The Crew
Susan Gordon - Show Creator
Susan Gordon is an actress, filmmaker, and singer based in Chicago, IL. Her significant network credits include principal roles on the FOX series 'Empire' and NBC's 'Chicago PD.' She has also performed in several short films, and three feature films, including 'Ginger,' 'Easy Does It,' and 'Lucky.' She's won 'Best Actress' for her performance in 'Ginger' at the San Antonio Film Festival and at FLIC Cinemafest in Montana. As a filmmaker, she finished making a feature film before graduating high school, and produced the horror web-series 'One Hundred Yard Stare' for three years. She has been writing and working on the concept for 'Sweet Feenies' for five and can't wait to make it real and share it with the world.
Gustavo Martin - Director
Gustavo Martin is a Chicago based director, producer and all-around media maker. This past spring, his short film, Hypothetical, was selected as an official premiere on the popular short film platform Film Shortage. When not working on personal films, Gustavo contributes his talents to the ever-growing Chicago film industry, as a Location Scout on feature films, television, and commercials. Gustavo values friendship and people who make great things happen - which is why he is excited to come on board Sweet Feenies as Director and help bring Susan’s dream project to life.
Bruno Doria - Director of Photography
New Orleans Cinematographer Bruno Doria has been shooting his own projects for over ten years. He has had several unique film opportunities working in his home state, including being involved in the production of “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” In 2013 he founded Worklight Pictures, a New Orleans-based independent production company and has worked with artists like Big Freedia, Mavis Staples, and Tank & the Bangas. Bruno has DP’d half a dozen feature films during his career, and is currently working on in-house production narrative, "Easy Does It."
Alice Gao - Showrunner
Alice Gao is a creative who enjoys collaborating with others to create and build fantastical worlds. She studied Accounting and Theatre in college and upon moving to Chicago, she studied writing, film production, improvisation and stand-up at institutions such as Northwestern University and the iO Theatre. She has been involved in the collaborative arts in all capacities for many years and loves working on Sweet Feenies. She can’t wait to share this project with the world.
Liana Cockfield - Writer/Producer
Liana Cockfield is a filmmaker originally from New Orleans, she has worked in the producing and directing departments on over a dozen films with NOLA-based artists, including Worklight Pictures and Elysian Fields Independent. Specializing in experimental, music videos, and documentary, she is currently producing two creative independent projects in the deserts and mountains of New Mexico. Liana will help bring Feenies to life through advising and casting.
Ben Matheny - Executive Producer
Ben is an indie film producer, screenwriter and actor. He studied film at the University of New Orleans and at Middlesex University in London, England. After graduating, Ben got his feet wet in the film industry, crewing on projects such as 12 Years a Slave and True Detective, and as a field producer on content for Vice, Hulu and Bravo. These days his "bread and butter" has been producing the EPK/BTS units for TV shows such as The Purge and Claws.
Lizzie Guitreau- Executive Producer
Lizzie Guitreau is a producer based in New Orleans, LA. Her career began as a coordinator for a CBS television show, but she soon found her heart lies in independent storytelling. As Chief of Production for indie production company, Worklight Pictures, Lizzie has spearheaded over one hundred projects - short films, music videos, and commercials alike - since joining the team in 2015. She is currently producing several feature films in New Orleans, including recently released adventure comedy Easy Does It, featuring Linda Hamilton and music documentary, On Va Continuer! on modern Cajun music culture. She champions women in film and is actively working towards figuring out how to run environmentally responsible and waste-free sets.
The Cast
Susan Gordon - Sue Fearson
Susan Gordon is an actress, filmmaker, and singer based in Chicago, IL. Her significant network credits include principal roles on the FOX series ‘Empire’ and NBC’s ‘Chicago PD.’ She has also performed in several short films, and three feature films, including ‘Ginger,’ ‘Easy Does It,’ and ‘Lucky.’ She’s won ‘Best Actress’ for her performance in ‘Ginger’ at the San Antonio Film Festival and at FLIC Cinemafest in Montana. As a filmmaker, she finished making a feature film before graduating high school, and produced the horror web-series ‘One Hundred Yard Stare’ for three years. She has been writing and working on the concept for ‘Sweet Feenies’ for five and can’t wait share it with the world.
Ryan Wood - Pete Denman
Ryan Wood is a comedian from New Orleans who studied at Second City and iO Chicago from 2015-2018. He has been performing since he was thirteen. When he’s not performing he’s covering basketball for his hometown New Orleans pelicans, and writing pizza reviews.
Jameka Pritchett - Jameka Herosa
Jameka Pritchett is an Alexandria amateur ready to grace the big screen. Born May 11th, 1993, I am a twenty-six year old nurse whose Taurus personality caught the eye of high school friend, actress, director, and producer herself, Susan Gordon! As a nurse, I’ve learned to find humor and the silverlining of my work. When I’m not practicing nursing I love to strengthen my inner diva. I’m ready to show off my strong, yet sassy and hilarious personality.
Snck Pck - Potato Keychain
I’m Daniel Alexander. I create art under the name SNCKPCK. I’ve been creating videos and music for fun since 2006. I just love creating things that people can enjoy! My videos have been shown at contemporary art venues including VIDEO Like ART hosted in Bordeaux, France. My music has been played on LASR, KZUU, stange wavess, and other college radio stations across america. Listen to it on spotify and collect/download the albums for free on bandcamp. Dogs are like mythical creatures to me. I dont have a dog but when I see one I cherish the moment and think lets be friends.
The Remedy - the Portal Voices
Four young men who grew up on the south side of Chicago poverty neighborhoods. With determination to get away from it all they found music. Established in 2003 they began the establishment of the group known as Remedy. The members consist of Jeremy/ J-Remy, Durell/ Fresh, Cordarius/ Cody, Karon/ kid. These young men have opened up for major artist such as Tank, Bobby V, Dru Hill, Just to name a few. They where in the top 48 on america's got talent. There sound makes people feel good. They bring real r&b back. and they call them selves(The Remedy)
Danny Abel - Spaghetti Baby
Danny Abel is an Actor, Writer and Director in New Orleans. He attended the University of New Orleans and now works for production companies Worklight Pictures as a videographer and film editor. His most recent performances were in the short films "Genetic Lottery", and "From 8 to Infinity". His comedic timing and zany personality are perfect for Sweet Feenies, and he is very excited to fully embrace his character Spaghetti Baby for the sentient maniacal painting he is.