Growing up in Richmond, VA, Sruli passionately pursued theater and fine art. He graduated with honors from UT Austin's film program, and continued his studies at Animation Mentor, the groundbreaking online training program taught by professionals at Disney, Pixar, and ILM.

His interview in the school's November 2007 newsletter caught the eyes of industry professionals, and Sruli was soon collaborating with top creatives in the film, television, and interactive industries - producing, animating, and consulting on everything from illustrated picture books to high-end CGI. 

Since 2013, he has collaborated with Shmideo, a gonzo media production team whose work the Huffington Post compared to "a Jewish version of Monty Python." 

He produced the horror short Help Me, First with director Mike Gasaway (Jimmy Neutron), and executive producer Tim League (Drafthouse Films). It premiered at 2016's Fantastic Fest to enthusiastic audiences.

Other projects include: the animated adapatation of holiday favorite Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins with director Saul Blinkoff (Doc Mcstuffins), and a documentary project about blues guitarist Jimmy D. Lane with filmmaker Brian McClure (StudioBDC).

Sruli also dabbles in the music industry - promoting, booking, and playing harmonica for Chillent, a "Jewish soul stew" of klezmer, jazz, funk, and blues. Their debut album, Jewish Soul Stew, is currently available for streaming and purchase.

He lives with his patient wife, three kids, and shih-poo in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA.