Production Team

We’re making this happen with a talented team.

In addition to our animation studio, 88 Pictures, a few key players are:

Jason Reisig

Director, Executive Producer

Jason co-directed Smallfoot (Warner Bros, 2018). With over 20 years in feature animation, Jason spent most of his career with DreamWorks Animation. He was Head of Character Animation on Home and the final chapter in the Shrek series, Shrek Forever After. For the latter he was nominated for a VES Award in the category of “Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture”. Concurrently, as the Animation Department Chair at DreamWorks, he worked on the interaction design of DreamWork’s NextGen character animation software, Premo, for which he recently received a SciTech Technical Achievement award from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Jason was also a supervising animator on the animated features, TrollsKung Fu Panda 3, and Over the Hedge.

Michael Jann & Michele Jourdan

Writers/Creators | Executive Producers

Michael Jann is an Emmy-nominated late-night comedy writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Michele Jourdan is Mike’s wife, writing partner, and a gold-medal winning body-builder. She likes working out so much, she actually married a dumbbell: Mike.

Their story is deeply personal: Their 27-year-old son Max’s mental breakdown, hospitalization, diagnosis and ongoing recovery (fingers crossed), fuel their passion to fight the stigma of mental illness. You can’t solve a problem if you can’t talk about it. BUG THERAPY uses humor and entertainment to break the ice.  

Interested in having Michael and Michele speak at your event? Contact Us!

Randy Mills

Producer

Randy is a film and video professional with credits on major motion pictures (Just Go With ItHereafter) internationally syndicated TV series (Amazing RaceUltimate Survival AlaskaSesame Street), and award-winning documentaries (SupermenschOf Wind and Waves: The Life of Woody Brown) and short films/series (Ray & Clovis, Being Good).

Eric Bergman

Co-Producer

Eric has been working in feature post-production for over 20 years, including Oscar-nominated films such as Birdman12 Years A Slave, and Lars and the Real Girl, as well as box office hits The Perks of being a Wallflower and Kissing Booth for Netflix. He’s also worked in animation on such features as Yogi Bear and Anomalisa.

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