The Discipline Committee is a film collective founded in 2012 by Julian Joslin, Mark Berger, and Brendan Alper, producing comedy sketches and longer-form dramatic web content.
The DC will be releasing its first series of comedy sketches throughout Spring 2013. The DC is also currently developing a comedy web series about race, white guilt, and making art about foreign subject matter, with plans to release the pilot in late 2013.
Julian Joslin (director, co-writer, editor) graduated from Columbia University in 2009 with a degree in philosophy. His first comedy short, The Ira Glass Sex Tape, was featured on the front page of the Huffington Post, the Village Voice, New York Magazine's Vulture, the Onion A.V. Club, BuzzFeed, VH1.com, and was tweeted by Judd Apatow. He has written and directed a number of short films including Louisa, The Party, and Chemistry (starring Mark Berger), which won first place in the Dominique Dunne National Film Competition and was screened at the International Student Film Festival in North Hollywood and Reel Teens USA.
Mark Berger (actor, producer) graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2009 where he studied acting. In 2010, Mark performed the National Tour of The Laramie Project and the World Premiere of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later directed by Moises Kaufman and Leigh Fondakowski. Mark is currently appearing in a national commercial for IHOP.
Brendan Alper (co-writer, producer) graduated from Brown University in 2009. Brendan writes comedy sketches with Julian and likes to work at Goldman Sachs in his free time*.
Benj Mirman (actor) graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2010, where he obtained his studio training at both the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School and the Experimental Theatre Wing. In April 2010, Benj's original show Clermus and Stein Present! was produced at the Experimental Theatre Wing along with two other pieces presented by AGGROCRAG, a new theater/production company that he helped create. Benj was also featured in AGGROCRAG's Hello from the Children of Planet Earth in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September 2010.
Jessie Komitor (actress) graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she received her MFA in Drama. At Tisch, she studied with the Atlantic Theater Company, Stonestreet Film and TV Studio, and Commedia D'el Arte in Florence. Since graduating, she has been in various productions in NYC as well as two International Fringe Festivals. She is currently taking class at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB). Website
Zach Kuperstein (cinematographer) is a graduate of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts has a passion for problem solving. He has shot several award-winning short films, music videos, commercials, documentaries and web content. He has worked as a camera operator, camera assistant and gaffer on productions for the Discovery Channel, PBS, Bio Channel, History Channel, and several independent feature films. With his full understanding of camera operations and lighting design, he has the technical know-how and artistry to bring The Discipline Committee’s comedic visions to light.
Danica Pantic (production designer) is a Belgrade born, Brooklyn based designer. You can see her work at danicapantic.com
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