SHAUN PAUL PICCININO
Shaun Paul Piccinino (Peach-ah-nino) is an award winning Filmmaker and Television Director.
Piccinino recently completed directing the TV series, “Sunset Glory”, an epic World War 2 accounting of Jimmy Dolittle’s heroic retaliation mission following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Piccinino followed that up with directing the following feature films in 2017 and 2018: “American Fighter”, a gritty action film set in the early 1980’s, “Lady Driver”, a film about a 16 year old young lady who dares to become a circle track champion in a male dominated sport, and “Roped”, a rodeo dust up about a cowboy and small town girl, all for Forrest Films and Esx Entertainment.
THE SHIFT MANAGER
Played by Armand Assante
Armand Assante is an American actor who has successfully portrayed a wide range of intriguing characters from numerous ethnic backgrounds, both on screen and in the theater.
He is noted for an Emmy Award-winning role as mobster John Gotti in the 1996 HBO Television film Gotti. His first screen role was as a wedding guest in the minor cult film The Lords of Flatbush (1974) starring Henry Winkler and Sylvester Stallone, then after guest appearances in several soap operas, he was back alongside Sylvester Stallone in Paradise Alley (1978). He played a wealthy Frenchman seducing army recruit Goldie Hawn in Private Benjamin (1980), portrayed literary “hard boiled” detective Mike Hammer in I, the Jury (1982) plus, he was excellent as the title role in Belizaire the Cajun (1986).
Assante continued on into the 1990s with more strong performances as a drug baron in Q & A (1990) directed by Sidney Lumet, he made a sensational team with Antonio Banderas for the Cuban music spectacular The Mambo Kings (1992), he was very impressive in the mob drama Hoffa (1992), and once more he was on screen with Sylvester Stallone in the film adaptation of the futuristic comic book Judge Dredd (1995), and Assante co-starred in the uneven Demi Moore film Striptease (1996).
Assante’s acting talents remain in strong demand, and he has continued to stay busy on screen with recent appearances in One Eyed King (2001), Citizen Verdict (2003) and Two for the Money (2005).
He also played a lead role in American Gangster (2007) with Denzel Washington.
Jake financed, designed and supervised the building of Black Hangar Studios (www. blackhangarstudios.com - Ra One, Star Wars Rogue One, Top Gear, Dr Who, 24 Live Another Day) and Village Studios (www.village.studio - Magnificent Seven, Twilight, Mazerunner, Free State of Jones).
He is the producer of more than 350 different productions of all sizes, budgets and formats - from documentaries, to short films, from commercials, to music videos. Grand Isle (Nic Cage), Back Roads, Jeepers Creepers 3, Blaze (Ethan Hawke), Limousine (Kelsey Grammer), Breaking the Bank (Kelsey Grammer, Tamsin Greig), Born to Be Blue (Ethan Hawke), Last Hour (DMX, Michael Madsen, David Carradine, Paul Sorvino), and Two Families (Franco Nero, dir. Roman Scavolini).
From 1988 through 1990, Philippe Martinez was President of the famous Odeon Theater in Marseilles, one of the largest playhouses in Europe. At the end of 1990, at the age of 22, he decided to focus on a career as a feature film producer and moved to the United States. Since 1999, when Philippe launched Bauer Martinez Studios, he has produced over 40 films. Martinez has directed five feature films: Citizen Verdict (Armand Assante), Wake of Death (Jean Claude Van Damme), the Chaos Experiment (Val Kilmer), VIKTOR (Gerard Depardieu/ Elizabeth Hurley) and General Commander (Steven Seagal).
He is currently in production or preproduction on several projects, including: Salvage Marines, a 12 episode sci-fi TV Series being shot in Louisiana and Mister Mayfair, a feature film trilogy set in the UK.
Producing Highlights include: Modigliani (Andy Garcia and Elsa Zylberstein), Land of the Blind (Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland), The Groomsmen (Ed Burns), I Could Never Be Your Woman, The Flock (Richard Gere and Claire Danes), VIKTOR (Gerard Depardieu and Elizabeth Hurley), Attrition (Steven Seagal) and General Commander (Steven Seagal).
Philippe is a graduate of The National Academy of Dramatic Art in Marseille.
