The Team

Tiffany Bartok

Tiffany Bartok

Director

Tiffany has just completed her directorial debut, Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story. Tiffany received her BFA in theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Following a move to New York City, Tiffany worked consistently as an actress but soon discovered a talent for makeup artistry. She began to sharpen her skills on celebrities and film crews. Ultimately, the draw of the film world was contagious and Tiffany, and she made the decision to direct and produce original films, including her award winning documentary Altered By Elvis and the short film Little Pumpkin, which screened at the prestigious SXSW film festival. She was also selected as a finalist for the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. Her out of the box producing talents have been the subject of a New York Times Arts Section feature. She has been a past jury member for the Memphis International Film Festival and the Vail Film Festival. Recent projects include producing the award winning films Fall To Rise, Jack and Paul and director May Elbaz’s adaptations of Etgar Keret’s Suddenly…, and Cocked and Locked. Tiffany is a proud member of Film Fatales.

Jayce Bartok

Jayce Bartok

Producer

Jayce has appeared in numerous films and television shows as an actor, most notably Richard Linklater’s Suburbia, Sam Raimi’s Spiderman and Tom McCarthy’s The Station Agent. TV Series appearances include frequent roles on BLINDSPOT, BULL, and BLUE BLOODS as well as a lead in the up-coming series THE HOLDOUTS. Most recently, Jayce wrote, directed and produced the indie feature FALL TO RISE (Panorama Entertainment) now available on iTunes & Amazon PRIME. Accolades for FALL TO RISE include being an official selection at the Dance On Camera Festival at Lincoln Center and winner of the Bulleit Frontier Filmmaker Award at the First Time Fest in New York City. Jayce wrote, produced, and starred in The Cake Eaters, the critically acclaimed film directed by Mary Stuart Masterson, which starred Kristen Stewart and Bruce Dern. The Cake Eaters premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was an official selection at festivals throughout the world. Other credits include co-director and producer of the award-winning documentary Altered By Elvis, writer/director/producer of the award-winning short films: Sunburn, starring Jack Falahee and Damian Young, Jack & Paul, and Stricken, starring Hayley Mills as well as writer of the SXSW winning short, Little Pumpkin, and producer on the award-winning short Suddenly… starring Terry Kinney and Cocked & Locked. His next feature film, The Prince of Soho, will go into production in 2018. In addition, Jayce has been a juror for the acclaimed Cheslea Film Festival, a frequent moderator & panelist for SAG-AFTRA, a contributor to the book, Now Write!, a columnist for MovieMaker Magazine, as well as a guest teacher at the legendary Neighborhood Playhouse.

Troy Surratt

Troy Surratt

Producer

Surratt Beauty creator Troy Surratt is one of the beauty industry’s most sought-after and respected makeup artists. After moving to New York from his native Kansas to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of design, Troy cold-called Kevyn Aucoin on a dare seeking work as an assistant. This fateful phone call launched his career working under the tutelage of the legendary artist. Troy joined Larger Than Life as a Producer to share and celebrate Kevyn&rsqou;s beautiful life and legacy

Since launching in October 2013, the Surratt Beauty line has gained a reputation among beauty insiders and consumers alike as the premiere color cosmetics line for unparalleled innovation, artistry, and quality. In 2015, Troy was named the “Beauty Innovator of the Year” by Refinery29, and Surratt Beauty products regularly win Allure’s “Best of Beauty” awards, as well as other prestigious industry accolades.

A skilled color master, Troy is known for his professional grace, ardent dedication and attention to detail. His expertise and artistry are sought-after by top editors, a devoted celebrity clientele, and beauty insiders worldwide. He continues to celebrate Kevyn’s legacy in his artistry + dedication to finding beauty in everyone.

Bronwyn Cosgrave

Bronwyn Cosgrave

Producer

Bronwyn Cosgrave produces feature length fashion documentaries including Manolo, The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards which portrays the life and work of Manolo Blahnik. Bronwyn is the author of critically acclaimed fashion history books and the curator of Designing 007, Fifty Years of Bond Style. This grand-scale museum exhibition pays tribute the production of the James Bond film series. A cultural commentator and brand consultant, Bronwyn is an artistic advisor for Marriott International’s Independent Film Initiative and the former features editor of British Vogue.

Andres Karu

Andres Karu

Director of Photography

Andres Karu was born and raised in New Jersey. After studying film at Rutgers University, he wound up pursuing another passion of his — music. He travelled the country as a professional musician for several years before moving to New York City to begin a career as an assistant cameraman where he spent the next six years working on commercials, short films, music videos and the last seven years working as a cinematographer. He has photographed several features and over two-dozen short films, several of which have screened at major film festivals such as Telluride, SXSW, Tribeca and the Los Angeles Film Festival. He has shot music videos for artists such as Deftones and Teyana Taylor, a concert film for Kanye West as well as a doc about the legendary rap group, Wu-Tang Clan. He has most recently been working in television and has completed 6 seasons of true crime re-creation TV shows for Discovery ID, truTV and TLC.

Hetrick Martin Institute
The Hetrick Martin Institute is the film’s charitable partner.