Steve Connell    Co-Director   Equal parts actor, comic, poet, and motivator Steve Connell has become a transformative and sought after entertainer with private performances for President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Norman Lear and many others. He has created customized work for companies like Sony/Universal, Pioneer, Farmers and TEDMED. His performances have been seen on stage, film and tv everywhere from Sundance to the White House, from the Kennedy Center to the Public, on ABC, HBO, MTV and more. His newest major work,  Transit Space,  created with Diavolo, is currently touring the world and his newest online piece “We Are The Lions”, has amassed over 7 million views, and was recently performed live at the UN. You can find out more at  www.steveconnellcreates.com

Steve Connell

Co-Director

Equal parts actor, comic, poet, and motivator Steve Connell has become a transformative and sought after entertainer with private performances for President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Norman Lear and many others. He has created customized work for companies like Sony/Universal, Pioneer, Farmers and TEDMED. His performances have been seen on stage, film and tv everywhere from Sundance to the White House, from the Kennedy Center to the Public, on ABC, HBO, MTV and more. His newest major work, Transit Space, created with Diavolo, is currently touring the world and his newest online piece “We Are The Lions”, has amassed over 7 million views, and was recently performed live at the UN. You can find out more at www.steveconnellcreates.com

  Kristin Hanggi    Co-Director   Kristin is best known for directing and developing the international smash-hit Rock of Ages. Ms. Hanggi's musical received five Tony Award nominations, including a nomination for Best Direction of a Musical for Kristin. She has directed the productions on Broadway, the West End, Australia, Toronto, Las Vegas, and two National Tours. Ms. Hanggi's other stage work includes developing and directing the original productions of the acclaimed pop opera bare, which ran to sold-out audiences in Los Angeles and off-Broadway. Bare brought Ms. Hanggi numerous accolades including the Ovation Award for Best Musical, LA Weekly Award for Best Musical, and the Robby Award for Best Director. bare has gone on to have over 100 productions worldwide.

Kristin Hanggi

Co-Director

Kristin is best known for directing and developing the international smash-hit Rock of Ages. Ms. Hanggi's musical received five Tony Award nominations, including a nomination for Best Direction of a Musical for Kristin. She has directed the productions on Broadway, the West End, Australia, Toronto, Las Vegas, and two National Tours. Ms. Hanggi's other stage work includes developing and directing the original productions of the acclaimed pop opera bare, which ran to sold-out audiences in Los Angeles and off-Broadway. Bare brought Ms. Hanggi numerous accolades including the Ovation Award for Best Musical, LA Weekly Award for Best Musical, and the Robby Award for Best Director. bare has gone on to have over 100 productions worldwide.

  Zack Mathers    Producer, Editor, Asst. Director on Set   Zack Mathers is the founder and creative director of Frequent Flyer Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company and creative agency created in 2003. Under the Frequent Flyer banner, Zack has produced and directed dozens of television and web commercials for a variety of worldwide clients, including Pioneer Electronics and Taylor Guitars. As a lifelong friend of Steve Connell’s, Zack has produced and directed a vast array of his work, from recording/producing his 2001 debut, “The Intimate Nature of Knife Fights”, to directing more than a dozen spoken word performances for a wide range of corporate clients.  

Zack Mathers

Producer, Editor, Asst. Director on Set

Zack Mathers is the founder and creative director of Frequent Flyer Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company and creative agency created in 2003. Under the Frequent Flyer banner, Zack has produced and directed dozens of television and web commercials for a variety of worldwide clients, including Pioneer Electronics and Taylor Guitars. As a lifelong friend of Steve Connell’s, Zack has produced and directed a vast array of his work, from recording/producing his 2001 debut, “The Intimate Nature of Knife Fights”, to directing more than a dozen spoken word performances for a wide range of corporate clients.
 

