ALEX GROSSMAN

Alex's career began as a writer at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Butler, Shine & Stern. He moved to L.A. where he studied with the Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade as he continued his writing and directing career. His first feature film, Hickey, won best directing honors at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and went on to competition at SXSW.

Adweek named his work for Alliance Francaise as one of the top fifteen campaigns in the world. The campaign swept every major awards festival, making Alex the most awarded comedy director in the world for 2017/18.

Phil traill

One of America’s leading TV directors, Phil’s directed over 80 episodes of network primetime comedy. His work includes 'Modern Family', 'Brooklyn 99', 'Last Man On Earth', 'The Middle’, 'Superstore' and 'Black-ish - as well as the pilots for ‘Enlisted’ and ‘Uncle Buck’.

Phil’s also directed three comedy features - 'All About Steve' (starring Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper); 'Chalet Girl' (starring Felicity Jones and Bill Nighy) and the upcoming ’No Sleep Til Christmas’ (which Phil also wrote - starring Odette and Dave Annable). 

Phil began his career in London on the cult British morning TV show 'The Big Breakfast', before directing all 120 sketches on C4’s hit comedy ‘Spoons'. He went on to direct commercials, music videos and a series of weird award-winning short films - ‘Hiccup', ‘Dangle', ‘Post’ and ‘Flipped' - before moving to LA.

ariel heller

Ariel is a jack of all trades with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. He studied musical theater at Emerson College in Boston before performing in Blue Man Group and War Horse on Broadway. In 2014, Ariel relocated from New York to Los Angeles to earn his graduate degree in filmmaking. Ariel's thesis film, Mammoth, was a winner in the 44th Annual Student Academy Awards. Additionally, he directed James Franco in The Mad Whale and produced a branded content short film for Mountain Dew + The NBA which was released in conjunction with the NBA Finals.

In his spare time Ariel writes and performs comedy at The Groundlings theater in West Hollywood. He lives in Silver Lake with his wife and their adorable dog, Milly.