The team at Honey Toad creates original, creative video – for clients and for themselves. We can cover all stages of production, from concept to shooting to post and release.

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. Tom currently has a short music documentary screening at the New York Public Library, as part of an exhibition of Southern folk art and photography. A skilled fundraiser, Ciaburri is the director of multiple successful crowdsourcing campaigns, for both clients and his personal work.

Liz Ellis is the creator of the webseries WRECKED and the founder of Honey Toad. She has worked as a script supervisor on short films like Spooners and Dirty Laundry, and as a producer on many commercial videos as well as the webseries CRAVE and upcoming feature film Semi-Secret. She was nominated with her fellow writers for Indie Series Awards in 2013 and 2014, and won the award for Best Director of a Comedy in 2013 for her work on WRECKED. She was the 2014 recipient of Bainbridge Island's Amy Award for young artists.


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.