New York Film Academy (NYFA)

New York Film Academy (NYFA)

NYFA Faculty Spotlight: Brian Dilg, Photography

My ultimate goal is to help students find their own creative voice, to create images that simply don’t look like anyone else’s.

New York Film Academy blog has decided to catch up with a few of our talented faculty. Meet Brian Dilg, Chair of the NYFA Photography Conservatory

United Air Force and NYFA Alumni

For nearly 7 years Chevy Douglas spent his time in the United Air Force as a Vehicle Operator.  Chevy supported the Federal emergency dispatching of aid to the World Trade Center, and was then deployed for several missions in the Middle East.  In 2006 Chevy finished the process of incorporating his business, and officially started Perilous Coalition LLC (a company that produces, directs and creates films).  Each day Chevy thinks about the different people that he has worked with, and the experiences that have brought him to where he is today.  Prompted by his time in combat, Chevy put toget

Alen Matters, NYFA Alumni: Department of Defense

Alen Matters is a New York Film Academy alumnus currently working for the Department of Defense in Iraq.  Due to security measures Alen is not able to identify the projects and missions he is currently working on; Alen speaks Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and English and has worked in military intelligence divisions, has been a paratrooper, and has taught the English language while stationed.  Before Alen left the USA he worked very hard on his final short film, and gained notoriety for two appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

"All Good Things" Andrew Jarecki

In the summer of 1995 Andrew Jarecki attended the New York Film Academy’s first summer program at Princeton University.  A lot has changed since Andrew spent his youth learning and growing with NYFA, but Andrew’s drive and passion for film-making has not!  NYFA would like to congratulate Director Andrew Jarecki on the completion of his first narrative feature: “All Good Things” ( a phenomenal story about a family and and marrying into the business; Kirsten Dunst (

Student Raising Funds for Summer NYFA Camp


United States Marine Corps NYFA Alumni Brent Harvey

United States Marine Corps Combat Photographer Brent Harvey told the New York Film Academy “I’m the official behind the scenes and promotional {piece} shooter for Chaka Khan (”.  For the last year, while taking the evening 1-year Film course in Los Angeles, Lance Corporal Harvey has been working for Queen Chaka and says he’s “got a million” more projects up his sleeves.  For four years he served as a classified photographer in the USMC.  After his discharge

Austin Zheutlin NYFA camping alum documenting in Grand Rapids, Michigan

After taking a summer course at the New York Film Academy, Austin returned to Grand Rapids, Michigan and picked up his video camera.  At sixteen Austin volunteers and participates in many different organized activities- spending his time helping the western Michigan community.  Austin has merged his love for helping others with the craft of film-making.  In his short documentary “Food Bank” Austin showcases Congregation Temple Emanuel ( and its community outreach


New York Film Academy Industry Speaker Series presents…

Monday, January 3rd @ 7pm:

A screening of Officer and a Gentleman followed by a Q&A with Academy Award Winning Actor, Louis Gossett Jr.

Louis Gossett Jr.’s credits include Why Did I Get Married Too, The Perfect Game, ER, Family Guy, Iron Eagle, Enemymine, and the video game Half-Life.


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