Glenn Towery is an independent filmmaker, writer, actor and director who perfected his craft in Los Angeles, CA, beginning at the famed Inner City Cultural Center under the direction of C. Bernard Jackson. He has been a performer most of his life, with theater being his first love. In 2014, Glenn created the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel (VSPChannel), a national veteran’s internet health network. In 1997, Glenn earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cinema – graduating as the first African American valedictorian of Columbia College Hollywood.
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Scott Aguilar is an award winning filmmaker and has been involved in theatre, television, and feature films for the past 30 years in a variety of positions (actor, writer, director, producer, and script doctor). Scott and Glenn became friends while attending Columbia College/Hollywood. They were kindred spirits both being veterans. Aguilar holds Life Memberships with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans. Aguilar is also a Registered Nurse and has worked as a Medical Consultant on a number of television and feature film projects.
Director of Photography
Festival Award winning cinematographer of 22 years, John Njaga Demps is a alumnus of The American Film Institute(’83) where he learned the art of storytelling with the camera. After completing the Cinematography Program at AFI, Demps began his outstanding career in the world of music videos. He lensed over 70 music clips between 1989 and 1992. Demps has also collaborated on numerous studio and independent features,television movies and international documentary films and commercials. Some of them have lead him to Western and Southern Africa, Iceland and Japan. Demps a international cinematographer, is also an ICG 600 member. He is experienced in all image capturing formats from RED,HD to SUPER 35mm,Super 16mm and Still Photography. Currently Demps resides in Los Angeles, California where he continues to capture beautiful images both here and internationally.
Music Liaison and Producer
Chris Horton (aka Mr. Christopher) is a hardcore funk fanatic that established the massive juggernaut funk website called Funkatopia to house his funk obsession. He is also a performer with a lot of experience from both sides of the stage. He has performed as a lead vocalist for hundreds of shows including 5 national television commercials for Coca Cola, United Way and two commercials for Nancy Reagan.
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Visual Effects Supervisor
Jon Merrifield is an award award winning Visual Effects, Finish and Beauty Supervisor and Artist. In his 30 year career he has worked on over a thousand commercials including many Super Bowl ads, over one hundred music videos including MTV’s Music Video of The Year in 2002, as well as working on many television shows as a virtual effects compositor. Mr. Merrifield currently holds the VFX Supervisor position at Peli Studio based in Austin, TX and connected globally. He was also previously one of the instructors at The Austin School of Film.
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Looking for a
Starfunk and the Astral Pioneers
Music Consultant and Performer
Bootsy Collins is one of the all-time great funk and R&B bassists, besides being a consummate character. Born in Cincinnati, Collins formed the Pacesetters during the ’60s, a unit that not only included vocalist Philippe Wynne (later of Spinners fame), but also George Clinton as a sideman. Collins and Clinton soon established a lifelong personal and musical friendship, and Collins and his comrades became part of the JB’s, James Brown’s backing band, from 1969 to 1971.
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Starfunk and the Astral Pioneers
is seeking an experienced
for its upcoming feature film.
Experience in Sci-Fi-Space Fantasy Films preferred
Will consider candidates without that experience.
Bass Player/Producer John Heintz has managed to accomplish something quite extraordinary: he founded the musical ultra group The Big Ol’ Nasty Getdown, which is made up of an astounding 150 musicians, and it continues to grow. Heintz has worked in the world he loves – producing music, with a number of legends such as George Clinton, members of Parliament Funkadelic, and many more.
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