Mike Pacyna selected as Gaffer for Enhanced Interrogation

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.

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Ian Biesinger 1st Assistant Camera for Enhanced Interrogation

Director Terry R. Wickham is happy to announce Ian Biesinger will be serving as 1st Assistant Camera on the upcoming political thriller Enhanced Interrogation.

Wickham says, “Director of Photography Adrian Popescu and I know first hand how hard Ian works as he served as an AC for Adrian on a trailer we did earlier this year. Every Time I’d look over to Ian, he was busting his butt on that shoot and I never forget those types of things.

When it came time to think of ACs needed for this upcoming film, Ian was the first person I thought of.  Adrian remembered his skills and work ethic and agreed, which was important since Ian will be working under him.

But it’s not just hard work that got Ian this job.  Ian is a cinematopher himself, so he has the technical skills needed to pull focus, change Prime lenses, operate slate, assist with lighting setups and other matters related to the camera.

I’m really looking forward to being on set again.  Ian will be the 1st AC on three of our four shooting weekends. ”

Ian Biesinger operating the slate during a shoot earlier this year, which was shot by Adrian Popescu and Directed by Terry R. Wickham

Bio: Ian-Josef Benhardt is a recent graduate from Five Towns College. He has been working on non-union sets as a 1st AC since his sophomore year. Ian has had master classes from Sol Negrin and has been personally mentored by Charles Schner, Steve Huber, and Anthony Savini. Ian has won over 12 awards for his films and cinematography in film festivals. One day, Ian hopes to pursue a bright career as a DP and camera operator.

IMDB: Ian Biesinger