Zoë Kissel is an East Lansing-based filmmaker, artist, and musician.


Originally from a small town south of Detroit, Zoë now lives in East Lansing, Michigan where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media & Information with a concentration in TV, Cinema, & Radio and a minor in Documentary Production at Michigan State University.


Zoë is a co-creator of Broken Jaw Studios, a true multi-media production company located in the Detroit area, as well as a co-creator of Silver Saucer Productions and DIYphonic Sound. She directs, co-produces, and does post-production at the companies, along with graphic design, promotion, marketing, and imaging.


Zoë completed her first documentary film, Composing Our Stories, in July 2017. Through the evolution of Composing Our Stories, Zoë has discovered her love for directing and editing. The honor of giving a voice to those who deserve to be heard and the opportunity to tell a story that post-production presents is her passion in filmmaking.


She is currently writing the screenplay for her next film Juice – a futuristic, film noir, short fiction film. Production for Juice is scheduled to begin August 2017.


Zoë also functions as the vocalist, guitarist, and co-writer for her Detroit-based garage/surf/punk project Sidewatcher. She also drums with The Painted Dogs, a punk rock band out of London, Ontario. Both projects feature her little brother Dylan on bass, as the other half of the Engine Room.


Her art and music is inspired by classic surf, punk, garage, new wave, avant-garde, and spaghetti western vibes.


Zoë’s “On Mondays I listen to…” music reviews feature new music in the garage rock scene.


Email: zoe@brokenjawstudios.com



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