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CONTENTS Cara AnnMarie Jimmy Gadd Anjali Bhimani Silvio Simac Gigi Edgley Mark Brandon Gabrielle Kendler Gilmore Donald F. Glut Catherine Lyn Scott Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr Tami Rydall Bill Greer Anais Jessica Berinde Jeremy Lock Crystal Toskan Francis Cardoso Sophie Karl (AKA Sparkling Sophie) Corey Dee Williams Nina Naustdal Simon Fisher-Becker Tina Guo Tony Nixon Henry H Ayala jr James Smith Steve Longi FЯΣDIПЩΛKΛ

WHO`S THE KICK-ASS Cara Ann Marie Film, TV and Stage Actress Cara Ann Marie is a triple threat, hailing from the Midwest. Cara has a Bachelor's Degree from The University of Michigan in Opera & Theatre. This unique combo led to a decade out of NYC working on Stages across the US, Internationally on tours & cruise lines as well as many regional theaters. Cara has played iconic roles such as Christine in Phantom, Cinderella in Cinderella, Dorothy in the Wizard of OZ and Beth in Little Woman. In 2015 Cara booked a CoStar role on Containment (The CW), playing an upscale Housewife, unfazed by the outbreak of a deadly virus.

Shortly after she had the pleasure of working with Jason Batemen (Director) & Laura Linney in the first Season of Ozark (Netflix) playing a high end realtor. Detroiters (Comedy Central) followed, landing her first recurring Guest Star role where Cara worked opposite Jason Sudekis, Sam Richardson & Tim Robinson. She's been working almost exclusively in FIlm and TV since.

Cara's most recent credits include a recurring role on the Netflix Original Series Cobra Kai. Her dry sarcasm and deadpan delivery shine as the only woman to sit on the All Valley Committee Board.

Upcoming projects include the independent film Love, Courage and The Battle of Bushy Run where she plays a German settler in the 1780's that finds her lost daughter through song. As well as the highly anticipated upcoming Netflix Original, starring Edgar Ramirez, Florida Man.

In tandem with her acting career, Cara is passionate about Animal Welfare and Rescue and started a successful Eco-Friendly Pet company - Doggy Do Good - with her husband and rescue dog - Olive. She has recently expanded her family by one - having a son in October of 2020.

Cara will portray a Doctor, pivotal to the plot twist of the series.



I followed my mother, actress Linda Hendrickson, around the world at a young age filming her documentaries for academia. She developed Archaeology and Ethnology documentaries in such places as Ireland, South Africa, France, and many other parts of Europe and Mexico. I followed her shooting these Documentaries in a small three person film crew that consisted of my mother, my younger brother, Chris, and me. My mother and father both met as actors in the film and television industry and I followed, acting at 2 years old as one of the "Oscar Mayer Wiener" kids. Growing up, I was trained in acting by Bobby Ball and was a part of the Bobby Ball Agency. I knew that "MAKING FILMS WITH MY FAMILY MADE ME HAPPY" and I wanted that as a career. I was given the opportunity to make a short documentary with a few other students on the "Mercado Negro" fishing industry. I directed and edited the documentary. This being my first personal project thus finding a new passion. www.instagram.com/jimmygadd/

I transitioned into VFX Editing on Steven Spielberg`s "AMAZING STORIES" for Apple TV+ and on Paramount's first 4K feature, "Clifford the Big Red Dog," due in theaters November 2021. I've recently produced the Political Thriller, "DEEP IN THE FOREST," coming to theaters soon. I've also produced the feature documentaries, "The Phoenician - The Rise and Fall of the Pistoleros" and "The Great Train Robbery: A Tale of Two Thieves for theatrical release and Netflix. I could not have accomplished any of this without the invalubule support of my family, Bobby Ball and her family, and the numerous mentors I've had in my schooling and professional life. I especially thank my mom, Lori Ball, Chris Cibelli, Howard Bingham, Simon Baker, Tom Verica, Eric Laneuville, and Chris Long for their mentoring and opportunities. I hope to be working on a number of projects in the UK in 2023 and moving into the world of TV

My Universe ANJALI BHIMANI Anjali continued performing on Broadway when she joined the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams, going on to take over the role of Bollywood diva Rani in the hit musical. Other collaborations include working with Tony Kushner and Maurice Sendak on their production of Comedy on the Bridge/Brundibar, the world premiere of The Existents, starring and with music by Ty Taylor, A Widow of No Importance by Shane Shakrani, and as Safia Das in playwright D. Tucker Smith’s epic adventure romance, Roof of the World, among many more. Anjali was born in Cleveland, OH, and raised in Orange County, CA. After performing in school and community theatre for most of her young life, she went on to earn a degree in theatre from Northwestern University’s highly acclaimed theatre school, with a certificate in musical theatre. After leaving Northwestern, she went on to perform at several regional theatre companies including the Goodman, the Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and others, and to collaborate extensively with director Mary Zimmerman, eventually moving to New York when Mary’s Metamorphoses moved to Second Stage offBroadway and Circle in the Square on Broadway, earning the play a Tony nomination for Best Play. WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/SWEEETANJ/

On television and film, Anjali has been seen as Bina on Netflix’s Special, Joya on Alex Inc, and tiger mom Nina Patel on ABC’s hit comedy, Modern Family. Other notable appearances include Marvel’s Runaways, S.W.A.T., Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Grace and Frankie, The Neighborhood Miss India America, Silicon Valley, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Fosters, Necessary Roughness, Law and Order: SVU, The Sopranos, and more.

Since 2016, Anjali has been known worldwide as the voice of the realitybending hero Symmetra in Blizzard Entertainment’s wildly popular video game Overwatch, along with other gaming heroes and villains such as the unbridled expert modder Rampart in Apex Legends, the bloodthirsty Nisha from Fallout 4: Nuka World, Yasmin Chowdhury in Fallout:76, and Kala in Indivisible. In the gaming community, she is also known for her work as the headstrong Mrs. Miriam Landisman on the series Undeadwood and the noble Fy’ra Rai in Exandria Unlimited, produced by Critical Role Studios, and as the hardened sniper Stingray We’re Alive: Frontier by Geek and Sundry.


In 2017, she created the positivity and lifehacking web series I Am Fun Size on YouTube, a series in which she shares her experiences and interviews other wellknown performers in order to help people looking to live fuller, bigger lives. The upcoming companion book, I Am Fun Size, And So Are YOU!, will be available in 2022.

