The Team

Brandee Steger

Co-Director/Screenwriter

Brandee Steger is an actor, journalist and screenwriter from Upland, California. She first performed with her husband and producing partner, Michael Steger, in a seventh-grade production of Pyramis and Thisbe; Michael played Pyramis and Brandee played the Wall. After coincidentally both attending Cal Poly Pomona, they later co-produced and directed Brandee Built on Crazee, a one-woman show which ran for eight weeks to sold-out audiences at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood. Together they’ve produced and co-directed The Wrights, short film starring Ted Danson, which won best acting at the Culver City film festival,  and Not So Union, a comedy web series starring Bayne Gibby (Lady Bird).

 

In her training as a young figure skater, Brandee shared the ice with champions like Michelle Kwan, Surya Bonaly, and Sasha Cohen. After realizing she wasn’t going to be an Olympic contender, she pivoted to stage performing, working with acclaimed directors like Howard Storm and Wilson Milam. Most recently in Brandee’s TV and film work, she’s starred in the indie film Misfits and made guest appearances on shows like This is Us and I’m Dying Up Here. Brandee has trained with Warner Loughlin and Martin Landau, and is a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio.

 

Michael Steger made his major screen debut in Tim Burton's 2006 music video for The Killers’ song "Bones.” In 2007, he landed his first series regular role, opposite Rob Corddry in the Seth MacFarlane-produced television series The Winner.  Michael is best known for his series regular role on the popular CW remake 90210, in which he played "Navid Shirazi" for five seasons from 2008-2013. He’s also made television guest appearances on True Blood, Covert Affairs, and Criminal Minds, and appeared in films including Farah Goes Bang, Ana Maria in Novela Land, Bleed, The Baby Moon and Fatal Flip.

 

In addition to his work with Brandee on The Wrights, Not So Union, and Brandee Built on Crazee, Michael also recently produced “Fifteen Years Later,” a short film starring Manish Dayal, Rachel Brosnahan and Matt McGorry. Michael is a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio.

Michael Steger

Producer/Co-Director

Laura Goode

Consulting Producer/Script Consultant

Laura Goode co-wrote and produced the feature film FARAH GOES BANG, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and won the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize from Tribeca and Vogue. During its run at 18 subsequent film festivals, FGB was honored with three Best Narrative Feature awards; the film was released by Seed&Spark on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Vimeo in April 2015. She also produces a variety of commercial film work for the Bay Area tech industry.

 

Laura is the author of two books including the novel SISTER MISCHIEF (Candlewick Press, 2011), which was selected for two American Library Association honor lists and the 2012 SF Guardian Best of the Bay list. Her nonfiction has appeared widely in publications including Refinery29, ELLE, Glamour, The Cut, and BuzzFeed. She teaches at Stanford University, received her BA and MFA from Columbia University, and is a 2018-2019 Steinbeck Fellow at San José State University.


 

Independent film producer Reena Dutt is an alumna of the San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Producing Fellowship and Film Independent's Project Involve. Her projects have appeared at over 75 film festivals, including Sundance, LAFF, Outfest, NBCUniversal Shorts, and Whistler.

 

Reena has produced a wide array of short films including THE FIRST SESSION (AmPav's Emerging Filmmaker showcase at the Cannes Film Festival), EL DOCTOR (Acquired by Latino/PBS), TOUCH (NBCUniversal Shorts Finalist), UNFINISHED (BET Network), …OR DIE, and SHAMELESS. She also produced the hit web series SQUAD 85, distributed by Justin Lin’s network YOMYOMF.com, and co-produced the second season of KISS HER I'M FAMOUS on TelloFilms.com. Most recently, she’s added commercials, sponsored content, and music videos to her repertoire, including work with John Legend, Adam Zwig, Evite, Nestlé, Mondelez, Mr. Tummee, and Mommy's Bliss.​ Reena is an active member of Independent Film Project, Women in Motion Pictures, San Francisco Film Society, and Film Independent.

Reena Dutt 

Consulting Producer

Michael Steger made his major screen debut in Tim Burton's 2006 music video for The Killers’ song "Bones.” In 2007, he landed his first series regular role, opposite Rob Corddry in the Seth MacFarlane-produced television series The Winner.  Michael is best known for his series regular role on the popular CW remake 90210, in which he played "Navid Shirazi" for five seasons from 2008-2013. He’s also made television guest appearances on True Blood, Covert Affairs, and Criminal Minds, and appeared in films including Farah Goes Bang, Ana Maria in Novela Land, Bleed, The Baby Moon and Fatal Flip.

In addition to his work with Brandee on The Wrights, Not So Union, and Brandee Built on Crazee, Michael also recently produced “Fifteen Years Later,” a short film starring Manish Dayal, Rachel Brosnahan and Matt McGorry. Michael is a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio.