Alejandro Montoya Marin

DIRECTOR

Alejandro Montoya Marin was born in Laredo Texas and raised in Mexico (Merida and Monterrey). Since a very young age, he has been interested in film. 

Alejandro went to school for marketing and then attended Vancouver Film School in Canada where he specialized in Directing. He later moved to Albuquerque to join the growing film industry. 

His narrative work includes: Intrepido (2009), The Princess and the Musician (2013), The Joneses (2014), Low/Fi (2015), Monday (2016), and Leslie (2017). His films have screened in numerous film festivals including the Cannes Film FestivalRaindanceThe Napa Valley Film FestivalHollyshorts, and many more.

In addition to narrative film, Alejandro also has an intense love for music and has directed many music vídeos. He has directed for Sleigh BellsChikita ViolentaMotoponyGrimlin, and Stem Ivory. 

Most recently, Alejandro appeared on the El Rey Network-produced documentary show, REBEL WITHOUT A CREW: THE SERIES. With a budget of only $7000 and 14 days of shooting time, Alejandro was able to adapt his award-winning short film, MONDAY, into a feature film of the same name. The movie premiered at special screening during the 2018 SXSW FESTIVAL and most recently was screened to a sold-out audience at the SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.  The film is currently on the film festival circuit and continues to pile up rave reviews.


Ryan Halsey

DP/ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Ryan Halsey’s passion in life is film production, and participating in the artful crafts of cinematography and lighting design.  Growing up playing with parents video cameras, Ryan’s first venture into filmmaking started with home movies crewed and starring friends back in middle and high school.  After graduating from the University of North Texas with a bachelors degree in Radio, Television, and, Film, Ryan became a professional editor, excelling at Adobe, Final Cut, and Avid systems.  

Having a desire to learn the art of cinematography, Ryan enrolled in the Vancouver Film School of British Columbia.  Here he first met Alejandro Montoya and together they would collaborate on numerous projects and together venture to Albuquerque, New Mexico to tackle the emerging/up and coming film market.  While in New Mexico Ryan worked his way up to being the General Manager of the largest local Grip & Lighting Rental house (Serious Grippage & Light) which became an integral tool in facilitating the creation of content.

In addition to freelance projects and opportunities, Ryan became an educator for Grip and Lighting classes and workshops, as well as other film theory focuses at schools in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Ryan maintains strong relationships with the film community, vendors, film office, and institutions by having a true love for hard work and building strong collaborations with dedicated and passionate filmmakers. 


JAson R. Martinez

Producer

Jason R. Martinez is a 21-year veteran of the Entertainment Industry. Completing his university studies at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, & Television, Jason is skilled in many visual mediums. His accomplished credits include producing & directing a long list of Network Television Shows, Music Videos and Web Content. A true leader in the field, Jason has an unparalleled track record and an upstanding reputation among his colleagues as someone who can get the job done with professionalism, grace, and enthusiasm. Jason met director Alejandro Montoya-Marin in 2017 while working together on Alejandro's first feature film MONDAY, which was produced for Robert Rodriguez's unscripted TV Show, REBEL WITHOUT A CREW: THE SERIES.

Jason’s extensive credits list include such hit programs as MTV's ROAD RULES, THE CHALLENGE and MAKING THE BAND.  Subsequent jobs on ABC’s THE BACHELOR, MTV’s VIVA LA BAM, BRAVO's BELOW DECK, ANIMAL PLANET’s PITBULLS AND PAROLEES, USA’s TEMPTATION ISLAND, and OWN’s WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S followed suit. Jason also just recently directed and produced a streaming series for AMAZON STUDIOS starring renowned Mexican Comedian/Actor, Eugenio Derbez.


Tiffany Sherie Neely

Producer

Tiffany Sherie Neeley is a Producer/Actress/Film Maker currently residing in Albuquerque, NM.  She is known for projects including Back to EarthBeat Blue, OM+ME, Good Guys With GunsToday and The Other Side, which she wrote and acted in. Both The Other Side and OM+ME are official selections in the 2018 Las Cruces International Film Festival.

As a Producer, she is one of the Founding Partners of 3Six Media Group. One of the most notable projects from the 3Six Media clan is the highly anticipated pilot, Back to Earth, co-starring Bruno Gunn from The West World and The Hunger Games. The trailer to the project is currently streaming via SYFY-Wire. Tiffany is also a producing partner at Hardline Films. One of her most recent collaborations being a project titled, Tumbleweed, where she worked with notable ASC Cinematographer, Dejan Georgevich. Also in post-production: A short film called A Picnic Table, At Dusk starring Deadpool’s Taylor Hickson, and Overturned Bucket, which is a book turned into a Short Film.


Tamas Nadas

Producer

Tamas Nadas is a Hungarian-American actor, producer, stuntman, real-life detective, along with being a 3-time World Champion and eight-time European Champion in Martial Arts. Tamas has worked on numerous films, most notable among them are Busy Day, The Last Sentinel, Battle Planet, The Martial Arts Kid 2: Payback, and Fierce Target. Tamas also owns and operates Busy Day Productions

Growing up in Budapest, Tamas' life revolved around karate from the time he was three years old. In fact, by the age of 22, he was already a World Champion and 8-time European Champion in Martial Arts, and was granted an O-1 Visa and US Citizenship based on his "Extraordinary Ability and Achievements." 

