This is Dänna's fourth winning script for "A Place Called Sacramento". Her first submission, "The Push" in 2009 - earned the Award for "Audience Favorite". In 2010, she wrote and produced "Little Thieves", and in 2011, "Borrowed Time." She is very excited to be working with Gerald Martin Davenport, 2011 PCS "Producer" Award Winner for "The Watering Hole".
"The Producer", inspired by a true event, is dedicated with love to Dänna's late mother, script editor, and best friend, Sonia Dennis.
Dänna produces and hosts a local TV program, PARANORMAL CONNECTION, on Access Sacramento - Channel 17, covering topics such as communicating with the spirit world, UFO’s, self- healing, past lives, astrology and more... Dänna loves writing romantic suspense and paranormal fiction. Her short story, “Borrowed Time” is published in 2008 Sisters in Crime Anthology, and her "Red Chair" trilogy is in the editing process for publication.
Gerald Martin Davenport
Gerald does not want to bore or cause anyone any pain while reading his historic rise to fame and fortune — because it has not happened yet — so he will just annoy you with the 1965 page self written biography entitled "When Creativity Meets Its Maker".
Gerald takes is business, family, friends, and life seriously with a grain of humility, appreciation, and humor — if you cannot laugh at yourself throughout life, than you cannot laugh with others — joy, laughter, humor, and humility are key components to this journey we call life.
As a filmmaker, composer, web designer, and most anything creative Gerald has been called TOO NICE for this business, as well as, TOO GIVING which is one of the reasons he has so many people that want to work on one of his projects, want him to work on theirs, and the people that do work for him do so with care, love, sacrifice, and dedication which intensifies the awe and humility, as well as, the caring and giving nature that Gerald poses.
Filled with a vision, Gerald likes to bring people in that can add another texture, dimension, a harmonizing note to the project which is why he is always asking for ideas, because when you bring people in and ask them what they think they get a sense of ownership, and that is what makes a project rise above the others; but the bottom line is PEOPLE — you treat people with care, love, understanding, and respect you get those in return; treat someone rudely, disrespectful, and treat them like dirt… You get the picture.
One of the other reasons why people want to work with Gerald is that his caring, giving, and humility are built into his skills, talents, and expertise when it comes to post-production which is where his true masterfulness resides — anyone can start a project, but 95% of all projects never get finished and his gift is finishing a project for viewing.
Gerald's history, ideas, projects, and philosophy can be found on many places such as http://www.geralddavenport.com and http://www.ariapictures.com.
Music score by...
Louis Fujinami Conti
From Carnegie Hall to Off-Broadway stages, Louis Fujinami Conti’s works have been performed throughout the US , Mexico and Japan . With the ability to tailor his music to any given project, Conti’s music can take the form of: meditative mysticism with music set to the words of Hildegard; hauntingly lyrical sounds that depict the last words of Buddha; or music filled with the sounds of 1920’s cabaret scene. With the ease and flexibility to create a myriad of styles, he has amassed a portfolio of over 100 compositions during the course of a career spanning over two decades. He has also appeared as a soloist for his own group he founded, ZENKA Performing Arts Ensemble.
A commission from The Lincoln Center Institute involved a collaboration with the Pilobolus Dance Company, which received its premiere performance at The Walter Reade Theater and continued to be performed at The Joyce Theater and throughout the US . This work was critically acclaimed, as Jack Anderson of New York Times wrote, “The best thing about Slippery Hearts was Louis Conti’s score." In 2002, the New York Virtuoso Singers premiered his Autumn Requiem – written and completed only few weeks after September 11, 2001 – in New York City .
J.D. Considine, a renowned music critic, wrote:
“I’ve only heard one piece of music that came close to capturing what I felt as I stood on Fourth Street in Brooklyn staring up at the cloud of dust that had unexpectedly replaced the World Trade Center in the skyline, and that was “Autumn Requiem,” a somber and evocative choral composition by Louis Fujinami Conti. A pity it isn’t on CD and in a store near all of you.”
Born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1968, Conti spent his formative years in Chiba, Japan, where he began composing at the age of eight. He received a Bachelor of Music from the Boston Conservatory. He then earned his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School where he studied with Milton Babbitt. A recipient of the Gordon Getty Fellowship, he received his Ph.D. in Composition and Theory from New York University .
Olivia works in marketing and the real estate industry, while attending local college. "The Producer" is the fourth film Olivia has helped on with casting and various crew positions. She has a good eye for symmetry and a sixth sense when it comes to an actor delivering a great performance. She also plays small roles in Dänna's movies... "Grocery Checker", in "The Push" and "Bartender" in "The Producer".
