meet the team.

Rachel Lipkin

(co-director / co-writer - she/her) is a screenwriter, future creative development exec, producer, director and certified lost-cause living in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She graduated from NYU Tisch in 2019 with a major in Drama and double minors in Film&TV and MCC (fancy communications aka…communications). When she isn't being woken up by her cat at 5am, Rachel can be seen pretending she knows how to skateboard, channelling her inner Scorpio (swipe left for evidence), jotting down heinously terrible dad jokes and overall, just having a silly goose time. She currently works at Boat Rocker Studios and is also developing a 1970’s inspired detective noir screenplay in her spare time. Much like her personality, it’s a dramedy of sorts.

Her favorite childhood Gameboy game is Warrioland II (the II is very important).

Jessica Kantorowitz

(co-writer / role of ‘Spencer’ - she/her) went to NYU Tisch, is a nyc based artist/actor/musician. She has a phobia of fruit, an alien obsessed grandfather, 2 very jewish parents, a nail biting habit, anxiety (duh), every Billy Joel album memorized, just the right amount of body dysmorphia, a regular poop schedule and a great personality. Her favorite video games is Mario Bros (also duh) and her least favorite is Wii Fit.

Dayva Weiss

(co-director - she/her) is a film, music video director, & future sci-fi showrunner seriously convinced she’s living in the Matrix. She graduated from NYU Tisch majoring in Film & Television Production with a minor in Child & Adolescent Mental Health. A Sims champion (lol), she can be found caring for her virtual alien babies and having an existential crisis about the multiverse. Outside of Gamegirl, she is currently developing a science fiction series and an experimental visual album. She winds down after a long day of existential dread by drinking tea and watching an episode of Black Mirror — alas, the cycle continues.

Her favorite childhood game is the Sims 2 “Strangetown” (the weird one with the alien hotel subplot) on her pink DS Lite.

Julie Christeas

(Executive Producer - she/her) is the founder and CEO of Tandem Pictures, since 2010. Her recent films include BLACK BEAR (Sundance 2020) starring Aubrey Plaza, Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon, which is now available to stream on Mubi, and THE SURROGATE (SXSW 2020/Monument Releasing). In her heart of hearts, Julie has an altruistic idea of wanting to reach out to people who come from different backgrounds and have different points of view than herself, and see how she can collaborate and tell those stories with a standard of excellence, and get them seen by a larger global community. Additionally, Julie is a proponent of ensuring a sustainable and environmentally-friendly set by composting, recycling and removing any single-use paper/plastic tableware.

Her favorite old-school games included Spy Hunter and Commandore 64 - Frogger.

Pranav Kothary

(Producer - he/him) is a writer, director, producer, and editor who hates moths. They're so gross. He graduated from NYU Tisch with a B.F.A. In Film and TV. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, he chose to join the arts to see how many people he could disappoint at once. Outside of Gamegirl, Pranav is writing two feature films, editing a feature of his own, and is producing/editing various projects with his colleagues. His passions outside of film are; climbing, making music, cooking, homemaking, and hating moths.

His favorite childhood game was Beyblade played on a Gameboy Advanced.

Sydney Lolita Cusic

(Producer / Role of ‘Lady’ - she/her) is an actor, director, writer and producer born and raised on the SouthSide of Chicago. She is an alumna New York University Tisch School of the Arts.Having studied acting through the University and with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Sydney has a sensitive understanding of the human condition. The game she currently plays daily is Project Makeover aka glorified candy crush. She also hid her family GameBoy Color for YEARS from her little brothers because she didn't want them ruining her progess. Shhh...don’t tell them.