Xenon's Friendly Team

It takes a talented crew of professionals in the entertainment and STEAM-education biz to bring Xenon, her friends, and their crazy antics to life. Here are a some of our team members:

Musicians and Composers

Eric Morones, Ken Self et al

Our music team includes the fabulous, Grammy-nominated composer and saxophonist Eric Morones (https://ericmorones.com/); talented composer and pianist Ken Self; improvisational Kazoo-player Sodium; and incredible singers Marcia Fenno Bustos and Nathan Landmon. Xenon is thrilled to announce that Eric will be joining our acting and singing team in a future musical episode.

Artists & Animators

Paul Essenhigh et al

Original designs for our three main characters (Xenon, Ruth & Uri) were developed by the creative students in the advanced-animation class at Massachusetts's Fitchburg High School. Subsequent character and set design has been completed by the multi-talented Paul Essenhigh [https://paulessenhigh.com/], an Australian-based 2D Animator creating short and long form content using Toon Boom Harmony software. Paul studied Visual Effects at the Australian Film, TV & Radio School and has a long career as a graphic artist for both print and television. While Paul has animated most of our videos, the team at Fitchburg HS animated our Radiation cartoon.

Actor and Sound Editor

Nathan Landmon

Our multi-talented Nathan edits our sound, voices most of our male characters (including Uri, Hydro and Boron) and sings back-up vocals on one of our musical numbers. To learn more about Nathan's projects, please visit https://nathanlandmon.com/

Actress and Singer

Marcia Fenno Bustos

Our incredible Marcia voices many of our female characters, most notably our lovably sassy Ruthenium and not-yet-ready-for-prime-time Silicon. Marcia also sings lead vocals on our Brown Goo pseudo-commercial and will lend her vocal talents to other musical numbers on future episodes.

Writer, Producer, and Wannabe Actress 

Béa Tomaselli Tiritilli

Béa is a jack of all trades and master of absolutely nothing; but she gets annoyed easily, and misery is the godmother of invention. Frustrated by a lack of short, entertaining videos to explain the invisible world of chemistry to her high-school students in a highly visual way, she launched Xenon and Friends in 2023. Béa has been a writer and teacher for years, and she's perhaps best-known as author of Spy in the Teachers' Lounge (https://spyintheteacherslounge.wordpress.com/)  Oh yeah, she's also a mediocre actress who disguises her voice and lends it to her Xenon character.

Rising Voice-over Star

J.S. Coke

J. S. Coke used his bass-baritone voice in public speaking in his role as an educational administrator. Now, in retirement, he's doing so with a smile as he performs for Xenon and Friends. A vocal music major in college and a pianist since age 8, he thinks of speaking in musical terms, always wanting the performance to enhance the message! You can learn more about J. S. at www.linkedin.com/in/jscoke

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