In performance or in life Anjali loves a great adventure, whether on the streets of L.A. or climbing cliffs in Marseilles. She is most proud of her real-life roles as a lifelong partner-in-crime to her favorite person and as the mama of Charley the Wonderdog. After having the honor of chatting with Anjali I can see why she is so loved in the film and TV community as she is so down to earth and one of the most respectful people I have ever had the pleasure of talking with. Very easy to get along with and very funny to go with as the educated strong woman she is.



Sure it's usually for candy bars and tiny humans, but in MY world, we are ALL Fun Size*, capital F, capital S, because we're all built to have awesome, fun lives...but I also know that the world can be a challenging place, and sometimes we need a little help (or a lot) along the way. So in this book, I'm bringing you tons of Fun Size goodness - stories from my life (some heartening, some cringeworthy), creative ways to deal with life's challenges, and most of all, proof that you are NOT alone...none of us are. Basically, I wanna bring you all "your buddy in a book"...that happy companion that lets you know no matter what life brings you, you've got this... We've got this.

MAKING DREAMS HAPPEN SILVIO SIMAC Silvio Simac exudes THE "S" Factor - Skill, Speed, Stamina, Strength and Sex appeal. He is the champion among men - a World Gold Medalist. Personal Trainer , Fight / Stunt Choreographer and an Actor with a physique of an Adonis, sultry looks and a degree in Business Economics to boot! He has achieved the pinnacle as an athlete by becoming Taekwon-do World Gold Medalist, British Champion 14 times and European Champion 4 times. Achieving excellence and mastering a skill is only a dream for many but Silvio has made it a reality. It is this "Star"quality that makes him unique and subsequently has gained him success by landing roles in commercials, TV shows and the movies. So diverse in his roles and skills, 3 years ago saw Silvio taking part in Italian Dancing with Stars as a very popular contender. 20 years ago, Silvio exploded on to our TV screens as one of the Stars of “Masters of Combat”, a revolutionary BBC2 game show based around the martial arts. His credits extend to Eastern as well as Western cinema. “Black Mask 2, Lexx, Unleashed, Dead or Alive, Undisputed 2, Knock Out & Transporter 3” are just a few of the more distinguished ones. He has expandedand acquired his experiences and expertise from Hollywood to Bollywood, Canada, HongKong and all across Europe.

This acclaim reaches out further to stage. Silvio put on a spectacular martial arts display in Dominion Theatre for “Royal Variety Performance” for her Majesty The Queen and a “Martial Arts Spectacular” in “Royal Albert Hall” and “Euro Disney”. His work has taken him to all corners of the globe and given him the opportunity to work, train and interact with the World’s greatest. People like Tsui Hark, Cory Yuen, Luc Besson, Yuen Wo Ping, Lennox Lewis, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li, Rob Van Damme, Jackie Chan and Shannon Lee (Bruce Lee's daughter). Throughout the last 28 years that Silvio has been teaching martial arts and fitness, he has tirelessly striven to raise the profile of his sport through not only his competitive success but also throughout regular series of breathtaking demonstrations and public appearances often raising money for charities such as Shelter, UNICEF, Fighting for Cancer, Help a London Child, Romanian Orphans and numerous others. 2 subsequent years, Silvio received Celebrity Personal Trainer of the year Award by the National Fitness Awards for having trained Scott Adkins, Dan Stevens, Holly Vallance, Andi Peters, Tom Hardy are just a few to mention. Silvio is a great ambassador to his sport and a good role model for many to follow. With all these achievements under his belt Silvio Simac is destined to remain credible in the eyes of the sporting world yet raise his awareness as multi talented performer.

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Still Got the Chiana GIGI EDGLEY

The Lovely Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX's Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Farscape, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s Showdown at Area 51, Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats, Day of The Roses, Star Trek Continues and Nexus. Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company’s critically acclaimed sci fi cult series, Farscape in which she starred for over five years. Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series. The SyFy Channel and The Jim Henson Company also asked her to host Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.

Edgley’s team additionally raised over $44,000 on Kickstarter to fund a sci-fi short called Hashtag. The film has had fantastic recognition from the festival circuit and Dust streaming have picked it up. They are currently developing it into a full length feature. Gigi was nominated for the Film’s Critic’s Circle awards for best lead actress in the feature Last Train To Freo, the SyFy Genre Award for Best Supporting actress, the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television series and Maxim Award for Sexiest Space Babe. She was also selected for the Women of Sci-Fi book by Denny's Illic. Gigi has a long list of theatre credits as well that include: Kill Everything You Love, 4.48 Psychosis,The Rover, Boy’s Life, Romeo And Juliet, Road, Picnic At Hanging Rock and Les Miserables. Edgley has performed concerts all around the world including singing for Stan Lee at his 95th Birthday, LA Comic Con's Official Opening Party, Whisky A Go Go, Rockwood Music Hall and the San Diego Comic Con Official Kick Off Party amongst other sensational events. Edgley is additionally a recording artist, creator of original comic books, director and producer. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Queensland University of Technology after entering in the auditions alongside hundreds of other candidates.




Mark Brandon is feeling anything other than extremely busy, it’s an honest sense of surprise. “Here I am, a senior,” says Mark, “and instead of retiring like everyone else, I’m actually getting busier!” In fact, this past Summer has been the busiest of his life, he says. He had supporting roles on two, separate made-fortelevision movies, plus an episodic law series. Then, he finished with one more TV movie for CBS and another for Lifetime. “Fortunately,” says Mark, “my wonderful agent, Jan Genn, kept everything straight by skillfully managing all the calendar conflicts.”

It wasn’t always like this for Brandon. “This recent spate of jobs made me question where all this work was hiding when I was hungry,” he says with a grin. “I guess there’s something to be said for persistence—that stubborn conclusion that you’re not going away, no matter how tough things get. In fact, that’s probably the

most solid advice I could give aspiring actors nowadays. Don’t give up. If you refuse to give up, you hold power over all your competitors who eventually will.” When he started out, Mark had to wait nearly a year between each acting job. His very first one was a oneliner on Mama’s Family back in 1984. “Sure, it was a fairly insignificant role,” recalls Mark, “but it meant the world to me. I had been training hard during all the spare time I could muster. That little TV role felt validating. I had just quit a career in the fire department after seven years, and was determined to break in.” “Upon leaving the fire department, I had to work a late-night janitor job in the Long Beach Veteran’s Hospital just so I could arrange to work around auditions. When you’re stuck in a canyon fighting brush fires, you won’t be seeing the inside of too many casting offices. But that was nevertheless an important period in my life. Despite the hardships, it helped develop my hardheadedness. That’s when I decided I hadn’t walked away from all that job security just to give up later.”

