Midwest-based film productions
Belladonna Film Project is a production company focused on producing regional independent film projects and providing accessible arts experiences for Midwest communities.
Meet the Team
Founder & Executive Director
Beah is a film producer and director whose credits include Discovery's A CRIME TO REMEMBER, Amazon's THE NEW YORKER PRESENTS, and MeTV's SVENTOONIE. Beah's interest in telling stories and connecting community through film is what inspired her to launch the Belladonna Film Project .
Director of Marketing and Community Development
Hannah is a marketing professional based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin with an established background in project management and event planning. She is excited to bring her talents to the Belladonna Film Project for both her passion for the arts and her support of the community.
Angela Ramey (she/her/hers) is the Performing Arts Program Director at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Originally from the Madison area, Angela holds her BA in Theatre from UW Madison and has been involved with performance and arts administration for the better part of her life. Angela is currently the District 5 Alderperson for the City of Sheboygan and has resided in Sheboygan for almost ten years. She shares a home with her partner, Eric and is the mother of two young daughters.
Steph Stanczyk is a technical accounting professional based in Chicago, IL with over 8 years of experience. She holds her BBA in Accounting and Finance from Boston University and is a certified public accountant. Originally from the Plymouth area, Steph grew up being part of a variety of performance and arts initiatives within the community. She is excited to utilize her skillset to help Belladonna to continue to provide these types of opportunities within the Midwest.
Patty Talen has been a theater director and teacher for almost 50 years. Working across the Midwest, Patty has directed almost 75 productions and been an artist in residence in elementary and middle schools in Minnesota, Indiana, and Wisconsin. She also performed at Renaissance Faires all over the country.
Patty has been the Artistic Director of the Youth Theatre Company, a non-profit community theatre company in Plymouth, WI, since 1993.
Mike Hanlon is in his ninth year with the Sheboygan Area School District, where he is currently the Theater and Film Teacher at Étude High School and the Middle & High School Dean of Culture. Prior to that, he student taught at Pius X High School and Elm Creative Arts Elementary School in Milwaukee. His initial foray into teaching was in the summer of 2001, when he taught Improvisation, Video Production and Acting at the renowned Harand Camp of the Theatre Arts.
The Wisconsin native roamed around the country – Minnesota, New York and California - after high school. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in theater education. While at UW-M, he was in productions of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Welcome to the Moon.”
Joe Pollock is an artist, designer and educator. He has over 15 years of experience teaching
studio art and graphic design related courses in diverse academic settings, ranging from K-12 to
higher education and is currently an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Lakeland University in
He has a B.A. in Film and Video from Columbia College Chicago; a B.F.A. in Art Education from the UW-Milwaukee; an M.F.A. in Visual Art from Marywood University; and an M.S. in User Experience Design from Kent State University.
Besides his diverse set of skills in studio art and design, Joe also works in the areas of video
production and motion graphics, exploring their potential as communicative mediums for
artistic expression and personal narrative.