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The Production Team
Screenwriter, Producer, Chief Consultant, William Allen
"PAST DUE!" is the vision and brainchild of Mr. Perry, a four time book author who is resolute and thoroughly absorbed in his efforts to turn his screenplay, "PAST DUE!" into a major motion picture that entertains and has a resoundingly positive impact on the lives of film goers everywhere.
His extensive background in all facets of the credit industry uniquely qualify Benn as the film's Chief Consultant. "If "PAST DUE!" is controversial in any way, it will be considered such by those working in an industry that could use a complete overhaul of its tenets; so I won't shed a single tear for them once this film plays on Main Street, USA!" Perry assures.
"This motion picture will be a game changer and finally has the courage to delve deeply into a subject matter that is and has been plaguing the citizens of countries throughout the world for decades. It's time to level the playing field.
It's time to fight back against a system that for too long has cared less about the consumer's rights when it comes to attempting to collect a debt. "PAST DUE!" will ultimately be remembered for its instant lifeline that is tossed to viewers while they are seated in their neighborhood theater and can be immediately implemented from the moment THE END appears on their screen!"
Chicago-born Robert Conrad made his biggest mark on the entertainment industry as an actor, but the role he found most fulfilling during his long, successful career was that of a director. Over several decades he helmed various film and television projects that scored highly with critics and audiences.
In 1967, while on hiatus from his hit television series The Wild Wild West (1965-69), Conrad went to Mexico to direct the bilingual western The Bandits (Los Bandidos), which he also co-starred in as one of a trio of American bandits running from the French Army during the Franco-Mexican war.
In the 1970s Conrad directed several episodes of the WWII series Baa Baa Black Sheep (later Black Sheep Squadron, 1977-78). During this period he also directed episodes of his shows The Duke and A Man Called Sloane (both 1979).
In 1987 Robert Conrad directed and produced the pilot episode of the series High Mountain Rangers, based upon the Bear Valley Search and Rescue organization Conrad volunteered with while living in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Two years later he would direct and produce the pilot episode of a Rangers spin-off, Jesse Hawkes. Around this same time he also directed and produced the telefilm Glory Days (1988), about a father whose attempts to relive his youth by going back to college and playing football cause tension between he and his wife and son.
Of all the roles Robert Conrad has taken on in the industry, directing has been for him the most enjoyable. It is his one of his passions and something he wishes to do more of in the future.
We are thrilled to have attracted the interest of the irrespressible star of such hit TV series as The Wild Wild West, Ba Ba Black Sheep, and Hawaiian Eye; and Director of countless Hallmark made for television features, Mr. Robert Conrad, to the team as our Director. A man who, around the world, really needs no introduction, we suggest after you read about him at the IMDb link we're sending you to - you pull Bob up on YouTube for a stroll down memory lane and to take in a few segments of his current and very popular (12 Million regular listerners weekly) CRN international radio show "PM Radio with Robert Conrad" - as well as countless hours of video in which he is featured.
Those who have worked with Mr. Conrad line up to sing his praises. As a no-nonsense Director, he has the reputation of being able to keep detailed focus from sunup to sunset on the scenes at hand. Bob is forever mindful of what needs to be accomplished, and that equates to bringing his pictures in on time and on budget. Check out his recent honoraria at our In The Spotlight page of this website.
A.D., Producer, Music Supervisor, Wyatt
Mr. Harlow brings an invigorating style to his film making that has been called "refreshingly powerful" and calls on his background as a successful songwriter, composer and musician when orchestrating a feature length film from the behind-the-camera perspective. Joey will be Assisting Mr. Conrad in directing as well as working alongside Jackie Kallen from a production standpoint. His joining forces with Virginia Bair of FireFly Films is a testament to his fervor toward "making "PAST DUE!" the most meaningful, statement film ever!" As the film's firt Producer and as the "best business I could dream of having" according to Screenwriter and Producer, Benn Perry, Joey is relentless, tireless, determined, headstrong, focused, uncanny in making the right connections, capable and resolute in turning "PAST DUE!" into "the very best piece of cinema it can possibly be!" Says Mr. Harlow: "This journey to the mountaintop isn't gonna be easy, and we'll slip and slide and maybe even trip once in a while along the way, but we will NEVER fall, because our goal is one that has a universal appeal...we won't stop until we've made a real difference!" And THAT is precisely what you want to hear from one of your Top Guns on a project!
LesAnn, as we affectionately call this amazing woman, is the shining beacon of light that continually illuminates this project's way. If we ever need something, whether it is a technical bit of information or a human kindness that only she seems to be able to deliver time and time again, Ms. Burns is our "go to girl!" Her people skills are unmatched, and when you combine those attributes with her extensive background as a corporate executive who has steered major organizations through the choppiest of waters; you have an individual who is as capable and centered as anyone who will stride on or around the "PAST DUE!" set. LesAnn's impeccible organizational prowess serves to ease the daily pressures involved in the film making process, and that, along with a beating heart of pure gold, is what makes this blessing of a lady one of this film's most beloved commodities. She is a producers who shines brightly every single day of this arduous film making process!
Some people are THINKERS. Some people are PLANNERS. Some people are DOERS. Rare is the individual who embodies ALL THREE!
That's precisely what we have in our Producer, Rebecca O'Konski.
She is tenacious, forthright, persistent, highly motivated, compassionate, aggressive, determined, and flat out freaking AMAZING!
Her passion is limitless for "PAST DUE!" and her prowess is unequalled. She puts the ROCK in Rock n' Roll and making things happen!
A mover and shaker in her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, Rebecca is on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry; continually interacting with the Who's Who of film making and presenting groundbreaking ideas that leave people questioning themselves with "Why didn't I think of that?"
We are all so glad to have you as a major cog that unrelentingly turns the wheels round and round on this exciting project, Ms. O'K!
DAWNA LEE HEISING
Besides being a talented actress, performing in our film as Michelle Willoughby, Dawna Lee is also a social media award winning Model of the Year. As a graduate of Pepperdine Univesity, her academia background is equally if not more impressive than her on camera persona. She is currently the Vice President of Publicity at Mustard Seed Media Group and the former Executive Producer and still In-Studio host of the wildly popular cable TV variety series, Eye on Entertainment, she has interviewed a Who's Who list of industry executives as well as performers. When it comes to Ms. Heising, whose two daughters have followed her lead and become very successful in their chosen fields, it's all about education and furthering herself academically in order to make a greater impact on whichever arena in which she might become involved. One of her finest assets is her uncanny manner of making someone feel at home in conversation, whether on camera or off. It is that powerful tool that she brings to the "PAST DUE!" Production Team to assist us as we endeavor to have our feature financed in order to hit the Principal Photography stage running. We are quite fortunate to have Dawna Lee Heising on board, helping us navigate those often choppy "Hollywood" type waters with greater ease!
The best way to describe Monica is: GO-GETTER SUPREME.
Her strenghts, the very aspects of her personality that had us clamoring to have her join the "PAST DUE!" Family, is her spirit of teamwork and her joyful approach to spreading her positive energy over any projects in which she becomes involved; regardless in which industry she may be applying her extraordinary people skills. Ms. Batts is what you would call a NETWORKING WHIZ, as comfortable at the boardroom table discussing contracts as she is out on the playground making new acquaintances. Besides producing, Monica is a talented actress who is turning heads all the way from her home state of Michigan to the studio executives in Hollywood. When the dust settles, you can be sure that this DYNAMO will appear smiling and eager to take on the next challenge. That's why we are so excited to have her on our team!
Ronald Vidor, S.O.C.
Director of Photography
Mr. Vidor is known the world over for his work on such cinematic classics as Jaws, Lethal Weapon, The Big Chill, Five Easy Pieces, Romancing the Stone, Stand By Me and hundreds more. He has toiled alongside such heavyweight directors as Steven Spielberg, Aaron Spelling, Tony Scott, Richard Fleischer and Lawrence Kasdan, to name just a few.Through his lenses, the world has witnessed some of the greatest acting performances of all time by legendary actors with everlasting star power.
