Tuesday, February 03, 2015

J. Brian: Producer, Writer, Director


Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes hosting Producer, Writer, and Director J. Brian at 1 pm eastern on February 5, 2015 as we talk about his up coming project Mettle of Honor as well as the his diverse experience both in front of and behind the cameras.

J. Brian has spent 30 years of his life in and out of almost all aspects of entertainment. From standup comedy, acting, modeling and makeup design to writing, directing and producing, he has managed to learn as much as he can in the field of entertainment to become a very versatile one-man production team. He also writes horror and pulp-style adventure fiction as well as designs card and board games, with his first card game making its mass market debut in 2013.

His first film effort, a 26 minute, $200 ghost story called “The Shed”, went on to win Best Horror Short at the 2004 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and he has racked up several awards since then. He has worked on television programs for live broadcast and networks such as VH1 and FOX, produced numerous promotional and music videos for entertainers and rap artists, and has written, directed and/or produced many short and feature length movies.

Regarding his movies, he has worked as writer, casting director, location scout and manager, makeup designer and artist, scene and lighting designer, stunt and fight choreographer, director of photography, visual effects artist, editor, camera operator, director, producer and executive producer.

Mettle of Honor synopsis:
When a gang of kidnappers takes their young hostage to an abandoned building to await a $100 million ransom, a homeless Vietnam vet who lives in the building becomes her only hope for salvation.

Led by Nick, a recently paroled bank robber, a gang of 14 ruthless killers kidnaps Molly, the 16 year old daughter of a bank president and gives him 24 hours to rob his own bank for the $100 million ransom... or she dies.

Taking her to an abandoned 6-story building in an isolated and derelict area of the city, Nick orders his men to kill the homeless squatters who inhabit the old building to eliminate any witnesses.
Nick's plan soon hits a snag, however, when Gunny, a homeless Vietnam vet who lives in the building, starts fighting back.

As darkness falls, the 63 year old Marine calls upon combat and survival skills he hasn't used in 40 years as he wages a one-man war on a new, and much younger, enemy to protect the frightened young hostage.

Outnumbered, outgunned and definitely “out-youthed”, Gunny proves he still has the mettle worthy of a hero.

Jim (TJ Woodbury) takes a temporary job as a security guard for a large hotel when the last guard was "let go" for having too many bad habits. After chatting with the night desk clerk, Chris (John Santi), he learns that there is more to the sudden dismissal of the last guard than the hotel manager (Bobbi Lane) tells him which involved the accidental drowning of a young boy in the hotel's swimming pool and the guard's heartless attempt to cover it up. But when he takes a quick blow to the head by a hotel guest opening a door, Jim believes he's beginning to see things... like a dead boy floating in the pool. Soon, while making his late night rounds, Jim comes face to face with the angry ghost of the boy.

Brian's websites:

THE SHED is a 26 minute, black and white ghost story about a young couple who buy a house but is unaware that the shed in the backyard was the scene of a brutal murder a decade before and, as a result, is haunted. The husband, David ( Daniel Sappington) begins to hear a child crying in the backyard late at night but his wife, Amy (Liarra Michelle), is convinced that he's under a lot of stress over work and buying the house and is just hearing a neighborhood cat. Things come to a head when David ventures outside late one night after hearing the crying and comes face to face with the ghost of a little boy (Dylan Ochoa). After visit from the police (Jason Smith) and a mysterious old lady (Michal Faith McCune) who lives across the street, that night David learns the sad, yet gruesome, secret that the shed has been hiding for over 10 years..

Tune into http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze on February 5, 2015 at 1 pm eastern to listen as J. Brian share his insiders view of the entertainment industry. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.

The interview will be available after the show in the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theresachaze/2015/02/05/until-you-walk-the-path-you-wont-know-where-it-goes

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