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.


Shadow Council’s Nick Cofino, Brett Miller and Teddy Cecil.



Teddy Cecil

Writer • Director • Producer • animator

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. His second short Only a Movie! is out now along with the animated lyric video for YG’s “Big Bank” which Teddy animated and directed. Teddy is currently developing several live action projects and an animated series.



Nick cofino

Animator • Writer • Director • Producer

Nick relocated to Los Angeles from New York in 2012 to follow his passion for storytelling, with a focus on animation. Since then, he's had the opportunity to animate and directe music videos for B-Real of Cypress Hill, Balt Getty, NAV, A Boogie, Lil Uzi Vert and French Montana. Nick also created a hip-hop cartoon series called Rough Sketchz, and is currently developing another animated series. On the live action side, Nick co-produced Shadow Council's Helio and Only a Movie!.



Writer • Director • Producer

Jean Lee is a Korean American writer/director who loves stories about strength and courage. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she made an investigative documentary about Philadelphia’s sex trafficking industry as her senior honors thesis. 
In 2009, Jean moved to Washington, D.C. and worked at International Justice MIssion, a NGO that battles human trafficking, child prostitution, and gender-based violence. In 2010, Jean won the Jacob Javitz Fellowship and moved to Singapore where she got her MFA from NYU Tisch, Asia. 
Since then, Jean has worked on film projects spanning five continents and 12 countries, including Iraq, Kenya, Israel, South Africa, and Korea. Jean and her works have been selected by Sundance, Berlin International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Film Independent Directors Lab, AFI Directing Workshop for Women, Fox Filmmakers Lab, Ryan Murphy’s Half TV Mentorship Program, and the Black List-Women in Film Episodic Writers Lab. Most recently, Jean was named “2019 Top 25 Writers to Watch” by MovieMaker Magazine. 

Currently, Jean is finishing a short, science fiction film called “Strong” which won the 2017 Google Grant, the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant, and the Sundance Institute-Knight Foundation Grant. She is also in post-production on a VR documentary series called "The Heart of Puerto Rico" which explores PR artists' response to Hurricane Maria through surrealist puppetry, street performance, and drag.

Brett Miller

Writer • Director • Producer • ACTOR

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.




Writer • Director • Producer

A California local, Nicolas has been writing scripts from a young age. Starting in commercial work, he wrote and directed his first short film in 2015. Since joining SCP he helped produce Only A Movie! and recently successfully funded his short film Spirit on Kickstarter.