Zoë Kissel is an East Lansing-based Filmmaker, Artist, and Musician.
Originally from a small town south of Detroit, Zoë now lives in East Lansing, Michigan where she attends Michigan State University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Information with a concentration in Film and Media Production, a Second Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies, and a minor in Documentary Production.
Zoë is the Studio Director and Co-Creator of Broken Jaw Studios, a true multi-media production/post-production company located in the Detroit area, as well as a Co-Creator of Silver Saucer Productions and DIYphonic Sound. She also functions as the vocalist, guitarist, and co-writer for her Detroit-based garage/surf/punk project Sidewatcher.
Zoë completed her first documentary film, Composing Our Stories, in July 2017. Through the evolution of Composing Our Stories, Zoë has discovered her love for directing and editing. The honor of giving a voice to those who deserve to be heard and the opportunity to tell a story that post-production presents is her passion in filmmaking.
She is currently in post-production her next film Juice, a neo-noir sci-fi short film, as well as writing the screenplay for the upcoming film Venus 1.
Awards and Recognition
♦ Recipient of the 2018 Impact Docs Awards Award of Recognition for Documentary Short (Student), awarded for her film Composing Our Stories.
♦ Recipient of the 2017 Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Recognition for Documentary Short (Student), awarded for her film Composing Our Stories.
other professional experience
Software proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Fireworks, as well as Autodesk Maya, Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite, Red Giant Trapcode Suite, and Avid Media Composer.
Media marketing proficiency in social media advertising platforms, including Facebook and LinkedIn.
Understanding of various web development platforms, including Squarespace, WordPress, Weebly, Bandzoogle, and Wix.com.