Team

PRODUCTION TEAM:

kimee_closeupFounder: Kimee Balmilero‘s professional credits include: The 3X Emmy Nominated TV Series, “Hi-5”, The Original Broadway Cast of “Mamma Mia,” and the National Touring Company of “Miss Saigon.” Originally from Kaneohe, Balmilero was just named on of IMDB’s Top 50 Filipino American Celebrities. Kimee studied improv and sketch comedy at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade and was a member of the award winning sketch comedy team, “Drug Puppy”

 

BGF_Logo_newProducer: BizGym Foundation is a local 501(c)3 non-profit focused on empowering entrepreneurs with tools and inspiration to build a strong and sustainable future. BizGym Foundation produced events include: Lemonade Alley, Camp BizGym and The Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival.

 

StoryU_logoProducer: StoryU Arts is the newest division of BizGym Foundation focused on two things: 1) Empowering entrepreneurs with performances skills like improv and short form writing and 2) Empowering artistic entrepreneurs (creative writers, actors, film makers comedians, etc) with business skills and tools to help them turn their passion into a career.

 

PAST HISF VIEWING/SUBMISSIONS COMMITTEE:

julie_brister_square Julie Brister is a performer, director and teacher living in Los Angeles. She’s appeared in and directed dozens of shows including: her solo-show Fatparts (SF Sketchfest) Showgirls! The Best Movie Ever Made Ever!! (SF Sketchfest), Laid Up (UCBNY), and Put it in You! The Sex-Ed Musical (UCBNY). Her comedic short “Book It” was selected as a finalist for Oxygen’s Create-A-Series contest.
TV credits include a recurring role as Daisy the Lawyer on Review (Comedy Central), Playing House (USA), Parks and Recreation (NBC), The New Normal (NBC), Comedy Bang Bang (IFC), Newsreaders (Adult Swim), Conan (TBS), Onion News Network (IFC), Happy Endings (ABC), New Girl (FOX), Good Luck Charlie (Disney), Rules of Engagement (CBS), Children’s Hospital (Adult Swim), Reno 911(Comedy Central), Little Britain USA (HBO) and Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC). Upcoming movies include The Kitchen Sink, Is That a Gun In Your Pocket? and Night of the Living Deb.
eugene_squareEugene Cordero is an improv and sketch instructor at Upright Citizens Brigade in Hollywood. He performs every Monday night as a member of The Smokes and every Friday night in DIAMOND LION. He can also be seen performing in ASSSSCAT and QUICK & FUNNY MUSICALS. Credits include Key & Peele, Kroll Show and Arrested Development. Eugene is currently recurring on Showtime’s House of Lies.
zach_gutin_squareZack Gutin is a multi-faceted writer and the Vice President of Final Draft Inc. A former staff writer for Script Magazine, Zack’s work has also appeared in Emmy Magazine and on popular filmmaking websites like TheScriptLab.com and Fylmz.com. As a screenwriter, Zack is represented by Kaplan/Perrone, one of the top literary management companies in Hollywood. He’s worked on several television shows, including Saturday Night Live, and was a writer for the award-winning LA-based sketch comedy troupe Drug Puppy. A graduate of both the Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade writing programs, he also has extensive experience using short-form creative writing for branding videos, web series and business presentations.