Kirk Gostkowski (Director / Writer / Executive Producer)
Kirk Gostkowski is making his directorial debut with Leave Me Behind. He is a graduate of Hofstra University in New York.
The four year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree focused in performance is a very intense program. While at Hofstra, Kirk also
studied at the School for Film and Television in New York City. During his undergraduate years he had a large variety of
training; working on plays ranging from Shakespeare, English Restoration, Greek, Contemporary, and original works. In
his senior year at Hofstra he received the Acting Award for outstanding contributions to performance in the 2004-2005
Since graduation Kirk has appeared as an actor in a number of shows in New York as well as studying with Alec Baldwin
in a master's class focused on professional theatre for the last two summers.
Kirk wrote "Leave Me Behind" over the course of the last year while trying to find a way to put this film on the big screen.
"This film has been a labor of love for everyone involved. Writing, directing, and acting in this film is a dream come true."
For more information please visit: www.kirkgostkowski.com
Kieran Dotti (Executive Producer / Editor / Camera Operator)
Kieran Dotti is a graduate from the Hofstra University’s School of Communications and has BA in Film Studies and
Production. She has written, directed, and edited two short films: “Another Attempt” and “Questions”. Kieran is one of the
executive producers of Leave Me Behind as well as the editor, lead sound mixer, and second camera operator.
Kevin Rosenberg (Director of Photography)
Kevin Rosenberg graduated from New York Institute of Technology's Communication Arts program with a BFA in film and
television production. After co-writing and directing the short film "The Groomsmen" (2000), he returned to school and
received his MS in English education from Dowling College. He is currently a high school English teacher and filmed
"Leave Me Behind" during his summer hiatus.
Courtesy of Joseph Brondo