Over the years, Small World Studios focused on bringing together a production team that has one goal in mind; to bring the world we have experienced to the people who haven't. Each member of Small World Studios brings something unique to the table, which is seen through a wide variety of writing styles, direction, and cinematic techniques.
Director, Writer, Producer
Founder of Small World Studios, Kuba began his career as a writer, generating short stories, screenplays, and visual concepts as early as he can remember. By the time he reached Syracuse University, his writing, which was published by the University and other independent newspapers, drew him to what would soon be the start of Small World Studios; filmmaking. "In retrospect, writing was merely the first component to becoming a director and producer. These stories, often real events in my life, always played out in my mind like scenes in a movie. I had an endless stream of creative stories to tell but never had the leverage to consider that what I really yearned for this whole time was to show these stories as well."
Growing up in Poland before moving to New York at age seven, Kuba continued to travel the world, spending time learning film in Hong Kong, taking part in the Bologna film festival in Italy, and competing around the world as a member of the USA Karate Team. He went on to continue his education as a film producer at Columbia University.
Photographer, Cinematographer, Animator
“You don't take a picture; you make a picture ” photography is a craft. This quote is the mantra of Prince Dudley, a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist who specializes in photography, filmmaking, animation, and oil painting—having received a bachelor’s of science in visual communications at Syracuse university’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has worked to hone the craft of Image making to speak across various genres, aesthetics, and mediums. As a photographer, he creates compelling, bold, and communicative imagery. Whether photographing an event, making a portrait, mastering fashion photography, or studying a landscape, he works to capture and translate his subjects' vitality, truth, and beauty.
Director of Photography, Producer
Tomás J. Greer, born and raised in Jamaica, Queens, is a 2016 Broadcast Communications graduate of The Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a 2020 MFA recipient from The City College of New York. Greer had a short stint in The Mount St. Mary’s University (LA) MFA film program post-grad. Ultimately, Greer decided to transfer back home to the city he loves, to complete his MFA at the City College of New York. Greer’s time in undergrad was spent as a dual-sport athlete, as well as an apprentice to director Neal Dhand (MFA). With the experience gained from Dhand, as well as the City Film MFA program, Greer hopes to continue creating captivating sport docs for those voices and stories less heard. A jack of many trades, Greer doubles full time as a producer for full contact karate league/tv show: Karate Combat, as well as performing his own passion projects and any other artistic freelance opportunities to be that may come his way.
Zeta’s passion for collaborative creative projects began at a young age. At 15 years old, she was awarded second place at the international Student Television Network convention for the movie trailer she wrote, directed, and filmed. Since then, her aptitude for organization and leadership led her interest to pursue production management after a successful career in the modeling industry. While working on sets with clients such as Maybelline, Shiseido, and other industry leaders the experience provided her with the knowledge to effectively meet industry standards for productions. Furthermore, Zeta began expanding her skills, attending the Fashion Institute of Technology, concentrating in communication design. By then, her graphic design skills solidified as Zeta continued to develop her own stylistic approach that she applied to her clients.
Audio Engineer, Multimedia Technician
Diego Agoytia is a Mexican-born Multimedia Technician from Toluca, Mexico. Although he has many interests and skills, including Music, Filmmaking, and Broadcasting, his primary expertise is Audio Engineering. Diego has over four years of professional experience and a Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Technology from Western Michigan University. He relocated to New York in September 2021 and has since established himself as a reliable freelance Audio Technician for both the Film/Video and Music Industries. He always makes sure the audio is clear from the beginning of the recording process to make the final product sound better after the Mixing and Mastering.
With a passion for photography and photo retouching, Christina DeOrtentiis is skilled in producing and directing photo shoots from start to finish. Born and raised in the Bronx, she pursued her dream of becoming a photographer by attending the School of Visual Arts and completing internships with well-known companies such as Macy’s, Elle Magazine, and Art + Commerce. After earning a BFA in Photography with honors, she worked as a full-time retoucher for Net-a-Porter and Bloomingdales. Now, Christina specializes in creating stylistic imagery for publications and events such as New York Fashion Week. With a natural aptitude for creative concepts and storytelling, Christina approaches each project, regardless of the medium, with professionalism and enthusiasm, showcasing her technical skills and artistic eye in her work.
Audio Engineer, Music Producer
Ben has recorded and played with artists from all over the world in various genres from jazz and bluegrass, to funk and hip-hop. Currently, Ben is the head engineer at Trudie Studios in Rockaway, Queens where he produces, records, and mixes music for bands and solo artists. “As a producer, my goal is to elicit the best, most authentic performance from the artist. Instruments, microphones, and recording gear are all secondary to a good song and an honest take.”
Ben graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Communication with a focus on Rhetoric and Music Technology.
HARRY RAY FIELD
Animator, Illustrator, Editor
Driven by cinematography and music, Harry specializes in hand-drawn animation and after-effects. Through a minimalistic aesthetic and keen attention to detail, Harry can create a unique impact on new and existing projects. Often handcrafted with pen and paper, Harry transports his ideas to digital motion graphics that can be seen throughout his work and the Small World Studios projects.
Coding Development Consultant
Marketing and Finance Strategist