About Us

Peter Sasowsky (Founder/Director): has been producing and directing film and video projects in New York City and around the world for over a decade.  He is the founder and director of Serious Motion Pictures, a script to screen production company that produces documentary and narrative films, corporate communications, and media for foundations and philanthropies.




Amy Grumbling (Producer/Editor): She’s currently producing and co-directing a documentary about the experiences of two photojournalists assigned to Ground Zero on 9/11/01. She recently travelled to Haiti shooting and editing a documentary about post-catastrophe reconstruction. She was Associate Producer for Celia Maysles’ feature documentary Wild Blue Yonder, and worked as an Associate Programmer at UnionDocs, a non-profit documentary venue in Brooklyn. Amy volunteers at 826NYC, helping students write and shoot short films.



Thomas Bayne (Animator/Editor): He’s done work for Nickelodeon, HBO, Pennebaker Hegedus Films, The Bushwick Book Club and Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros., among others. “The Bleeding House,” a horror film he edited with Writer/Director Philip Gelatt, recently made its debut at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.





Janelle Malak (Associate Producer): is a producer of short films, television, and commercials. Her most recent project has been producing political short film Sides of the Track. Janelle volunteers with Leave It Better, a nonprofit production company focused on sharing sustainable, environmentally sound practices through streaming videos and elementary school outreach.