faust, and notably an original stage adaptation of Murnau’s Nosferatu.  Eggers’ first short film was an expressionist adaptation of Hansel & Gretel, followed by his award-winning The Tell-Tale Heart, an official selection of many major international festivals and markets from Los Angeles to Krakow, premiering at Mar Del Plata.  Eggers is currently in development with his first feature, The Witch, a horror film set in 1630s New England.

Dog Bark Sound, inc. – Sound Design and Mix

Dog Bark Sound is the premier boutique sound design studio in New York City. Founded by Margaret Crimmins in 1996, Dog Bark Sound does sound design and mix on independent and documentary films. Margaret Crimmins and coworker Greg Smith have completed films that include Mad Hot Ballroom, The Bridge, Taxi to the Dark Side, Windfall, Freedom Riders, Soul Food Junkies, Sexy Baby, and The House at the Edge of the Galaxy.