Olivia's hobbies include hiking, biking, and creating bliss with boyfriend, Alec. She loves hanging out with family and her close circle of friends.
Lights! Action! Camera!
Rich has had the opportunity to travel in North & South America, Europe & Caribbean to complete projects he’s worked on over the last eight years.
Major accomplishments include filming stories about Hurricane Katrina and former President Jimmy Carter, working with the filmmakers of the HBO Documentary, “The Yes Men Fix the World” and winning first runner up in the documentary category at SONScreen Film Festival in 2004.
Locally, Rich has worked on projects that have made it into the Vacaville International Film Festival, the Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and the Sacramento International Film Festival 48 Hour Film Challenge and A Place Called
Currently researching a project about public education, Rich is excited to be a part of A
"Place Called Sacramento" for a second consecutive
Noreen Stenbergis a branch manager whose nights and weekends are consumed with a passion for photography. Ten years ago, she processed her own film in a dark room, but with changing technology, she entered the digital world. Her passion further escalated when one daughter began playing Rugby, and another gave birth to her first grandchild. Noreen has a knack for catching just the right shot, landing her jobs as a portrait, corporate and wedding photographer. Her transition to video came recently when she began not only documenting Rugby games for her daughters team, but going out on location with the producer of Paranormal Connection/Insights and video taping interviews. When asked to "jump in" on the set of "The Producer", Noreen was right there to help out. As a result, her footage was used in the beginning of the film.
Audio/Boom and Lighting
Scott embraces a life-long love of photography and a newer interest in film, especially documentary work.
"I've worked on nine short films to date, and I find learning about the dreams and motivations of cast and crew (especially cast) to be highly interesting."
Scott likes being behind the scenes for two reasons: "One, I am able to see the entire process of the making of the film, which to me, is a preferable way to understand the script... Two, I enjoy helping out a team of crew and cast engaged in making dreams come true."
Wardrobe and Make-up
"BB" is a pro when it comes to being a mom, wife, make-up artist and stylest (wardrobe). She had worked professionally as a make-up artist for the past three years. During this time she has had the pleasure of working on several great projects, from a music videos, to 10x10 film compettitions, fashion shows and print. One of her favorite things to do is listen to a writer, read a script and then turn that vision into a reality. "BB" has been instrumental in breathing life into the characters of "The Producer", "Squatter", "Lucifer and the Magus", and Obstinte Orange to name a few.
Special Effects Make-up
At a young age, Alianna Linde traveled all over the world and lived in Japan. After being exposed to art and culture, her love for the subject translated to makeup application. She has done numerous weddings, photo shoots and movies in the local Sacramento area as well as the bay area. "The Producer" is Alianna's third contribution to "A Place Called Sacramento".
Donna "Faith" Fultineer
Script Supervisor - Second Assistant Camera and Gaffer
Amanda Carrillo (born April 5 1988) film and television actor directors .are her passions in life. an aspiring actress ..She been making film at the age 17 .She has work at Sundance Film Festivalfor the past 5 years as P.A. the last film she work on in Sundance Film Festival was Celeste and Jesse Forever been active with the Sacramento International Film Festival Committee called Ateam ,. She had class at The Art Institute of California – Sacramento for 2years ,Academy of Art University class 2011 .She is now working on becoming Miss California USA aslo pursuing be a actress . http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4057691/
Arlene Fleck Barshinger
Arlene Barshinger was a military brat and is currently married to a military member. She has traveled around the world and had the opportunity to experience many cultures and scenery. She gained a passion for photography at an early age, eventually joining the yearbook staff as the lead photographer which ultimately sealed her fate. In her later adult years, her son developed an interest in acting. As she researched the industry, an agent suggested that she, too, become involved. At the advice of this wise agent, she also began acting and even began working as a crew member on several sets. She had found a new love to go along with her photography passion.
Patricia Collins studied film in high school and and photography in college. She went on to study accounting to pursue a ‘good job’. After more than twenty years of public service, she retired and found her way back to photography. With much support from her family, she started working toward achieving the career she tried to pursue in college.
"The Producer" is the fourth film she has worked on as a still photographer. She was a BTS Photographer for 'Petite Chardonnay'. Her photos were displayed in the film “Obstinate Orange” and she also worked as a producer and craft services. Four of Patricia’s images are on the web site www.powerofpurposefilm.com (Currently out of service until production begins) and will be included in the film and advertising for the film “Power of Purpose”. She has also done promotional photography for various studios in the Sacramento area and will shoot head shots upon request.
Randy's bio is under "Cast", since he did double duty for this production. He was amazing as our "Craft Services" person, combining his outstanding business skills with his warm personality.