9/11's visionaries and filmmakers include:
- Martin Guigui
- Dahlia Waingort
- Rodric David
- Mark Burg
- Steven Golebiowski
- Eric Potter
- David Cuddy
- Massimo Zeri
- Warren Ostergard
MARTIN GUIGUI (Director/Screenwriter)
MARTIN GUIGUI is an award winning filmmaker and Grammy nominated music Producer. Guigui has directed 8 Films, written 16 screenplays, Executive Produced over a dozen movies, composed music for over 20 films and TV shows, and produced over 30 albums while touring extensively. Guigui has worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars including Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Quaid, Charlie Sheen, and James Franco.
Born in Buenos Aires Argentina, son of famed symphony orchestra conductor maestro, Efrain Guigui, Martin had an eclectic upbringing in New York, Puerto Rico, and Vermont. As an accomplished pianist, music director, and record producer, Guigui has worked with icons such as Billy Gibbons, Daryl Hall, Sheila E, Steve Earle, James Cotton, Phish, Jose Feliciano, Smokey Robinson, David Byrne, and many others.
Guigui, a Grammy voting member, is also a skilled composer in independent films and children’s TV programming. Guigui has received numerous songwriting Billboard Awards, ASCAP Performance Awards, Caesar Award, Golden Spirit Award, Estabrook Award, and numerous “Best Director” awards in the Festival circuit.
Martin is co-founder and President of Sunset Pictures and is head of A&R at Pacific Records.
DAHLIA WAINGORT (Producer)
DAHLIA WAINGORT founded Sunset Pictures along with Martin Guigui in 2006. She is the Chief Operating Officer, Head of Development and Physical Production.
Dahlia has produced 7 feature films and has been on the production team of over a dozen other film and documentary projects. Her extensive experience working with the Film Unions, Teamsters, Guilds, and Talent Agencies have earned her great respect in the Industry.
Born in Miami, Dahlia graduated from New World School of the Arts and attended England’s Oxford School of Drama. Through her distinguished associations with Richard Attenborough and Arthur Miller, as an actress Dahlia has caressed stages with memorable performances from London’s National Theatre production of Twelfth Night to the John Anson Ford Theatre’s production of Much Ado About Nothing in Los Angeles. Best known for her starring role alongside Ann-Margaret and Sonia Braga as a series regular on the CBS drama series Four Corners and as a recurring guest star in Felicity, Dahlia went on to work with Burt Reynolds in Hard Time, Dennis Quaid in Beneath the Darkness, Amy Adams and Jason Segel in The Muppets and had a recurring role on HBO’s True Blood. Dahlia goes back to the stage anytime she can – most recently she performed at the Santa Monica Playhouse in “Plays in the Park” along with Esai Morales, Mark Rydell, Ed Asner, and George Segal.
Dahlia’s first venture into Producing was the passion project Changing Hearts (starring Faye Dunaway, Tom Skerritt, and Lauren Holly) in which she secured financing, Co-Produced, and also had a supporting role. She starred in and Co-Produced the feature Swing as well as Executive Produced National Lampoon’s Cattle Call for Lions Gate Pictures. Dahlia Produced and Co-Starred in the cult film Benny Bliss & The Disciples of Greatness and the feature film Born to Ride. Dahlia Produced the feature film The Bronx Bull starring Joe Mantegna, Paul Sorvino, William Forsythe, Tom Sizemore, Natasha Henstridge, and Penelope Ann Miller released by EOne and Sony Pictures January 2017.
Dahlia was a consultant on the award winning documentary film Blackfish and produced the documentaries, Newman about scientist Joseph Newman’s perpetual energy machine and Hero with a Thousand Faces about the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone both released in November 2016.
She has been member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1996 and a founding member along with Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga and Esai Morales of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.
RODRIC DAVID (Executive Producer)
RODRIC DAVID is the CEO and founder of Thunder Studios, a fully integrated emerging media company operating in Los Angeles, California. Thunder Studios, founded in 2013, is a 150,000-square foot production facility on six acres based in Long Beach with 15 stages, production equipment, cameras, sets, post production, and recording facilities.
