SASSY MOHEN - DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER/PRODUCER/EDITOR

Sassy began her directing career as just a junior in film school and a drive to make an independent feature film.  The film was initially labeled "too ambitious," but by December 2007, it was completed, turning a profit and screening in indie theaters around the country, largely due to her cultivating a hype with an emerging entity, "social media." From there, Sassy continued to jump at the release of innovative film equipment as it unfolded. The Red Camera, digital SLR, and most recently, 4k. She was the first filmmaker to create a narrative short with audio on Google Glass, and quick to adopt the web series as a dynamic and affordable medium, despite its initial stronghold as a male dominate arena. Her resourceful and confident style has emerged as a pioneer in the genre of female-driven comedy online.

For Sassy it's about what's next in technology paired with showcasing quality entertainment in the most effective and accessible means for its audience. Since 2007, Sassy has directed two FEATURES, multiple award winning SHORT FILMS, COMMERCIALS, MUSIC VIDEOS, SPECS and WEBSERIES.

KYLE SULLIVAN - WRITER/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Kyle is a writer/producer from Davie Florida who made some short films and web series you probably haven't seen. To his knowledge, he's the only person who has won both a Chinese Short Film Academy Award and Most Improved Free Throw Shooter at Gloria Dae Youth Basketball Camp. When he's not winning awards and sinking J's, he's probably cornering you at a party to talk about his screenplay.

SHAWN LEISTER-FRAZIER - DIRECTOR of PHOTOGRAPHY

Shawn is an award winning Video Production Specialist who has had a passion for video since the age of 10. As a result, Shawn has vast experience with covering nearly every aspect of video production: live television broadcast, music videos, documentaries, award videos, weddings, commercials and movies. In 2015 Shawn earned a Master's Degree in Film and Video Studies from George Mason University.

​In 2016 Shawn directed, wrote and edited a short film. The film was accepted into 14 film festivals worldwide won 5 awards and nominations, including "Best Dark Comedy" from Top Shorts Film Festival.

REGAN YOUNG - AST. DIRECTOR

Regan Young has been producing independent projects since 2012 when he made his directorial debut with his short film, Marza. Based on a true story of the heroism and sacrifice of Afghan children Regan met while deployed to Kabul, Marza went on to receive many accolades and awards, and to set the tone for his follow up projects. He believes in and pursues films that share a positive outlook and uplift their audiences; notable highlights include: The Catcher, Street Ships, and the feature film This Is My Year. Originally a classically trained musician from Arlington, VA, Regan is a Marine combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.

DAN LIGHT - COMPOSER

Dan Light is an LA-based music composer and producer creating works primarily for Film and Television. 

 

Originally from Connecticut, Dan relocated to Los Angeles after graduating from Wesleyan University. After spending time at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Production, Dan Light worked with composer Jim Dooley on projects such as Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events and TNT's The Last Ship. Dan has also written music on YouTube Premium's Cobra Kai, and the Norwegian Sitcom Oljefondet (The Oilfund).

 

Most recently, Dan scored the thriller One Last Thing directed by Richie Starzec, and the sci-fi action series Shifter, directed by Matt Marder.

JESSE MENDELSOHN - COLORIST/GAFFER

Jesse Mendelsohn Is a Lighting Technician and Colorist born and raised in Los Angeles.  He attended Hofstra University in New York where he received his Bachelors in Film Production and Studies.  He is proud to have worked on this fun and meaningful project. 

ROB MARSHALL - AUDIO DESIGN

Rob has worked in many realms of the industry including music, film, television and advertising.  He currently works out of 740 Sound as a mixer and sound supervisor for long form projects, earning an MPSE Golden Reel nomination for Intel's “What Lives Inside."

HAILEE JONES - MAKEUP

Hailee Jones is a professional award-winning makeup artist in Los Angeles, CA. She has a passion for creating characters & bringing monsters to life through the art of makeup & film.

Sam Clevenger - Visual Effects

Sam Clevenger is an audiovisual artist whose free time is spent creating scale models of things from cardboard. His recent work includes projection design for East West Player's Assassins, media design for Princess Cruise's 5-SK1-E-5, and assistant editing on the Emmy and Peabody nominated documentary Survivors.

MARGO PADILLA - PRODUCTION SOUND

Margot Padilla has a bachelor's degree in Music Technology from California State Dominguez Hills. Since graduating, she has worked as a sound recordist and re-record mixer on a wide range of productions both big and small. Her passion for audio has led her down many pathways and she continues to explore opportunities in audio technology. "Working with Sassy and the rest of crew on Fear Actually, was awesome! We pushed the boundaries, we laughed, we laughed more. Thank you for the spine tingling experience!"

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