About Our Leadership Team
Founder, CEO Lee Baker is the previous CEO of Genesis Animation, Inc. and the previous owner and president of Sandman Studios Entertainment, LLC. Lee has worked on Race to Witch Mountain, Pushing Daisies, Grimm, Trauma, The Aquabats, Raising Hope, A Gifted Man, The Closer, iZombie and many others. His company built the X-Box video game Advent Rising with Majesco, worked with Electronic Arts on G.I. Joe, Littlest Pet Shop, Monopoly, Nerf and Connect Four and built interactive games for Stuart Little and Pirates of the Caribbean. For their work, his company has won 10 Telly Awards, 2 Davey Awards, 2 W3 Awards, 15 Horizon Awards, 5 Communicator Awards and 6 Interactive Media Awards. Lee is the author of the novel Speed of Light and the illustrated books Humbug, A Christmas Carol and Beau and the Beanstalk. IMDB
Founder, Vice President Drennan Baker oversees the development of projects and has experience in print and runway modeling. In 2006 Drennan was awarded the Mrs. Utah crown in the Mrs. America Pageant and was 2nd runner up in the Mrs. America Pageant. She is the Chapter Advisor for the Worldwide Organization for Women (WOW) which seeks to create a peaceful environment that values sanctity of human life, preserves the natural family, and fosters the worship of God. Drennan also started and led a chapter for American Mothers for three years previous to her work with WOW. As a student, Drennan was a springboard and platform diver and competed in local, regional and state competitions. Drennan’s passion is spreading her faith-based processes and experience in self-development and personal progress. IMDB
Production/VFX Supervisor Jarom started his career with Digital Domain and the films Transformers, We Own the Night, The Hitcher, Texas Chainsaw Massacre – The Beginning and Zoom. He moved to VFX produce commercials at Radium / Reel FX where he assembled bids, helped managed pitches, actualized budgets and learned the beginning and end and everything in between needed for a successful production. 2+ years later, New Zealand called. He had to go – it was Avatar. The animation department was his home and after that first production he oversaw his own projects. He learned the systems and workflow, mastered it, earned a higher title and with some hard work and skillful planning began delivering projects months ahead of schedule. Weta credits : Man of Steel, Avengers, The Adventures of TinTin, X-Men: First Class, A-Team, Gulliver’s Travels, Avatar. Now, he is leading the Advent FX teams and perfecting our use of Virtual and Augmented Reality. IMDB
Art Direction/Animation Kenwood is a talented artist who has led teams of artists with Sandman Studios on key projects. Kenwood created the main artwork and models for Stan Lee’s new super hero franchise Legion. He also built the main super hero 3D models for the video game for the Legion. He won a student academy award for his work on the project The Ghost Next Door. Kenwood has been leading the art look and feel for Starlight since the beginning of the project and has developed the look and feel of the Heavenly worlds. Kenwood’s personal artwork has earned him a strong name in the art world and he has a talent for leading teams of artists and creating a cohesive feel for each project he undertakes.