Producer/Writer: Robert Mailer Anderson
Robert Mailer Anderson is the executive producer and producer of the cult classic PIG HUNT – “The wildest American horror movie of the year!” Fantasia Film Festival – which won many accolades including “Best Action/Adventure film” at Worldfest in Houston, “Best Director” at Chicago Horror Film Festival, and three Maverick Movie Awards including “Best Soundtrack.” After its theatrical release, distribution on DVD was done by Fangoria’s “Frightfest” banner, on cable TV by Showtime, and pay per view by Netflix
Anderson was Associate Producer for the documentary "The Fall of Fujimori," which the New York Times called, "Excellent!" Fujimori was nominated for a 2007 Emmy, a 2006 W.G.A. award for "best documentary screenplay," and was a selection at over two dozen film festivals, including its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Anderson was a member of President Obama’s 2012 National Finance Committee, and hosted The President at a fundraising dinner in his home – the only such event held in San Francisco that year. He also hosted a fundraiser for President Obama at the SFJAZZ Center in 2013 – the first time a sitting US president had been inside a SF arts organization.
Anderson served as a SFJAZZ trustee for ten years where he chaired “The World is Listening” capital campaign for the SFJAZZ Center, helping to raise $64 million to build the first stand-alone building for jazz in America. He chaired the annual SFJAZZ Gala seven times, transforming it into SFJAZZ’s largest fundraiser – the 2014 event grossing over $1.4 million and the 2013 Grand Opening event grossing over $1.7 million. His work with SFJAZZ has included among other projects, producing the SFJAZZ Collective’s CD “Wonder: The Songs of Stevie Wonder,” which won the NAACP Image Award for “outstanding jazz album,” creating the annual SFJAZZ/NAACP Humanitarian Award (first recipients: Chris Tucker and Danny Glover), the SFJAZZ photographer laureate and SFJAZZ poet laureate posts, and facilitating three tile murals by Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet for the SFJAZZ Center. He was executive producer for Miguel Zenon’s 2016 Grammy-nominated album “Identities Are Changeable.” In addition to many other philanthropic and artistic endeavors, Anderson was a board member of the San Francisco Opera Association for five years and an Executive Producer for Tom Waits’ “The Black Rider” at A.C.T. – the theater company’s largest financial success in its fifty-year history. In 2016 he received the SF Arts Medallion for his resonant philanthropic work.
Director: Michael D. Olmos
MICHAEL D. OLMOS: Michael is a graduate of Columbia University, Class of 2000, with a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Contemporary American Literature. Most recently, Michael directed WINDOWS ON THE WORLD starring Edward James Olmos and Ryan Guzman. The film is centered around a young man's journey to NY from Mexico in search of his father, an undocumented immigrant who was working in the World Trade Center on September 11th. Michael’s feature film, THE GREEN GHOST, a Latino superhero movie, is also in post-production. The film stars Danny Trejo, Kuno Becker, Sofia Pernas, and Marko Zaror. Michael is an active member of the DGA and was selected to participate in the Director Development Initiative, which is their diversity initiative. Michael developed, directed and produced the film FILLY BROWN, which was in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film went on to become one of the best performing specialty films in the box office during its release and helped launch the career of star Gina Rodriguez.
In 2005 Michael co-founded Chamber Six Productions, an independent film production and comic book publishing company represented by WME. The company developed their graphic novel SEED with Michael De Luca and writer John Ridley at Sony pictures. Later that year he wrote, produced and directed the feature film SPLINTER for DARK HORSE COMICS.
He partnered with filmmakers Youssef Delara and Victor Teran on his second feature BEDROOMS, where each directed a section of the ensemble film.
As VP of Development for Olmos Productions he’s sold and placed TV projects into development at ABC Studios and Spike television.
In 2016 he partnered with VFX and Animation company Boxel Studios, located in Baja, Mexico and Los Angeles. As the in-house Director and Executive Producer he developed the companies slate of original properties and manages their VFX and animation productions. The projects for the studio included: THE SHALLOWS for SONY, OUIJA 2 for Blumhouse, ROOTS for A&E, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS for Netflix, SNOWFALL for FX, and the animated show MAX STEEL (2017) for Mattel.
Producer: Vicangelo Bulluck
Vic is an Emmy Award winning producer and a respected executive with over 20 years experience in the development and execution of content, initiatives, programs and events focused on America's ever-emerging multicultural audience and marketplace.
As an executive Vic made civil rights history when he opened the Hollywood Bureau for The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) becoming its first Executive Director. At the Hollywood Bureau, Vic served as the NAACP's key executive officer in charge of addressing issues of minority representation and employment in front of and behind the camera.
