Howard A Phillips. Born in Albuquerque New Mexico 1957, lived in a number of states and countries as my father was in the US Air Force. My mother was French, born in Tunisia. I attended both American and French schools, and grew up in a bi-lingual home. College was at both University of Montana with a BFA in Fine Arts & Languages, majored Cum Laude. Second major in Film & Television from Montana State University, Bozeman MT. Started a film & video production business; “Fools for Fashion by The Talk was selected for MTV Basement Tapes. Also collaborated on historic documentaries, Suffragettes of Montana, Church Art History for the parish of St Joseph’s in Missoula Montana. With Tom Ohanian and Michael Phillips, opened a beta-test facility for Avid Technology FILM COMPOSER. first digitally-edited film there, “Patriots”. I designed film-to-video workflows for local and for Avid which became the cinema industry in Hollywood and internationally. Clients included the Arriflex Corporation via Jon Fauer, ASC, the Harvard Business School, Wes Anderson, Neil LaButte and many American and international clients as well as many local projects. Hired at Avid Technology Film Dept, I helped design products for negative-film cutting as well as audio timecode tracking with ProTools in Quality assurance role. I was the Tech Leader for Film Dept, and our team won the 1999 Technical Oscar for continued contributions to motion-picture editing. I also worked on the documentary “Cinematographer Style” by Jon Fauer, ASC, as video-assist as well as translation and subtitling service. Hired in 2004 at Boston University’s The Center for Digital Imaging Arts, BUCDiA, to develop their new Digital Film program. As Director of the Film Program, also designed curriculum for lighting, editing and related courses. Many graduates of this digital program are working throughout the corporate as well as motion-picture industry. I was hired as a consultant for the Academy Media Production as well as Bunker Hill Community College to develop or enhance existing curriculum, I am also working as Program consultant with other schools nationally and internationally to enhance and update their programs with leading developments in education as well as production: the SAE Institute DF, where I co-created the Digital Film standard curriculum for national secondary and university level school Studios in Mexico City, development and teaching for Manosanta Studios in Mexico City, Soulfilms for post-production services and consulting currently in development. I am also a Visiting lecturer for Boston University. Voluntary services include the board of Mass General’s Patient Family Advisory Council, Skills USA, and a range of career-advising for many years.
Michael Singh grew up in the Punjab and the Himalaya mountains. He studied Indian history at The University of Chicago, and filmmaking at USC’s film school in Los Angeles. As an actor on stage, he played Mr. Patel in the hit production of Trevor Griffith’s “Comedians” at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre, in Chicago. His first Hollywood job was writing billboard copy for 20th Century Fox’s big-budget movies. He is now a Princeton, MA based documentary filmmaker. His latest film, the award-winning documentary “Valentino’s Ghost: Why We Hate Arabs and Muslims,” has played in over 100 countries. It made its world premiere at La Biennale, (The Venice Film Festival), where it received a standing ovation. It is designated a New York Times CRITICS’ PICK and was called “the decade’s most important film” by The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (Mar/Apr 2016). He has written, produced and directed several award-winning Sikh-centric documentary shorts: “Prisoner’s Song,” “Rebel Queen,” “The Visionary,” and “Uncommon Ground.” Michael was Senior Producer/Writer for Discovery’s Health channel’s reality TV series “Chicago’s Lifeline,” where his episodes won two national (network competition) media awards for Best Science Series. Michael is co-writer of a romantic comedy feature film, “Good Sharma,” starring Joan Allen and Billy Connolly. He is currently completing “Riding the Tiger,” his personal eye-witness account of one of the massacres of Sikhs in 1984, which he audio-recorded. He speaks Hindi and French. He can be reached at email@example.com
Roger and Ellen Bruno are award winning composers and songwriters. As staff songwriters for publishing giant Warner/Chappell Music, they wrote songs for multi-platinum recording artists including Cher, Pat Benatar, Teddy Pendergrass, Angela Bofill, Nancy Wilson, Agnetha Foltskog of ABBA and Martha Davis of the Motels; and for TV shows including Fame, General Hospital, and As The World Turns. They eventually formed a band, Too Human, with several albums to their credit and an active touring schedule. At the same time they began creating instrumental music for film. Under their production company, Boenel Productions, their film work is atmospheric, eclectic, and totally in sync with the vibe of the project. Their music becomes an integral part of any film, creating tension and intensity, sweetness and sensitivity or whatever meets the needs of the project. Their most recent film project, La Transazione, has won multiple awards from international film festivals and two Best Original Score awards.