Second World Entertainment was created to share the passions of our team of artists. We want to make films, as any production company does, but we create more than that; from music to photography, graphic design, and much more. If a project is within our budget, it’s too easy. Sure, we could make films featuring two people talking in a room for precisely ninety minutes and call it a feature, or short films with one character, no dialogue, and a social issue behind the plot. But where’s the fun in that? We want action! Lasers and explosions and spaceships! We don’t care if our budget is .0001% of what Hollywood uses! Our films are focused on doing the most possible with the least possible. We start with the story and we work to make sure the film’s quality matches. You can see heroes and villains and drama and ghosts anywhere.

We promise you, you’ve never seen it done quite like this.

Meet the Crew

Benjamin Kapit


Benji is a writer, director, producer, actor, composer, cinematographer, colorist, and visual effects artist. He is the co-creator of One Door Over, First Act, and Fault, as well as the writer and director of the Second World Cinematic Universe and The Sunrise House. Benji is one of the two founding members of the company and has been running it since 2015.

Sky Elinsky

Director of Operations and Finance

Sky is a performer, actor, writer (sort of), director, manager, stage-manager, tech designer, and producer. She is the Director of Operations and Finances at Second World, describing her job as “endlessly antagonizing Benji to get his work done.”

Morgan Aspinwall

Chief of Staff

Morgan Aspinwall handles day to day tasks such as schedules, data organization, and internal communication, assists Benjamin Kapit in leading the staff, and is all around amazing.

Jack Roman

Creative Director

Jack Roman is a director, cinematographer and editor. He is known for directing Pretty Much Legal and Telebear, cinematography for the later SWCU and The Sunrise House, and making that one CGI spaceship.

Ethan Mattheus

Director of Content

Ethan is a writer, director and avid film watcher. He primarily dabbles in genre filmmaking and is working as the Director of Content, creating content and managing productions.

Heidi Garmise

Director of Community

Heidi Garmise worked on The Sunrise House as Behind The Scenes Photographer and Videographer, and is heading up Phase Two, Second World’s new community project.

Laura Ballou

Director of Outreach

Laura is an award-winning Screenwriter and Educator. She’s a Northern Virginia Writing Project Teacher Consultant at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She volunteers with CityLitProject in Baltimore, Maryland as a Script Consultant. She’s also worked as a Script Supervisor on local films in the DC area. As Director of Outreach, she connects clients to Second World Entertainment’s production services.

Kate Bynum

Director of Marketing

Kate Bynum is a junior marketing student from Atlanta, currently attending the University of Georgia with a focus in digital marketing.

Seth Don


Seth Don is one of the co-founders of Second World and a co-creator of One Door Over.