The Short Order Crew

We're filmmakers first, technicians second

Though we all have areas of specialization, we believe that versatility makes us better filmmakers and collaborators. There is no one "director," "shooter," or "editor" at Short Order. We often wear different hats on different jobs, and this enhances the voice and variety of our storytelling.

Alex Kaplan

food runner/executive producer
  • Juggling
  • Acting
  • Staying Still
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Drinking Coffee

Avinash Chellappoo

kitchen hand/camera op
  • Timelapses
  • Spatial Awareness
  • Smiling
  • Crafting Hot Sauce
  • Being Serious

Jason Prezant

sous-chef/director of photography
  • Breaking Things
  • Fixing Things
  • Climbing Rocks
  • Dad Jokes
  • Falling For Clickbait

Josh Johnson

bus boy/sound aficionado
  • Making Funny Edits
  • Jumpshot
  • Sound Design
  • Ankle Strength
  • Role Playing

Leisa Kanienberg

kitchen manager/makeup artist
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Organization
  • Roller Skating
  • #cleaneatingjunkie
  • Girl Power

Mauro Giuffrida

expediter/post supervisor/creative director
  • Hitting deadlines
  • Being a dad
  • Shooting more
  • Fixing it in post
  • Italian cooking

Shannon Riley

pastry chef/producer
  • Equestrianism
  • Strength Per Pound
  • Dancing
  • Scheduling
  • Enjoying Puns

Zach Phillips

dishwasher/creative director
  • Writing
  • Obsessing
  • Cooking
  • Arguing for Sport
  • Ironing Shirts

Want to join our crew or intern with us? We receive lots of requests, so here is how to apply. (TL;DR Résumés aren't very useful to us, please send portfolios)

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