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The Team

Our Partners

Juan Pantoja

Director of Photography,

Makeup Artist, Stage Designer, and Producer

Juan Pantoja has over twenty-five years in the entertainment industry. He expertise runs from MUA/FX to Director of Photography and Directing. He is highly trained and certified as a professional makeup artist through Joe Blasco. He spent a decade teaching other artists through MAC Cosmetics. Juan got his BA and MFA degrees from Full Sail University.  In 2018 he opened a film studio called Dolphin Image, located on nine acres in central Florida. He’s worked on feature films, shorts, commercials, music videos and more as a DP and Director.

Randy Holland




Randy Holland is a seasoned entertainment professional in his own right. He was an actor/model and dancer for over a decade, touring and entertaining crowds of all sizes. He’s also an athlete and a talented musician. What we call in the industry a triple threat, Randy has experience in it all. Yet, Randy had a calling to do good in this world, and that led him to a successful 20 years in Law Enforcement, that eventually gave him tenure as Chief of Police. Now retired, Randy is returning to his roots, to tell his story and bring meaningful music and movies to the masses.  Randy is the owner and operator of Tiger Power Studios, LLC, currently set to produce the feature film Texas Grit in 2023.

Jon Ernst
Project Consultant


Jon Ernst is the Owner of Los Angeles based ShowRunner Music. Jon has over 600 credits as Music Supervisor on some of the top shows on television networks like MTV, FOX, NETFLIX, NBC and more. Jon Ernst is a much sought-after music supervisor, composer and songwriter. Jon’s television career began as “PianoBoy”, the on-camera MD/DJ of the classic MTV game show “Singled Out”. Jon was later tapped as the music supervisor on MTV’s Mega-hits “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach” and has continued to work in that capacity on innumerous other shows since. As a composer, Jon scored most episodes of VH1’s legendary series “Behind The Music”, and these days still contributes more than his fair share of original songs, themes, and instrumental background scores to TV shows everywhere through his ShowRunner Music banner.


Recent projects include Netflix series “Love Is Blind”, “Selling Sunset”,”Last Chance U” and “Cheer!”, and MTV’s hit docu-soap series “Siesta Key” and “The Hills: New Beginnings”. A native of Chicago, Jon studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is a graduate of the University of Florida.



Sharry Flaherty, CEO, and Founder of Dark Water Productions/Samera Entertainment. She has produced over 112 films and television series. In addition, she is an Acquisitions Executive for several film distribution companies and international sales agents. Sharry's experience extends beyond film production and distribution. She also serves as a successful publicist bringing her extensive list of clients tremendous exposure in print, podcasts, radio, and more.

Leon Beck, Publicist

Publicisit, PR Representative

Leon Beck is a seasoned and successful Magazine Editor and Publisher. Leon Beck has been interviewing famous stars for over 40 years, amassing over 1800 interviews to his credit. The likes of George Strait, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Tim McGraw, Shania Twain, Mickey Gilley, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Ray Cyrus, Randy Travis, just to name a few. His completed work has appeared in publications like Country Weekly, Country Music Scene, Gilley’s Country Magazine, Music City News, Country Rambler, Texas Country Scene Magazine, Best in Texas, Good Times, Nashville West, All About Beer, Country Spirit, THE KILT COUNTRY NEWS MAGAZINE, THE 93Q COUNTRY MAGAZINE, to name a few. He has personally been interviewed by the Miami Herald, Variety, Houstons' Kilt Radio, A Japanese TV Network, Fox News, Texas Monthly Magazine, and more. His experience transcends radio and print, including shows like Dancin's U.S.A. that aired on The Nashville Network.

Ellen Jacoby

Casting Director, Casting Agent

There isn’t a movie-goer around the world whose image of South Beach isn’t the bikini-clad women, roller skaters and pretty people of “The Birdcage”, or the zany-ness of Jim Carrey’s “Ace Ventura” as he makes his way around South Florida, or the unusual charisma of “There’s Something About Mary” as it became an instant cult “classic”. . . or the vision of a space shuttle launch in “Contact” at Cape Canaveral. . .or Harrier jets taking off from the 7-mile bridge in the Keys in “True Lies.” And all of these were Ellen Jacoby-cast feature films…  Having worked with a who’s who of Hollywood directors, including: Steven Soderbergh, Joel Schumacher, Sidney Pollack, The Farrelly Bros., Bob Zemekis, Ron Howard, Mike Nicols, Michael Bay, Randa Haines, Tom Shadyac, Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton, Garry Marshall, John Landis, James Cameron, Joe Roth, Mira Nair and Tony Scott, Ellen Jacoby is one name that Hollywood keeps at the tip of its tongues, and at the top of its address book.  And Ellen Jacoby is the reason the business keeps returning.

Johnny Alonso

Actor and Producer

Johnny Alonso is a Producer, Award-Winning Actor, and Talented Musician. Perhaps best known for his recurring role as Joey D in One Tree Hill. Johnny has starred in films and television shows as Gotham, Outer Banks, the critically acclaimed What Death Leaves Behind, and over 81 other projects. Johnny brings the character of Trick to life in the successful Coffin film franchise heading into production on Coffin III. He has been finding additional success as a Producer, bringing his industry expertise to the table. He's produced several series including; the award-winning Click on This, together with films that include the Coffin Franchise. He’s recently completed Harvey, a dark thriller in which Johnny was a Producer, Star, and Co-Director. Johnny is also a successful Host as demonstrated by the series NASA 360, which has just been re-released with all the shows going into syndication. Johnny isn’t stopping anytime soon, with a slate of films he’s producing and numerous guest-starring roles lined up for 2021 already. You can be sure Johnny Alonso will be an entertainment force for the years to come. Learn more about Johnny Alonso by visiting his IMDb at:

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