How's this for a short list?
Sir Laurence Olivier, Timothy Hutton, Richard Dreyfuss, Jackie Gleason, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Meryl Streep, Charlton Heston, Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Albert Finney, Glenn Close, Neil Diamond, Brian Keith and, as the old saying goes, a "cast of thousands!"
Mr. Vidor has joined the "PAST DUE!" team as its Director of Photograhy, lending experience, creativity and a résumé that is unparallelled in the film industry. Whether on land, sea, or high up in the air, if it involves manipulating and maneuvering a camera Ron has been there and done that; and more so than most Hollywood cinematographers. We are elated to have Mr. Vidor play such an integral role on our illustrious team.
WILLIAM DAVIS MOORE
Billiak is one of those young, seasoned veterans, and the best compliment one could ever pay someone in the film editing arena is that they are on the "cutting edge" of technology. Our Mr. Moore is certainly one such individual. His backround is has many facets, all of which point toward a brilliant career in film making; from photography to vido production to award-winning music videos, to television commercial concept to completion projects to his specialty of editing which he developed over ten years at Custom Play in Delray Beach, Florida. Hailing originally from the Pittsburgh area, Billiak is a world-traveler, picking up new techniques from European visionaries in Germany, France and the United Kingdom. We are happy he has agreed to work with us at the console controls of "PAST DUE!" and are abundatnly confident of his prowess and ability to make magic of all of the film being shot to make "PAST DUE!"
Gary, though unrelated to the famed actor of yesteryear, is in his own right prolific. He is an Emmy Award winning director, writer and producer whose impressive credits includes Associate Director of the very popular TV staple "The Phil Donahue Show," and from 1980 through 2004, Mr. Cooper was Staff Director at WXYZ TV in Detroit.
He will be "coming home" so to speak, as our Line Producer, which will allow him some quality time getting reacquainted with a few old friends. It's great to have this consummate professional on board. Welcome, Gary!
HUGH H. HATTEN
First Asstant to the Director of Photography
Hugh is a remarkably gifted photographer who is keen on keeping up with all the newest and greatest technological advancements in the photographic realm. That kind of ring savy, if you will, would, for most people, leave them feeling a sense of self-importance or entitlement.
Such is not the case with Mr. Hatten, who has gracefully consented to work alongside our renown Director of Photography, Ronald Vidor. His intent is to learn from the Master and we have little doubt that will be exactly what becomes of this cinematic experience for him and the rest of us involved in this production!
Billy is a Michigan film industry icon who was right there at the start of things when his home state kicked movie production into high gear. If there's a major motion picture being filmed anywhere near The Mitten, you can bank on Mr. Whitehouse being close at hand.
His talents include production management as well as casting, which is why we've brought him to the project to tackle both of those important tasks. Working with you is a pleasure, Billy. Full speed ahead, mate!
Brad is another homegrown Michigan man who is responsible in large part for putting the State on the film making map over the last thirty years. His long list of storyboarding credits include the locally produced features Stone, Cedar Rapids and Judicial Consent.
Besides Brad's work in motion pictures, the roster of clients for whom he's rendered and tendered drawings reads like a veritable Who's Who. Some of the more recognizable names are: Ford Motor Company, Hertz, Cleveland Clinic, Duracell, Mazda, ESPN, Goodyear, J. Walter Thompson, Mr. Coffee, Bosch, Blockbuster, Steak & Ale and White Castle.
The storyboard artist's job is to provide scene drawings for the entire feature film. These drawings are gone over with the Director and Production Staff and serve as the movie's blueprint. They assist the Director of Photography in establishing the film's shot list, and, for all intents and purposes put an actual face on the project. Brad is one of the best around, and we are proud and honored to be working with on "PAST DUE!"