Moving forward, the Hallmark Channel has been particularly good to Mark. For the past ten years, he has been cast in over twenty Hallmark TV movies, either playing someone’s dad or everyone else’s boss. Eventually, the Hallmark network approved of Mark becoming the Mayor of Chesapeake Shores on Hallmark’s TV show of the same name. Presently, he’s preparing for another recurring character on Hallmark’s popular When Calls the Heart. The other networks have also taken notice of Mark Brandon. He’s held multiple recurring roles on The CW’s Riverview, and The Flash, along with Amazon’s Man in the High Castle, and Firefly Lane for Netflix. Mark admits a turning point in his career came around fourteen or fifteen years ago, “That was when I began to make distinctions between acting and auditioning,” he says. “My light bulb moment was realizing the part doesn’t always go to the best actor. It goes the best auditioner. You could be the next Daniel Craig or Kate Winslet, but if you can’t audition well, who’s going to know?” “Up until then, anything having to do with acting, to me, was imply acting, period. It was all just start, deliver, finish. It hadn’t occurred to me there are distinctions all along the way that you have to master. And that’s another important piece of advice I’d pass along to younger actors. Once you get comfortable and fairly consistent in your scene work in classes, switch strictly to audition training. And stay there! Learn everything you can about how to create a competitive audition. Learn how to identify and demonstrate every possible transition. And when you conclude each audition, make sure you apply a button—a second or two of non-verbal, physical end-business. It has the impact of a dismount in gymnastics and it’s an effective way of being remembered.” Mark admits he plans to keep going for some time. “Hey, as long as your health’s good, why not? Who wouldn’t want to keep doing what they love to do, and get paid to do it? After all, I’ve waited nearly thirty years to be able to say I actually do this for a living! You just have to put in the time and keep improving.”




Gabrielle is from Linz, Austria. She moved to America in 1985 where she married @marcellaraneri @ginoraneri Father, who she later found out was in the New York Mafia! After her divorce was final she met her now husband @pdrtechsofficial and father of her third child @joleegilmore While owning one of the top dance studios in Dallas and building her online lingerie empire she still managed to raise 3 amazing children. Her Gatsby-level photo shoots and runway shows from models from all walks of life took Dallas and the world by storm. Gabrielle became a Mother figure to many of her models over the years and would have “Gabi Talks”

With them after and during photoshoots and events. During these talks she would give them life, love, and moral advice. It was these conversations that birthed the idea for Too Posh Podcast. Gabrielle’s goal is to empower all people, giving them fun, flirty, and incredibly insightful advice that will leave them laughing and uplifted.

After Larry Iorizzo got arrested in Panama and turned in by his friend President Manuel Noriega there was a lot of chaos with Peter Raneri and his partners and friends in Austria. When arriving at Peter Raneri's sisters house they were discussing that his sister Angela lived only a few streets from John Gotti's former house where his middle son was killed by accident by one of the neighbours. The neighbour got abducted and went missing and there are all kinds of different scenarios of what could have happened to him. From his limbs being severed while alive to him being buried alive in acid. He was declared dead but has never been found.

Gabrielle’s life has never had a dull moment. After this lifestyle, Gabrielle now uses the Too Posh Podcast to bring her stories to the world along with interviewing some fantastic guests. Film Volt Group looks forward to working with Gabrielle in 2023.


FROM STARWARS TO FRANKENSTEIN DONALD F. GLUT Don Glut, as informally known, has had a long and varied career. He has been a musician, actor, film director, executive producer, photographer, magazine editor, proof-reader and (briefly, for an advertising agency) copywriter, but is mostly known for his long career as a freelance writer. He has authored approximately 80 fiction and non-fiction books (nonself-published), also motion-picture scripts, TV scripts (live action and animation, network and syndicated), comic-book scripts, short stories, articles, music, and theatre. He’s been involved with popular franchises such as The Monkees, Tarzan, Spider-Man, Star Wars. Transformers, Captain America, G.I. Joe, Vampirella, Masters of the Universe, The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, and others, and created original comic-book characters for Gold Key, Marvel and DC. Don may best be known for his novelization of the movie The Empire Strikes Back (Number One Best Seller for almost two months, having sold millions of copies, still in print – and read — today).

As a little kid, Don had many heroes and role models. Before seeing the old Flash Gordon serials on TV, Don wanted to be a cowboy, like his heroes Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger and, especially, Hop along Cassidy. And he loved listening to cowboy music, mostly sung by Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Ernest Tubb and Eddie Arnold. He was a big fan of Superman — whose adventures he thrilled to in movies and serials, on the radio, in comic books and on television. For a while, too, he idolized Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, and knights. His Mom made a lot of costumes back in those days, which he wore for Halloween, in special kindergarten and grammar school and Cub Scouts events and just for play.

Among Don’s many ongoing interests are paleontology, movies (especially the older horror films, Westerns, serials and film noir), science fiction and fantasy, music, comic books, reptiles, motorcycles, stage magic, the Three Stooges, Jackie Gleason, old-fashioned amusement parks (with real roller coasters), side shows and “holy relics”; and Don never outgrew his love for electric trains. Currently, keeping busy and always seeking new challengers, Don is learning ASL — American Sign Language.


C R E A T I N G A W I N N I N G TE A M Catherine Lyn Scott

P u b licist Cath e r i n e L y n S c o t t h a s worked in P u b l i c R e l a t i o n s fo r over 2 dec a d e s , i n 2 0 0 8 s h e fo u n ded Lond o n F l a i r P R i n L o s A n g eles, then o p e n e d a L o n d o n B r a nch in 2012 . Wo r king betw e e n L o s A n g e le s a n d London, in o n l y 8 y e a r s , C a t h erine and h e r t e a m h a v e h e l p ed clients g a r n e r 2 1 O s c a r N o m inations, a n d 5 O s c a r w i n s (inc luding the 2 0 2 2 A c a d e m y A w a rd for the L o n g G o o d b y e ) . T h e y have also h e l p e d c l i e n t s a c h ieve 2 Emmy w i n s , 2 B A F T A w i n s and 8 BAF T A n o m i n a t i o n s . S h e specialize s i n s h o r t f i l m s b u t also works w i t h f e a t u r e s a n d talent wra n g l e s f o r e v e n t s a n d film festi v a l s .

