Will Kaufman, CEO
Will is an award winning filmmaker, editor, cinematographer and photographer. He began his professional career in 2004 working on Emmy Award-winning shows for Red Line Studios, in 2009 he began shooting/producing at MTV Networks, most notably for the Emmy Award Winning Series MADE. Will’s formidable knowledge and skills developed during his field and studio work for Discovery, ESPN, CMT, CBS, and CNBC.
He collaborated with Hyer Ground's Brian Robinson on several music videos that went to broadcast while getting increased work for WRK Media with brands like the WFPF, Imeem, and independent documentaries. You've seen his work on Discovery Channel’s Dual Survival and Yukon Men and more recently Huffington Post's The Zainab Salbi Project and PBS's #MeToo, Now What?
Will is valued for his superior storytelling skills and understanding of the production process. He can tackle almost any task with his superb camera work, hand held ability, and intuitive sense of composition. He is a stand out DP and a guiding force on set.
Gary Wilkins, COO
Gary is a straight up wizard! The term working producer just begins to describe the hands on approach for which Gary is known. He brings his IT background, his love of everything tech and his drive to build things to creating WRK's custom electronics and rigging. Gary’s ingenuity has shaped a unique vision for our company as an artistic laboratory complete with custom welded grip and gaff gear. If you can think it up, no-scratch that - reverse it, if he can think it up; rather, lets just say - if it can be thought up he can build it!
In addition to overall production Gary has expertise in lighting, sound design, editing and visual effects. He owns and operates a Lighting and IT company Stratus Tech Systems in addition to being WRK's go to problem solver. In his free time he produced and edited a feature film, The Longest Swim and a feature sports documentary Billy’s Cap: The Southworth Story. He is a jack-of-all-trades and master of many including welding, board op, fabrication, live switching and streaming, custom carts and lighting rigs.