Donick Cary (Writer, Director) is an Emmy-winning writer and producer who got his start writing for Late Night with David Letterman. He continued working with the show through its move to CBS, serving as both head writer and the “guy in the bear suit” on The Late Show with David Letterman. After five years in late night, Cary moved to The Simpsons, where he served as a co-executive producer for four seasons. He has served the same capacity writing and producing on the series Just Shoot Me, New Girl, Bored to Death, Silicon Valley, Parks and Recreation and AP Bio. In addition to The R-Word, Cary just released his first documentary, Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics, which debuted on Netflix on May 11 and spent its first 30 days in the top ten, peaking at #3 overall in the U.S.
Joshua Neuman (Producer) was a producer of the ESPN Films 30 for 30 about ex-Los Angeles Laker A.C. Green and the director, writer, and producer of the award-winning short film, Johnny Physical Lives. Neuman has written extensively about racism, taught courses about the Holocaust at New York University, and served as the Museum Educator at the Museum of Jewish Heritage: A LivingMemorial to the Holocaust.
Joey Clift (Consulting Producer) is an enrolled member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, who has written on shows for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and DreamWorks. His animated series Going Native about micro-aggressions that non-Natives make toward Native Americans is a 2019 Comedy Central’s Yes And Laughter Lab winner. His award winning short film, Telling People You’re Native American When You’re Not Native Is A Lot Like Telling A BearYou’re A Bear When You’re Not A Bear recently finished a long and successful run on the festival circuit.
Josh Roush (Director of Photography) has worked extensively with Kevin Smith for nearly a decade, including the recent Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Roush is also working on his own documentary, Long Lonesome Highway: The Story of Michael Parks.
Liv Roush (Co-Producer) is a unit production manager in the Director’s Guild of America and a production coordinator in IATSE. Some of her credits include Charlie Says, and Bad Hair and the recent Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
Sugarshack Animation has created animation for air on Viacom, HBO, Fox, NBC, Comedy Central, CNBC, the CW, Netflix and truTV and Donick Cary’s Netflix documentary, Have a Good Trip. Sugarshack is a full service animation studio — Sugarshackanimation.com — ready to tackle anything the R-word throws it’s way.