Who We Are

Administrators of the New Cross Gate Program

Samuel Vollie Osborn graduated from the Kanbar Institue of Film at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with a degree in Film and Television Production. His thesis film Monsters Down the Hall was accepted into several internationally recognized film festivals including Slamdance International Film Festival, World Wide Shorts International Film Festival and The New Orleans Film Festival. The film won the Founders Award at the Traverse City Film Festival and the King/Wasserman Award for Best Director at the First Run Film Festival. After working on several feature films and television series Samuel received a Masters of Script Writing from Goldsmiths University at the University of London. Samuel has Guest lectured for the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Explorations Summer Program at Yale, and the Trinity Academy of Performing Arts in Providence Rhode Island. Samuel is currently finishing post-production on his latest short film Lamueax.

Ryan Patrick Desaulniers graduated from Providence College with degrees in English and Theatre. Ryan went on to Fitchburg State University for graduate studies in education and his teacher’s certification. Since then Ryan has taught creative writing and literature at the Explorations Summer Program at Yale and English as a Second Language while serving as a college advisor in Istanbul, Turkey. In his artistic life Ryan has performed in several productions, including Bobby Strong in Urinetown and Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. He is a founding member of the Square Peg Theatre Troupe in Istanbul. Ryan is currently a teacher and the Resident Artist of Drama at Trinity Academy of Performing Arts in Providence, RI, where he instructs the 7th through 9th grade in theatre as well as English as a second language.

Ryan and Sam, circa 2005