Any project is only as good as the team behind it. To this end we have assembled experienced, award-winning filmmakers and high-level media professionals, working alongside top level historical, political, military, and medical/mental health advisors. We are also working closely with a phenomenal sphere of influence in the distribution and media outlet arenas. Some of the project contributors are…
MICHAEL DE ROKER – Executive Producer/Director
Michael is an independent writer, director and producer who has been active in the film industry for over fifteen years, and draws from a wide base of knowledge and experience in all aspects of filmmaking. After honing his creative and technical skills at New York University, he founded Killing Moon Productions, Inc. in 1997 (writing, directing, and producing the award winning documentary film feature “Status: Unknown”), and Wonderland Pictures, Inc. in 2003 (also writing, directing and producing the critically recognized documentary film “There’s No Place Like Home”). In addition to working on his independent film projects, Michael’s skills have been utilized by many of the top Hollywood studios, having worked as an integral part of the production teams for such films as Wanted, Men in Black 3, Notorious, Shame, Joy and many others… Prior to filmmaking, Michael graduated from Pratt Institute, School of Architecture and worked as a successful designer and architect in New York City for the architectural luminaries Aldo Rossi and Raimund Abraham.
JACK HEATH – Executive Producer
Jack Heath has more than 20 years of experience as a media and public relations specialist. Today, he hosts “New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath”- a daily morning drive 3-hour news-talk program that airs on iHeart Radio, WGIR 610AM, WQSO 96.7FM, WNNH 991.FM and 1490AM. The show is one of the highest rated morning news-talk radio shows in Northern New England. Heath has moderated several presidential debates and forums. He has conducted Oval Office White House interviews of two American Presidents. He has achieved several media awards and recognitions for his broadcast advocacy for Veterans. As former News Director and Vice President of WMUR-TV in New Hampshire, and as a former TV reporter for WCVB-TV in Boston and WABI-TV in Maine, Jack has a unique and varied background in the news media and business. He advises several clients on media and public relations. Heath also is the author of two published novels. He created the character and story of John Andrews depicted in “ Salem VI- Rebecca’s Rising” and “Chain of Souls”. The story is in active film development and a third novel in the series is due out this spring.
JONATHAN SHEPARD – Producer
In the last 20 years his production career has encompassed virtually all formats of film and video content creation. As a hands-on producer he is deeply engaged in the technical aspects of all physical and creative production from development through delivery. His projects include work for HBO, FOX/Paramount, CBS, MTV, Vh1, Nickelodeon, Showtime and Comedy Central, American Zoetrope, Possible Films, HSI, Merchant Ivory, Bigel-Mailer, Double A Films, The Shooting Gallery, 40Acres and a Mule, Robot Films, 10×10, and many independent production houses. He spent two years (2005-06) working in Development as part of the Production Management team for MTV Networks News & Doc (documentaries) where he lead production teams on several series and development projects including “Juvies” (MTV), “The Next White Rapper”(VH1) and “High School Stories”. Mr. Shepard currently produces independent film and television programming and serves as Executive Producer at DVA, a full service production house in North East Florida, where he produced reenactments for the documentary “Messenger of Truth”. “Messenger” is currently releasing on 30 PBS stations nationwide, and is slated for international release mid-Summer 2014.