Sean Covel is a film & television producer who grew up in the Black Hills. His films, including the iconic Napoleon Dynamite, have won multiple awards generating over a quarter billion dollars & gotten nerds prom dates around the globe. With fellow South Dakotan Rebecca Swift, Covel launched a 64-book series for children. The first title, Porter the Hoarder and the Ransacked Room, is being given to thousands of elementary students statewide. Covel enjoys lecturing internationally, but he hangs his nunchucks in Deadwood.
Rebecca Swift is a social media director & makeup artist & illustrator. Following her passions, she has sung her way through Hollywood Week on American Idol, worked as a film makeup artist & used makeup to transform into dozens of celebrities, leading to an appearance on Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon. Swift lives in Bridgewater, SD with her three children.