Shadow Council Productions is a Los Angeles-based production company dedicated to creating innovative media content. Founded in 2010 and run by Teddy Cecil, Nick Cofino and Brett Miller, Shadow Council started as a small creative outlet, packaging and filming promotional material for other producers and artists. Once the three friends and business partners gained the experience and momentum needed, they shifted focus towards their own projects, the first of which was HELIO.

Shadow Council’s objective is to create unique and epic visual experiences and bring them to audiences everywhere across multiple platforms. Every Shadow Council production is treated like a passion project designed to be commercially viable.

Nick Cofino, Brett Miller and Teddy Cecil of Shadow Council Productions

Shadow Council’s Nick Cofino, Brett Miller and Teddy Cecil in their office at Manhattan Beach Studios.


Since April 2014, Shadow Council Productions has been fortunate to call Manhattan Beach Studios home. Located on the MBS Media Campus, MBS is where media arts, studio production, new technology and ideas converge to create the future of film, media and entertainment. Stop by and say hi!

Shadow Council Productions, LLC.
1600 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 305/306
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The SCP Team

Teddy Cecil of Shadow Council Productions
Teddy Cecil
Writer • Director •

Born and raised in New York, Teddy moved to Los Angeles in 2009 upon completing his film studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. His first short Helio – which he wrote, directed and produced – has won over 50 awards, and he just completed his second film, Only a Movie!

Nick Cofino of Shadow Council Productions
Nick Cofino
Animator • Writer •
Director • Producer

Nick moved from New York to Los Angeles in 2012 to follow his passion for filmmaking, specifically animation. He created the cartoon series Rough Sketchz and has co-produced both of SCP’s short films, Helio and Only a Movie!

Brett Miller of Shadow Council Productions
Brett Miller
Writer • Director •

Originally from Long Island, NY, Brett relocated to Los Angeles in 2009 after graduating from Amherst College. He was a lead producer on Only a Movie!, and along with co-producing Helio, Brett is currently writing and directing his first short film.