Josh Apter, Writer/Director/Editor - After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Josh Apter attended NYU's Graduate Film Program, where his film The 53rd Calypso was honored with the Martin Scorsese Award for achievement in directing. The film, which stars Edward Norton, received numerous awards for directing, editing, and cinematography at film festivals across the country.
Josh has worked in all areas of filmmaking, from location sound recordist on numerous feature films to videographer for Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation. As a filmmaker, Josh is always producing, shooting and editing projects of all shapes and sizes.
Additional samples of Josh's work can be found on his website at www.peteandjoshmakemovies.com.
Gary Lee Mahmoud, Writer/Actor/Editor - A shameless lifelong performer, Gary was most widely seen as the Giants coach in the now famous "Dirty Dancing" Super Bowl commercial featuring Eli Manning, Odell Beckham, and Landon Collins. You can also catch him in the recurring guest star role of attorney Herbert Talbott in Blue Bloods, as Ethan Hawke’s doctor in the Paul Schrader film First Reformed, and various other roles including Law & Order, Jessica Jones, Friends from College, and The Bourne Legacy. In addition, he has hosted The Onion's mock debate show In The Know, appeared as the featured dancing businessman in the Saturday Night Live music video "Boombox," performed in a stage reading with Oscar nominee Shoreh Aghdashloo, and was chosen to perform in NBC’s annual Diversity Showcase.
Gary can be seen in national commercials for The NFL, USA Today, Beneful, GEICO, Experian, and Kinect. He has also emceed major events for Microsoft, Wyndham, Zip Car, and Showtime's Nurse Jackie "Rx Games." Before moving to NYC in 2007 to pursue his passion as a full-time entertainer, Gary spent six years working in politics on Capitol Hill (not all that different).
Samples and reviews of his performances can be found on his website at www.professionaljackass.com.