Zoë Kissel is an East Lansing-based Filmmaker, Artist, and Musician.
Originally from a small town south of Detroit, Zoë now lives in East Lansing, Michigan where she attends Michigan State University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Information with a concentration in Film and Media Production, a Second Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies, and a minor in Documentary Production.
Zoë is the Studio Director and Co-Creator of Broken Jaw Studios, a true multi-media production/post-production company located in the Detroit area, as well as a Co-Creator of Silver Saucer Productions and DIYphonic Sound. She also functions as the vocalist, guitarist, and co-writer for her Detroit-based garage/surf/punk project Sidewatcher.
Zoë completed her first documentary film, Composing Our Stories, in July 2017. Through the evolution of Composing Our Stories, Zoë has discovered her love for directing and editing. The honor of giving a voice to those who deserve to be heard and the opportunity to tell a story that post-production presents is her passion in filmmaking.
She is currently in post-production her next film Juice, a neo-noir sci-fi short film, as well as writing the screenplay for the upcoming film Venus 1.
Dylan Kissel is a musician, producer, recording engineer, and sound designer. He began recording and producing music in 2012, as a way to further the creation of his own sound.
As a producer and recording engineer at Broken Jaw Studios, Dylan has the ability to create a relaxing, while extremely creative, environment that has the potential to generate an impactful sound that will remain relevant for years to come. Dylan produces by the theory that both the producer and artist need to think about not only how the music sounds now, but also how it will sound when the record is released, and how it will sound six months from then.
Dylan is the bassist, backup vocalist, and co-writer for Sidewatcher, his Detroit-based garage/surf/punk project. He also is the bassist and backup vocalist for the punk rock band The Painted Dogs out of London, Ontario.
Currently living in East Lansing, Michigan, Dylan attends Michigan State University where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Information.
He is a co-creator of Broken Jaw Studios, a true multi-media production company located in the Detroit area, as well as a co-creator of Silver Saucer Productions and DIYphonic Sound. Dylan records, mixes, masters, and produces at Broken Jaw Studios. He also functions as the supervising sound designer, prop master, gaffer, and key grip for Silver Saucer Productions.
Dylan’s influences root in classic punk, garage, surf, and space rock music, as well as surf culture. He is also inspired by Butch Vig and Steve Albini’s renowned work.
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