 
  Sherri Kauk    Director of Photography   Sherri Kauk has a Master of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute.  She has lensed 5 feature films and worked in over 30 countries.  Her work airs on Netflix, CBS, A&E, Lifetime; has screened at SXSW, Frameline, Guadalajara, Tel Aviv International Film Festivals; and shortlisted at Cannes, Sundance and Berlinale.    Articles about her work appear in the Huffington Post, LA Times, the BBC and Variety.

Sherri Kauk

Director of Photography

Sherri Kauk has a Master of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute.  She has lensed 5 feature films and worked in over 30 countries.

Her work airs on Netflix, CBS, A&E, Lifetime; has screened at SXSW, Frameline, Guadalajara, Tel Aviv International Film Festivals; and shortlisted at Cannes, Sundance and Berlinale.  

Articles about her work appear in the Huffington Post, LA Times, the BBC and Variety.

  Jeff Pittle    Lead Animator   Jeffrey Pittle is an award-winning Creative Director/Production Designer working in the fields of television and film. Sought after for his story-telling ability and design sense in motion graphics, animation and logo design, he has gained a strong national following over the past 20 years. His extensive toolbox of styles and solid understanding of the client's aspirations help create the most successful and recognized results.  Studying film and animation at the School of Visual Arts (NYC), he honed his talents in many important areas including illustration, art direction, and conceptualization/branding. Jeffrey has worked with many well-recognized names in the entertainment field including Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Studios, Nickelodeon and select high-level post-production houses across the country.

Jeff Pittle

Lead Animator

Jeffrey Pittle is an award-winning Creative Director/Production Designer working in the fields of television and film. Sought after for his story-telling ability and design sense in motion graphics, animation and logo design, he has gained a strong national following over the past 20 years. His extensive toolbox of styles and solid understanding of the client's aspirations help create the most successful and recognized results.

Studying film and animation at the School of Visual Arts (NYC), he honed his talents in many important areas including illustration, art direction, and conceptualization/branding. Jeffrey has worked with many well-recognized names in the entertainment field including Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Studios, Nickelodeon and select high-level post-production houses across the country.

  Brett Juskalian    2nd Director of Photography   Bio coming soon.

Brett Juskalian

2nd Director of Photography

Bio coming soon.

  Daniel Mackenzie    Music Composition   Daniel Mackenzie is an Emmy-nominated songwriter and winner of the prestigious ASCAP Sammy Cahn Lyricist Award and the ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Award. Mackenzie wrote three songs for the musical film Basmati Blues (2018) starring Oscar winner Brie Larson, who performs two of the songs.  Mackenzie has co-written seven songs with Joss Stone including Christmas single All I Want For Christmas,  Girlfriend On Demand, featured on Joss' Oct 2009 release Colour Me Free and I Get High, a bonus track on the album.   Dan wrote and produced original songs for the film musical Dear Dumb Diary (2013), directed by Tony-nominated director Kristin Hanggi. His TV and Film Placements include Karate Kid 3, For Keeps, The Chris Isaac Show, Jack and Bobby, Popular, Everwood, Jerseylicious, A Golden Christmas, The Night Shift, Naomi and Ely’s No-Kiss List.

Daniel Mackenzie

Music Composition

Daniel Mackenzie is an Emmy-nominated songwriter and winner of the prestigious ASCAP Sammy Cahn Lyricist Award and the ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Award. Mackenzie wrote three songs for the musical film Basmati Blues (2018) starring Oscar winner Brie Larson, who performs two of the songs.

Mackenzie has co-written seven songs with Joss Stone including Christmas single All I Want For Christmas,  Girlfriend On Demand, featured on Joss' Oct 2009 release Colour Me Free and I Get High, a bonus track on the album. 

Dan wrote and produced original songs for the film musical Dear Dumb Diary (2013), directed by Tony-nominated director Kristin Hanggi. His TV and Film Placements include Karate Kid 3, For Keeps, The Chris Isaac Show, Jack and Bobby, Popular, Everwood, Jerseylicious, A Golden Christmas, The Night Shift, Naomi and Ely’s No-Kiss List.