Andrea Perrine Brower
Andrea is a top level graphic artist who worked for several years with H.C.I. Communications, the publishing company that brought the Chicken Soup for the Soul series to the world, creating dozens of its most memorable book covers.
Her forte is in book cover design, however, her talents crossover into dozens of different creative arts mediums, including as you'll see at this site's Home Page, film posters.
That "PAST DUE!" work of art is all Andrea! Ms. Brower is the CEO of APB Illustration & Graphic Communication headquartered in Parkland, Florida. Our experience with Ms. Brower's talent is extensive; in fact, she designed and created the cover to our Screenwriter, Benn Perry's Escape From the Plastic Prison, which is shown at this site's The Screenwriter page. Andrea is a stunning artist and even more remarkably stunning person!
Speaking of the overall LOOK of the film, the Costume Designer is responsible for authenticating each and every image by matching clothing to scene sequences, mood and termperature changes, as well as keeping continuity precise.
Ms. Hong is at the top of her field, having worked on lower budgeted indie films as well $80 Million budget films such as Real Steel with Hugh Jackman in which she was an Additional Set Costumer.
Her Costume Design and Supervisory credits include such recent motion pictures as The Bully Chronicles, Happy Ending, Golden Shoes, which coincidentally stars Eric Roberts who is playing the role of Danny Westbrook in our "PAST DUE!", Love and Honor, The Wannabes, The Domino Effect and countless other familiar features. Under Aline's guidance we'll have a costume design team that is second to none!
ANTONIO DI IORIO
Senorè DI IORIO is one of Europe's rising musical stars. Hailing from Campobasso, Italy, he has received countless award nominations for his conducting and composing prowess both in television and film and achieved admission to the prestigious Master of Music in Film Competition at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program (A Seattle Film Institute affiliate)in September of 2011 and on July 6th, 2012 received his Masters Degree from that admired institution with top honors.
For an in-depth look at Antonio's body of work, simply click on his photo above. There you will be able to read about his extensive background and enjoy several videos of his recording sessions as well.
We are exhilarated to have this tremendously talented man join our amazing Production Team and look forward with great excitement to working with him in all phases of production!
P/A to 1st Assistant Director
Virgina is the force behind FireFly Films which has joined forces with Laguna Films in order to produce "PAST DUE!" Virinia is multi-talented, whether in front of or behind the camera and is a genuine asset to this feature film project.
Her adapatability and manner of working with key personnel is such a breath of fresh air in what can tend to be a rather contentious industry and that breath of fresh air permeates among the entire cast and crew.
Thanks for being the YOU that you are, Virginia, and thanks for seizing the opportunity to be an integral part of this production!
Personal Assistant to Producers
Jackie is gracing our shores all the way from Truro, Cornwall in South West England. She is a dynamic, motivated and hard working assistant with a track record of stellar management services provided to Screenwriter, Benn Perry.
Their relationship was forged in the mid 1990's during Benn's trailblazing effort to introduce the United Kingdom to credit counselling. They've remained in close contact and once he said the word, Jackie, in her most cheerful manner, simply stated "I'm in!"
She will be a tireless force of positive energy both on set and in whatever capacity her assistance will be needed. Reliable, capable, intrepid and powerfully personable are all adjectives that fairly describe Ms. Gregory, and we are elated she's agreed to join our Production Team and is now a member of our amazing "PAST DUE!" family.
Towie is a multifaceted "team player" and is a highly regarded Script Supervisor in Hollywood parlances and an accomplished actress and behind the scenes production teammate as well.
Ms. Bixby has over two dozen credits to her name on a wide range of feature films and brings experience, enthusiasm and big time skills to "PAST DUE!"
She is also on the cutting edge of technology with the cinematic products she touts as a corporate spokesperson. As we said, Towie is certainly as multifaceted as it gets!
C. J. Livermore
Media Relations Director, U.K.
