kaboom is the spark that fuels your ideas, boldly bringing them to life no matter the size or the screen. Our powered by kaboom process unites storytelling, production and post with a deep understanding of agency and client needs. It’s a get it factor that means we deliver.
We are woman owned, story igniting, nimble acting, collaborative and genuine. We have vast experience and are always evolving. Awards have been won, but at kaboom, happy clients and working with people we like equal a zillion gold statues. It’s all about good people, even better dogs, great ideas, and excellent work. That’s kaboom.
lauren schwartz / owner & executive producer
lauren schwartz launched kaboom in 1997 and has built the company and its reputation from the ground up. With an astute vision for the industry, she handpicks multifaceted director talent to create entertaining, brand-driven content. Before starting at kaboom, lauren worked as an executive at BBDO/NY and FCB/SF. She applies this invaluable experience and massive "get it" factor to her EP role, anticipating client needs, and being a resourceful and ever present guide throughout collaboration. From time to time, she's even called on to be an account manager in collaboration with both agencies and clients.
lauren's hands-on approach includes her collaboration with agencies, clients and directors alike. Building and maintaining relationships is the foundation of this business, and at Lauren's core.
Invested in the industry as a whole, lauren is a longtime member of the west coast board of the AICP and has served on various committees over the years. She resides in San Francisco with her husband, two young children, and their dog—Lucy—kaboom's Head of Morale.
steven sills / head of production
steven sills is kaboom’s intrepid Head of Production—a role to which he brought 16 years of national and international production experience working for such companies as Furlined and Headquarters. As a highly skilled producer across numerous platforms, steven plays a central role in kaboom’s many productions, serving both as HOP and line producer. With the wide array of needs that arise with today’s productions, from very long lead time to immediate turn-around, having Steve in the thick of things best serves the process, agency, client, and director. It’s part of how kaboom puts relationships first at every turn.
steven’s career began in Tokyo, where he worked as a writer and producer for Japan’s national broadcast company, NHK. There, he also helped launch an international production service company and worked as a copy editor at The Japan Times. His feature screenwriting debut, Sinner, was awarded Best Narrative Feature by the Brooklyn Arts Council International Film and aired on Showtime. steven attended film school at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts where he was chosen as a Lew Wasserman Fellow.
steven lives with his wife, four children, and one scrappy well-loved mutt. His time as a stand-up comedian continues to serve him well in many situations.