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The Production company

Up State Studios

When I decided to start my own business, I wanted to start a series that promoted local businesses in a funny, sketch comedy, style and I'd call it The UP State. It was supposed to be a play on UP, like rise UP, or be in our highest emotional state, like our UP State, or something. I don't know. Creatives, amirite?

Now, I'm proud to shoot under my name "Up State Studios" and finally, after 2 years, the series and blog are HAPPENING! My logo is myself, because, hello I'm vain, but also because that girl with the camera is exactly who I'm working to be. Just like ya'll, I’m following my passions and need that daily reminder to keep on keeping on.

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THERE I AM…

WITH A LOLLIPOP.

Born and raised in Upstate New York where I was never exposed to things like "Seven Jeans". That is, not until I attended a small liberal arts college where many a trust fund came to learn about philosophy and poetry and feminism and stuff. As a matter of fact, the song "My Humps" confused me dearly for years (ie. Seven Jeans, True Religion, I say no, but they keep giving). Now, my goal is to develop media that highlights the lighter moments in life. 

Former student from Upright Citizens Brigade and Anthony Meindl's Actor's Workshop. Co-Director/Co-writer of comedy series, "Guccies", short film, It’s Elizabeth, short film, The Nicest Guy in Hell, & Director/Co-Writer of short film, Hedda Needs Help.

ULTIMATE LIFE GOAL: TO BE HALF AS CUTE AS ANY OF THE DODO ANIMAL VIDEOS SEEN ON FACEBOOK. 

THE TINY BUT MIGHTY TEAM

 
 
 
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MEET MEGAN

CNY NATIVE, ACTRESS/STAGE MANAGER TURNED UP STATE STUDIOS VIDEOGRAPHER & PHOTOGRAPHER

Megan started her creative efforts as a Stage Manager and let’s be honest, that job is thankless. It is! You are the glue that holds everything together and most of the audience doesn’t even know that you’re back there. Well, that’s similar to how she keeps me moving in Up State Studios. You’ll see her on events with me, she’s in the office editing and organizing scripts. A ninja with the face of an angel. 

Megan has collaborated on shows, 9to5, Over Here!, Grease, Footloose, The Little Prince and has recently lead the short film, Vampyre.

 
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THE BLOG