Biographies

Ron Jackson

Screenwriter, Producer

Publisher, writer, author and scriptwriter, Ron is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC. and has worked his entire professional life writing and publishing.

Author of many nationally published magazine articles and the book, China Clipper, which was published in the United States and Japan.

He was Marketing Manager for Impact Publishing and Vice President of Marketing at Target Publishing distributor of important investment publications.

In 1991, he opened his own financial publishing company and has continued to publish a variety of financial newsletters continuously. He has grown his publishing business from a shoe-string start-up to a multi-million dollar publishing company that has published profitably for 22 consecutive years.

 

He wrote and produced 5 Hour Friends which was distributed by Gravitas Ventures and Paramount Pictures. He also wrote, produced and directed $elfie Shootout, distributed by Gravitas Ventures.

He also wrote China Clipper, a documentary about Pan American's flying boats and the origins of World War II.

Trudy Sargent

Director, Producer

A voting member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and of the Producers Guild of America Trudy most recently directed and produced the short, "Because I Want To".

She started in sales & distribution. Through Kinowelt and Crescendo Films she released New Line Cinema titles in Eastern Europe including "Rush Hour 2" and "The Spy Who Shagged Me". 

To focus on producing, she opened Red Pictures Media in London, an independent production company to develop feature-length screenplays. This lead to a successful collaboration with writer Roberto Trippini when she produced "Are You Ready For Love?" at England's Carnaby Films. It was distributed in England by Sony Pictures Classics. The film received five awards at the prestigious Monaco Film Festival and it reached Top 10 in the UK DVD market. 

At Carnaby, Trudy also produced "Dolphins" (released in the US under Octane by Lionsgate), she co-produced "Daddy's Girl" (released in the US as "Cravings" by Grindhouse Entertainment) and was the Assistant Producer on "The Last Drop" (released in the UK by Sony Pictures Classics). 

Trudy directed and produced "The Boy Who Became King", "Classified", "Fighter's Chance", "Siempre Seras", "5IVE" which have earned international and domestic recognition through various festival awards. 

Most recently Trudy directed "The Long Way", "Slammed!", "Angels on Tap", and "FORETOLD". 

John DeFazio

Director of  Photography

John DeFazio a Los Angeles based cinematographer, holds two degrees from Carnegie Mellon University's Design and Art programs and a Masters from USC's Film Production Program. He is an active member of Film Independent, the International Cinematographer's Guild Local 600, and Local 80.

John has shot a multitude of award-winning and internationally recognized films, some of which have hit Sundance including"Crossing" and "Roam" and at the Cannes International Film Festival, "9:30".

 

John shot for legendary Hollywood directors and producers such as Joe Dante, "Gremlins" and for Paul Schrader of "American Gigalo", "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull". 

 

John has also worked James Franco, Eli Roth and Roger Corman.

 

John was the cinematographer for "The Canyons" starring Lindsay Lohan. He has also shot Joe Dante's "Splatter" horror series for Netflix and Bloodheist for producer/writer James Franco. One of DeFazio's latest features stars Academy Award-winning actors Richard Dreyfuss and Mira Sorvino.

John was the Director of Photography for Because I Want To.

Bianca Goodloe

Legal Counsel

Goodloe Law is a boutique entertainment, intellectual property, film finance, and corporate law practice providing counsel on all aspects of motion picture and television development, financing, production and distribution.

 

Bianca represents writers, directors, producers, actors, investors, strategic financiers, private lenders, insurance brokers and tax credit brokers.

 

Her principal's clients have included Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures, Miramax Films, Warner Bros. Pictures, Endemol Group B.V., and an array of independent producers and passive investors. She has worked on allocation of investment into films including "Tomb Raider" "Franchise", The Harry Potter Franchise, The Lord of the Rings Franchise, "I Am Sam", "Final Destination", "15 Minutes", "Beyond Borders", "Abandon", "The Wild Thornberrys", "The Core", "The Fighting Temptations", "Marci X", "Looney Tunes Back in Action!", "Malibu's Most Wanted", "Paycheck", "Wilde Salome", "Calvin Marshall", among many others.

Anthony Tatarian

Composer

Anthony is a Paris based composer of many French television and feature film projects.

 

Anthony founded his record company, Kingstage Music, in 2015 which produces and publishes music in Paris.

 

Anthony also plays every night as a pianist in several cabarets and restaurants in Paris : «LesTrois Mailletz», «Le Petit Pont», « e Chat noir», «La Mère Catherine», «la Crémaillère»...

 

He is also a musical programmer at "Le Relais de la Huchette", the most famous piano bar in Paris where he accompanies various singers 4 times a week.

 

Anthony also composes music for documentaries on arte TV or France 2 TV, short and long films like «The proof», «Nice things», «the Basement», «Double-moi», «Donne ta langue au...».

 

In 2020 he won the best original song for «Unseen» at the international film festival of Los Angeles, TMA’s and the New York film festival.

He composed the opening and closing score for the Because I Want To short.