STUART CONNELLY   Author, director and screenwriter Stuart Connelly has been a professional storyteller for more than twenty-five years. A graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Connelly has written speeches for Fortune 500 executives, reported for daily newspapers, edited a national magazine, and, at a career low point, once wrote a handful of jokes for the White House.  His debut film, 2013’s The Suspect (starring This Is Us’ Sterling K. Brown), was the first feature ever presented as part of a Brookings Institute panel and has been distributed around the world. It can currently be seen on Netflix. His latest film as writer and director, American Gothic, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.  As an author, His writing has been featured in the Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, the Huffington Post.  With Civil Rights icon Clarence B. Jones, Connelly is the co-author of two bestselling books; Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech That Transformed a Nation and Uprising: Understanding Attica, Revolution, and the Incarceration State.  A native of New York, Connelly currently resides at his studio/farm in rural Pennsylvania.

STUART CONNELLY

Author, director and screenwriter Stuart Connelly has been
a professional storyteller for more than twenty-five years. A graduate of Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Connelly has written speeches for Fortune 500 executives, reported for daily newspapers, edited a national magazine, and, at a career low point, once wrote a handful of jokes for the White House.

His debut film, 2013’s The Suspect (starring This Is Us’ Sterling K. Brown), was the first feature ever presented as part of a Brookings Institute panel and has been distributed around the world. It can currently be seen on Netflix. His latest film as writer and director, American Gothic, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

As an author, His writing has been featured in the Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, the Huffington Post.

With Civil Rights icon Clarence B. Jones, Connelly is the
co-author of two bestselling books; Behind the Dream:
The Making of the Speech That Transformed a Nation and Uprising: Understanding Attica, Revolution, and the Incarceration State.

A native of New York, Connelly currently resides at his studio/farm in rural Pennsylvania.

DAN PUTKOWSKI   author and screenwriter dan putkowski is a graduate of New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts (BFA Film ’90) and NYU’s Stern School of Business (MBA ’96).  he’s the author of five novels and several screenplays, in 2008, Daniel Putkowski's debut novel, An Island Away, became the #1 bestselling book in Aruba.  He’s also written and directed commercials for Chevrolet and Diners Club, as well as produced industrial product infomercials.  daniel continues to write both books and screenplays, dividing his time between Philadelphia and Los Angeles. An avid bicyclist, you might see him on the road or trail.

DAN PUTKOWSKI

author and screenwriter dan putkowski is a graduate of New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts (BFA Film ’90) and NYU’s Stern School of Business (MBA ’96).

he’s the author of five novels and several screenplays, in 2008, Daniel Putkowski's debut novel, An Island Away, became the #1 bestselling book in Aruba.

He’s also written and directed commercials for Chevrolet and Diners Club, as well as produced industrial product infomercials.

daniel continues to write both books and screenplays, dividing his time between Philadelphia and Los Angeles. An avid bicyclist, you might see him on the road or trail.

LEONARD DOZIER   A two-time regional Broadway Best Actor nominee for his work in August Wilson’s “Fences” and “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” Leonard is a veteran actor who has had principal roles in many films, television shows, and stage productions. Examples of work include  Phaesporia,   Turning Point  with Todd Bridges, Ernie Hudson and Cynda Williams,  “Legends of Oz”  with Dan Akyroyd, Kelsey Grammar and Jim Belushi, and as the star and narrator of the first landmark film  Apostle of Freedom about the life of Richard Allen. Leonard also starred as Allen in the Emmy-winning TV episode “Fever:1793.  In addition to his on screen work, Leonard is also an accomplished voice actor. he is one of the voices of NFL Films, the official voice of Boomtown Casino where he won an ADDY award in 2012. dozier has narrated several promos for American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, the Miami Marlins, Coca Cola, Centerlight Healthcare and more. Leonard is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association.

LEONARD DOZIER

A two-time regional Broadway Best Actor nominee for his work in August Wilson’s “Fences” and “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone,” Leonard is a veteran actor who has had principal roles in many films, television shows, and stage productions. Examples of work include Phaesporia, Turning Point with Todd Bridges, Ernie Hudson and Cynda Williams, “Legends of Oz” with Dan Akyroyd, Kelsey Grammar and Jim Belushi, and as the star and narrator of the first landmark film Apostle of Freedomabout the life of Richard Allen. Leonard also starred as Allen in the Emmy-winning TV episode “Fever:1793.

In addition to his on screen work, Leonard is also an accomplished voice actor. he is one of the voices of NFL Films, the official voice of Boomtown Casino where he won an ADDY award in 2012. dozier has narrated several promos for American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, the Miami Marlins, Coca Cola, Centerlight Healthcare and more. Leonard is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association.

 
DINA ENGEL   an independent film producer and actress, dina has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Pennsylvania State University and has worked professionally in film, theatre and television.  she’s produced several feature films as well as a short, but her main focus is acting.  Prior to her career in entertainment, Dina was the Chief Operating Officer of an international billing and software company for twenty years. She decided to bring her business experience and passion to a new industry and has never looked back.  Dina has appeared in principal roles in several television shows, feature films, and commercials,  a native of philadelphia, dina currently splits her time between nyc and ventnor, nj.

DINA ENGEL

an independent film producer and actress, dina has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Pennsylvania State University and has worked professionally in film, theatre and television.

she’s produced several feature films as well as a short, but her main focus is acting.

Prior to her career in entertainment, Dina was the Chief Operating Officer of an international billing and software company for twenty years. She decided to bring her business experience and passion to a new industry and has never looked back.

Dina has appeared in principal roles in several television shows, feature films, and commercials,

a native of philadelphia, dina currently splits her time between nyc and ventnor, nj.

 
Sherry mccracken   a photographer and filmmaker with over 25 years of professional experience, sherry studied at Antonelli’s Institute of Photography, has a successful wedding and portrait photography business and has more recently worked as a stills photographer and cinematographer on several independent feature films.  In addition to her photography career she worked in corporate Information technology for 15 years where she led product launches, web-based projects, and digital marketing efforts.  Sherry was featured in both Filmmaker and MovieMaker magazines, and was a featured speaker at the New York Women in Film & Television Event.  Sherry grew up in Delaware and currently resides in ventnor, nJ.

Sherry mccracken

a photographer and filmmaker with over 25 years of professional experience, sherry studied at Antonelli’s Institute of Photography, has a successful wedding and portrait photography business and has more recently worked as a stills photographer and cinematographer on several independent feature films.

In addition to her photography career she worked in corporate Information technology for 15 years where she led product launches, web-based projects, and digital marketing efforts.

Sherry was featured in both Filmmaker and MovieMaker magazines, and was a featured speaker at the New York Women in Film & Television Event.

Sherry grew up in Delaware and currently resides in ventnor, nJ.