Kristen Ballard

Executive Producer, Director

Kristen works full-time on the production team at O Positive Films. When she isn't there, she directs, writes and performs.


Kristen has been featured on Funny or Die, WhoHaHa, Good Morning America and the NYC Chain Film Festival. Her training is in improv, sketch, and characters at the Upright Citizens Brigade in their Advanced Study Program. She’s directed comedy videos for Bad Apples Comedy, Quiet All Around, and a handful of branded productions.


Zach Jamieson

Executive Producer, Director of Photography

Zach is a Brooklyn-based director, cinematographer, and photographer who finds joy in capturing beautiful images. Originally from the DC area, he spends his days planning and executing national ad campaigns for Wendy’s, and the rest of his time playing with cameras and lights. 


Zach has shot everything from promos for brands like Daybreaker to documentaries accepted into international film festivals, but mostly enjoys creating music videos and short-form narrative work (…like comedy sketches). He has also shot for improv groups like Kids These Days and Sketchy History, and is a member of comedy sketch group Reverend Moody.

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Laura Thomas

Producer, Production Designer

Laura is an actor and producer who lives in Brooklyn, NY with her elderly dog, Lily. Originally from NH, she has been writing and performing comedy in Chicago, Boston, and New York since 2010. She starred in the improvised mockumentary film, BROADCAST, as Janine Costello-White, a self-made reporter covering the 2016 NH Presidential Primary. Laura has appeared as celebrity guests on the fictionalized late night talk show, Deep Space Live! on Brooklyn Public Access. She created and produced LAURA THOMAS NOT ALONE, a monthly live solo show at various comedy theaters in NY. Time Out NY has warned of Laura's shows, "You're about to be in love." She can also be seen in comedy videos on Funny or Die and Refinery29.

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