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The Filmmakers

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Bernard Gray - Director

The art of storytelling has been a fixture in the life of Bernard Gray since very early on. Imaginative and quick-witted, a young Bernard would concoct epic stories so visual and detailed they were almost impossible not to believe. As a young child, the talent came in handy when trying to convince his parents that monkeys had shown up in his house, broken something, and been chased away by him in a selfless act of valor.

Noting his penchant for the arts, his parents involved Bernard in numerous theater productions during his early years.  By high school, Bernard began to find his own voice as a writer. During his junior year of high school Bernard taught himself to write plays and completed his first three-act play, "A Diamond In The Sky". Upon completion of his play Bernard began shopping his play to local Philadelphia theaters and based on his script he was hired to co-adapt a play entitled "Third & Indiana" with writer/director Aaron Posner, for the Arden Theatre Company. "Third & Indiana" was a critical and box office success and garnered a Barrymore Award nomination for best new outstanding play.

After enrolling in the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Bernard began adapting his play "A Diamond In The Sky" to a screenplay. With is first feature film in hand, Bernard joined forces with Richard Acquaah-Harrison and Diamond Entertainment Productions, Inc. was born. Bernard and Richard have produced a feature film version of "A Diamond In The Sky" as well as a number of short films such as "Moving Day", "Sixty Second Assassin",  "Alana", "Moment In Time", "Retribution", "Technical Support", and "Nightcap". All the films were directed by Bernard, with Alana winning the Leigh Whipper Silver Award for Short Subject at the Philadelphia International Film Festival  & Market in 2011.

Bernard’s passion & drive is at the core of the company and the main component for the quality films produced by DEP. 

A Philly native, Bernard lives in the City with his wife and daughter.



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David Greenberg - Writer

A gifted writer, David is an AFI award winner and Screenwriting Professor at The University of The Arts and Drexel University in Philadelphia. A graduate of Temple University’s film school, Greenberg has worked on both Hollywood and Indie productions.  He has written and/or doctored more than two-dozen scripts since 2006, with several witnessing option agreements, production deals, or both.

David specializes in writing screenplays for ultra-low-budget films. His 1995 film, “The True Meaning of Cool” won an award from The American Film Institute. “Jumpcuts: An Art Film” was produced in 1996 and “The Audition” was shot in New York City in 2009. He is also highly active in the Philadelphia film community, frequently reading screenplays for industry friends as well as for the Set In Philadelphia Screenplay Competition and serving as a panelist at various workshops aimed nurturing new talent. In the past three years, four of his students have been finalists at Set In Philly and two of them have won the grand prizes in the respective divisions.

The primary reviewer for the popular website IndieTalk.com, David has also contributed writings to Home Media Entertainment Magazine, The TLA Film and Video Guide, as well as various newspaper publications. David enjoys writing about himself in the third person (one of his favorite films is “The Third Man”) and he tries to start all paragraphs with the word “David.”

David is a native of The City of Brotherly Love, and is passionate about all the City has to offer by way of cultural and artistic diversity.



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Paul Irwin - Line Producer

Paul has been immersed in the world of film & video production for more than a decade, having worked in a variety of staff and freelance positions for the likes of NBC Studios, Broadway Video, & TLC. He has field-produced jobs in dozens of cities around the county, including New York, L.A., Miami, Chicago, & Dallas. He’s also jumped the Pond on occasion, producing projects in London & Prague. In a nutshell, he’s been around the block a few times.

A variety of industry experiences, across multiple mediums and outlets, have afforded Paul the luxury of balanced collection of production skill sets.  He has developed a well- rounded sense of the business, from development through delivery. Content creation, casting logistics, crew management, as well as fiscal & organizational breakdown are all areas of garnered proficiency. His pragmatic approach to indie film production focuses on balancing the inherent financial limitations that plague all independent projects, while still allowing for the maximum level of creative opportunity for the filmmaking team he is a part of.

Paul is a lifelong resident of the Greater Philly region, and currently lives in the suburbs of South Jersey with his wife Melissa, three children.



Cast - TBA

 

Crew - TBA