My old sketchbooks are filled with storyboards of magical worlds, their inhabitants and creatures. I even had my own hand carved stamp that I made for my fake production company name. I was ten years old. Storytelling has been a dream since I was a child.

A Fine Arts major with an emphasis on drawing and painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art, I shifted to visual effects after graduating. I needed to learn how to create all of the worlds I imagined, first becoming a visual effects artist.  This paved the way to becoming a visual effects supervisor, garnering several VFX emmy nominations before transitioning to directing.

Additionally, I am partners with Jarred Land, Francis Kenny ASC and Richard Crudo ASC in  Master Cinematographers (MC4), a multipurpose production company focused on crafting memorable stories and revolutionary innovations. Check out our website at



“Sallyanne (Sal)  Massimini”