Distinguished Alumni

Join the ever-growing list alumni who are making their mark in music and entertainment.

Graduation is just the beginning—when the classes end, the real work begins. The legacies our alumni leave behind inspire future generations of students to pave their own path to success in the entertainment industry. Here are just some of the esteemed alumni who’ve worked on award-winning productions in film, TV, music, animation and countless other notable projects.

Meet some of the Los Angeles Film School Alumni who are currently thriving in their chosen fields.

Alex M. Ferrufino

Alex M. Ferrufino is best known for the HBO Latinx-winning short film, Slipping Into Darkness. The film follows a young Mexican American named Juanito, who is struggling to provide for his family and not follow in his incarcerated father’s footsteps. Slipping Into Darkness was a breakout project for Alex Ferrufino and is loosely based on his rough upbringing in Los Angeles.
Kevin Atkinson

Kevin Atkinson

Kevin Atkinson made short films with classmates and learned how to operate film cameras as a student from the inaugural class at L.A. Film School. After graduation, Kevin found his niche in comedy sketches at Funny or Die with fellow alumni and Spotlight Academy member, Oz Rodriguez. Each production job he landed led to slightly bigger jobs in the industry.
Daniel Zaidenstadt - Alumni

Daniel Zaidenstadt

Over his 10-year music career, Daniel has contributed to more than 30 RIAA Gold and Platinum albums and countless #1 hits. Daniel has worked with top artists like Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and Zayn Malik. Daniel shifted from engineering to producing as he’s grown in his recording career. He’s worked extensively with Zayn Malik and Carly Rae Jepsen as a vocal producer.
Angelina Faulkner

Angelina Faulkner

Angelina is an Emmy-nominated dialogue editor with a sharp ear for assembling audio with maximum punch and clarity. You can hear her dialogue work on the award-winning show What We Do in The Shadows. Her latest post-production work is on the animated show, Dunkcanville starring Amy Poehler.
Corey Drake

Corey Drake

This '10 computer animation alum found his passion for animatronics while visiting Disneyland as a kid. With his heart set on working as an animator for Disney, Corey enrolled in the Animation program at The L.A. Film School.
LAFS Alumni - Damian Szeibert

Damian Szeibert

If you’ve ever seen a Disney character collectible, you are likely looking at Damian Szeibert’s work. Damian has devoted his career to bring characters from the silver screen into the homes of Disney and Pixar fans everywhere.

Jessica Sterling

Jessica has photographed some of the most recognizable faces in the world in her 10-plus years as a portrait photographer. Her work has appeared in MTV.com, The Huffington Post, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. Jessica’s film and entertainment background led her to work in branding and promotion for top Hollywood talents.

Henrique Andrade

Henrique sacrificed his free time to pursue his audio engineering career at Record Plant, which led him to work with iconic musicians like Justin Bieber, Zayn Malik and Carly Rae Jepsen. Henrique’s dedication to his creative pursuits has paid off with the success of each album he mixes or engineers.

Oz Rodriguez

Over the years, Oz has worked on more than 50 episodes of SNL and directed the Emmy®-winning show Creating Saturday Night Live, which documents the making of America’s most iconic sketch comedy TV series. In 2019, Oz personally won a Primetime Emmy for Creating SNL.

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