T h e y represent a c t o r s i n f i l m a n d t e l e vision inc l u d i n g s h o w s l i k e D o w ntown Abb e y a n d T e d La s s o . S o m e of the fi l m s s h e h a s r e p r e s e n t e d h a v e starred R i z A h m e d , C a t h e r i n e D e n euve, Willi a m J a c k s o n - H a r p e r , M e lis sa Leo, W i l l F e r r e l l , t h e l a t e J o h n H u r t and man y m o r e .



“You can’t plant a seed and pick the fruit the next morning.” “Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow – red, yellow, brown, black and white. Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr is one of the most consequential and influential civil rights leaders and human rights advocates in the world. Born in 1941 in South Carolina, he overcame poverty and the racist persecution of Jim Crow, to leave an indelible mark on American democracy and international efforts for peace. While a graduate student at the Chicago Theological Seminary, he led a delegation to Selma, Alabama to join the historic march for voting rights. It was there that he met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and secured a job as a trusted aide until King’s assassination in 1968.

Following the death of King, Jackson devoted himself to economic justice and integration. First with Operation Breadbasket and then his own organization, Operation PUSH, Jackson and his staff broke through economic apartheid throughout the United States to earn thousands of jobs for previously excluded Black workers in business, finance, education, and the trades. He also led negotiations for millions of dollars of benefits in the form of entrepreneur contracts, management recruitment programs, and diversity initiatives. .

In the 1980s, Jackson led a political revolution within the Democratic Party by making two historic runs for the presidency. His campaign registered six million new voters, ushered Black, Latino, Native American, and young voters into the party at unprecedented rates, and staked out pioneer positions on key issues, including health care, gay rights, and foreign policy.

Jackson’s leadership United States.




He has negotiated the release of hostages and political prisoners all around the world; countries ranging from Cuba to Iraq. He is the recipient of the American Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Legion d’Honneur in France, and the Companions of O.R. Tambo Award in South Africa. His signature affirmation, “I am somebody!”, is an anthem of inspiration for people of all races and religions struggling for freedom and just. Big thank you to David Masciotra and Dr Matt Harrington for the support on this artical.


Who`s the Momma TAMI RYDALL Mother to Five girls and Tami began her career in media 20 years ago, honing her skills by interviewing some of television and country music’s most legendary names. Tami’s passion for learning and connecting with people in a powerful way brought her to the film industry where she has worked for the past two decades developing and producing her online reality series and community news programming. Her kind demeanor and driven attitude have made her a valuable team member in front of the camera and behind the scenes, developing scripts, producing, editing and directing episodes. Tami joined the team of iCogitate Productions Inc., in the spring of 2019 as Executive Producer of the award-winning feature documentary, “Was I Next? The Sean Cribbin Story". Tami is incredibly proud to be a part of a team whose mission is to shed light on such heartfelt, compelling, and life-changing stories. Tami is a lovely Person very proud mom of five and very well-educated in the world and a Powerhouse in the Canadian media.


Kimberly Meets Billy Billy Greer has been writing for over 40 years, having described his favourite hobby as, ‘my Pilates’. With a songbook of more than 1600 songs (mostly country), having managed two singers over a span of 30 years, he saw himself in the music business, as a songwriter, before anything else. Recently, having produced his first feature documentary, Was I Next? The Sean Cribbin Story, Billy’s enjoying the film industry more than he could have imagined. The transition from the music industry to film production was fairly smooth and organic. As a teen, he was interested in photography and recalls being fascinated with filters, shadows, and lighting effects on film. Through the years, he did a little extra work on various films including The Collaborator, (Martin Donovan, Director) and Ecstasy, (Rob Heydon, Director). Chasing this budding dream a little further, Billy moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to work with an Executive Producer on a movie project. During this time on the west coast, his interest in the industry would grow beyond writing treatments and scripts. As a producer and owner of iCogitate Productions, he assembled a team of industry professionals to help produce their first documentary. Was I Next set the bar fairly high for their first project, having won more than 130 awards worldwide. Billy is currently working on a reality series for television, a 3-part true crime docuseries and a new feature documentary.

The team is working on our first book-to-movie deal, “I am beyond excited for the possibilities on the horizon.” Cogitate means to think about something so deeply, it changes you. Billy never anticipated enjoying film production as much as he does, “the film industry has changed me these past few years and I can’t wait to see what story we tell next. So were dose Kimberly come into all this well she is Billys femail alter ego and Drag Queen identity Billy is a larger-than-life personality with a big heart and time for everyone no matter if they are from the LGBTQ community or not. His work efos is like no other and allways aims to please no matter how long it takes. Kimberly is his release from the world Says Billy and she gives him the powere and the enagey he needs to strive to make things happen. Never Change Who you are in this life as life is way too short.



Born on September 26th, 2005 in London, Anais Jessica Berinde is still a student at Performing and Production Arts at the University of Arts College London. Anais is a Multi Award Winning versatile actress and has appeared in various TV and film projects since 2017. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, fashion, and horse riding and she loves rollercoasters and traveling.

Anais`s latest roles include: playing Laaka in the live-action drama “Galwad” on Sky Arts directed by Eric Styles, “Ethel” in the music video by Irish band The Murder Capital directed by Maxim Kelly, and Aisha Khan in TV series “Psyched!”, directed by Anca Vaida, for which she won 5 awards for Best Young Actress and Best Supporting Actress at film festivals around the world.

Anais is represented by Michelle Kirby at Daisy & Dukes agency, UK. Contact: michelle@daisyanddukes.com Main Cover Photo: John Clark Photography Follow Anais at: www.instagram.com/anaisjessicaberinde www.facebook.com/AnaisBerinde/ www.twitter.com/AnaisBerinde www.imdb.me/anaisjessicaberinde Anais is one for the future and has the world at her feet ahe has a long way to go but with the right guidance and the right projects she will go far in this industry certainly a very talented young lady


IT'S HOW YOU TELL THE STORY Jeremy Lock I have had the pleasure of knowing Heidi Katrina since 2019 when she was going to compete with OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) in the USA but injury put pay to that. Wrestling was not my thing at the time but after talking with Heidi and working with Al Snow and the guys at OVW for the past three years it's grown on me a little. Heidi was the first ever foreign member of the Sendai Girls Tag Team Champion alongside Cassandra Miyagi to win in Japan a first in the history of the sport. Heidi went on to win several Titles and Championships her fist being in 2015 defeating Toni storm to take the ABC Women’s Title in 2018 she teamed up with Cassandra Miyagi to take the Sendai Girls Tag Team Championships from RIOT Crown DASH Chisako & KAORU.

