We are Artists Alike Studios, founded in 2014 by filmmaker Kristen Dirato. Our team of artists seeks to make a difference in the world through the art of storytelling. With talents ranging from directing, screenwriting and editing, to songwriting and acting, we are positioning ourselves to impact the film community. Our mission, to create positive and powerful messages through our art, is what drives us. 

MEET THE TEAM

  • KRISTEN DIRATO
    Founder & Producer

    Kristen studied Film and Video Production at Full Sail University's aggressive academic program and technical training. Kristen has 14 years experience in the TV and film/video industry. She worked in New York as an Associate Producer and Production Manager and Coordinator for the Muppets on Sesame Street. Kristen also worked as Production Supervisor on the feature film, 12 and Holding and as an Assistant Production Coordinator on the independent film, Duane Hopwood, for Elevation FilmWorks.

  • KATHREEN CORTES
    Production Manager

    Kathreen realized her love for scriptwriting and directing early in her life. In 2014, Kathreen produced a documentary “Media As An Art Form” which showcases how media changed her life. Kate’s passion for creating continues to be fueled as she pursues her love for filmmaking.

  • KELLI KYLE
    Assistant Production Manager

    Kelli is inspired to pursue media production and broadcast journalism. Through interactions with documentary directors, news producers and independent media activists, Kelli has discovered what it truly means to make a difference in the global communications industry.

  • DAVID REUSTLE
    Videographer

    Dave attended the University of Stockton where he received his degree in Communications. He has worked on several films with Dynamatt Productions and looks forward to his career with Artists Alike Studios.

  • MATTHEW WASZEN
    Production Coordinator

    Matthew hails from NYC where he attended New York University, Steinhardt School of Music, receiving his Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance, concentration musical theater.  Since then Matthew has been in numerous professional productions ranging from regional theater, national tours, national commercials, independent films and concerts.  He is thrilled to be embarking on a new journey and joining the amazing and talented team at Artist Alike Studios.