Megan Ballew is a senior majoring in RTVF and minoring in English Lit and Business. When she's not on set or prepping for set or doing Studio 22 things, she's likely spending time with her friends, watching a movie and eating kettle corn, using her Snapchat story as her humor outlet, or jamming out to The Eagles. She's from South Carolina and loves sweet tea, corn, and casseroles of the green bean and sweet potato variety. She is excited to pursue a career as a producer in the film industry.
Tyler is a senior majoring in RTVF and Economics from Boulder, CO. While he has a diverse interest in filmmaking opportunities at the undergraduate level, he ultimately hopes to make a living in the business side of the industry by pairing an Economic framweork with his creativite tendencies. Although he is most likely LA bound, he will always remain loyal to his Colorado roots through his undying love of CO sports' teams and his ability to appreciate and enjoy the outdoors.
Adam is a Radio/TV/Film Junior from Akron, Ohio. As Production Coordinator, Adam hopes to help Directors and DPs of S22 films fulfill their creative vision within the context of student film. He has had experience working on commercial sets and serving as cinematographer on several films at Northwestern, and he hopes to pass on the things he's learned onto newer filmmakers in RTVF. When he's not on set, Adam enjoys cooking, photography, discovering new music, and stand-up comedy. After graduating, Adam plans to pursue a career as a Director of Photography in Los Angeles.
Lily is a senior studying Radio/TV/Film with a minor in English Literature. During her time at Northwestern, Lily has produced numerous short films, a sitcom pilot, and a microbudget feature film. She is currently writing and directing a web series, and also serves as the programming chair of NUWFA. As Finance Chair, Lily hopes to streamline the pre-production process for Studio 22's films by assisting them with budgeting, contracting, and more. In her free time, Lily likes to eat socially unacceptable amounts of cheese, binge Netflix and HBO, and dodge questions about her post-graduation plans. If you see her at the SOFO window, say hello!
Paula is a junior majoring in Radio/TV/Film with a minor in Business. She grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and deeply misses Wawa hoagies. As Film Manager, she is excited to help other student filmmakers produce their best work while also fostering a positive learning environment. Paula has always dreamed of being a famous director, and she hopes to pursue a career in film or TV production. In her free time, she enjoys watching cat videos, pretending to study at coffee shops, and finding free food.
Script Development Chairs
Discovering her passion for filmmaking at 14, Sarah has been apart of making various short films, both behind and in front of the camera. She has served as a producer, director, writer, and actress because she still doesn’t know exactly what to do with her life. As a junior at Northwestern University, Sarah pursues filmmaking through her major in Radio/Television/Film, as a producer of Northwestern’s late night comedy show, The Blackout, and as The Script Development Chair for Northwestern’s student run production company, Studio 22. In her role as Script Development Co-Chair, she hopes to help filmmakers develop their voice through their scripts, as well as encourage writers across all of Northwestern’s campus. She works to inform her projects through her double major in African American Studies. In her free time, Sarah likes to spill coffee on herself, see if she can make it to Norris in 5 minutes from anywhere in Evanston, and send emails while watching Netflix.
Katie is a senior studying Radio/TV/Film and Integrated Marketing Communications. Outside of class, she enjoys being on set as a photo documentarian, listening to pop music, and eating various combinations of bread and cheese. After graduation, Katie hopes to work on the business side of the enteratinment industry supporting content that resonates with audeinces.
Sean is a senior majoring in economics. Originally from Yorktown, Virginia, he attended the College of William & Mary from 2015 to 2017, before transferring to Northwestern for his junior year. As publicity chair, he hopes to encourage more students to share their appreciation for film and gain a deeper understanding of the medium, while collaborating with other organizations on campus to host exciting events. He also hopes to draw attention to burgeoning filmmakers with original visions who strive to alter the cinema in bold, innovative ways.
Annika Weinberg is a sophomore majoring in Radio/Television/Film and pursuing a certificate in Integrated Marketing. She is from Glencoe, IL but gladly admits that deep dish "pizza" is fake news. As co-community engagement chair, she is excited about expanding the film community to other majors and schools within the University. If you spot a person with a bubble tea in one hand and a coffee in the other fangirling over the golden retriever that just walked by, there's a 100% chance that is her.
She hopes to merge her love of organization and creativity as a producer emphasizing authentic female stories in film.
Growing up in Summit, NJ, sophomore Adam Present didn’t discover his love for filmmaking until his high school friend, who had a crush on a girl taking a film class, convinced him to take it with him too. An RTVF major also studying Integrated Marketing and Communications, Adam wants to one day have a career creating narrative films, but right now is a professional at deflecting questions from adults about whether he’ll one day move to LA. As Community Engagement Co-Chair he hopes to help more students, especially those in younger classes, become involved in film production at Northwestern. Adam also competes on NU’s club water polo and swim teams and is on the board of NU World Cup. He spends his free time watching all sorts of films (his favorites are Birdman and No Country for Old Men) and playing pickup sports or Fortnite, despite being aggresively average at both.
Michael Iannaconi is a sophomore majoring in Radio/TV/Film and Creative Writing. I credit Scooby Doo and The Land Before Time for wanting me to be a succesful screenwriter after graduation. As Special Events chair, I hope to bridge the gap between student and professional filmmakers by providing peers with access to festivals, as well as different workshops and lectures conducted by experts in the field. In his free time, Michael likes to write, watch TV, and think about how under appreciated Ellen Pompeo is.
Diversity Inclusion & Belonging Chair
Lydia is a majoring in Theatre and Political Science and minoring in Film & Media Studies. She relishes the title of “The First Person From Utah That I’ve Ever Met” and has (almost) nothing but love for her home, Salt Lake City. As Diversity & Inclusion Chair for Studio 22, she hopes to help elevate the many voices within and without Northwestern’s film community and continue to make Studio 22 films safe and welcoming for any and all identities. Outside of Studio 22, Lydia is the Co-Chair Executive of Lipstick Theatre, a member of The Bix Musical Improv Troupe, an actor for Northwestern Sketch Television, a writer for Sherman Ave (kind of), and a soon-to-be MoviePass cardholder. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a career in the film industry and ultimately be a part of creating work that is both impactful and entertaining. She's a hopeful romantic in most aspects of her life. Please call her out; she’ll appreciate it.