Having grown up in Sydney Australia, Rodric was inspired by American culture via its export through film, television, and music. This fascination led Rodric to attend the University of Southern California which he graduated from in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater. Rodric met his US born wife Liz whilst attending USC and soon after graduation they moved to Sydney where their two children were born. After a successful and entrepreneurial career spanning several continents, Rodric and his family reestablished their home base in Los Angeles in 2012.
Rodric is the Executive Producer of the films A Fighting Season, Sweetwater, and 9/11, as well as the award winning short film Come Swim which was the directorial debut of Kristen Stewart. Rodric is actively involved in influencer digital video and is the Executive Producer of a range of digital shorts. Rodric is a sought after guest speaker on the trends in digital and traditional media and has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the USA and is a guest lecturer for the UCLA Extension program ‘Marketing Entertainment: Strategies for the Global Marketplace.’
MARK BURG (Executive Producer)
Veteran film producer Mark Burg is the Vice Chairman of Management and Production Company Primary Wave Entertainment. Burg has compiled an impressive track record of hits; including the powerhouse horror franchise Saw, the Emmy Award-nominated CBS series Two and a Half Men, and top-rated cable sitcom Anger Management. From being President of Island Pictures, Owner of Evolution Entertainment, and now Vice Chairman of Primary Wave Entertainment, Burg has amassed a reputation as a top film and TV producer. Other notable projects include John Q, starring Academy Award® winners Denzel Washington and Robert Duvall, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D which opened #1 at the box office, the faith based award winning Grace Unplugged, as well Cannes and Sundance dramatic competitor Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Burg currently is Executive Producing two upcoming television series, Loudermilk and Hit the Road for the AT&T Audience Network which will premiere in 2017 and the thriller feature film Motivated Seller starring Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy and Meagan Good.
STEVEN GOLEBIOWSKI (Writer and Co-Producer)
It was while earning a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree at Indiana University and, simultaneously, working as an intern at The Jerry Springer Show, that Steven got his first real taste of show business. Moving to Los Angeles, Steven so impressed actor Rob Schneider with his many talents that Rob hired him as his personal assistant during the production of his hit comedy film, The Animal. From there, Steven worked on over a dozen blockbuster films including, Anger Management, Charlie Wilson’s War, Faster, G.I. Joe, Grown Ups 2, and Rocky Balboa.As the years passed, Steven acquired a passion for screenwriting and development. He shifted his focus towards writing scripts and creating television projects. Steven’s first attempt led to him co‐creating the Syfy Original TV series Haunted Collector. The premiere episode was the most watched reality debut in Syfy channel history.
From there, Steven began working with actor Charlie Sheen on the hit FX show Anger Management where Steven earned the title of Associate Producer on over 50 episodes helping Anger Management reach it’s syndication goal of 100 episodes.
Upon the completion of principle photography for 9/11, Steven managed, produced, and recreated Evel Knievel’s famous failed Snake River Canyon jump by successfully launching a manned steam‐powered rocket 400mph over the 1600 foot gorge. The jump was featured on Good Morning America, Today Show, Fox News, and CNN and reached an estimated 8.5 billion in online readership with an estimated 10 million coverage views.
In early 2017, Steven partnered with Affleck Middleton Project, the team behind the Oscar® winning film Manchester By the Sea to tell the true story of an African refugee’s harrowing journey to America.
Steven is currently writing and been given the tremendous responsibility to tell the true story of the 1999 Columbine High School football team, which won the Colorado State Championship in football just seven months following the tragic shooting.
When Steven isn’t writing, producing, or launching rockets, he enjoys quiet time at home with his wife of 10 years and two small children.
ERIC POTTER (Film Editor)
After spending many years making documentaries for the U.S. government in Atlanta, Eric moved to Los Angeles and earned his MFA in film editing from the American Film Institute. While working as an assistant on Leonardo DiCaprio’s acclaimed documentary The 11th Hour, Eric got his big break as an editor for Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train (Lionsgate) followed by Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Screen Gems).
Since then Eric has edited a string of independently produced feature films such as The Bronx Bull, The Big Ask, and The Vatican Tapes as well as several popular shows like Through the Wormhole for the Discovery Science.
