The Roughhausers
Welcome to The Roughhausers, a creative duo in Hollywood. We make films, videos, performances, and art in collaboration with visionaries across Los Angeles and beyond.

KAYDEE KERSTEN is a creative producer in Los Angeles. You'll find her getting her hands dirty in all aspects of production, including writing, camera operation, prop fabrication, costuming, make-up, editing, sound design, and (very) occasionally, acting.

A longtime event producer for HBO and Entertainment Weekly, KayDee has produced live theater and standup shows at venues across Chicago, L.A., and San Francisco.

She's also a standup comedian with a razor-sharp dry wit, with past gigs at the Comedy Store, the historic Purple Onion, NYC's Gotham Comedy Club, L.A.'s underground Laugh Riot Grrrl festival, and at the Edinburgh Fringe.

KayDee is a New York Film Academy alumna who collaborates regularly with dedicated creatives who share her passions for female-positive content, equality, LGBT rights, sanity, beverages with bubbles, and laughter.

A longtime camera operator for Comedy Central Stages in Hollywood, she recently produced Season 2 of the Webby Awards-nominated series BLACK GIRL IN A BIG DRESS; SUNNYVALE, a horror film featured at Hollywood's 2019 Screamfest Festival; and, RATTLE RATTLE, a bizarre short that was an Official Selection at film festivals across the country in 2020.

In 2020, KayDee co-wrote the thriller screenplay DARK SILO, which won Best Original Screenplay at the Burbank International Film Festival.

And in 2021, she co-wrote SLUSH — an epic holiday comedy film script — and joined the production team behind the popular docuseries, BEYOND THE BLOCK.

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SCOTCH WICHMANN is a writer, performance artist, comedian, filmmaker, occultist, and hacker in Los Angeles.

His live experimental works have been featured at art galleries and comedy venues like The Improv, The Comedy Store, Nerdist, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), HIGHWAYS, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Co-nominated for Best Comedy and Best Stunt at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Scotch attracted a swarm of press from CNN, NBC, NPR, Maxim, and the NY Times after launching Meth Coffee, a cracked-out coffee brand in San Francisco that was eventually banned by the entire state of Illinois.

He was also responsible for DICKTEMP, a successful attempt to measure the temperature of his private parts 24/7 for 30 days using home-built electronics after being inspired by a dream about Matt Damon.

His caper comedy novel, Two Performance Artists Kidnap Their Boss And Do Things With Him, won the Silver Medal for Best New Voice at the 2015 Independent Book Publisher's Association Awards after parts of the book were allegedly plagiarized by Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf.

Scotch directed SECRET TO A BETTER LIFE, a dark comedy short featured at the 2011 Nihilist Film Festival, and TWO PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, an edgy trailer promoting his novel that won the "Most Bizarre" award in L.A.'s 2015 BookReels contest. In 2020 he wrote and directed RATTLE RATTLE, a surreal short that was an Official Selection at film festivals across the country.

A professional computer hacker and longtime conspiracy theorist, Scotch teamed up with KayDee to write DARK SILO, a conspiracy-thriller screenplay about a female FBI agent who is pulled into a dangerous game of espionage. The script was a semi-finalist at the NYC International Screenplay Competition, and won Best Original Screenplay at the 2020 Burbank Int'l Film Festival.

A longtime occult history nerd, Scotch just finished writing THE OCCULTIST, an exciting new series pilot script about an occult detective. The script was a Finalist at the 2021 Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival — stay tuned for more!

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