Susan Godfrey
Partner, Development

Susan is the owner and proprietor of The Productive Studios. She was going to be president one day, but instead learned some walk cycles. As a visionary driven to revitalize the animation community, she is a conduit for talented, motivated people and makes it her life's work to facilitate their success. She likes Cuban food and cartoons made for smart girls. She also really likes math, but doesn't care at all for pizza.



Machi Tantillo

Machi has over twenty-five years of experience in animation. She has produced, directed, and executive produced for several networks including MTV, Oxygen, and PBS. Machi has taught animation marketing and series development at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She is also very involved in the solar energy industry, working alongside New York's finest solar integrators.

Katie Cropper Klein
Partner, Operations

Katie joined The Productive Studios full-time in 2013. She has spent most of her animation career working among the independent animation and commercial studios in New York City. She is a board member of ASIFA-East, as well as a co-chairperson for the ASIFA-East Awards Ceremony. Katie also currently teaches university level motion graphics and animation while developing IP with The Productive Studios.


Associates & Staff

Alia Nakashima
Producer Consultant

Patricia Burgess
Junior Producer

Debra Solomon



Keith Vincent
Art Director

Nelson Diaz
Creator Animator

Dan Pinto
Creator Animator

Maya Edelman
Creator Animator


Mike Cerminara
Creator Animator

Alisa Stern
Creator Animator

Zach Decktor
Creator Animator

Lyla Ribot
Creator Animator


Erin Natal
Creator Animator

Isam Prado
Creator Animator

Mike De Seve
Writer Consultant

Christi Bertelsen
Creator Animator