For the past 25 years, photojournalist and now retired (2013) military photographer Jeremy Lock directed his lens towards the elements of the world that many of us will never have the opportunity or even the desire to see first hand. His images are beautiful, heartbreaking, provocative and devastating – sometimes all in the same frame. He is specially trained to shoot from the air and under the sea. He is the sole military photographer to be recognized seven times as the best in the business (Military Photographer of the Year, 2002, '05, '06, '08, '10, '11, ‘12).

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Lock is not only an accomplished military veteran receiving the Bronze Star Medal for distinguished service in Iraq, his experience as a seasoned photojournalist have led to his work being published in magazines, newspapers and books including National Geographic, Time, New York Times, The Washington Post among others. His work has also earned multiple awards from prestigious organizations including World Press Photo, National Press Photographers Association and Oasis.

“Not only do I get to live my life, but I’ve been able to live the lives of those I photograph, even if it was just for a moment,” notes Lock. “I constantly want to share my experiences to remind myself and others that what I am doing is very important and the world needs to see it. I like to think the experiences haven’t changed me, but I know they have, and I’m thankful for that change. There is more to the world than what is outside your front door.”




Thank Frank Crystal Toskan

Crystal Toskan was born in 1997 in Toronto, Canada. An honour’s graduate from Ryerson's Early Childhood Education Program, she was in the Foster Care System for the first 14 years of her life. Crystal’s passion for childhood education and development is driven by her personal experiences growing up in ‘the system’. Crystal was born a "with drawl baby", meaning, traces of the drugs her mom used were transferred to her when she was born. Having endured many years of abuse and neglect from her Foster Mom, she became the first child to receive the Lynn Factor Award for saving multiple babies, infants, and children from an abusive Foster parent.

Growing up, she recalls her daily choices were often limited and included heavy outcomes. These circumstances became instrumental in her development process and 25 year journey detailed in her upcoming documentary, aptly named, Healing Crystal.

Crystal was adopted by Frank Toskan (cofounder of MAC cosmetics and Impact Kitchen) and Darren Zakreski, when she was 14 years old. Her passion for helping build better futures for children is fostered by her early childhood experiences in the system. Navigating through many years of relying on herself, Crystal states how it was more than necessary, it was survival, to always get back up no matter how many times you were knocked down.

Healing Crystal looks inside her 25 year journey to uncover her roots and spread her wings. The documentary will explore the possibility of reconnecting with her biological mother.

After the complexities and tribulations life has thrown her way, her capacity to love and forgive is beyond brave. As a team, we look forward to working with Crystal during her production of this heartfelt and compelling story. When asked about her Mother, she states with conviction, heart and soul, “I am finding a way to love her … no matter what.” WWW.CRYSTALTOSKAN.COM


RISING STAR FRANCIS ALEJANDRO CARDOSO Francis Alejandro Cardoso is a Dancer Choreographer Performer, Singer-Model Fashion Designer, and CEO of the madeirafashionweekend. Has been in the entertainment industry since the age of 14, he started his carer in Madeira then had the opportunity to travel were he has worked in South Africa, Tanzania, Milan, Switzerland, Ibiza, Algarve, Bulgaria, Goa, Lucknow, Malaga, Canaries and Dubai he's currently in the UK teaching dance classes at Pineapple Dance Studios and a number of venues in the UK.

Francis also spends an lot of time performing at Live events, Fashion Shows and TV Programs. Since he was a Semifinalist on Britons Got Talent in 2010 he has gone onto star on reality TV shows like X Factor in 2011 and Come Dine With Me in 2017


Lighting Up the World SOPHIE KARL (AKA SPARKLING SOPHIE) Sophie Karl can turn her hand to just about anything she sets her mind to. Being most well known as an Actress for having played in a couple of films alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, let’s not forget her abilities as an Event Organiser for some of the most influential people in Society. Sophie is known not only her Social media Influencer presence but her abilities as an Event Organiser for some of the most influential people in society to her Acting and Presenting Carrier. Sophie Karl is an Actress and Presenter who has interviewed Tv personalities and inspirational leaders such as Rachel Johnson, Ndaba Mandela, Tim Atkin and Digby Edgley amongst others on her successful YouTube Channel called ‘Sparkling Sophie’s Channel’. Sophie also organises events and as well as being the founder of Sophie Karl Production LTD and Sparkling Sophie Events, she recently organised the Royal Versailles Ball at the Palace of Versailles and is also involved in various Charity Events such as the Visionary Awards alongside Adrian Grant. Sophie's ability to speak multiple languages such as German and French with are part of Sophies heritage give her a great advantage when it comes to Acting and Presenting Opportunities. Sophie dose have a different side to her personality as a socialite she spends a lot of time in the media eye and sometimes gets miss understood by others but once you get to know Sophie you get to see just how valuable and straight-talking Sophie actually is. Sophie spends a lot of time with her mom who has been an inspiration to Sophie and been her confident over the year. Having the ability to stay grounded is a key part of the Celebrity Life.

Sophie has the ability to light up a room when she walks into it and get people talking a rear gift in this day and age. Sophie has been lined up to be part of a Presenting team for a project for TV that will include some of the UK`s top names in TV and Charity Work.



MUSIC MAKER AND AUTHOR Corey Dee Williams has over three decades of experience in music production, song writing, music editing and video editing - ranging from analog to digital recordings. As a producer, he combines an atmospheric sound with unique and meticulously arranged tracks. Corey’s background as a bass player contributes to his passion for developing catchy bass lines and funk based modern grooves. He is also currently the producer and founder of two genre blending music projects, which include international collaborations with an array of talented and established musicians. Corey uses his extensive knowledge to place the optimum artist with the ideal sounding track for their style - creating a very distinctive vibe.

