Director of Finishing
At the helm of Hell’s Color Kitchen is Director of Finishing Keith Shapiro, a 35-year New York City post industry veteran. He's managed multiple Academy, Emmy, Tony, Grammy, Tribeca, and Sundance Award-winning projects. You can find him with his cell phone stuck to his ear or at his second home, Starbucks.
Senior Colorist and Online Editor
Over the past 30 years Rick Broat has been the Senior Colorist and Online Editor at several leading post production facilities in New York City. The Senior Colorist launching Hell's Color Kitchen, he's color corrected and edited countless award-winning documentaries, television series, concerts and music specials. Outside of the edit room you’ll find him paddling around The Hudson in his kayak, and if you bring him a bottle of hot sauce, you’ll have a friend for life!
Manager of Operations
Manager of Operations Sheila Lynch is a master of the schedule, has managed 3 facilities over her 20-year New York City post production career, and is a founding member and leader of Hell’s Color Kitchen. Affectionately known as “The Irish,” she takes the same exceptional care of her work family and clients as she does her family at home.
Senior Colorist and Online Editor
In a career that has taken him from San Francisco to Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and now back to New York, Jon has color graded and finished Academy Award winning documentaries, festival winning narrative films, orchestral concerts for the Pope, commercials, programming for children, sports, and news. He has been a cook, a white-water river guide, and an actor along the way. Jon is very happy to be back with his friends and extended family at Hell's Color Kitchen!
Director of Audio Services
In January 2019, Hell’s Color Kitchen (HCK) launched their Audio Post Production division with Director of Audio Services Bob Barzyk steering the way! He has been the VP of Post Production, Lead Editor & Sound Mixer for the past 25 years at some of the leading Post Production facilities in the US. Bob has guided the post production teams for numerous on-site sporting events such as The Olympics to full-service post production of many reality, variety, game shows, and countless television programs. The team at HCK welcomes Bob to the family & looks forward to hearing great things from him!
Senior Re-Recording Engineer
Paul Furedi is a 27-year veteran of the New York audio post-production and music scene. Over the years he's worked on literally hundreds of television shows, from silly cartoons to hard-hitting documentary films; from restoring classic music performances to bringing audio magic to award-winning children's programming.
He's spent years polishing live concert and comedy specials, cooking shows, and avant garde animation. Paul is passionate about all kinds of music and enjoys online gaming.
Senior Conform Editor
Senior Assistant Editor Bahron Thomas has been a team member for 14 years. He's a master of configuring any system and a quality control aficionado. Bahron is a passionate writer, spiritual being, a Star Wars connoisseur, and never misses Comic Con!
Colorist Ian Heifetz joined the HCK team in 2019. With a decade of experience as a Video Engineer, Editor, and Coding expert, he brings new insights and perspectives to the team about new and future technologies. When he's not sitting at the console color grading, you can find him drinking coffee, coding apps, or hiking with his new bride and their dog.
Post Production Coordinator
Post Production Coordinator Alexa Lamantea is very happy to join Hell’s Color Kitchen! Most recently part of the production crew for a few PBS documentaries, she brings a fresh young vibe to the veteran team! When she’s not at the facility you can find her relaxing at home watching an old Cary Grant film, and in B&W!