He served as the Managing Director of Outreach and Special Events, for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. At the Academy he implemented a strategy to increase staff and membership diversity. He revitalized the Academy’s international outreach program establishing initiatives with the film communities of South Korea and the UAE.He also oversaw the production of the Governors’ Awards,Student Academy Awardsand the Sci-Tech Awards.
He Executive Produced the NAACP Image Awards, for 15 years and is credited with taking the show live as a prime-time network special.
He is an Executive Producer on the long-running hit series, The Judge Mathis Show, now in its twenty-first season. http://judgemathistv.com
Active in many political campaigns he Executive Produced the televised 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Based in Paris he produced and directed the international co-production series, The New Adventures of Robin Hoodand Dark Realmfor Warner Brothers International.
He recently directed the awarding winning play, Paradise,to sold out audiences and rave reviews. https://www.lucypr.com/theater/paradise/
He is currently developing Paradise as a feature film with JuVee Productions – the production company of Viola Davis and Julius Tennon.
He chaired the Nielson African American Advisory Council for ten years. His groundbreaking work regarding diversity and inclusion in Hollywood has been recognized by the California State Legislature and The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern California with an Interdisciplinary Major in Film, Theater, Philosophy and Journalism.
Producers: Robert Mailer Anderson and Vicangelo Bulluck
Executive Producers: Edward James Olmos, Mary Miner, Nicola Miner
Production Companies: UpCal Entertainment
Screenwriter: Robert Mailer Anderson, Zack Anderson
Cinematographer: Reynaldo Villalobos
Editor: Dylan Quirt
Sound Design: Myron Nettinga
Music: David Russo
Cast: Ryan Guzman, Chelsea Gilligan, Edward James Olmos, Glynn Turman, Julie Carmen
Edward James Olmos
From IMDB: Edward James Olmos was born in Los Angeles, California, to Eleanor (Huizar) and Pedro Olmos, who was a mail carrier and welder. His family was of Mexican descent. If Olmos had followed the first love of his life, he would have been a professional baseball player. But by age 13, another love entered his life: rock music. By age 15, he was already an experienced rock singer, forming and reforming several "garage bands" along the way. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, he played the most famous clubs on Sunset Strip, including Gazzarri's and The Factory. But a friend suggested that, with his flair for the dramatic, he consider a career in acting. Throughout the 1970s, he divided his time between rock music gigs, acting classes, bit parts in television, Off-off-off Broadway plays and his business of moving fine furniture (which kept body, soul and family together). His first big break was a starring role in Luis Valdez's play, "Zoot Suit", in 1978. The play moved to Broadway and led to a Tony Award nomination and great critical acclaim.
Perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Martin Castillo in the NBC television series Miami Vice (1984) (1984-1989), Olmos has been seen in numerous film and television productions. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his starring role in Stand and Deliver (1988). Most notable of his recent offerings is American Me (1992), which was also his directing debut. But acting, directing and screenwriting are only parts of what he does. Olmos contends he would much rather be known as an activist than an actor. He devotes much of his time to causes, particularly those focusing on the needs and rights of children. He makes, on average, some 150 personal appearances a year to places where he can reach kids at risk; juvenile halls, detention centers, boys/girls clubs, schools. Anywhere he can get across his message that "we all have a choice" about where life takes us.
Olmos stresses the importance of education, the risks of gang life and tries to promote the notion of taking responsibility for one's own actions and one's own happiness in life. Using his own "disadvantaged background" as an example (he grew up in East Los Angeles, infamous for its gang problems), he tells the kids, "If I can do it, so can you". And he tries to point them in a positive direction. He has served as an ambassador for UNICEF and has received numerous accolades for his activism. He will long be remembered for getting out in the thick of the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 with his broom: one calm, reasonable presence in the midst of chaos and gunfire. Edward James Olmos was married to actress Lorraine Bracco. Between them they have 6 children, ages 10 - 25.
From: IMDB: Ryan Anthony Guzman is an American actor, model, and mixed martial arts fighter. He was born September 21, 1987 in Abilene, Texas, to Lisa (Hudson) and Ray Guzman. After his father's service in the Air Force ended, the family moved to Sacramento, CA to raise Ryan and later on his younger brother Steven. In 2006 Guzman was a left-handed pitcher for his collegiate team in Rocklin, CA, while simultaneously becoming a successful model in San Francisco, and training in mixed martial arts (M.M.A.). The end of his baseball career in 2009 offered him ample time to devote to his love for martial arts, and he soon found himself fighting in the octagon as a welterweight (170 lbs). In Sept. of 2010, he decided to move to Los Angeles, and within 6 months, he found himself having success doing commercials. Through commercial work, an interest in acting started to arise for Guzman. Shortly after Ryan started taking acting classes, he signed with Luber Roklin Management, and two months later, he landed his big break and was cast as the lead in the highest grossing film dance franchise to date. Since moving to LA, Ryan has been keeping busy working on many popular films & TV shows.