Meet the Crew

Director of Photography: Josh McKie


 POETLove has added an invaluable asset to its creative team: cinematographer Josh McKie, a rising star in commercial and film work.  A recent transplant from Australia, Josh has worked in an impressive array of settings, from music videos to narrative features to Reebok and Lacoste commercials.  He’s been awarded the Gold ACS award by the Australian Cinematographer's society in 2012, won a Gold Award at the California Film Awards, and his work has appeared at a number of film festivals including Cannes and St. Kilda. We're excited to have a creative talent like Josh contributing his elegant and innovative sensitivity and aesthetic as we articulate this new genre of filmmaking. 

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Production Design: Peiyi Wong

Our latest addition to the POETLove team is Peiyi Wong, a rising talent as designer and creative artist.  Raised on the beaches of Santa Barbara, CA, Peiyi earned degrees from Cal Arts and Columbia (where she first met Producer Justine Raczkiewicz and Director David Paul) and has worked as production designer and multi-media artist.  Peiyi's theater work has been shown at REDCAT, Automata, HERE Arts Center, P.S. 122, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, The Chocolate Factory, Access Theater Gallery, The Brick, The Prague Quadrennial, and multiple other venues and institutions in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Mount Desert Island, ME, while her film design work and art direction has been screened at Tribeca, Toronto, and Asian-American International Film Festivals.  Her innovative and outside-the-box sensibility, as well as her broad range of experience, makes her an invaluable addition to the POETLove creative department, and we're very excited to welcome her on board.

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Costume Design: Karen L. Young

We couldn’t be more thrilled to add the seasoned pro, Karen L. Young, to our team.  Karen’s extensive costume experience on set has taken her across the country from places like Atlanta, Indiana, North Carolina, Montana, California, Ohio, and now to New York.  She has worked for Disney, Marvel, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox to name a few, and on such projects like “X-Men: First Class” with director Matthew Vaughn, “Captain America 2” with director Joss Whedon, and with Jeff Nichols on “Mud.”  Karen brings big-budget quality and background to all her design work, whether film, television, or commercials.  Her passion is the creative process of the smaller independent movie.  Telling the story through the characters and what they wear is what the focus of her work is.