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CREATIVE ENGINE

STUART ACHER

Stuart’s Boston University thesis short film Bobby Loves Mangos was discovered by film critic Roger Ebert at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to win 37 film festivals across the globe.  As a result, Stuart signed a development deal with Dreamworks.  While in development on numerous feature films, he began directing music videos (Snoop Dog/JayZ, Powder, Carly Simon) and commercials (Philips, Nike, Revlon) and has won multiple awards for his work.

 

His narrative feature film debut, #STUCK of which he also wrote and produced, sold at the Cannes film festival and won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Performances at both the Napa Valley Film Festival and Sun Valley Film Festival.  It was released theatrically in 21 cities around the country in 2014 - currently available on all VOD Cable and Digital platforms, including iTunes and Amazon. 

 

Stuart’s follow-up feature film entitled, MANTERVENTION did a theatrical run in select theaters around the country to much praise and commercial success.  It won Best Feature and Best Director at the Bel Air Film Festival. The film is also currently available on all VOD Cable and Digital platforms, including iTunes and Amazon.

Hayden Baptiste recently joined The MOB Entertainment as a producer/writer for the company.

 

Since producing his first independent feature film KICK ME DOWN in 2007, he has gone on to produce several films including the 2013 Catalina Film Festival audience award winning sci-fi thriller LEAVE US ALONE.

 

Prior to joining The MOB, he worked as a producer on projects for Hallmark and Lifetime as well as the electronic music documentary I/O.   

J.D. Shapiro is an award winning writer/director.  He and has sold over a dozen screenplays to almost every major studio including, Warner Brothers, Disney, New Line, Miramax, and Twentieth Century Fox. His television writing includes deals with Fox, Big Ticket and Spelling Entertainment.

 

After college, J.D. entered the film business with a script that became the Mel Brooks film, Robin Hood: Men In Tights.  J.D. was the original writer on the infamous Battlefield Earth. After his version of the script attached John Travolta to play the lead, the studio changed directions and J.D. left the project due to creative differences.

 

J.D. caught the eye of George Lucas after his directorial debut, We Married Margo, won the Audience Award for Best Film at the HBO Comedy Festival and was bought by New Line Cinema. 

 

HAYDEN BAPTISTE

J.D. SHAPIRO 

 

ANDREW ERIN 

 

Andrew Erin is a Canadian Writer/Director making a big splash in the US, and has produced, written and directed numerous commercially successful films. 

 

His directorial debut, SAM’S LAKE, was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and did an excellent theatrical run in select theaters around the country; distributed by Lionsgate Films.  Andrew also wrote the script for the film.

 

Andrew’s directorial credits include, SIMPLE THINGS, produced for Screen Media Ventures and Universal Studios.  Besides winning The Bob Clark Award for Best Director at the California Independent Film Festival, the film was commercially received.

 

Andrew has worked continuously as a writer/director, building a strong library of films in the Thriller/Horror genres with: Embrace of The Vampire, The Clinic, Final Sale, Confined and Toxic Skies.

 

His most recent project, HAVENHURST was recently acquired by Lionsgate, set for release 2016. It was written, directed and produced under his own banner, along with  Twisted Pictures.