Corey Dee Williams

In 2016, Corey Dee developed 3Dee Nucleus, a Modern Funk project with digitally recorded live improvised jam sessions at the core of many of its songs. 3DN also occasionally merges funky tracks with his, (and his fatherBilly Dee Williams’s), affiliation with the Star Wars franchise. “I wanted to take Funk out of the 70’s and make it sound and feel more current. I feel Funk is just a rhythmic attitude that can be used in any genre of music.” Corey’s most recent endeavor is Sonicbiotic, (the Sound of Living Music), which is centered specifically around creative experimentation. It includes the use of instruments and sounds from various styles of music, while combining loop editing and spontaneous recordings. “The project hasdefinitely developed a direction and a distinctive sound of its own. I’m excited to see where it will go next.” Corey is a perfectionist when it comes to his art, he’s committed to the quality of the sound, and is always ready to adapt and do what is best for the production. “I think it’s important to be very flexible when it comes to creating something fresh, and discovering new ideas. Sometimes we have to be ready to rearrange or remix tracks at a moment’s notice, to come up with exactly what we’re looking for.”



Having a background growing up as a model it was natural for Nina to become a public figure. Nina is a global renown and recognised award-winning entrepreneur and fashion Icon. She has been awarded 9 awards for her business and as a businesswoman over the past 10 years. The most recent one was; Most Inspirational Business Woman and Fashion House Of The Year 2020 by Business Awards in partnership with The Times.

Born in Norway and residing in London, Nina is a well recognised face in the media and on the red carpet around the world. She attributes her high-performance business mindset to her early years as an elite athlete, competing for Norway on the European athletics circuit.

She is a proud mother of 3 children and a philanthropist. Nina is known for her star studded fashion shows around the world and for building a business from an idea to its financial goals. She is used to dealing with businesses on the highest level like royals, celebrities and the top elite. As the CEO of Nina Naustdal LTD and entering the cinema and the music industry, Nina aims to bring an incisive commercial acumen a unique contact base.

bove all a sincere passion for humanitarian development is the core of her business. Nina has always wanted to enter into the movie industry being an actor on the big screen and challenge her acting career. In 2021 Nina was offered a role in Horror movie “From The Corner Of My Eye” as a lead dancer of a cult. Paul Harrison is the director and writer of the movie and he has produced over 100 episodes of some of Britain’s most successful TV series which include Midsomer Murders, A Touch Of Frost and his first Drama “Come Back Lucy” witch was nominated for a BAFTA Awards. From The Corner Of My Eye is aiming to be in the cinemas and Netflix in May 2023, starring Nina as a lead dancer of the cult in the movie.



ART IS WORK Simon Fisher-Becker

Born in London in 1961, Simon is best known for his portrayal of Tony Fazackerley in PUPPY LOVE for the BBC and as Intergalactic Black Marketeer, Dorium Maldovar in the BBC’s hugely successful – DOCTOR WHO. Simon has covered the whole spectrum of the industry; everything from Shakespeare to Panto, Musicals to Farce, equally at home with Comedy and Drama.

Simon has been Co-Host on The NoName Trivia Show with Joseph McGrail-Bateup and Paul Boultwood since 2020. He has the Award Winning ‘Simon Says’ section. He produces his own Simon Says VLOGS on YouTube and Simon Says Sci-Fi for The Legend of the Traveling TARDIS show fronted by Christian Basel based in Florida. He also has his own YouTube Channel where he posts regular VLOGS.


Other Credits include Television: Dr Who, Getting On, Afterlife, Love Soup, One Foot in the Grave, Doctors, Sedgfield Park, 99-1, Hale & Pace, The Good Guys, The Bill, Crimewatch Factfile and London’s Burning. Films: The Great Director (playing the Ghost of Alfred Hitchcock), Pundemic, Les Misérables, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (The Fat Friar), Sweet Thing, An Ungentlemanly Act, Beg! Arrivederci Millwall. Theatre: Includes, Exclusive – with Paul Scofield, Eileen Atkins and Alec McCowen, The Busybody, The Emperor of the Moon, An Inspector Calls, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and his one man play Hamlet: Tragedy of a Fat Man by Paddy Gormley. Simon’s voice a regularly put to good use as Radio Presenter and Narrator. For Big Finish…. Gallifrey V and an Iris Wildthyme story – A Lift in Time – and The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles, reprising the role of Dorium Maldovar in 2018 and again in 2021 in the second series of Jenny. Simon also lends his voice to the spoof animation Doctor Stew and a regular for the American Audio series – Hawk Chronicles. As a writer Simon has written shows a semi-autobiographical trilogy. Fantastic Books Publishing have published Simon’s wonderful collection of self-deprecating anecdotes under the titles, ‘My Dalek Has A Puncture’, ‘My Dalek Has Another Puncture’ and ‘Let Zygons Be Zygons’. All available on Amazon since November 2021. Simon has teamed up with Rocking Horse Media to work on various projects including, a comedy short Reduced to Clear and the documentary, Bigger on the Inside highlighting disability awareness Simon appeared in Harry Potter House Tournament Quiz fronted by Dame Helen Mirren in November 2021.

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ina Guo is one of the best Grammy Nominated Cellist,Composers, Entrepreneurs & Investors in the world today.

Internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY Award-nominated and BRIT Female Artist of the Yearnominated musician Tina Guo has established an international career as a virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and entrepreneur.

Known for her unique genre-crossing style, she is one of the most recorded Solo Cellists of all time and can be heard on hundreds of Blockbuster Film, Television, and Game Soundtracks. Tina recently completed recording for DUNE, Top Gun: Maverick (2022), Minecraft Legends (2023), Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023), The Flash (2023), and Tomb Raider Reloaded. Tina was an official brand partner of Bentley Motors, composing, performing, and producing original music.

In 2019, Tina began her exclusive partnership with the Ritz-Carlton composing custom soundtracks inspired by their destinations.

