Meet the 59 Days in New York Team

Here are a few of the cast and crew members who have dedicated their time and talents to the first four episodes of 59 Days.

May-Elise Martinsen

59 Days in New York - May-Elise Martinsen - Writer, Producer, PerformerI am the creator of 59 Days in New York. I write the music, lyrics, and scripts. I produce, promote, cook for cast and crew, and edit. I also play the part of Amy.

Justin Rogers

Justin Rogers - Meet the Team - Director of 59 Days in New YorkJustin directed Episodes Three, Four, and the Kickstarter video. He currently works at Acerbic Film & Entertainment. 59 Days has been a unique and fun creative experience so far.

Danielle Demisay

Danielle Demisay - Meet the Team - Roommate in 59 Days in New York

Danielle plays the Roommate in Episodes Two and Four. She

has Assistant Directed productions for Boomerang Theatre Company and General Mischief Theatre. She is on the Board of Directors for the Staten Island Ballet and works regularly in the Front of House Staff at Signature Theatre Company. She is an active playwright, director, and actor. Danielle is a native New Yorker who believes that 59 Days in New York is a witty portrayal of a talented young artist trying to make it in the great world of New York theatre!

Samantha Pyra

Samantha Pyra - Meet the Team - 59 Days in New York Director of Photography

Samantha is 59 Days in New York’s main cinematographer and has worked on the series since Episode One. A New Yorker for just 2.5 years, she fully understands the ups and downs artists of all types face here. She is working on several other webseries and independent features in the camera department. Samantha is so excited to see 59 Days growing and can’t wait for more songs and NYC adventures to be shared! Keep updated on the filming of 59 Days and Samantha’s other productions here.

Keri Acer

Keri Meet the TeamKeri plays Boss Woman in Episode Three. She’s been proud to watch 59 Days develop from original idea to webseries, consulting on the show as part of a regular writers group. Currently, Keri works as a writer/editor for an education company in lower Manhattan.

Josh Ries

Josh Ries - Meet the Team - 59 Days in New York Cinematographer

An Ohio native with a degree in Digital Media and Film from Ohio University, Josh was the Director of Photography on Episode Three and Four. After working in Los Angeles with Dick Clark Productions, he now resides in New York City. He has worked as Director of Photography on a feature film, award-winning short films and music videos.

Rémy Labbe

Remy Labbe - Meet the Team - 59 Days in New York - Photo Credit: Tammy Ying

Rémy arranged the Kickstarter song for jazz ensemble and music directed the recording of the piece. He is a jazz trumpet player, educator, composer and arranger. In 2013 he graduated magna cum laude with a Diploma in Professional in Music from Berklee, and graduated in parallel from the CML with a Superior prize (“Prix supérieur en trompette Jazz”, class of G. Waltzing) awarded by the Luxembourgish government.

Photo credit: Tammy Ying

Gavin McClellan

Gavin McClellan - Meet the Team - Cast and Crew 59 Days in New York

Gavin worked as both production assistant and Office Worker 2 in Episode Three. He graduated from Ohio University with a BA in video production and plans on continuing his education and career in Los Angeles. You can see more of his work here.