HUDSY's Apprentice Program

Meet the 2022 Hudsy Apprentices


Kristina Mott is from Middletown, NY and graduated from SUNY Orange in 2017 before transferring to SUNY New Paltz where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in Digital Media Production. Kristina de-prioritized her videography passion after taking a job as a school photographer, but during the COVID-19 “pause” of 2020, she directed, starred in, and edited a short film called Glitch that reignited her creativity. Her biggest career goal is to one day work on a movie set as a cinematographer or become a video editor. Ultimately, she hopes to one day write and direct her own feature film. “Video editing and videography has always been my passion, so I am so excited to start this new journey as a HUDSY Apprentice,” says Kristina.


Sheyla Morales Bautista is based in Wappingers Falls, NY, though she is originally from Chalco, Mexico. She graduated from Dutchess Community College before transferring to SUNY New Paltz to major in Digital Media Productions. Sheyla aims to make her projects expose a perspective that she feels needs more representation and she is currently working on a short documentary about the affordable housing market in the Hudson Valley. As a HUDSY apprentice, Sheyla hopes to foster connections in the local media industry and take on more collaborative projects. In the future she hopes to work on films that make the nuances of intersectional identities more accessible to those in and outside of marginalized communities.


Norma Brickner, is a graduate of the SUNY New Paltz Department of Digital Media with her BA in Digital Media and Journalism. She also participated in the Below The Line bootcamp run by Umbra Soundstage in her hometown of Newburgh. She is passionate about unveiling truth and injustices in her community. Norma aspires to produce her own documentary someday.


Sebastian Rodriguez-Delgado, also known as Seb, is a multi-disciplinary artist, lifelong learner, and jack-of-all-trades from Kingston, NY inspired by folks like Jack Kirby, Donald Glover, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Adam Savage. He spends his time going to school at Bard, troubleshooting and finding solutions to problems at Radio Kingston and the Fisher Center at Bard, not quitting his daydream, eating many foods, and doing his best to rest. He would like to collaborate with other artists, be involved in professional film productions, and for you to maybe leave a like and follow on his Instagram page @sebrodworld.

How To Become a Hudsy Apprentice

The 2022 Program is closed. Sign up HERE to get updates on when the application for the next cohort will be available.

Apply to HUDSY’s paid apprenticeship program! We are looking for filmmakers early in their careers with the drive and dedication to commit to a five month part-time program.

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As a HUDSY Apprentice you will:

  • Shadow working professionals and help out on real shoots.
  • Become an integral part of the HUDSY production team.
  • Attending skill building workshops.
  • Shoot live events in the Hudson Valley.

Apprentices must commit around 10 hours a week to the program, although that number will fluctuate up and down depending on production schedules. You will be paid a monthly stipend and college students may receive internship credits.

In order to be accepted into the program you need to demonstrate that you are already taking a career in video production seriously. To do that, we require you to:

  1. Fill out an online application, which includes essay questions, work samples and a request for references who can speak to your experience and your dedication to your work.
  2. If we like what we see, we’ll be in touch to schedule an interview with a member of the HUDSY team via zoom.
  3. If you become a finalist, we will be in contact with your references.

The 2022 Program is closed. Sign up HERE to get updates on when the application for the next cohort will be available.

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