About The Filmmakers
John Chuldenko (Writer, Producer, Director)
With a family that includes both artists and national political figures, John’s influences are eclectic, and his focus on filmmaking has garnered a great deal of attention very quickly.
Nesting is John’s feature narrative debut. His short film, FAKE STACY screened at the Sundance, South by Southwest, Tribeca, and Hamptons film festivals (among many others). He is currently in production on the highly-anticipated documentary WHITE HOUSE WAX that explores the President’s hidden, personal album collection. Upcoming narrative projects include the drama THE LISTENING PARTY, and PANAMARAMA, a political comedy set in Latin America.
He continues to write and direct special projects for Dreamworks Animation and Disney Channel, along with award-winning commercials starring Hollywood’s top-tier talent, some of which have aired during the Super Bowl.
John is also active in local, state, and national politics, and has lectured at the American University in Cairo and the Cleveland Institute of Art. While his focus is mostly on comedy, he has had the opportunity to shoot chase sequences, and hurl a Volkswagen through a row of hedges.
Laura Boersma (Producer)
Laura has produced a wide variety of live action and animated commercials in addition to many other film productions, from features to documentaries. The most recent are a documentary series for Fox Sports and Buick’s Human Highlight Reel.
Her feature Fling starring Brandon Routh (Superman/Clark Kent of Superman Returns) enjoyed a limited theatrical release, is available worldwide on DVD, and airs regularly on Showtime and The Movie Channel.
Besides her work at Steele Films, she has produced a variety of independent projects and works closely with various production companies. She also produced Prom Queen, the first internet video series funded by Michael Eisner’s company, Vuguru. When not producing, Laura is a prolific screenwriter and a contributing writer to MovieMaker Magazine. Laura is currently commissioned to write and produce a short film for Anthony Zuiker, creator of CSI, and his company, Dare to Pass.
Laura is also an active member of Women in Film, The National Association For Female Executives, Film Independent of Los Angeles, and is a volunteer for the organization Free Arts For Abused Children.