Karinne is C.E.O. of 365Flix International, she has been in film distribution, film production for over 27 years. Ms. Behr was President of Bauer Martinez Studios from 1999 to 2008. During her tenure as President, she negotiated more than 23 film loans and was actively involved in the negotiations of foreign and domestic pre-sell distribution agreements with distributors, including running the day to day operation of the foreign sales division.
In 2009, she became President of International Distribution of Pangea Media Group. The company held the catalogues of prestigious companies such as Capitol Films, Largo, Intermedia, Franchise Pictures. Ms. Behr was brought in to rebrand and head their foreign sales division and manage their film catalog which includes over 1000 titles.
Played by Casper Van Dien (Star of Starship Troopers)
Casper Van Dien’s breakthrough role was as the lead in Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi film Starship Troopers (1997). Still one of the most talked about films of 1997 that has one of the largest cult followings in film history. He was also in Tim Burton’s critically acclaimed film Sleepy Hollow (1999), as Brom Bones. He was the 20th Tarzan and the only one to ever film in Africa and ride an African elephant in the Warner Bros. film Tarzan and the Lost City (1998).
Other film credits include The Pact (2012), which was well received at Sundance. Casper played a down and out alcoholic detective opposite Caity Lotz. A Post Apocalyptic survivor in Beyond The Wave (2015) shot entirely in China. Starring opposite Sean Maher as part of a two man crew on a mission to the end of the universe in the much anticipated independent film ISRA 88 (2016) .
Television credits include “MONK” (2008) Playing a Navy Doctor for the season finale, and “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1994).
Casper has tackled the web recently playing Johnny Cage in the insanely popular Machinima web-series “Mortal Kombat Legacy” seasons 2 and 3. He won best actor for his comedic chops in the series. He stars as “Hawk Guy” in the upcoming Avengers spoof “Interns of F.I.E.L.D.” produced by Screen Junkies. You can also check him out as the hunky bartender in the popular series “CONMAN” starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion. He played the perfect version of himself in the comedy series “Crunchtime”.
His most recent victory has been behind the camera as a Director. He has directed three films in which he also starred in. His second film Patient Killer won best film and best director awards and was bought and aired on Lifetime.
Sean-Michael Argo is an author, filmmaker, and producer from rural Arkansas. He began his entertainment career in sales
and distribution with companies such as Hannover House, Maxim Media International, and Quantum Releasing, and from there transitioned into being a writer and producer of his own independent films. After several years of creating independent content, Sean-Michael’s career trajectory shifted again when he was invited to participate in several military training exercises that utilized the unique skills of film directors and producers. From there he spent eight years as a defense contractor to help facilitate counter-insurgency, force-on-force, and cultural sensitivity training for US troops soon to be deployed overseas.
It was during this time as a contractor that he began writing his military science fiction book series Necrospace, and the subsequent Extinction Fleet trilogy, and he now works with Lighthouse Pictures and 365Flix International as a writer and producer to create science fiction and action films.
JAMIE R. THOMPSON
Raised in West Michigan, Jamie Thompson started his professional entertainment career in 2000, working on projects for Comedy Central, Touchstone Pictures, A&E, and ABC. In 2003, his focus turned to distribution. Thompson was President of Camelot Distribution Group and Quantum Releasing. Thompson left Camelot in March of 2011 to form Lighthouse Pictures and concentrate on production and distribution of the productions he was involved with. Jamie has produced 24 feature films, working with well known actors like Jerry O’Connell, Barry Bostwick, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Aaron Paul, Christian Slater, Vinnie Jones, Tom Arnold, David Arquette, and many, many more.
Mr. Loni Farhi is founder, President and Chief Executive Officer at SPI International, Inc., Chairman- Supervisory Board at Kino Polska TV SA, and a Member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Mr. Farhi was previously employed as Chief Executive Officer by Software Projects Inc. and Managing Partner of Ans International.
Lee M. Beasley
Lee M. Beasley, CFO of 365Flix International, is an experienced media banker with more than 20 years extensive experience of providing senior debt finance to the media sector around Asia together with funding of both local and worldwide independent film and television projects.
Lee is a regular speaker at industry events and attends all of the key film and television markets around the world. During his career, Lee has provided funding for over 250 film and television projects and built a solid network of key industry contacts around the globe. Projects financed range from straightforward local small/medium sized films to multi-million, multiterritory, multi-party coproductions.