Pratt Institute | 200 Willoughby Avenue
Location: Film Video 102: Screening Room
Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair are the creators of High Maintenance, the critically acclaimed, character driven web series turned television series, premeiring on HBO in September 2016. Katja Blichfeld is an Emmy award-winning casting director (30 Rock). She was born in Long Beach, California and raised on a steady diet of Evangelical Christianity, frikadeller, and television. Katja has called NY home for ten years now, and even though she talks about leaving all the time she probably never will. Ben Sinclair is an actor and editor who has appeared numerous times on television as some incarnation of a wild-eyed man (Delocated, 30 Rock, A Gifted Man, Law & Order: SVU, The Big C, Next Caller). When he’s not beating himself up over losing a NY Lotto commercial, he’s making young Jewesses’ bat mitzvahs look way cooler than they were, through the magic of After Effects. They will present a talk about their creative processes and the trajectory of their careers.