a short series about the worst type of human interaction.


Written by Justine Neubarth, Run-Ins is a comedy series about those unwanted, awkward encounters in New York that we've all begrudgingly endured.

In order to support and connect female filmmakers, we are approaching this project in as an episodic lab. We will be gradually producing the first season over the next year, with each episode featuring a different female director and female cinematographer.

Interested in getting involved?

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Run-Ins Episode 3

Justine Neubarth - Creator of RUN-INS

Meet the creator!


JUSTINE NEUBARTH is a writer and sometimes-performer now (recently) based in LA. In her previous life as a New Yorker, she made sketches and web series as a member of the comedy group Bioux, including as a co-writer on MyBnB (winner of the Made in NY award at the 2016 Brooklyn WebFest). In her present life, she ferries Diet Cokes and answers phones as an assistant on The Blacklist.  She has written for NBC Sports and Produced By Magazine and The Hairpin, and is a graduate of Williams College.


Meet the Cinematographers

Meet the Directors

Maggie Robinson Katz

Maggie is a Performer and Writer-- she is a member of Brooklyn's Premier Dolly Parton Cover Band, Doll Parts, and is currently working with WNYC and the New Yorker Radio Hour on a podcast hitting the air waves this summer. She is extremely grateful to Pitch Her for giving her the opportunity to direct! 

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Taylor Coriell

Taylor Coriell is a New York-based actor, writer, producer, and redhead who hails from Kentucky. She has appeared in film, commercials, webseries, regional theater, and on a national tour.  Taylor is also a two-time finalist for the Sundance/YouTube New Voices Lab. Her first webseries, You're The Pest, received a spot in Big Vision, Empty Wallet's Kickstart Diversity program and will premiere the rest of Season One in Spring 2018! Taylor recently joined the writing team for the second season of the award-winning webseries, Redheads AnonymousOther recent/upcoming projects include Run InsSuper Girl Gang Turbo Squad 5000A White Guy Grows In Brooklyn, and Keep Me PostedDespite her hatred of pumpkin spice lattes, she REALLY likes other basic things like baking cupcakes and going to brunch. Taylor would describe her spirit animal as 50% Kimmy Schmidt and 50% that lady who takes airplane lavatory selfies in the Flemish Renaissance style.


Jaclyn Gramigna

Jaclyn is an award winning film and theater director who uses humor to push boundaries and social consciousness. Since graduating from NYU, with a BFA in Film & Television Production, she has directed upwards of 16 short form projects, which have screened in a variety of film festivals. Two plays that Jaclyn directed won first place in theater festivals and she has since had the opportunity to collaborate with playwrights to adapt 3 plays into films. In 2013 she was highlighted as an "emerging filmmaker to watch" in Miramax's blog and in 2016 she was the keynote speaker at the Visions Film Festival & Conference. Gramigna currently freelances, producing, writing and directing branded content and interactive audio experiences but plans to shoot her debut feature film, a psychological thriller, in 2018. She is a proud member of NYWIFT, The FilmmakeHers and Filmshop, and is an activist for underrepresented voices in film.

Kaliya Warren

Kaliya Warren

Kaliya Warren is an award-winning director and cinematographer, and a member of Brooklyn production company Illium Pictures.  A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, her short The Grown-Ups received top awards at NYU's First Run Film Festival. The film was nominated for a National Board of Review award, and was an official selection of HBO’s Urbanworld Film Festival. In 2015, Warren was selected as a Shadow Director on ABC's renowned industry showcase, ABC Discovers. In 2018, her short Revelation was selected to show in IFC’s Short Attention Span Cinema Series.

Warren directs and DPs commercial work for clients including Delta Air Lines, PepsiCo, and Paramount. Most recently, she directed a documentary in Tanzania on maternal and reproductive health for Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Liza Gipsova

Liza is a NYC-based cinematographer fascinated by humans, light and stories of identity, location and the why. She enjoys collaboratively developing and crafting the visual language unique to each story, and puts social relevance at the forefront. She draws from an exhaustive background in traditional, digital, photographic and theater arts, before coming up in the ranks of the camera department and co-founding Curiouser Creative, an award-winning media production company. In her downtime, Liza enjoys traveling, southern exposure, dancing enthusiastically and her batdog Jessie.


Alexa Wolf

Alexa is an NYC based Director of Photography with a sophisticated visual sense built on a deep knowledge of cinematic history and an eye for finding beauty in the moment. With years of experience in the camera and lighting departments, her creative visual storytelling is backed by a comprehensive knowledge of modern cameras and lighting techniques. She works in all genres, though she holds a special love for narratives and the visual unfolding of strong stories.

Caitlin Machak

Caitlin Machak is a Brooklyn-based cinematographer, known for her story-driven style and her happy set presence.

Before university, Caitlin trained to be a vocalist and actor. She entered NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to pursue theatre and graduated with a degree in film. While studying abroad at FAMU, the Czech Republic's National Film School in Prague, Caitlin decided to become a cinematographer.

She recently shot the feature film Ask for Jane, an independent feature film about The Jane Collective, written and directed by Rachel Carey and starring Cait Cortelyou, Cody Horn and Alison Wright. 

Her work has screened at prestigious film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and the Northside Film Festival. As a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Caitlin has worked on many award-winning independent features and TV shows, most notably Netflix's House of Cards and HBO's GIRLS. 

Through her work, Caitlin has gained mentors, supporters, and collaborators on her current and future projects.

Taylor Goodell Benedum

Taylor Benedum is a graphic designer and illustrator based in CT. She is a mom of two, wife of one, and in addition to her day job, has her own freelance design company called Bright Lights Design and gets to take on super fun and hilarious freelance gigs (like this one!). She told us to write that she said "it's an honor to work with hilarious people and support epic projects like this" we had to listen and write it.