As the co-founder for indie rock band Tammany Hall NYC and actor in some Hollywood "tween" features, Steve's worn several creative hats in his career. Having toured the country, he moved from the spotlit stage to the insular studio, composing music professionally for Discovery's CA$H CAB, ESPN, Maybelline, Nike, HBO, Good Morning America & NBC Sports for a few years. Steve's creative pursuits lead him to comedy writing and directing. As a writer, Steve's worked at MTV and at Comedy Central. Steve is a proud married father, native New Yorker, Brown University graduate, guitar addict, and lifelong dreamer.
Andy was born in Philly, grew up in Toledo and lives in New York City. He is fond of all three. He likes to write about everything (with the possible exception of third-person biographies). He has written numerous commercials for Nike, ESPN, the NBA, Comedy Central and MTV. He also finished fourth in the NY Regional of the 2010 U.S. Air Guitar Championships. In a previous career, he was a stand-up comedian. In a previous life, he was a lion. Both go a long way toward explaining his love of sleep and indifference to dogs. He loves the smell of anything vanilla and prefers nut-based ice cream flavors. He enjoys coconut in any form except for dried, which he finds completely repulsive. Andy is a proud alumnus of Woodlawn Elementary School in Perrysburg, OH, where he studied reading with an emphasis on rocking velcro sneakers and making subpar art projects that he would later give to his parents in place of real presents.
Damien is an award-winning director, cinematographer and producer. Raised in New York, Drake has traveled the globe to shoot documentaries, commercials, TV shows, music videos and unique content for clients ranging from Nike to National Geographic.
Drake started his production career as an intern at advertising agency BBDO in New York. However, his passion for music led him to the ranks of VH1, where he eventually helped start VH1 Classic. There he directed and conducted hundreds of interviews with icons of the music industry, from Elton John and BB King to ACDC and Alicia Keys.
He next ventured into the freelance world, expanding his portfolio at College Sports Television under the CBS umbrella, shooting and producing segments on America’s top college athletes and teams all the while continuing to shoot music and commercials.
In 2005, Drake co-founded production company East Pleasant Pictures. Soon after, he and his partners launched a post-production company and a GFX company to handle 360-degree platforms for clients like P&G, Beats By Dre, Yahoo!, Adidas, NFL Players Association, Royal Caribbean, Washington Nationals, and more. Drake’s career also includes work for TV shows and specials that have aired on National Geographic, BBC, CBS, HBO, MTV, Travel Channel, Sundance Channel, Nickelodeon, PBS and more. One of the great qualities that Drake brings to set is his ability to put anyone and everyone at ease. Having traveled the world, sampled myriad cultures, and worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment, he is always in his element, able to blend seamlessly into the lives of those he is documenting.
Artisha Mann-Cooper is an independent Producer who has an array of experience in Producing, Line Producing and Onset Management. Artisha has a BA in Economics/Finance, an MFA in Performing Art and is Certified in Production & Digital Media.Her feature credits include Sugar! starring Robert Clohessy(Blue Bloods) and Alice Ripley(Tony award winner), I Can I Will I Did(Selena Leyvas), Obamaland(Greg Bergman) and Bikini(Condola Rashad). Her Television, Pilot, Digital credits include Nickelodeon's The Duda Brothers, Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio, Celebrity Dog, Studio Life, Colston Brief, CO-OPeration, (guest star Alicia Goranson, Marcia DeBonis), and Honestly Amelia. She is the owner of Artman Cooper LLC and continues to thrive in the industry that she loves.
Kimberley is a filmmaker and film festival professional. She is the founder and Festival Director of the Hollywood Shorts Film Festival, which launched in 1998 in Los Angeles. She also serves as an Associate Short Film Programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival. She is based in LA, and is originally from the Washington DC area.Kimberley is the Executive Producer of HBO Access, producing the television pilots developed as part of HBO Access 2016 Screenwriting and Directing Fellowship programs.
Kimberley directs and produces film, television and new media, and is developing under her Griffith Place Films banner. Upcoming productions include 'Adrift' written by Rich Ronat, and 'Shy' written by comedian and radio host Jeffrey Keller. She is also developing the new comedy web series 'Empire Palms' with writer/comedian Matt Siegan.
Kimberley directed 'Room 19', an art documentary film which focuses on the story of an innovative 3rd grade art teacher who transforms her students view of the world - and themselves.
Patrick Schaefer:1st assistant director
Kimberly Matela: Art Director
Ullanda Webb: Assistant makeup artist
Jewel Whitfield: Makeup department head
Eric Perez: Sound recordist (2018)
Adam Lukens: Camera Operator / Lighting Technician
Dayvis Ferreras: Production Assistant
Editor: Steve O'Reilly
Versus NYC: Graphics
Kath Raisch & Company 3: Color Grading/ Correction
Webdesign: Matt DeSimone