DAVID CUDDY (Executive Producer)
Born in Anchorage, Alaska, David attended West Anchorage High School and Duke University earning BA Economics and ultimately receiving a LaSalle Law Degree in correspondence. He spent 25 years as a commercial banker, including two years as bank president elected to the State Legislature. David also served one term as CFO Boston dot.com, worked as a senior consultant for an LA film company, managed an Austin Texas construction and RE development company, and chaired non-profits and charities including United Way, Red Cross, Junior Achievement, and Alaska Bankers Association among others. Beyond producing numerous feature films, David hunts, fishes, river-rafts, scuba dives, is a private pilot, and hikes. He spends much of his days living in the Alaskan outdoors.
MASSIMO ZERI (Director of Photography)
MASSIMO ZERI, born in Rome, Italy, started shooting short films at the age of 12 with his father's 8mm camera. He was enrolled at the “Roberto Rossellini” Film School of Rome, where he graduated with a degree in camera techniques and cinematography. He began working as a cameraman for several television networks in Rome. But only after attending UCLA was he able to break into the motion pictures industry. He began working as camera assistant and operator for such renowned cinematographers and directors as Nestor Almendros, Jack Cardiff, Donald McAlpine, Vittorio Storaro, Luciano Tovoli, Vilmos Zsigmond, Bruce Beresford, Federico Fellini, Alberto Sordi, Paul Mazursky, and Francis Ford Coppola.Massimo's credits includes Tempest starring John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, and Raul Julia; Table for Five starring Jon Voight, Richard Crenna, and Molly Perkins; King David starring Richard Gere, and New York Stories starring Giancarlo Giannini.
Massimo has worked as Cinematographer in several films, commercials, and music videos. His body of work includes multi-awarded African Gothic directed by Gabriel Bologna, starring Damon Shalit, Chella Ferrow, and Jonny Coyne.
In 1996, Massimo met director/writer Martin Guigui. A great working relationship was born, bringing to the screen My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception starring Dom DeLuise and Deborah Gibson; Changing Hearts starring Faye Dunaway and Lauren Holly; Swing starring Jacqueline Bisset, Jonathan Winters, Nell Carter, and Tom Skerritt; National Lampoon’s Cattle Call starring Thomas Ian Nicholas, Paul Mazursky, and Jonathan Winters; Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness starring Courtney Gains; Beneath The Darkness starring Dennis Quaid; and The Bronx Bull starring William Forsythe, Joe Mantegna, and Paul Sorvino.
Massimo resides in Los Angeles since 1991. He has dual citizenship (Italian and US). He is an active member of ICG (the International Camera Guild). His peers have welcomed him into the AIC, the Italian Association of Cinematographers, and IMAGO, the European Federation of Cinematographers.
WARREN OSTERGARD (Producer)
WARREN OSTERGARD has over two dozen feature films to his Producer credits. He is an established D.G.A. Unit Production Manager and well versed in film finance and creative finance structures. These invaluable qualities have propelled him to being one of the more prolific independent producers in the business.
Recent upcoming credits include the Emilia Clarke starrer Voice From The Stone from Momentum Pictures/Entertainment One, The Lionsgate water thriller Extortion, the real life bio-drama The Journey is the Destination, and the upcoming elevated thriller Faceless from director Marcel Sarmiento.
Warren produced the noir action thriller The Bag Man starring John Cusack and Robert de Niro to be theatrically released by Universal Pictures and the crime caper Criminal Activities starring John Travolta, Dan Stevens. Some of his other producing credits include Arbor Demon, The Charnel House, The World Made Straight, The Sublime and the Beautiful, Fear Clinic, Breaking at the Edge, Seven Below, Mine Games, Savannah, I Hate You, At the Sinatra Club, Stiletto, A Modern Twain Story, and Bottled Up.
Prior to the formation of Producer Capital Fund, Black Bear Studios, and the production company Vitamin A Films, Ostergard was a producer and one of the founders of the Hollywood based Blue Cow Creative, the production shingle of PlastiCity Digital Post.
Ostergard received his B.S. from The Ohio State University and is an active member of the Director’s Guild of America (UPM) and the Screen Actor’s Guild. His company, Vitamin A Films, holds a national signatory deal with I.A.T.S.E. Ostergard has a fantastic wife, Kate, a son, Trip, and two family dogs, Bella and Benji Bear.
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