New Jersey native Mike Pacyna has been chosen to be the Gaffer on the upcoming political thriller Enhanced Interrogation.
Director Terry R. Wickham says, “We looked at all the potential candidates who applied for the Gaffer’s position and Mike ended up being the best choice. Director of Photography Adrian Popescu screened all of their resumes. Adrian felt between Mike’s passion, positive attitude, to go along with his equipment, made him the best suited to head the Electric department on our film.
Wickham goes onto to say, “Adrian obviously works very the close with the Gaffer and we both really value what Mike’s going to contribute to our film. We are looking forward to working with him in a little over 3 weeks from today.”
Mike Pacyna has been working in the Grip and Electric department for 4 years now in his home state of New Jersey and in NYC, and full time since graduating from Montclair State University in 2014 with a BFA in Filmmaking. Working freelance has brought Mike on to many different types of projects from documentaries in the UK and Nepal following a climber attempt the summit of Mt. Everest to independent features, music videos, television and web series, and short films. As a filmmaker, he has recently completed a short film titled The Succubus Campaign which he wrote, produced, and directed, and has 2 web series in various stages of pre-production. Mike also produces and edits In the Fold a film review show on Youtube, and is excited to lend his experience in lighting design and collaborate with the team.