Monthly Archives: July 2013


Jack Torrance, Groundskeeper

Jack Torrance is an aspiring novelist whose work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. A new addition to Common Machine, Torrance is responsible for upkeep of the premises and physical plant. He enjoys spending time alone with his wife and precocious five year-old son. Torrance is a firm believer in a good work/life balance.  


Blake (Don’t ask his last name), Biz Dev

Blake comes to Common Machine after a previous career in real estate with Mitch & Murray. He is passionate about sales, acronyms and lines which are dotted. Blake is excited about the switch to the entertainment industry and insists that while he has things to learn, nevertheless, he will always be closing. 


Jorge Graupera, Camera/Graphics

Jorge Graupera is an accomplished musician whose music has been featured in primetime American TV shows as well as various MTV series. Putting aside the many hats he’s worn during his life as a composer, performer, graphic designer and photographer, he is currently pursuing his passion for film, freelancing as an editor and cinematographer. 


Michael Landsberg, Cinematographer

Michael Landsberg has shot episodic television for GRB Entertainment and Original Productions, directed the award-wining documentary Fatboy: The Movie, and served as director of photography on the sci-fi thriller Mentryville, starring Danny Glover. He has also shot for Univision and Univision/ABC joint venture Fusion. He mistakenly believes himself to be an heir to the Reddi-whip fortune. 


Christina Burchard, Editor

Christina Burchard is the editor of the feature-length documentaries The Great Directors (2009) and Unraveled (2011), the Emmy-winning Hecho a Mano: Creativity in Exile (2011), and a host of other films, music videos and television programs. Her work has screened at the Cannes and Venice film festivals and been called “cool and elegant” by the New York Times. Exotic animals seem to like her. 


Jorge Rubiera, Cinematographer/Editor

Jorge Rubiera has written and directed more than a dozen short films and music videos and is currently completing his first feature film, Meniscus, as well as a documentary on Russian composer Alexander Knaifel. An accomplished musician and songwriter, Rubiera is also the co-owner and creative director of the online clothing store Vintage Mavens. He’s all jacked-up on Bustelo.