Who we Are
A graduate of Emerson College, Katie Shannon is a Boston based filmmaker and founder of Thompson Films and co-owner of Loose Canon.
Katie is the creator and director of K&A web series that has been screened in several film festivals across the country and recently won best comedic short film at the ITVfest Film Festival. Her company has also produced the film Amy D and dramatic short Jack & Em.
She released her first feature length documentary entitled 113 Days, in which she followed the Stonehill Women’s Lacrosse team in their 2012 season. The film was the recipient of the Oak Foundation Grant in January.
As an advocate for the LGBTQ community, she has written and directed several short films. The Morning After was an official selection to several festivals including the 2013 Boston LGBTQ Film Festival and Boston Independent Film Festival. Her prior shortfilm, A Square With Three Sides, was an official selection of the Chicago Reeling Film Festival, The Santa Barbara Outrageous LGBTQ Film Festival, The and London LGBTQ Film Festival.
She's currently in the process of writing a new TV pilot entitled Bird and a feature film called A-town.
Katie is the director of programming for Boston’s Wicked Queer Film Festival.
Audrey Claire Johnson
Audrey Claire Johnson is an actor, writer and producer based in Salem, MA. She has traveled the states and two countries for film, commercial, theatre, and new media projects. In September 2011 she co-founded the web comedy group "Brainfox" which has been recognized by the Boston 48 Hour Film Festival, Beverly Film Festival, North Shore Art Throb, North Shore Magazine, Cracked.com, and more. After nabbing a lead role in "617 The Series" by Thompson Films (K&A creator Katie Shannon) and Greenview Entertainment, she's landed dead center in a growing group of female comedic talent in New England.
Extremely excited to be apart of "K & A," Ashley is an alumni of Improv Asylum's NXT cast, and a current member of the theater's House Teams. In addition to this web series, you can run into her a few other places on the internet, acting and writing for various projects. Ashley also performs around the East coast with WNBA, an improv comedy troupe.
Executive Producer/Assistant Director/Editor
Michael of Bridgewater, MA grew up with an early love for filmmaking that was gifted to him by his father. Making comedic short films and TV spoofs with friends through middle school into high school opened gave him an early start on actual film production. Attending Hofstra University for two short years before realizing Long Island is not the right fit he moved back to Massachusetts to finish his degree at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Since leaving school he has been working on various short films, web series and commercials, including being assistant director on 617 The Series, the short film Ordinary Man, and the feature film Justice in Mind. He is currently back working on an upcoming comic book series.
Kiera Kyoto Lewis is an independent producer based in New York City. Kyoto Lewis began her career on films by esteemed filmmakers such as Todd Haynes, Joel and Ethan Coen, James Schamus, and Colin Trevorrow. She produces both feature and documentary films as well as tv programming through her company Critical Findings. Kiera’s favorite tv shows are I Love Lucy, Sex and The City, and Twins Peaks.
As a freelance audio mixer and sound editor, Aaron realized just how valuable silence can be. When he is not working on business/corporate videos, films of varying lengths, or whatever project K&A creator Katie Shannon has for him that week, Aaron can be found reading on his porch or yelling at neighborhood children.
Aaron is really excited to work on K&A because it gives him an excuse to not leave the house