Written & Directed by
Director of Photography
Inbal B. Lessner
Michael Leoni - Writer/Director
Michael Leoni is a writer/director/producer of film and theatre. His production company An 11:11 Experience is committed to creating original, thought provoking material that challenges an audience’s beliefs, and motivates a movement for positive change.
Film credits include directing and writing the festival award-winning feature documentary American Street Kid, and the critically acclaimed narrative feature When Today Ends. Both films are Executive Produced by award-winning producers Howard Barrish and Mark Burley, and are available on digital platforms worldwide.
His newest feature, Famous, is an innovative melding of live theatre and film that takes us back to ‘90’s Hollywood to expose the true cost of fame (Fall 2021.) Other directing credits include the short films Radford Rd., Deliver Us, Disappear Here, Spare Some Change (featuring the band Switchfoot) and Someplace In Between, an Official Selection of the LA Shorts Film Festival.
New York theatre credits include directing the Off‐Broadway run of the musical LOUD, and the New York Fringe Festival run of Listen, Can you Hear Me Now, as well as writing and directing Enigma and Deviants. Los Angeles theatre credits include writing and directing the long-running, hit play, Famous, which BroadwayWorld called “a masterpiece," the critically acclaimed The Playground, and the smash-hit play Elevator, which received Critics' Pick and Best Bet from the L.A. Times. Elevator was filmed live on stage and is currently in post production and set for release in 2022. He is currently in development with a TV series and two feature films. His book Dare To Be Bad, is currently available at bookstores around the country and on Amazon.
Howard Barish - Executive Producer
Howard Barish is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer, director and distributor based in Los Angeles. He launched Kandoo Films in 1992, a production company that specializes in creating independent feature films, documentaries, and promotional and digital content for television and film. Barish has produced thousands of hours of short-form content, network image and branding campaigns, promos, sizzle reels, and long-form programming for clients such as CBS, The CW, FOX, HGTV, Lifetime, E! Entertainment, and Warner Bros. He partnered with Ava DuVernay to produce I Will Follow and Middle of Nowhere, (Best Director - Sundance Film Festival, Gotham Award, and Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award); and also served as a producer on the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Venus VS., Hello Beautiful: Interludes With John Legend, and FOX’s historic web series, 24Inside. Barish and DuVernay collaborated on the Academy Award nominated 2016 Netflix documentary 13TH, which garnered four Emmys, a Peabody Award, BAFTA Award, NAACP Image Award, African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Award, and multiple wins at the first annual Critics' Choice Documentary Awards.
Martine Melloul - Executive Producer
Martine Melloul is the founder of Kali Pictures, a production company specializing in independent features, documentaries, and TV series. Before devoting herself to the entertainment business, Martine served as Executive Vice President of BCBG MAX AZRIA, a global fashion house. Since she started her company, Martine has produced two features; Breaking and Exiting and Beyond the Sky, and co-produced documentaries for OCS and Arte. She currently has numerous projects in various stages of development.
Dawn Dunning - Executive Producer
Dawn Dunning is a creative director, designer, and costume master based in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. Dawn served as a Creative Director/Costume Master at Mirrorball in NYC for 12+ years creating cultural relevancy for brands, had a successful womenswear clothing line, and has done design work for Marc Jacobs, Theory, Betsey Johnson, etc. Dawn is passionate about local garment production in the USA supporting small factories and mills. Dawn is also well versed in ethical, sustainable overseas large and small scale production. Dawn also designs and creates spaces and experiences for brands, venues, restaurants, and retail. Outside of design, Dawn is an activist for social justice and human rights, performance artist/musician and motorcycle enthusiast. She thrives on figuring out how to make the impossible possible.
Inbal B. Lessner - Executive Producer
Imbal is an Emmy and Eddie-nominated editor and producer. On her latest project, SEDUCED: Inside the NXIVM Cult which she co-created with her filmmaking partner director Cecilia Peck, she took on the roles of lead editor, writer, and executive producer. Inbal and Cecilia’s last collaboration was the Emmy-nominated feature documentary Brave Miss World, which debuted on Netflix in 2014. In 2019, Inbal edited and co-produced The Movies: “The Golden Age,” executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog. This was the latest in her 4-year-long collaboration with the team that produced CNN's Emmy-nominated Decades series. Inbal has edited seven episodes in the series and was nominated for an ACE Editing Award for The Nineties: “Can We All Get Along?”
Inbal’s editing credits include ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke (Netflix, Dir. Kelly Duane) nominated for an Outstanding Documentary NAACP Image Award, and Autism: The Sequel (HBO, Dir. Tricia Regan), a follow-up to the Emmy-winning Autism: The Musical (2007). She edited and co-produced the internationally acclaimed, award-winning I Have Never Forgotten You about Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. Inbal also directed the docudrama Night Bites and was second-unit producer on the HBO/ARTE documentary Watermarks. Over the course of her career, Inbal has worked in the cutting rooms of directors such as Davis Guggenheim (Teach), R.J. Cutler (American Candidate), Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge (A Lego Brickumentary), Jeremy Simmons (TransGeneration), Tracy Droz Tragos (Be Good, Smile Pretty), as well as Natalie Portman's feature directorial debut (A Tale of Love and Darkness). Inbal began making films when she was in high school and later produced training films for the Israeli Defense Forces. At NYU, she was the recipient of the prestigious WTC Johnson Fellowship, awarded to one student filmmaker a year. Inbal was also a Visiting Professor at UNCSA Film School, a mentor in the Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Program, and a Thesis Film Editing Mentor at AFI.
Michelle Kaufer - Producer
Michelle Kaufer is an L.A. based producer and co-founder of the production company, An 11:11 Experience. She and her team are dedicated to the mission of producing film and media to create positive social change. Most recent film credits include producing the festival award-winning feature documentary, American Street Kid, When Today Ends, a narrative feature about teen suicide and online bullying, and Famous, a narrative feature that innovatively blends the worlds of theatre and film. Michelle's most recent television and film credits include producing Wrench Wars for MavTV, Turn and Burn for the Discovery Channel, Delta Divers and Virgin Galactic for National Geographic, and producing Deliver Us and Radford Rd for An 11:11 Experience. Michelle is also a co-founder of Spare Some Change, an on-going campaign and social movement to raise awareness for homeless youth.
Erica Katzin - Producer
Erica Katzin spent her formative years studying theatre and film at Whittier College. She helped form 90 Minute Productions, where she wrote, performed and produced four short films including Signed, Souled & Delivered. Currently a creative producer with An 11:11 Experience, some of her credits include Someplace In Between, an official selection of the LA Shorts Film Festival, the festival award-winning feature documentary, American Street Kid, When Today Ends, a narrative feature about teen suicide and online bullying, and Famous, a narrative feature that innovatively blends the worlds of theatre and film.
Kristin “Jade” Bolinski
An 11:11 Experience
Produced for the Stage by
Assistant Lighting Designer
Kristin “Jade” Bolinski