Taffy Was Born

a film by David Giardina

Production Crew

Keith Andrews – Director of Photography

Keith Andrews graduated from Oswego State University in Oswego, New York, in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio and TV Broadcasting and Mass Communications. After graduation he was hired fulltime as a News Videographer/Editor at WUHF-TV Channel 31 in Rochester, New York. Andrews spent one year there before accepting an offer at WXXA-TV, where he worked for two years as a News Videographer/Editor. In 2002, he moved to the New York Metropolitan area to pursue freelance television production and feature films. He has since worked as a Videographer at several television news affiliates and as a Director of Photography on numerous independent films




Igor Dymkov – Music Composer

 Dymkov is a composer, multi-instrumental performer and a founder of "IDP Studio". Igor was born in Kiev, Ukraine and attended the Kiev Musical School, the 1st Musical school of Kiev, and the Musical College in Toliatti, Russia. This formal training helped him master several instruments such as the piano, the saxophone, the clarinet, the guitar and drums. Igor's eclectic, original sound is what gives him his superb ability to adapt to any project. Throughout his career Igor has worked on numerous compositions, features and short films contributing his personal touch and feeling which makes each of his works unique and unforgettable such as "Taffy Was Born", "The Slick White Rabbit", "The Classified Killer", "Fresh Squeezed", LITHIUM", "Jack E. Jett Show". He has produced, composed and arranged an original 72 min. CD, "Through Time To Eternity". He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.  Visit his site to hear selections of Igor's music from "Taffy Was Born" and  other film music he's composed:





Jonathan Chambers- Sound Designer/Mixer  

Jonathan received a BA from the University of Missouri. He has been working professionally in music production and promotion for the past five years and in new media for the past three. His visual software experience includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Director and Flash on various features, short films and music productions including "Cavities", "Coping With Loss" and "The Shapes Into Which Trees Grow". Audio software experience includes almost every major audio software package available including Logic, Cakewalk, Cool Edit, Peak, Gigasampler, Reason, and the Retro AS-1.




Joe Vassallo – Film Editor

Joe Vassallo studied the art of editing at New York University, The School of Visuals Arts. As a freelance Avid editor he has worked in a wide array of productions on both Media Composer and Symphony systems for the past ten years. In 1999, Joe received an EMMY nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Editing for AMC's EMMY Award winning show, "Behind The Screen with John Burke". This led to projects for IFC, BRAVO and WE. Film work includes "Hook, Line and Sinker", "Taffy Was Born", and "Perceptions". He has been an A-list editor for major companies including SONY Music Studios•NYC, Disney, HBO, ABC, CBS, MTV, VH-1, USA, Comedy Central, Bravo, A & E, Court TV, Oxygen, Trio and Metro Channel.