About Us

Heather Manley
Award-winning Filmmaker
Masters in Social Work
Certified Teacher 

Heather has extensive experience in working with children of all ages. Although she began her career as a child and adolescent therapist, she developed a special interest in education, and obtained certification in exceptional student education (ESE). Heather was a teacher with Manatee County Schools for the seven years. In addition, Heather has written, directed and produced short films with Something Spilled Productions. Literacy, writing, and film are her passions. It is her goal to help students become enthusiastic, confident learners.

Helaine Grant
Award-winning Producer
B.S. in Early Childhood Education (Minor in Child Psychology)

Helaine has been an educator for many years, and has inspired many of her students to pursue their dreams. She has a special interest in film and has produced several films. Helaine's twin daughters share her love of filmmaking, and have acted in multiple short films. She believes that children can make a difference in our world, and it is her mission to help them make a positive impact. 
Steven Lesser
Award-winning Filmmaker
Studied at NYU Film School

Steven is an accomplished filmmaker who values education.  He produced and edited the feature film, "Park Sharks," which was an official selection of the Los Angeles Dances With Films Festival. Likewise, he has directed and edited a number of award-winning short films, written several screenplays, and worked for NFL Films. Steven also has served as an educator and worked with students of all ages. His goal is to share his love of film and to support young filmmakers in bringing their visions to life.