" Christina and her team were fantastic to work with!  They came up with a fun, creative idea, worked within our budget and turned it around in a week's time.  Since the video went up, we've had a lot more visitors to our site.  We would recommend them highly! "
 
- Brian Laraway, Main St. Motors

 

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Dancingstar Team:

 

Christina Morales Hemenway-- Writer/Director/Producer

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Christina attended California Institute of the Arts [CalArts] and graduated with a BFA in Theater. She stayed in the Los Angeles area to explore her interests in screenwriting, singing, song-writing, movement theatre and filmmaking. While there, she wrote and directed several shorts, one music video, one industrial and two feature films. Her film "Dreammaker" has won either the Audience Choice Award or Best Feature Film in every festival in which it has played, and has enjoyed successful screenings in Los Angeles, Chicago, Louisville, Ann Arbor and Rome, Italy. Her next film, "Naked Angel," was an official selection of the Detroit Windsor Film Festival and has enjoyed successful screenings at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and the Screen Actor's Guild Foundation in Los Angeles. It also won six awards from the Stauros Inspirational Film Festival, including best story and best direction.

 

 

Roger Newton, Ph.D.-- Executive Producer

 

Dr. Newton has almost 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. He is currently President and CEO of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR), a biopharmaceutical company founded in July 1998 and located in Ann Arbor, MI. As a distinguished scientist and Chairman of the Atherosclerosis Drug Discovery Team, he co-discovered and was the product champion of what is now the most prescribed cholesterol-reducing drug in the world, atorvastatin (Lipitor®). He is committed to bringing inspirational films to the world.

 

 

 

Matt Turner -- Executive ProducerAs President and CEO of Amherst Fund LLC, Matt is a believer in the entrepreneurial spirit of companies that strive to be proud of their businesses. Matt is currently on the boards of Experiencia, Inc., Self-Guided Systems, LLC, Saline Lectronics, Inc. and University Living.Prior to working at Amherst Fund LLC, Matt was a professional race car driver for Porsche Cars GB and other automotive manufactures in Europe. Matt also worked with his father as a Sales Engineer/Program Manager at G.T. Products/Eaton Corp. He loves the independent spirit of filmmaking.

 

 

Associates:

 

 

Andrew L. Wolf (Andy Wolf) – Producer Andy trained at Northwestern University in Film and Theatre, lives in Los Angeles, and has produced many commercials, webisodes, off-Broadway plays and musicals, TV pilots, shorts and feature films.  He produced Dancingstar Productions’ award-winning features “Dreammaker” and “Naked Angel.”   Some ofhis other accomplishments include the award-winning film noir spoof “The Dead Detective,” the Steampunk Radcon film “Clockwork Infinity,” and the television pilot “Grey Matter Television.”  He alwaysstrives to make the collaborative vision come together.  Andy works on projects he believes in, with people he enjoys being around, and respects.  He is highly respected for his professionalism and his knowledge of production, and that he brings the film in on budget but not compromising on the quality of the finished product.  His next film “The Fanatic” will start production in April 2015, shooting in Hawaiiand Michigan.

 

 

Keith Jefferies- Dir. of Photography/Editor

 

For six years, Keith worked as a director at the BBC on the corporation's flagship international news channel BBC World, as well as the digital children’s channels CBBC and CBeebies, and in interactive programming. In addition, he directed a number of film dramas with Ascalon Films. He is skilled in camera operation, lighting, graphic design and editing, both tape-based and digital non-linear. Jefferies’ 826 Michigan video was recognized locally and regionally before winning in the national contest. His piece was one of more than 60,000 entries nationwide. Keith Jefferies has produced hundreds of hours of film and television programming including documentaries, entertainment, and promotional work, as well as work on both short and feature-length narrative dramas.Keith is a full member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and the Guild of Television Cameramen. As well as heading up Ascalon Films, Keith is also Resident Filmmaker at the Michigan Theater.

 

 

 

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