Wonderview Studios excels as a leading production powerhouse, creating captivating narratives, thought-provoking documentaries, and engaging branded content. Their visually stunning and emotionally resonant work reaches audiences globally, embodying the essence of the Wonderview Experience from set to screen.
CREATIVE | development, scripting
PRODUCTION | full service union and non-union production
POST-PRODUCTION | writing & creative editorial, original music, music supervision, sound mix, animation, motion graphics, visual effects, color grading, on-line
IMPACT CAMPAIGN | unique social experiences with wide ranging impact campaigns
CATHRYNE CZUBEK | Director, Producer, Writer
Cathryne is a New York based director/producer specializing in documentary and commercial/branded content. SCREW YOU CANCER, her award-winning series for Condé Nast Entertainment, was the first digital series ever to receive a prestigious Television Academy Honor, given to series that use the power of television to bring awareness to important social issues. In 2010 she started the boutique production company Salted Media, producing and directing digital series for flagship brands Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair, Verizon, Porsche, Patrón, Revlon and GQ. In 2021 she evolved and expanded Salted Media productions by partnering with her favorite collaborators to create Wonderview Studios. Her feature documentary A GIRL AND A GUN (First Run Features/Films Transit International) premiered at the 2012 DOC NYC film festival before a theatrical run. Her current doc ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA won several festival prizes including the Grand Jury Documentary Prize for Best Documentary at DOC NYC 2021.
ANDREW HOLLANDER | Composer, Producer
Andrew is a composer, songwriter, and producer. He scored Fox Searchlight's WAITRESS, and co-wrote "Baby Don't You Cry (The Pie Song)," which was short-listed for the Academy Award. Hollander also composed the scores for Mike Birbiglia’s SLEEPWALK WITH ME (Sundance Audience Award Winner) and Marc Meyers’ MY FRIEND DAHMER. Hollander's work was heralded as "one of the best scores of 2020" by Film Score Magazine for WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS (co-scored w/The Chainsmokers). Among his other credits are scoring several projects for HBO, including the Emmy award-winning series A CHILD'S GARDEN OF POETRY, the Emmy-nominated documentary IT'S A HARD TRUTH AIN'T IT, and most recently, the film ADRIENNE (NY Times Best of 2021 list). He co-wrote/produced the end-title song for the animated film LEAP! with Carly Rae Jepsen and recently completed the score for Cathryne Czubek's ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA (Grand Jury Prize DOC NYC 2021).
MATT PORWOLL | Cinematographer, Producer
Matt Porwoll is an Emmy® and Sundance award-winning cinematographer based in New York. His work has screened theatrically, appeared on TV networks such as HBO, Showtime, Amazon, Netflix, Apple+, Discovery, CNN, A&E, and PBS, and has screened at film festivals worldwide. Porwoll shot the film TIGERLAND, directed by Academy Award®-winner Ross Kauffman, that premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and garnered a 2020 Cinema Eye Honors nomination for Best Broadcast Cinematography. Porwoll also served as the cinematographer on CNN's 4-part series LBJ: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY and Showtime’s THE TRADE: SEASON 1. The feature documentary CARTEL LAND, which Matt shot and co-produced, won Best Cinematography Awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, 2016 Cinema Eye Honors and 2016 Primetime Emmys. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature.
AMANDA HUGHES | Editor, Writer
After graduating with honors from NYU’s Film and Television program, Amanda quickly became a top editor at the boutique post-production house Edditional Effects. She continued her career at Bionic and at Nutmeg Post. Her clients include Peacock, Nickelodeon, MTV, Food Network, ESPN, Noggin, Comedy Central, SciFi, and USA Network. Amanda has edited several documentaries, including the award winning feature NO LOOK PASS by Director Melissa Johnson, A GIRL AND A GUN by Cathryne Czubek, and CLAIMING OUR VOICE by Director Jennifer Samuel. She co-wrote and edited ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA with Cathryne Czubek.
LIZY FREUDMANN | Marketing & Campaign Strategist
Lizy brings 20 years of marketing experience to the Wonderview team. She has worked with global brands such as Nike and Honda, as well as smaller, local clients in a range of industries from financial services to tea shops. Lizy’s marketing company, One More Thing, is a Certified B Corp. Lizy is a storytelling enthusiast, developing compelling narratives for each of her clients that align with their business goals. Part of her role with Wonderview includes ensuring that all productions have the end audience and their preferences in mind— in other words, whether your shoot should be optimized for viewing on mobile, tv, the big screen or all of the above. Lizy earned her BA in American Civilization at Brown University. Later, she studied marketing and business at Tulane University, earning both an MBA and Master’s of Global Management degree.
JULIA HALTIGAN | Producer, Music Supervisor
Julia Haltigan embodies the essence of New York's music scene with her timeless voice and magnetic presence, Interview Magazine praises her as a "stunning singer-songwriter" whose fusion of country, jazz, and blues produces catchy, romantic ballads that effortlessly captivates the listener. Glamour Magazine hails her as a "gorgeous performer" and features her music prominently on their make-out playlists. Her music has been featured in TV shows such as Bloodline and Rebel. She has a side project band with friends Scarlett Johansson, Kendra Morris and Holly Miranda, produced by Dave Sitek. Julia's versatility extends beyond singing and songwriting. She made a performance cameo in HBO's hit series The Deuce, and most recently showcased her skills as a music supervisor for the acclaimed documentary ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA.
RICK PLAUTZ | Head of Motion Graphics
Powerhouse VFX artist Rick Plautz is a 3D Generalist and Motion Designer. His fluency in Cinema 4D, After Effects, and Adobe CC for character animation, motion graphics and product design at several post houses. Most recently he created the VFX for ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDA. Rick graduated from the Brandcenter in 2014 in Art Direction and was voted (unanimously) as "The Most Likely To Use Cinema 4D For No Reason" by his peers.