PUSH is currently in Post Production.

PUSH is Arusha's directorial debut.  A story 20 years in the making, this is what drove her to become a filmmaker. Based in Brooklyn, she is an Assistant Director and an active member of the Director’s Guild of America. She has produced several short films and music videos, including “Story About A Witch” and “The Elationists”. Arusha’s director’s team work experience in feature film and television includes Time: The Kaleif Browder Story, Most Likely to Murder, Blindspot, Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf of Wall Street, While We're Young, and The Normal Heart. Director's Statement

Amanda Laws is an independent filmmaker working in both documentary and narrative. She co-edited the highly acclaimed Cameraperson, directed by Kirsten Johnson, which premiered at Sundance 2016 and was shortlisted for an Oscar. Her most recent work includes editing The Hanging, directed by Geoff Feinberg, and also co-directing Bridetripping, a short film about Amanda Fucking Palmer's formative years. Laws attended the Graduate Film Program at NYU, where she studied under Spike Lee and Mary Harron, and was the 2010 MFA Edit Fellow. Her documentary credits include The Imposter: How to Write a Banjo Concerto directed by Bela Fleck and Sarah Paladino, Shooting Script by Frank Hall-Green, and It Was Rape by Jennifer Baumgardner. She is a two-time participant at the Sundance Doc Edit Lab, most recently in 2013 when she attended with Cameraperson, then titled A Blind Eye.

Janelle Coleman is the producer you want on your team. She gets it done. As a production and travel coordinator, she's worked on feature films such as Creed, After Earth, Mercy (Netflix), and Paranoia. "I can think of no other person I'd rather back than Arusha. We've stood side by side on productions great and small to get thejob done. We grew up together. This is her time to move from the supporter to the supported!" 

Automne Zingg is a writer, illustrator, musician and visual artist based in New York. She uses dark humor and surreal imagery to make critiques about popular culture.


Luigi Porto
Luigi's career began in theatre, in Saluzzo, Italy, and later moved into in films as a sound designer/editor, in Rome with Stefano Di Fiore and Fausto Ancillai. He worked spans over 50 films screened at festivals worldwide, including Cannes, Venezia, Berlin, Toronto, and BAFTA. His most recent work includes Ciano: A Fisherman's Tale, and Rapid Eye Movement.

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