Jen Plante Johnson - writer, creator
After training at Columbia University's prestigious graduate acting program, Jen performed in dozens of professional theatre productions in New York and Europe before moving to Los Angeles, where she fell in love with independent film. As an educator and children's entertainer, Jen spent several years playing the title role in the breakthrough series "Dottie’s Magic Pockets", the first children’s show to represent LGBT and non-traditional families. As Dottie, Jen performed on LGBT family cruises, at special events and film festivals across the U.S. Jen also wrote, produced and starred in BUSHWACKED a Youtube series spoof on wilderness survival reality shows. In 2012, she wrote a solo show about a time in her life when she performed as a L.A. children's party entertainer. This script developed into Jen’s first feature screenplay HAPPY KIDS, now the series SIDEHUSTLE.
Miranda Bailey - producer
Over the last 14 years, Miranda Bailey has produced over 20 films including the Oscar nominated THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, James Gunn's SUPER and the Gotham Award Award-winning THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL. Miranda has been nominated twice for the Best First Feature Spirit Award - once in 2017 for Swiss Army Man and once in 2016 for The Diary of a Teenage Girl which she won.
As the CEO of Cold Iron Pictures, Miranda recently produced 2016 Sundance U.S. Dramatic Directing Award-winner SWISS ARMY MAN starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano, Oscar nominated director Joseph Ceder's first English language film NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER, starring Richard Gere, Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi and Josh Charles, and Mike Birbiglia's DON'T THINK TWICE, starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher and Chris Gethard.
Bailey starred in and produced many other films in a variety of genres including the cult hit DEAD & BREAKFAST, with Jeremy Sisto, Portia de Rossi, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan; the comedy THE OH IN OHIO, with Paul Rudd, Danny DeVito, and Parker Posey; WONDERFUL WORLD, starring Matthew Broderick; AGAINST THE CURRENT, starring Joseph Fiennes and Mary Tyler Moore; SUPER, starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page; EVERY DAY, starring Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt; the 3D horror film HELLBENDERS; the documentary SPINNING PLATES, which was released by her distribution company The Film Arcade, which she cofounded in 2012.