FRANKLIN MARTIN - Dutchmen Films: Producer, Writer, Director
Writer-Director Franklin Martin's 2008 documentary film Walking on Dead Fish, was called a "thoughtful, sensitive, and rewarding documentary" by EInsider.com. The film's Hurricane Katrina inspired story was so compelling that Martin took the project to Producer Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, Grey's Anatomy) and teamed up to sell the story to Universal as a feature. The resultant film entitled Hurricane Season will be written and directed by Billy Ray (Breach, Flight Plan, Shattered Glass). As an actor, Franklin appeared on the New York stage in plays including Love's Labour's Lost and Little Murders. His acting credits also include multiple episodes on the Law & Order series and a starring role in the independent film El Segundo. He is the owner of Dutchmen Films whose stated mission is to "make films that are truthful to the core."
DAIN BLAIR - Groove Worx: Executive Producer
Executive Producer Dain Blair, former Executive producer of Killer Music and founding partner of Who Did That Music? launched Groove Addicts in 1996 to throw his solo efforts into a more expansive and ambitious house. A jingle and production music company operating for the last 15 years in Los Angeles, Groove Addicts was sold to Warner Brothers and Blair's new company became Groove Worx. Their clients include major radio stations as well as some of the biggest named composers in the business who write music with or for the elite artists of the music industry. In addition to jingles, Groove Worx also offers some of the best imaging services that are available on the market today. They represent a massive production music library that is utilized by radio stations across the globe as well as tv stations and major film scores.
JULIAN McMAHON: Executive Producer
Executive Producer Julian McMahon is an actor and producer, best known for his portrayals of Cole Turner in the hit WB series Charmed and Christian Troy on the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Nip/Tuck for which he was nominated. Born in Sydney, he is the son of the former Prime Minister of Australia. McMahon has also modeled and performed on stage and in films. McMahon starred in the NBC drama Profiler and the film Fantastic Four. More recently he has starred in the action-comedy Red, alongside Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren and the horror-thriller Faces in the Crowd. He is set to star in several upcoming films.
CHARLIE LOVENTHAL: Executive Producer
Executive Producer Charlie Loventhal is a writer, director, producer, and actor whose film credits include: My Demon Lover, Mr. Write, and Meet Market (with Julian McMahon). Loventhal's first film The First Time was made under the tutelage of Brian DePalma, who had visited Sarah Lawrence College where Loventhal was a student. DePalma recruited the college's students to partake in a dark comedy project called Home Movies starring Keith Gordon and Nancy Allen. Loventhal's film received many glowing reviews, including one from the New York Time's Vincent Canby.
BILLY RAFTERY: Producer
Executive Producer Billy Raftery is a director, producer, and writer whose film credits include the provocative documentary Children Rise and the short thriller Soft Typewriter, which premiered at the Cannes Indie Film Festival in 2008. Leading up to the making of Children Rise, Raftery did a promotional short film Playing For Peace: South Africa 2003, in which documentary footage aired on the CBS Sunday Morning show.
After graduating from Columbia University, Raftery moved to Durban, South Africa. During his time there, he directed segments for ABC News NOW amd has been the Director of Photography for American Idol Top 10, PopTarts and Mercedes Calabasas commercials, among others.