Hand-in-hand with the production team, our diverse, wonderfully talented filmmakers advance the story at every turn and are as invested as you are in the outcome.
We are relationship based in everything we do, so our clients and the resulting projects shine. There’s no mystery, no attitude, and no unwanted surprises. We’ve got this.
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.
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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 one scrappy well- loved mutt. His time as a stand-up comedian continues to serve him well in many situations.
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Jade santos / GO-TO GAL
jade santos is the connector for so many things that make kaboom tick, including overseeing the company’s social media channels, assisting in the puzzle pieces of pre production, and helping usher projects through post under her steady and enthusiastic supervision. With everything she manages, jade balances stealth quality control with a welcoming can-do attitude that is a hallmark of her love for productivity. She’s a Bay Area native who grew up writing scripts that her friends acted out during sleepovers under her careful direction. A student of the human experience, jade started out as a sociology major at SFSU but the lightening bolt of her childhood calling inspired a change in focus to Broadcast Electronic Communications. Don’t be fooled by her stature, she’s small but mighty.
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