While living in New York City, Tamas rigorously studied acting at the T. Schreiber Studio and continued to train and sharpen his martial arts skills for stunt work and acting roles. In 2005, Tamas moved to Los Angeles. It was in LA when Tamas landed his first major role on The Last Sentinel with Don "The Dragon" Wilson. Tamas would go on to also produce several award-winning shorts.  He'd later co-produce Argo 2 with Attila Arpa, with the full theatrical version released in Hungary and a handful of other European countries.

Over the many years, Tamas studied acting at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio in Los Angeles. He was also mentored by Bob Lambert, Chris Holder, and Martial Arts Master, Benny "The Jet" Urquidez at the Lee Strasberg Academy. 

Tamas lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and works alongside K-9 and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) as a highly decorated Detective with the Albuquerque Police Force, protecting civilians in one of the most dangerous city in the US.


Allan Gaitirira

Producer

 Allan Gaitirira is a Producer, Unit Production Manager, Production Office Coordinator, and Co-Owner at Cheza Jouer Films, LLC. His strengths include hiring qualified crew members, keeping track of the budget and allocating funds, problem solving, and is a skilled liaison between all of the guilds/unions (DGA, SAG, IATSE). Also Mr. Gaitirira is a team player and works well under pressure. 

He and his wife, Diana Gaitirira, created an independent production company in 2010. Since then his team has produced and co-produced a combination of TV shows, award-winning short films, Public Service Announcements (PSAs), and are currently working on a few feature films. 


Charles Newman

Music Supervisor/Composer

Having worked on film projects for over two decades now, Newman started his foray into film music with one of his first song placements in the cult classic film Empire Records, when his band PLEASE worked with Talking Head / producer Jerry Harrison and mixer Tom Lord-Alge on their song "Here it Comes Again” landing them in the film and on the platinum-selling soundtrack.  From there he went on to supply music as a composer, producer and work as a music editor on any array of projects, as his label Mother West began to amass a catalog of indie artists and represent other composers and producers.

Recently Newman has scored an array of award winning documentaries and recently music supervised projects that include: the MGM/Orion Classics film All These Small Moments starring Molly Ringwald, Jemima Kirke, and Brian D'Arcy James; the feature film Monday for Robert Rodriguez's Rebel Without a Crew Project and TV series; and the environmental documentary The Condor and The Eagle


Kenneth McGlothin

Assistant Director/Associate Producer/Cast

Born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. Musician and Film Maker aspiring to become a working Actor. 14 credited projects working as an Assistant director and Producer. My goal is to make as many films as possible for our local Production company "4.5 Films."


Daniel Pattison

EXECUTIVE Producer

Born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico, Daniel's passion for film began several years ago. His first foray was with acting. He studied here at Albuquerque Actors studio before signing with his first agent Lynette O’Connor. Daniel can be seen on Better Call Saul as well as The Night Shift and Longmire. His current agent is Tina at Presley Talent. His passion has always come from making independent films where he started MarieEllis Films with his partner Sabrina Garcia. Secondary to acting he has found a home with writing. His latest feature can be seen on Coverfly and The Blacklist.


Albert Fry Jr.

Executive Producer

Albert was born in Denver, Co on February 5, 1957. He was raised on a farm outside of La Salle, a small town 50 miles north of Denver, graduating from Valley High School, Gilcrest, Co in 1975. His first full time job after high school was feeding cattle at Miller Feed Lots outside of La Salle. in 1984, at age 27 he left the farm/feedlot, moving to Denver to study Music Composition and Theory at Denver University.

In the fall of 1985 he moved on to Phoenix, AZ for work, finally making his way to Albuquerque, NM in May of 1986. He has done many different things since arriving in the 'Land of Enchantment', including practicing and teaching massage therapy, working as a residential teacher with adults with developmental disabilities, and as a woodworker - building rustic furniture out of recycled wood. Along the way, Albert also got the 'acting bug' - taking his first acting class in 1992. He is now an award winning actor, writer, director and independent film producer.


John Kaler

Executive Producer

John Kaler is an American actor & producer known for his appearances in The Walking Dead (Season 8 - 2018) & Stranger Things (Season 2 - 2017). John was born and raised in Texas but has worked all over the USA the past several years in Film & Television.


Christina Gopal

Executive Producer

Originally from Chicago, Christina trained in acting since high school. She went on to earn a diploma degree in nursing, worked in cardiology for several years then received her Bachelor’s in Nursing. After her first son was born (Actor Alex Gopal), she decided to audition for her favorite play Much Ado About Nothing for a local Northern Indiana playhouse. She was cast in two roles, Margaret and Ursula.  Shortly after, her family relocated to Albuquerque, NM where the television and film industry had been steadily growing.

Since 2010, she’s continued to train and work in film while nurturing her two sons’ acting and modeling careers (Including actor Julian Gopal). Beyond acting, Christina has also developed as an award winning writer/producer (Diva’s Perfect Posse Web Series, Blackmail, and Gameboy, to name a few). When not working in film, she enjoys spending time with her family traveling around the world and watching ice hockey, especially when her sons are playing. She also enjoys training in Tae Kwon Do where she currently holds a 1st degree Black Belt. She wishes to thank her loving and supportive husband of 21 years, Dr. Ramesh Gopal, as well as her agent Tina Presley at Presley Talent Agency.


Aaron Mastriani

Executive Producer

Aaron Mastriani has been a cinephile almost his whole life. He studied theatre at Texas Tech University and has acted in many shorts and plays and also a few commercials and features. Aaron has co-written a few shorts and is now making his way into producing. He is very excited to be part of the creative family of Millennium Bugs!


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