Susan Baronoff (WGA) is a theatre director, screenwriter, and Emmy Award winning writer-producer. Her extensive documentary television work includes Starting Over, a unique series for NBC that observed women as they learned how to change their lives, and HBO’s Brave New Voices, which followed six teams of young poets from their local poetry slams to the grand nationals in Washington, DC. She was instrumental in shaping Kelly’s Hollywood, Brian Sullivan’s moving documentary centered around his sister, who was born with Down Syndrome. Susan has directed many plays, and was a theatre critic in Washington, DC, for several years. While in Washington, Susan taught at The American University, as part of its summer film program. She studied theatre at Northwestern University. Her most recent screenplay, Solitude of Self, was honored with an invitation to Stowe Story Labs 2020 summer retreat.
Kenn Michael (previously known as Kenny Blank) is an actor, writer, director, producer, DP, composer, editor, and Emmy Award nominated sound designer/mixer. Composing and recording music since the age of 4, Kenn began acting in commercials to fund his technology habit. Landing acting roles in many national spots and scoring jingles, Kenn taught himself how to shoot, edit and score to picture. In his spare time. As a teenager, Kenn took the role of Michael Peterson in Robert Townsend's WB Network show “The Parent ‘Hood,” for which he not only acted, but scored 50 episodes of the long-running sitcom. Executive producing and directing various formats — from docu-series and multi-camera, to scripted and web-based for BET, MTV, Discovery, TV One and VH1, Kenn continues to compose and produce music for a just-as-varied slate of projects.