About

Honey Toad Studio is a new production company based in the Puget Sound area focused on the emerging relationship between storytellers and internet audiences. Our free culture licenses mean that anyone can screen, perform, cite, copy, distribute or adapt our work in any way they see fit.

Our pilot production, a webseries called WRECKED has been a critical success and garnered several awards, leading us to expand significantly in our first year and allowed us to create more independent projects, as well as client work. 

Nathaniel Buechler Director of Photography, Editor, Actor A co-founder of Honey Toad Studio, Nathaniel Buechler is a 2012 graduate of Hampshire College. His thesis project was a 22-minute short film entitled The Way Out, which he wrote, directed, produced and edited. He edited the first season of WRECKED, and directed and co-edited the second. He is mostly interested in short films, and has been working on projects such as music videos, comedy sketches and horror shorts since his return to Bainbridge Island. He recently signed with the Topo Swope Talent Agency as an actor.

Nathaniel Buechler

Director of Photography, Editor, Actor

A co-founder of Honey Toad Studio, Nathaniel Buechler is a 2012 graduate of Hampshire College. His thesis project was a 22-minute short film entitled The Way Out, which he wrote, directed, produced and edited. He edited the first season of WRECKED, and directed and co-edited the second. He is mostly interested in short films, and has been working on projects such as music videos, comedy sketches and horror shorts since his return to Bainbridge Island. He recently signed with the Topo Swope Talent Agency as an actor.

Taylor A. Crockett Illustrator   Taylor A Crockett is an illustrator, fine artist and cartoonist. Since graduating from Roger Williams University in 2011, she has pursued a career in freelance game design and commercial illustration. Driven by a rekindled love of narrative art and cartooning, she relocated to Washington state to join Honey Toad Studio where she writes and illustrates her own comics as well as provides support in Honey Toad projects both on site and within the studio and working as the primary illustrator. She is most passionate about comics, illustration, animation and design in her own work but is always willing to be involved in any project. Her comic strip Oh, Fudge  and journal comic Natural Tan are slated for release late August 2013.  

Taylor A. Crockett

Illustrator

 

Taylor A Crockett is an illustrator, fine artist and cartoonist. Since graduating from Roger Williams University in 2011, she has pursued a career in freelance game design and commercial illustration. Driven by a rekindled love of narrative art and cartooning, she relocated to Washington state to join Honey Toad Studio where she writes and illustrates her own comics as well as provides support in Honey Toad projects both on site and within the studio and working as the primary illustrator. She is most passionate about comics, illustration, animation and design in her own work but is always willing to be involved in any project. Her comic strip Oh, Fudge  and journal comic Natural Tan are slated for release late August 2013.

 

Liz Ellis Producer, Writer, Director, Editor Liz's life and character bear no resemblance to those of the character Spencer Bergman.

Liz Ellis

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

Liz's life and character bear no resemblance to those of the character Spencer Bergman.

Charley Pope Production Manager, Sound Technician, Writer Charley Pope is a founding member of Honey Toad Studio and an executive producer for its pilot project WRECKED. An experienced arts manager, Charley lived for five years in Massachusetts promoting music and poetry venues . After getting a taste for filmmaking as an undergraduate, he graduated with a BA in Creative Writing and moved to Seattle to work full-time as a producer and content developer for Honey Toad Studio.

Charley Pope

Production Manager, Sound Technician, Writer

Charley Pope is a founding member of Honey Toad Studio and an executive producer for its pilot project WRECKED. An experienced arts manager, Charley lived for five years in Massachusetts promoting music and poetry venues . After getting a taste for filmmaking as an undergraduate, he graduated with a BA in Creative Writing and moved to Seattle to work full-time as a producer and content developer for Honey Toad Studio.

Nathan Whitehouse Sound Technician, Programmer Nathan recently arrived from Connecticut following an incident in which the spirit of his deceased sensei took control of his computer and attempted to post pictures of him with a goatee to Anthony Weiner's twitter account.

Nathan Whitehouse

Sound Technician, Programmer

Nathan recently arrived from Connecticut following an incident in which the spirit of his deceased sensei took control of his computer and attempted to post pictures of him with a goatee to Anthony Weiner's twitter account.

The crew of our 2013 submission to the Seattle 48 Hour Film Project at the screening.

The crew of our 2013 submission to the Seattle 48 Hour Film Project at the screening.