The Team


Johnny Cassidy
CEO & Founder

Johnny Cassidy has written and produced six web series, a musical feature film, and two stage shows. His feature film, Authenticity, was selected to participate in over ten film festivals as well as winning four awards. He was given the ‘Best Director Award - New York’ award for the month of September for the film. In 2021, he adapted the film to a stage production where it received five sold out shows and an ‘Encore Award’ performance. Being praised for bringing modern mental health themes to audiences, he took the success to establish a licensing company that produces original modern musicals aimed to high schoolers called ‘Authentic Stories’. Currently, he is preparing to tour Authenticity to five states across the U.S.

Michael Vanbodegam-Smith

Michael is currently based in Los Angeles, California where he works primarily as a composer for media. In addition to composing, Michael is a member of Outlier Studios where he writes additional music for films/tv/trailers, as well as designers orginal sounds for companies like Output. He also is an active participant in the Los Angeles and Chicago music scenes as a trumpeter and pianist. Michael has shared the stage with musicians such as Bernard Purdie, Jon Irabagon, Donny McCaslin, and Cassandra O'Neal.