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William Uricchio | Principal Investigator

William Uricchio | Principal Investigator

William Uricchio is Professor and Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program and Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is also Lead Principal Investigator of the MIT Game Lab. His efforts as a documentary maker began in grammar school, and led to a short but formative professional career as...
Sarah Wolozin | Director

Sarah Wolozin | Director

Sarah Wolozin develops and oversees lab projects and operations including Docubase, the Visiting Fellows program, and collaborations with institutions such as Sundance Institute, Tribeca Institute, and the National Film Board of Canada. Sarah has always had an interest in exploring new platforms for storytelling and social change. Before coming to MIT, she produced documentaries and...
Cheryl Gall | Project Coordinator

Cheryl Gall | Project Coordinator

Cheryl Gall produces events and coordinates projects for the lab. She has also been a producer of Artists in Residence in MIT’s Office of the Arts.  Before coming to MIT, she produced documentaries for PBS, where her work included co-producing a two hour film for NOVA’s A Science Odyssey.  She received a BA in Comparative...
Sean Flynn | Research Assistant

Sean Flynn | Research Assistant

Sean Flynn is a documentary producer, cinematographer, and festival programmer. He is the Director of the Points North Documentary Forum at Camden International Film Festival and a co-founder of the DocYard screening series in Cambridge, MA. Sean began his filmmaking career at Boston-based Principle Pictures as the Associate Producer and Co-Director of Photography on the...
Deniz Tortum | Research Assistant

Deniz Tortum | Research Assistant

After growing up in Istanbul, Deniz Tortum moved to the US to study film at Bard College. As his graduation film, he shot his first feature film, Zayiat, which has been selected for SxSW and !F Istanbul Film Festivals. Until recently, Deniz had been based in New York, working on several documentary projects. He has...
Meissa Hampton | Artist-in-Residence/Project Coordinator

Meissa Hampton | Artist-in-Residence/Project Coordinator

Meissa Hampton is a writer and filmmaker focused on telling stories with positive social and cultural impact.  Borrowing the name from her first book of poetry, she founded One Pair of Shoes Pictures, a company intent on promoting inspired contributors to filmmaking and drawing audiences with works that speak to our emotion, our intellect, and...