Our Awesome Team
Director & Producer
SETH PODOWITZ (Director / Producer / Music & Sound) has worked in the entertainment industry for the last fifteen years as a director, producer and film & TV composer (among other various jobs) working with clients including Starz, Film Roman, Cartoon Network, EA, and many others. He is currently living in Shanghai, China working on Shanghai Disneyland.
Writer & Producer
KATIE MAY is a playwright. Her plays include Abominable (The Lark Playwrights Week, 2015) Manic Pixie Dream Girl (fringeNYC & A.C.T. Costume Shop) Black Sheep Gospel (Great Plains Theater Conference), A History of Freaks (Finalist, David Mark Cohen Award in Playwriting), among others. May is the recipient of fellowships from the Virginia Piper Writing Center, National University of Singapore, and a grant from Women in Film Foundation. She holds an MFA in playwriting from ASU.
Voice of Rapunzel & Producer
LIZ ANDERSON is an actress, filmmaker and social justice advocate. Recent projects include SanFranLand, Dyke Central, This Time Will Be Different, Trauma, Necessary Evil, Flesh, as well as numerous TV and radio commercials. She is a PlayGround company member, Kevin Spacey Foundation Emerging Artist, and recipient of the Women in Film Finishing Fund Grant. She is currently in post production with her directorial debut WWII Sci-Fi film, The Toll. BFA NYU Tisch.
Animation Director & Co-Producer
Eileen Laitinen is a San Francisco based animator and illustrator. Her work for Rapunzel's Etymology of Zero includes storyboarding, character design, effects animation, and character animation. When not working, she rock climbs and tinkers with 3d printers. She is a graduate of SF State University.
Mary is a cave-dwelling animator, with the exception of her odd trip outside to record the behavior of local natives and mingle with her near and dear. The Etymology of Zero inspired Mary to join in on the fun of bringing the new and improved, sharp, spirited and spunky Rapunzel to life.
Voice of the Prince
PATRICK RUSSELL is an actor and PlayGround artistic company member, and faculty member at the American Conservatory Theater School. He holds an MFA in acting from ACT.
KHAMARA PETUS is an actress and explainer at the Exploratorium, where she gets kids excited about the magic of science.
CHRIS BELSKY is a talented, honest, generous, serviceable man. He also ensures that copyrights are complied with and that bring your dog to work day is celebrated at YouTube. BA from USC, JD from UC Hastings.
Women in Film Foundation & the Women in Film Finishing Fund Grant
Manic Pixie Productions
Time and Tide Productions
Dances With Light
A Huge Thank You to Our Supporters!!!
Mary Helen & Dane May
Jan & Ed Belsky
Elaine Clark & Voice One
Kurtis Lee Hermes
The Screen Actors Guild
Laura Baber Melissa Morlok Beigel
Cindy & John Farrell
Christopher Strider Cook
William & Karen Brandenburg
Celine Le Therisien
Susan K Jolly
Lauren B. Hanover
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