Us - Crew
Here is some information about the people who are bringing
this motion picture to life.
About award winning filmmaker Peter John Ross & Sonnyboo
Productions – Founded in 1999, Sonnyboo short films
have played on 3 continents and at over 50 film festivals
worldwide. Projects directed by Peter John Ross appear on
Bravo UK, Tech TV, National Lampoon Networks, Movieola
the short film channel, & The “U” Network.
Sonnyboo films and Peter John Ross have been noted in such
publications as RES
It Cool News, Computer
& Computer Video magazine, Film
& Video Magazine, LA
Weekly, Film Threat, the
Village Voice, & Internet Video Magazine.
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, John moved to Columbus in 1987
to study film at the Ohio State University. For the past 14
years, John has worked in the Columbus market in film and
television production. He has worked on over 400 television
commercials and a hand full of independent feature films,
most recently on the film Green Card Fever. As a Director,
John has been at the helm of music videos as well as short
films including “The Greater Good” and “Solve
for X,” which was nominated for best drama at the 2001
Ohio Independent Film Festival in Cleveland. His most recent
project, “Passion,” was named the Overall Winner
of the 2004 Sixty Second Film competition. His commercial,
“The Mission,” for Milwaukee’s Pickles,
won the coveted silver Telly at the 2003 “Telly”
Awards competion. John lives with his wife Jen and son Kirk
in Grove City, Ohio.
Originally from Springfield, Ohio, Phil studied business
at Ohio University. He worked in the software/internet industry
for a number of years, first in Ohio and then California where
he also studied film and television. In 2000, Phil switched
careers when he joined DreamWorks
where he worked in visual effects on on a number of films,
including "The Mexican," "Evolution,"
and Steven Spielberg's "Artificial Intelligence: A.I."
and "Minority Report." He later moved into production
at DreamWorks Animation, where he worked on "Shrek"
and this summer's "Madagascar," and served as production
supervisor of animation on the DreamWorks blockbuster "Shrek
2." Phil's next role was that of associate production
manager for the "Shrek 2" DVD, and more than 30
"Shrek 2" related commercials. In 2004, Phil returned
to Ohio where he has worked in pre-production for Disney.
In addition to his feature film work, Phil has worked on a
number of independent short films in various roles including
writer, director, producer, cinematographer, and
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Sean was born in Cleveland, Ohio. After attending Sonoma
State University in California, his first job was at America’s
Funniest Home Video. This lead to his working for the Home
and Garden Network, CBS News, NBC Television and eventually
a five year stint at E! Entertainment Television, where he
directed musical performances featuring Smashmouth, Everclear,
Peter Frampton and Steel Pulse to name a few. After leaving
E! he worked for Fox Television on several shows and then
directed and produced the DVD Premiere Awards with host Ben
Stein. In 2003 he wrapped up directing, writing and producing
his first feature film “Redemption”. After successful
film festival appearances in Los Angeles and Toronto “Redemption”
was distributed by Artisan Home Entertainment. In 2004 Sean
returned to Ohio and currently works as a producer/writer
for Stonekap Productions in Canton.
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Hollywood Wizard is a full service motion picture company
that produces and distributes profitable independent feature
film and television product for a worldwide audience. With
an Overhead and Development Fund through which it expects
to develop for production up to 20 low-budget motion pictures
over the next five years. The Company has begun assembling
a slate of Projects in various stages of development in order
to quickly position itself as a dynamic, productive, go-to
independent production Company.
CLICK HERE for the
Hollywood Wizard site
Greg Sabo is a freelance Cinematographer. He studied film
and television at Ohio University and graduated in 1987.
He worked his way up the ranks. First as a camera assistant
for 3 years and then as a gaffer for another 8 years. He
has worked with many well know directors and cinematographers
through out his career. He began lensing commercials in 1997.
Since that time Greg has worked his way up from a regional
shooter to sought after DP for national commercials and television
shows. He owns two 35mm camera, one Super 16mm camera and
recently added a Varicam HD. He is a member of the International
Cinematographers Guild Local 600.
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Scott Spears has been working in film and video production
for over seventeen years. He received a Bachelor of Fine
Arts Degree and a Masters Degree in Cinema from the Ohio
State University. He has shot fourteen feature films, numerous
short films, commercials and music videos. Scott won an Emmy
Award for his photography on the short film, "The Birthmark" which
aired nationally on PBS.
Scott's most recent projects have been the sci-fi action
films "Iron Thunder" and "Unseen" and
the drama "Foreign Correspondents" starring Wil
Wheaton, Corin Nemec and Melaine Lynsky. Also, he shot the
thriller “A Letter from Death Row” featuring
Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen and Brett Michaels.
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The members of the 352nd, like most other historical impressionist
units, are students of history. They are dedicated to portraying
historical lessons of significant time periods. We all know
that the German Army had over 10 million infantry men, but
there are only a handful of units portraying the Wehrmacht
today. This unit has chosen a typical, non-elite, German
persona of WWII. Our impression is enhanced with the SIG-33
Field Artillery Gun which is fired at events.
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WWII Airmens Preservation Society