She has amassed over 50 million views on YouTube and has a social reach of 1M across her channels. A self-managed artist, Tina is passionate about investing, financial planning, and selfactualization. She also directs, produces, and edits most of her own music videos, and offers career consultations to other creatives, encompassing sustainable career growth, branding, wealth building, stage performance, and being hands-on in today’s music business climate. The Tina Guo Sample Libraries by Cinesamples is one of the best-selling cello solo libraries on the market: Get The Complete Bundle Now. Tina also introduced a line of Fine Acoustic Cellos, Carbon Fiber Cello Cases, Cello Pick-Ups, and Bows for String Instruments. Learn more about Tina Guo Strings here. IAs a classical soloist, Tina's engagements with orchestras around the world include the San Diego Symphony, the State of Mexico National Symphony, the Thessaloniki State Symphony in Greece, the Petrobras Symphony in Brazil, and the Vancouver Island Symphony in British Columbia. She collaborated with violinist Midori Goto in Dvorak's American String Quartet at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and completed four national tours of Mexico and Italy performing the Shostakovich, Dvorak, Haydn, and Saint-Saëns Cello Concertos. Tina completed an acoustic tour, and two sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall with Blues Legend Joe Bonamassa and the live album from the Carnegie Hall concert reached #1 on the Blues Billboard Charts. 2016-Present, Tina tours as a featured soloist with Hans Zimmer Live. She was a featured soloist in Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson "The Immortal" World Tour from 2011-2013, performing in sold-out arenas worldwide. The tour sold over 3.7 million tickets and is one of the highest-grossing tours of all time.


Tina performed with Skrillex, Diplo, and Justin Bieber at the Grammy Awards and with Sabaton and Beyond the Black at the world's biggest Metal Festival: Wacken Open Air on the Main Stage. She also performed with Hans Zimmer at the Premiere of Inception and was featured at the League of Legends World Championship to a sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles and an audience of 33 million streaming online. Tina has also been a featured performer at Comic-Con, Blizzcon, and Video Games Live. Tina is a featured soloist on the Soundtracks of Cyberpunk 2077, DUNE (2021), Top Gun: Maverick (2021), Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984, The Lion King (2019), Dunkirk, Sherlock Holmes, Inception, Iron Man 2, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Batman v Superman, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Boss Baby, Gemini Man, The Tomorrow War, The Monkey King 2, Clash of the Titans, Red Riding Hood, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, Army of Thieves, Olympus Has Fallen, Escape Plan, Metal Lords, Thunder Force, CSI:NY, Vikings, The Borgias, His Dark Materials, Sleepy Hollow, Seal Team, Dominion, Iron Chef, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (as Octavia), League of Legends, Blizzard's Diablo III and Hearthstone, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, III, and IV, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Extinction, Revelation Online by Chinese game giant Netease, and Journey, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack.

TTina has provided music as a Composer and Producer for Bentley Motors, the RitzCarlton, Mercedes, Call of Duty: Ghosts MTX 4, the Official Launch Trailer for video game ArchAge "A Way Home," and the Official Trailer for the feature film "The Best Offer." Her music can be heard on WWE Smackdown, WWE Monday Night Raw, NHL Rivals, Chopped, Mission October on Fox Sports, Inside the PGA Tour, Road to Ferrari, and Against the Odds on the American Heroes Channel. Tina loves to spend time with her partner Harley, a software engineer and her fur-baby, Pizza. She is passionate about Personal Growth, Coffee, Traveling, Nature, Tribal Cultures, and Technology.


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Despite living in Australia Tony Nixon was born in England. Tony has spent a great deal of his life on the Corporate circuit hosting events. He is known for his charming manner and his straight-talking approach but also his humanity toward others. Tony is well known for playing Manuel on Stage and at events all over the world in the hit stage show Fawlty Towers for many years. Tony has been Acting since 1998 with his first role in the TV Movie Meteorites! where he played a masked Alien. In 2010 Tony got the opportunity to be part of the Hollywood Blockbuster "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" where he played the 1st mate and had a few lines. Since then he has not looked back and done a number of Feature films and TV projects. the most recent project being the Big Budget Movie "Elvis" where he stared as Dr. Nick along side Tom Hanks and Austin Butler. Tony has also turned his hand to Directing and Producing the International known Documentary Forgotten A Somme Story were Tony follows the steps of his great-grandmother to the feilds of the Somme in France.

An expert horseman Tony has been able to compete in flat and steeplechase races. He has also ridden cross country and done show jumping and endurance with horses in the past. He got his nickname Scotchy because of his fondness of single malt. He still keeps to his English heratige and Followes his beloved Chelsea FC and still loves the Cricket.



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Henry H Ayala jr AKA “The Prince of Clowns”. One of the most genuine and caring people on the planet. Henry has been entertaining the public on a global scale for several years now, I meet him earlier this year at the TV Program launch in Manchester for The Real Greatest Showmen a Documentary series made by Make a Difference Films that’s out on Digital and DVD via Amazon Prime Video and Doc Box TV Worldwide. Henry and his Wife both perform at the biggest Circus in the UK Circus Extreme. It was a little difficult early this year for Henry and his Wife Tetiana as they were caught up in the Russian invasion of Tetiana`s home country Ukraine but they managed to escape to freedom and get back to the UK safe and sound after a very long journey. Henry is the showcases The Prince of Clowns every performance and wows the crowds ever single time he is on stage a true performer. In the first season of The Greatest Showmen Program both Henry and Tetiana feature very heavily as we see them get married and the birth of their Son is a first for any documentary about a Circus.

Henry is originally from Venezuela and he grew up in England. Henry was born into a circus family and he is the 5th generation circus performer. He won the title of Prince of Clowns in England and Russia. Henry is actually bilingual and can speak Spanish (native) English, Italian, Portuguese, and French. Henry is also a multi-award winning Performer, winning awards at Circus festivals in Budapest (Hungary), Liege (Belgium), Rome, Latina (Italy), Valencia (Spain), and Beijing (China), and Silver Clown Prize at the Monte Carlo international clown festival.

Not only is family the most important thing to henry but making people happy and entertaining people that's what it's all about Making Them Smile!


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James Smith has to have one of the coolest jobs on the planet you would think, right? Dispite having a loving family and dogs James has a second family. James has 17 years’ experience of working with wild animals and currently works at The Wild Animal Adventure Park 2719 North Service Road East Stanton, Missouri 63080 in the USA. For James, this is his life looking after animals from Lions to Wolves to Tigers. Every day is different and they need our Help and support guys.

