BOD and Team Members
Executive Director- Deborah Watson
Deborah Watson spent twelve years as the founder/director of an International non-profit organization. During that time, she wrote, produced and directed several theatrical productions as well as assisted others in developing their stories for production in St. Louis, Mo.
After a visit with some friends in Los Angeles in 2005, she decided to cross over into screenplay writing. She began educating herself by studying Story, by Robert McKee, and joining Jerry Jenkins writers apprentice program. She wrote and produced a short “I Hope You Dance” and participated in St. Louis 48 hour film festival.
In 2010, along with her husband, Michael, and daughter Angel, they moved to Branson, Mo. It is there that they reside and are establishing Studio2.22 Film Productions, LLC.
Seth Kearsley is an animation writer/producer/director working in TV and feature films with 23 years of experience. He’s an alumni of the CalArts Character Animation program. His past film credits include directing Adam Sandler’s “Eight Crazy Nights” as well as more recently providing story services for 3 Illumination Entertainment Films still in production including; “The Secret Life of Pets” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
On the television side, Seth produced and directed a series for Ivan Reitman called “Mummies Alive”. He worked with Larry Charles as the supervising director of the Emmy award winning “Dilbert”. He was also one of the directors on the comeback season of “Family Guy”.
Through his production company, DOJO Productions, Seth has, among other things, produced and directed a pilot for Jimmy Fallon and just wrapped up a series for Cartoon Network. We are honored to have him on our board of directors and look forward to having him direct full feature productions as his schedule permits.
Amy Williams works as a social Media Video Content Producer for a daily television program that has been on air for more than 20 years. She has produced and edited several pieces for the program’s You Tube channel and other social media outlets and is trained in digitizing legacy footage from various formats into one centralized digital library.
Even though she works behind the scenes she has appeared on the program and in various ad campaigns. She also has been the lead in several independent plays in St. Louis and has produced a short film for the 48 Hour Film Project.
As a child her parents often called her Sarah Bernhardt because of her dramatic antics so as an adult they're not surprised that she has made a career in the television industry.
Peggy Reyes is a daughter, wife, mother, friend to many and mentor to young girls. She has 4 children of her own ranging in age from 28 to 12, 2 boys and 2 girls. Her first two children were born to her and the second two were chosen. She was born in CA and currently resides in Branson, MO.
She and her husband have been actively involved in youth leadership at their church for over 20 years. She is passionate about young girls and helping them figure out this thing called life through a mentoring program called Modern Day Princess. She has been the Midwest Regional Director of this program for over 3 years and has lead more than 50 young ladies through this program. Her strong leadership and organizational skills are a proven asset to our board of directors.
Vanessa Wohl is a wife, and mother of eight, ten if you count the two dogs. She is an avid reader, writer, speaker and college graduate from Grace Bible College, Grand Rapids, Mi. When she’s not working at the bank, she’s spending time with her family in the great outdoors in the Branson, Mo. area. Her organizational skills and passion for story is a great asset to our board of directors.
John Judah was born into a family that loved Jazz and Big Band music. Music was as much a part of his childhood as was skinned knees and bruises. As he went into his teenage years, life radically changed for him when he learned how to play guitar and discovered that Jazz and Big Band music wasn’t the only kind out there. John discovered the Blues. His eclectic taste for music brings a strong presence to our board of directors by assisting us in selecting quality musicians for all our post production songs.