THE PRODUCTION TEAM

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Lisa Datz - Writer & Director
See CAST for Bio
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Erin Glass - Executive Producer

Erin Glass is an actress and an Emmy Award winning producer and director based in Brooklyn, NY. She works in television, film, commercials, branded content and web series on both scripted and unscripted shows.

She has produced and directed projects for NBC, CBS, A&E, Nickelodeon, VICE, Yahoo!, UCB, IFC, Quibi and Warrior Poets and she was part of Hulu’s first original series. Highlights of her work include: GIVE (NBC - Emmy Award), ​ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US (feature film), ​AMERICAN TAKEDOWN​ (A&E), NIGHTGOWNS (Quibi), ​LOSING IT with John Stamos​ (Yahoo), ​A DAY IN THE LIFE (Hulu), ​HALO (Nickelodeon), CRAFTED (short film - Amazon), ​MANSOME (Yahoo).

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Dan Lawler - Producer, Unit Production Manager

Based in Los Angeles since 2003, Dan Lawler is a producer, coordinator, writer and comedian from Rochester, NY. His most recent work on numerous feature films include, ​CLEMENCY (2019 Sundance Grand Jury Prize), THE FRIEND​ and ​JUNGLELAND (Scott Free Productions) and ​SILENT RETREAT(​ Miramax), NIGHTSTALKER (Netflix), with 4 titles releasing in 2019 and 3 more in 2020. Dan loves storytelling, logistics, and the complicated love story that is​ LIFE OF RILEY.

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Rudy Ruiz - Director of Photography

Rudy Ruiz is a freelance Cinematographer from Azusa CA. He has worked as Director of Photography on numerous features, shorts, music videos, and web series. Rudy is experienced in various roles on film sets, working as a Production Assistant, Grip, Assistant Camera, Camera Operator, as well as Cinematographer and Director. Over the last 8 years he has had the privilege of working with directors, actors, and musicians such as Lloyd Kaufman, James Gunn, Sinbad, New Found Glory, The Dirty Heads, Scott Paulin, and Wendy Phillips. His most recent short film work includes "A Girl from a Box" and "Loli: A Daca Mockumentary", both of which are currently receiving positive reviews on the international film festival circuit.

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Carson Rammelt - Music

SIXFOOT 5 (Carson Rammelt) is a New York City based record producer and founder of SIXFOOT 5 Productions, a production company primarily focused on lifting up the voices of musicians in the LGBTQ+ Community.

 

Starting out as a recording artist under the name CARSON from 2017 until 2019, Rammelt went on to become an in-house producer for President of Republic Records’ Charlie Walk and Lisa Einhorn-Gilder. In the fall of 2020 Rammelt embodied the name SIXFOOT 5 as a record producer, and began producing and co-writing for a wide range of artists including contestants from RuPaul's Drag Race, Broadway stars, to independent pop artists before starting up his own production company. 

 

SIXFOOT 5's work has been noted in publications such as GayTimes UK, New Now Next, OUT Magazine, QUEERTY, INSTINCT Magazine, MTV, and Billboard.

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Mike Datz - Post Production Sound 

Mike Datz is an Emmy nominated sound designer, mixer, music editor and composer. He has worked on shows across a variety of networks including CBS, NBC, ABC, CW, NatGeo and Discovery Channel. Some highlights include CONFESSIONS FROM SPACE (Discovery), THE INSPECTORS (CBS), The GREAT DOCTOR SCOTT (ABC), HOPE IN THE WILD and YOUNG SHELDON (CBS), as well as numerous independent feature films and documentaries. Mike is also an accomplished guitarist, session musician and producer having toured with many artists including Liz Phair and Blue Man Group. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Elke Van Der Steen - Costume Designer

Elke is a costume designer base in Los Angeles.  She works in film and television, most recently on Perry Mason, Santa Clarita Diet, American Vandal, and Tremors. Her work is informed by her studies in Comparative Literature and her experiences living and working in California, Chile and Berlin.

Lauren Hood - Production Coordinator

Lauren Elizabeth Hood moved to Los Angeles in 2011, and quickly moved up the ranks to becoming APOC, Coordinator, UPM and Line Producer on various projects. In the past, she worked on Sharknado 2, 3, 4, and 6 (Syfy Channel). Her most recent work is He's All That (Miramax), and Deadly Illusions (Kiss & Tale Productions) which hit the #1 movie in the world on Netflix. Lauren loves to help others bring their projects to fruition, and has many projects of her own in development.