Roisin Donnelly and Rebecca Steele - The Creators

Roisin Donnelly and Rebecca Steele, Irish and Canadian natives, both moved to New York City to study acting. After hustling open calls brought no quick gains in the American dream and their families questioned their happiness (and sanity) they weighed their options. It dawned on them that life in NYC would never be as easy as Rachel and Monica had it and they would have to settle for living ten blocks off the F train in Brooklyn. But, as it is with so many other New Yorkers, their obnoxious loyalty to the city meant they would rather endure and create their own work, even if it meant selling their clothes to Beacon’s Closet to buy groceries. The co-creators of “The Happiest People In New York” also wrote, produced, directed and acted in the series. It was their steadfast belief in the project that brought over seventy people on board. 

 Photo by Joel Robert Walker. Copyright 2014. 

Photo by Joel Robert Walker. Copyright 2014. 


Erin Lark Gray - Line Producer (Producer at I Love You As A Person)

Matt Klammer - Director of Photography 

Jason Dirnberger - B Camera Operator

Matt Ward - Gaffer/B Camera Operator/Everything in between...

Jamie Li - B Camera Operator

Francesco Lo Cascio - Sound Mixer

Alberto Leon Munoz - Sound Mixer

Anthony Morone - Editor 

James Strosahl - Colorist

Aja Marie Johnson - Gaffer

Kyle Parsons - Gaffer

Tim O'Brien - Gaffer

Amanda Markoya - Makeup

Angela Sims - Makeup 

Adam Long - Hair Stylist 

Adri Cakes - Logo

Ross Brunetti - Intro Song

Michael Bunn - Animation


Special Thanks

The Line Group NYC

3 Phase

K2 Karaoke 

Arang Restaurant 

Rachel Lindsay

Paulo Salud Photography

Chaya Photography

Keith Rangnow

Brett David