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ADAM JONES (aka Docta Jones) is a writer, director, and actor from West Virginia. He began writing at three years old on a typewriter with no ribbon and started directing at age ten when his father got the family a video camera. Jones began acting on stage in his teens and has since acted in over thirty plays, twenty short films, and had major roles in feature films, most notably: “Empty Rooms,” “Cry Havoc,” “The Sunshine Deli and Grocery,” “Goddog,” and “Cross Eyed.” He also performed on TV in the History Channel’s “Hatfields & McCoys” and in AMC’s “The American West.”
Jones attended Bard College, where he scored two BAs in acting and writing and served as the head of the sound department for drama and dance performances for two years. After graduating, Adam worked as technical director and production manager for the Schoolhouse Theatre in New York, overseeing all elements of production for two full Equity seasons. While living in New York City, Jones worked in the art department on over fifteen studio films such as “Unfaithful,” “The Stepford Wives,” “The Interpreter,” “War of the Worlds,” “Doubt,” and “The Departed.” During his off time, Jones worked on independent films in a variety of departments, honing his craft as a director and his voice as a storyteller.
Jones’ feature film directorial debut “Cross Eyed” garnered several awards on the festival circuit including Audience Choice and Grand Jury. He has written several screenplays, teleplays, and stage plays and developed concepts for television series and video games. Jones co-hosts the podcast “Storyosophy” and offers script doctoring services to both writers and production companies as a freelance story consultant. A licensed hypnosis therapist in the QHHT technique, Jones’ love of metaphysics permeates his storytelling. For more information, visit www.DoctaJones.com.
DEVIN HALDEN is an entertainment entrepreneur with focus on the production and distribution of media properties across multiple platforms. In 2005 Halden founded and was Executive Director and Programmer of Solstice Film Festival in Minnesota, a company he successfully made one of the top International film festivals for independent filmmakers.
In 2010 Halden stepped down as film festival Executive to launch and manage Pixovi Movie Network (PMN). PMN partners with content creators to deliver studio-quality content to internet connected devices. PMN’s business segments include consumer products, original series and feature films, digital publishing and interactive media.
Halden also founded StoryOsophy, a media company that develops web and mobile software applications for writers, filmmakers and other content creators. StoryOsophy also produces content and other tools that both entertain and assist all writers and content creators.
Halden has knowledge of both traditional distribution life-cycles and techniques as well as the new distribution plans that utilize new technology and media, and has laid the foundation for his blueprint for a successful independent film release that keeps the control of the IP and accounting in the hands of the producers and maintains transparency throughout the entire life-cycle of the film.
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