April 26th - April 29th 2018 Premiere - St. Petersburg, Fla.
A native of Key West and later Orlando, Michael entered the business via film and television productions shooting in and around Disney/MGM Studios and Universal Studios Florida. After several years of production, Michael headed to LA where he worked as a script reader and executive assistant at a Century City film finance company before becoming the Director of Acquisitions for Legacy Releasing. While with Legacy (1996-1999), Michael participated in the theatrical release of over 3 dozen feature films. In the fall of 1999, Michael produced and co-wrote the feature "Roomies" starring A.J. