Jennah Roman (they/them) -- playing "Laylah"
Jennah Roman is a non-binary bisexual actor who loves to play basketball, go on skateboard cruises through the neighborhood, and read poetry in their free time. They studied acting at Fairleigh Dickinson University and currently live in Connecticut.
Finley Vigliotti (they/them) -- playing "Frankie"
(bio coming soon!)
Director, Screenwriter and actress playing "Ximena" -- Jamie Sarai Margolin
Jamie Sarai Margolin is a 19-year-old Jewish Colombian-American organizer, activist, author, public speaker, and filmmaker. As a lesbian, Jamie Margolin never saw girls like her on screen, which made it difficult for her to come to terms with her identity. ART MAJORS is the show she always wished she had. Jamie is majoring in Film & Television in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her goals as an artist are to create necessary representation for her communities that have been continuously excluded and misrepresented.
Jamie is also the host of “Lavender You”, a podcast and online community talking about queer arts and media representation, founder of the international youth climate justice organization "Zero Hour", a plaintiff on the Youth v. Gov climate lawsuit "Aji P. vs. The State of Washington", and author of YOUTH TO POWER.
Jamie is one of Teen Vogue’s “21 Under 21” girls changing the world in 2018, One of People Magazines 25 women changing the world in 2018, Fuse TV’s Latina Trailblazer of 2018, one of The Today Show’s 18 under 18 Groundbreakers of 2019, MTV EMA Generation Change winner of 2019, one of the BBC's 100 most influential women of 2019, and one of GLAAD’s 20 under 20 LGBTQ+ people changing the world. She is on the OUT 100 list of 2020.
Marvelyn Ramirez (she/her) -- playing "Maya"
Marvelyn Ramirez is a New York based actress studying drama at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts with the Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. In addition to stage and screen acting she is a writer and director, passionate about uplifting marginalized voices through her work. Marvelyn Ramirez is a New York based actress studying drama at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts with the Playwrights Horizons Theatre School. In addition to stage and screen acting she is a writer and director, passionate about uplifting marginalized voices through her work.
Johanna Elmina Moise (she/her) -- playing "Aria"
Born and raised in Miramar, Florida, Johanna is currently in the Broadway Company of 'Hamilton: An American Musical' (Swing: Bullet Specialty). Her TV/Film appearances include: "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" with Viola Davis, "27 Candles" (Ella) by Naaji Adzimah, and playing the lead Kae in "The Walk Home" by Kendra Brown. Regional Credits include: 'La Cage Aux Folles' (Mercedes/Dance Captain), 'The WIz' (Dance Captain/ Addaperle & Dorothy Understudy/Swing), 'Flashdance'. @johanna.moise Instagram / www.johannamoise.com
Lieko Dadaille (she/her) -- playing "Ava"
Lieko Dadaille is excited to play her first major role in Art Majors. She is an actress and singer-songwriter currently studying at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
Director/Screenwriter/"Ximena" -- Jamie Sarai Margolin
View bio in the actor's section.
1st Assistant Director -- Rose Knopper (she/her)
Rose Knopper is the assistant director and associate producer for Art Majors. She is a queer Jewish woman and currently attends NYU Tisch School of the Arts for Film and TV. She has directed and shot several films, two of which were shown at the All American Film Festival. She has won awards at the Boulder Film Festival and the Philadelphia Youth Festival. Rose also co-directed a short documentary that will be shown on Rocky Mountain PBS this fall. She is an aspiring cinematographer and producer. Aside from film, she is passionate about visual art and activism.
Editor -- Nishika Agarwal (she/her)
Nishika Agarwal is a freshman at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She is a student filmmaker from Northern New Jersey, and dedicates her skills to a diverse range of projects including short films, documentaries, promotional videos, and screenplays. In addition, she works closely with local organizations to bring their stories to life. Agarwal's work has been recognized across platforms such as the All American High School Film Festival, the Teen Indie Awards, the Rahway Reel Film Festival, the Scout Film Festival, and through SoCreate. The experiences that she has gathered through storytelling has helped her to explore the lives and humanity of everyday people, and she dedicates her efforts to bring such stories to prominence.
BTS/Boom/Asst Editor -- Anahita Von Andrian (she/her)
Anahita is a queer Iranian-German multimedia experimental visual artist with interests in directing, editing, and cinematography. Her multidisciplinary approach to photography won her multiple Scholastic Arts awards, honors in curated galleries, and selection for VSCO Select’s contemporary publications.
She launched her freelance videography and photography business at the age of 15 and has since worked with an international selection of brands, companies, organizations, and individuals including, but not limited to, Beautiful Destinations, Live Nation Entertainment, and youth Climate Activism groups in Munich and Boston. She most recently directed the creative ad campaign for MUZE Music Inc, an up-and-coming live music performance booking platform on Zoom. Anahita is currently a first-year at NYU Tisch School of Arts where she is majoring in Film & Television Production. She has plans to develop her affinity for aesthetics and awareness-centered storytelling as an aspiring screenwriter, cinematographer, and director.
Cinematographer -- Daniel Gonzalez (he/they)
Daniel Gonzalez is a 19 year old filmmaker and alumni of Orange County School of The Arts' Film & Television Conservatory. He has pioneered 7 passion projects outside of his high school (as writer, director, & producer) and is avidly working on more. Some of his work has premiered at Los Angeles Cinefest, All American High School Film Festival, & Woodstock Film Festival among others. He is now attending NYU Tisch for Film & Television Production and plans to graduate in the Spring of 2024. Gonzalez strives to enter the industry as a cinematographer and eventually cement himself as an auteur with his directing & writing.
1st AC, Key Grip -- Ariana Marie
Ariana Marie is an alumna of Ghetto Film School and currently attends Tisch School of the Arts at New York University studying Undergrad Film and Television. She has production experience under various studios such as National Geographic, Amazon Prime, Walt Disney, and more. Born and raised in The Bronx to immigrant parents, she is actively pushing to represent minority communities through an authentic lens. She is currently working on a career path as a cinematographer.
Makeup artist -- Marg Zhang (they/them)
Marg is a current Freshman at NYU Tisch Film and Television and a member of the First Year Queers and Allies (FYQA) club with an interest in blending live action cinematography with animation. They have had experience with camera operation and editing in working on several productions at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts and helped in the overall design of the winter, spring, and summer editions of Ruckus Student Literary Magazine.
Growing up as a queer Chinese-American enby, Marg barely saw representation of their intersecting identities in media and have struggled with disproving overall stereotypes of their queerness, especially in relation to their traditional family. Marg looks forward to what "Art Students" can accomplish through having an all queer, BIPOC cast, and is incredibly excited to be working on makeup/ production/ costume design.
Set Designer -- Ava Newman (she/her)
Ava Newman is a bisexual filmmaker majoring in Film and TV at Tisch at New York University. She is starting a career in film and is excited to work on a set that has the representation she wishes she saw more of. She is helping with creative direction on set.
Costume Designer -- Alexandra Mettler
Alexandra Mettler is a first year at Tisch for Film & TV. She is the costume designer for the show, and she also works with 35mm film photography.
Soundtrack + Scoring -- Sara Shankar (she/her)
Sara is a singer-songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. Her music incorporates a fusion of pop, country, and electronic elements. As the founder of the PIXAPOP Girls Camp, she is passionate about empowering female and non-binary creators. Sara was one of 10 musicians from NYU Clive selected for the prestigious Cloud Sessions. In the past years, she has collaborated with several major label and independent artists.
Ella Grace (she/her) -- PA and craft services
Bio coming soon.
Skye Cole -- Boom/Merch designer/internal administrator
Sky Cole is a writer, director, visual artist and animator studying film and television at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. Her work spans across eleven mediums and is whimsical, personal, and usually on another planet. She has acted in and helped create a feature length film, Deerstalker, and has directed several other shorts and music videos. Her writing has been selected for the Massachusetts Young Playwrights’ Festival. Her current projects include designing for Art Majors, co-creating and writing her own tv series, and animating a short film about sad Halloween ghosts.
Maya Peters (she/her) -- Poster & Graphics Design, Extra
Maya Peters is a queer Irish-Indonesian filmmaker specializing in directing and art direction. She aims to break cultural taboos and boundaries within her films and disrupt the flow of traditional narrative. Maya is currently on a scholarship to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts to study Film & Television.