Meet Gina Capristo-Gajdosik
hRL is proud to present a new writer into our family. Gina Capristo-Gajdosik will be appearing monthly in this new column
Visual Music Ink™ founder Georgina Capristo-Gajdosik has worked in various areas of media production and creation most of her life, from radio station manager and on-air personality, to wholesale music distribution and marketing. It was at CRN International, a radio promotions and marketing company where she perfected her marketing and creative abilities, managing the creative production, promotion and trade elements of media campaigns for brand giants such as Dial Soap, Apple Computer, Hormel Foods and Campbell’s Soup.
Gina entered the film industry in 1998, writing feature screenplays and working in the capacity of locations manager and location scout. In 2003, she produced an original short she penned entitled Loved, alone (under the Dark Cloud Productions banner) With Beth Winslet in her first leading role and featuring UK television star Alexis Conran, Loved, alone, based on her original feature screenplay Malibu, enjoyed its premier on both coasts, at the Los Angeles International Shorts Festival and at Film Fest New Haven. Loved, alone screened in a number of US cities and eventually landed with Sky TV in the United Kingdom and then Cinify.
Working closely on Loved, alone with BBC Studios director Indra Bhose, Cinematographer and Producer Paul Gavin and Hollywood score composer Lorne Balfe, Georgina furthered a desire to produce an original music film called (Make me) Blush. Gajdosik’s imaginative script took first prize in the New York Filmmaker’s Festival Script Competition in 2011 and placed as a Semifinalist in the Filmmaker’s International Screenwriting Awards with over 1,500 entries.
“It’s such a pleasure to be a part of the hRL family and I look forward to your comments and suggestions! Ask me questions about the film industry, about Scandinavian music, about food, writing, life or anything else and I will try my best to research your topics, respond either in my column or on Social Media. – Gina”