Tom Ciaburri is an award-winning director and cinematographer. His passion for storytelling has led him on a journey of documentary, narrative and commercial filmmaking around the world. His work has been featured on national television, as well as in international film festivals. Ciaburri created an extensive collection of short documentaries for the non-profit Music Maker Relief Foundation. He also directed music videos for the Grammy-winning band the Carolina Chocolate Drops. A skilled fundraiser, Ciaburri is the director of multiple successful crowdsourcing campaigns, for both clients and his personal work.

Noel Sme is an artist and scientist from Long Island, NY. As a marine biologist, she has worked in genetic research for 8 years and once saw a polar bear in the wild. As an artist she primarily draws, paints and print makes, but also enjoys successful and unsuccessful experimentation with other various media. What is her bio doing here, you ask? In her search to combine scientist and artist, she found herself drawn to the simultaneous technical and creative nature of video production. Her curiosity (and some serendipity) brought her to Honey Toad, where she is an operations manager and set designer.


Nathan Whitehouse is a writer, director, actor and improvisor. Growing up in the woods of Connecticut gave him lots of time to read stories and start writing a few of his own. That passion expanded to acting and directing, which he pursued at Hampshire College while completing a degree in video game programming and design. He adapted and directed Honey Toad's first feature film, Semi-Secret. On-set, when not directing, he can be found handling the audio engineering duties. He is a member of The Edge improv troupe on Bainbridge Island, and he worked on children's mobile sandbox game DinoTrucks.