The Wild Animal Adventure Park has been the home to many animals wher you can see many of your favorite animals close up including wolves, white tigers, lions, and more. Visit our aquatic displays including stingrays, lionfish, porcupine fish and more. Kids will love our touch tanks where they can touch many animals, even sharks. See crocodiles, lizards, and many venomous snakes in our reptile section. Then touch a snake or hold a lizard in our reptile hands on the area! www.instagram.com/liondad_1987/ www.instagram.com/wildanimaladventurepark/

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CASTING KILL - HITCHCOCK, HOLLYWOOD, AND HALLOWEEN Shot in just six days over Halloween 2021, Hitchcock-inspired CASTING KILL screens to its first audience in January 2023, offering a different take on the horror genre with a nod to Old Hollywood glamour. Casting Kill is a part satire, part suspense thriller. The story follows serial killer Arthur Capstone who holds bogus auditions during his sinister ‘casting roadshow’. The film broaches a number of contemporary themes about the movie business and could make for uncomfortable viewing, not only for Hollywood producers, but also for those involved in the UK film industry, which certainly isn't devoid of controversy, favouritism, and perhaps even corruption. Indeed, much of Capstone's rhetoric is derived from industry seminars and presentations attended by director James Smith and producer/screenwriter Caroline Spence, at various film festivals over recent years.

Casting Kill explores the extreme side of film industry corruption set within the horror-genre. “I was intrigued by the subject matter,” explains James Smith, “since filmmakers at all levels cannot fail to acknowledge and somehow address the aching problems that face an industry which is supposedly glamorous, and yet laced with reality: where there is money and power, evil is not far away.”

This film might seemingly play out as the straight portrayal of a psychopath with ‘mom issues’, but there is more depth to the sinister tale than this. His rhetoric is well-rehearsed, comforting, music to the ears of naive auditionees, and much akin to the corporate spiel of industry movers and shakers, all feverishly keen to signal good intent and thus garner support for their cause. In this sense, Capstone is perhaps even a personification of the industry itself, a business within which dreams are offered with caveats and preconditions as defined by gatekeepers and so-called talent scouts. The satirical nature of the film may draw some parallels to American Psycho – crass materialism and a yearning for yuppie status – however, James was keen for the focus to remain on the movie business, the people and their motivations. Being seen to be virtuous and inclusive is everything, but who can you believe? James continues, “Despite its nod to yesteryear, I wanted to make Casting Kill a talking point about today’s industry – with what we know of past crimes, who are we now prepared to trust? To preserve the integrity of the subject matter, some of which may be perceived as divisive, certainly controversial, I wanted to make this a truly independent project.” With its unusual take on horror, Casting Kill is no slasher or gore fest and, like many of Alfred Hitchcock's most renowned productions, is a collaborative project between UK filmmakers and an American composer, in this case, Shaun Finnegan from New York. Casting Kill is the fifth feature film from Raya Films and will enjoy its World Premiere at the Horror-On-Sea Film Festival in Southend-on-Sea City (near London) on 15 January 2023. “We are delighted that our World Premiere will take place at Horror-on-Sea,” Caroline Spence says. “It will be the festival's 10th anniversary - we have been given a prime-time slot, so we are intrigued to know how our first audience will react!” Directed by James Smith and produced by Caroline Spence. Official Websites Raya Films: www.rayafilms.com/castingkill Twitter @CastingKill Facebook

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Steve Longi is a veteran feature film and television Director / Producer with over 20 years of experience. He’s produced 14 feature films and has worked with an array of talented stars such as Robert Downey, Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Rooney Mara, Whoopi Goldberg, Kat Dennings, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Long, Bob Saget, Rebel Wilson, Anton Yelchin, and Ray Liotta, just to name a few.

Longi is credited with setting up and co-producing the academy award-winning film, Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield.

The film was nominated for six Academy Awards and won two. Longi recently published the book “The Birth of Hacksaw Ridge” through Pacific Press Publishing, which details the early years of private Desmond T. Doss.

Longi has produced numerous film and tv projects, including the Emmy Awardnominated movie “Prayers For Bobby” starring Sigourney Weaver, for the Lifetime Movie Network. The film was one of the highest rated cable movies in the history of the network. Longi produced and also directed the Netflix comedy special “Willie Barcena: The Truth Hurts” His other credits include Dimension’s “Youth In Revolt” (Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Ray Liotta, Justin Long). Disney’s “Double Take” (Eddie Griffin, Orlando Jones, Garcelle Beauvais), and “Match” (Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino).

SLongi has numerous projects on his development slate which includes the film rights to the OffBroadway musical comedy “Zombie Prom”. The film is being written by Vince Marcello who wrote and directed Netflix’s The Kissing Booth parts 1, 2, and 3 (one of the most-watched franchises on the platform). Longi has developed over one hundred film, television, and theatrical projects and recently acquired the rights to John G. Fuller’s book “The Interrupted Journey”, which chronicles the true-life experiences of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple in the 1960s, who claimed under hypnosis that they had been brought aboard an alien spacecraft and examined by extraterrestrials. The project was recently set up with George Gallo (Midnight Run) to write and direct.

Originally from New Jersey, Mr. Longi relocated to Los Angeles, and after attending UCLA served as Vice President of Permut Presentations, Inc. He oversaw the development, production, marketing, and release of Permut’s entire slate and began by working as the producer’s assistant on the breakout hit “Face/Off” (Nicolas Cage, John Travolta), which was one of the top ten highest-grossing films of the year.

Longi’s latest film, “The Reenactment” starring Tony Todd (Candyman) was the winner of Best Horror Film at The Atlanta Independent Film Festival and was released December 7th, 2020 on all streaming platforms. Longi currently serves as President of the Baker Entertainment Group, developing film, tv, and audio movie projects.












Fredi Nwaka is an award wining script writer, film director and producer. Known to many as KRUGA or FREDI KRUGA he is the second youngest of six born to Angela and Francis Nwaka. South West London born, Fredi spent his teenage years between the urban backs streets of Brixton and the plush opposites of Kings road Chelsea. His early teenage years would see him become a member of South London’s notorious gang ‘The Untouchables’ as well as making use of his talents and becoming a household name on the sound system circuit. A combination of these two earned him his name ‘KRUGA’ and his name and skills as an Mcee soon spread across London’s underground. Combining a hard-hitting dancehall style with UK rap soon carved him out an edge over a lot of UK rappers and it wasn’t long before he began to win awards for his talents.

He won Best Newcomer, Best single and Best video in the Hip Hop Awards as well as becoming the only UK artist to be affiliated to the US Powerhouse The WuTang after being signed to Wu International. Performing at numerous events from sound clashes to festivals and then on to larger events such as Freaknik in Atlanta, Carnival and various events in the Caribbean his name soon became embedded in UK Hip Hop.

Going on from strength to strength he has written a number of feature films to date as well as a number of Award winning shorts and has his own film production companies NWAKA PRODUCTIONZ/GRIDLOC FILMS. www.instagram.com/therealfredinwaka/

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