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Meet the team

Elise Jaffe

Executive Producer/Director

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Elise Jaffe is the “Spokesteeth” and Executive Producer of Big Teeth Productions. Aside from managing much of the business she is also the lead Producer and one of the company’s Directors, focusing on documentary style and animated projects.

Her career began in children’s television at Reading Rainbow and Blue’s Clues. Her advertising, TV and new media production experience includes agency producing: JWT, Grey New York, DraftFCB, MatchMG and Edelman and post/design producing: VSA Partners, Vitamin Pictures and Foundation Content. She also created, produced and directed the kids web series “Fooditude,” which taught tweens about life through food.

Elise is a member of the Indiana University Media School Alumni board as well as a SAGAFTRA Voice Over Actor.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Elise spent 5 years in New York City and now lives in Chicago with Gregg and their three kids (two human, one canine).

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"A Production of"

Founded in 2005 and owned by Gregg and Elise Jaffe, two Ad Agency vets, Big Teeth is a creative production studio specializing in entertaining and strategic video content (live action and animation) for advertising/PR campaigns and social media. Telling compelling stories about real people has

always been one of Big Teeth’s strengths and has allowed for many documentary style pieces to be produced by the company. Big Teeth’s Sixty Second Film Festival, now in its 6th year ties art to film by randomly assigning works of art to filmmakers to use as inspiration. The annual festival has now spun off into a quarterly shorts festival curated by the team at Big Teeth and screening short films (narrative, animated, documentary) from all over the world.

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Co-Executive Producer

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David Allen is a tattooer and painter. He’s also a father to two magnificent children. He splits his time between tattooing and The Self Reclamation Project, a non profit organization that facilitates

healing through empathy, art, and science.

 

His mastectomy tattoo work has been shown at the MOMA. And his article on the importance of empathy was published in JAMA...which called his work the “intersection of art and science”.

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Molly weingart

Co-Executive Producer

Molly Weingart graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Urban Studies and Visual Arts. After working for 7 years in community engagement in the arts and technology, Molly made the choice to return to school for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. In 2017, her plans were interrupted when she was diagnosed with Stage II DCIS and invasive ductal carcinoma/ ER +, PR+, HER2-. While in treatment, Molly had the good fortune to be introduced to David Allen, who created and tattooed the tableau of peonies that now cover her scars from a double mastectomy and reconstruction.

Finally in that messy stage called recovery, Molly has recently graduated school with her DPT in January 2021. She is now a physical therapist living in Philadelphia. Molly’s favorite coping mechanism is humor. In her free time, Molly loves taking dance and yoga classes, reading, writing, and being outside. She lives in Philadelphia with her dog, Mindy Sparkle, and lots of plants.

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