Mr. Livermore adds a distinguished dash of international flavour to our Production Team, hailing from the United Kingdom. Besides being our go-to-man in Europe when it comes to relating "PAST DUE!" to medium of radio, C.J. exhibits talents across a varied number of arenas.
As a singer and songwriter with a rare and unique voice, he got all the way through to the finals of Rock Idol at C.R.C. in Redditch in 2007, and in 2010 was a member of the iconic hip hop group ironically called ICONIC. From there, his career in dance music production and composing was spawned, which to this day is receiving extensive airplay throughout England, France and Germany.
In the awesome spirit of FAMILY that this film has become, C.J., unprompted and unpaid, arranged for word of our film to be heralded over the popular Ridge Radio, based in London, Croydon through the accompanying efforts of his long time associate, DJ Clive Edwards.
So taken by his desire to make things positive happen for us all, Mr. Livermore was asked to serve as our Media Relations Director in the U.K. We are thrilled that he accepted the post and look forward to his brilliant ability to create the "PAST DUE!" on his side of The Pond!
PAULETTE (PAULIE) GEORGES
Ms.Georges is a prime selection for Production Designer on this feature film. Her extensive background has seen her designing all over the country, but we are most proud of the fact that she is a native Detroiter where "PAST DUE!" is being filmed in its entirety.
Her credits are quite impressive and her personality on the scene and off spark smiles among everyone with who she works. Paulie is energetic, creative, relentless, and more than anything else, a perfectionist in her work.
We are so proud to soon be included in her list of accomplishments and look very much forward to working with her during the important phases of production on this project.
DAWNA LEE HEISING
Dawna Lee's marketing wizardry on international display while the Project Planner at Epson America, Inc., and extraordinary business savvy as the current Vice President of SpotSync, a Point-of-Sale software organization in Irvine, CA where she writes business plans, creates and manages social media sites and seeks out investors; along with her highly successful Eye on Entertainment TV series which has her as Producer and Host interviewing anyone and everyone in the entertainment industry in her Hollywood neighboring hometown of Huntington Beach - makes Ms. Heising a most logical invitee to join our illustrious team of Prdocers here at "PAST DUE!" We are delighted she's accepted our intation and are excited about the work she continues to do to make contacts and connections that will help us reach that all-important stage of having been funded and launch us into Principal Photography!
Media Relations Director, China
Ms. Hai has many talents and awards attached to her name, particularly in her native China; where she is a most popular TV Host and Producer.
Besides that, Ocean is the reigning Miss China USA - 2015, is a remarkable promoter, and to top it all off is a most accomplished, classically trained pianist.
Her alma mater is none other than USC, and with her popularity and positive industry influence in China, she plans on bringing a keen awareness of our film to the millions of followers and adoring fans who keep a watchful eye on her budding career in many arenas!
Wardrobe Department PA
DAVID BANDA, D.D.S.
On-Call Emergency Dentist
PATRICK K. WARD
AKA D L JONES
Photography and Post Production
Costume P.A. & Seamstress
VALERIE DI MILIA
Costume P.A. & Seamstress
Translator, Subtitles, Post Production Crew
Translator, Subtitles Team
Production Sound Mixer/Engineer
FRANCESCO GRIPPI, JR.
Assistant to Sound Engineer
Location Massage Therapist
Sound Technician & Foley Artist
Wardrobe Department PA
Assistant to Production Manager
Camera Operator, Post Production Engineering Team
Special FX Coordinator & Prosthetics Maker
Makeup & Styling Director
Makeup & Special FX Team
Makeup & Styling Team
Makeup & Styling Team
Makeup & Styling Team
Chief of Security
Director Still Photography
Still Photography Team
Still Photography Team
TODD STEPHAN PERKINS
Still Photography Team & Special Assignments
Still Photography Team
P.A. TO 2nd Assistant Director
Original Jazz Tracks
Composer & Performer
JUSTINA LEE BLACK
Recording Artist and Performer
Online Media Relations Director
Set Medic & Safety Coordinator
Lead Production Assistant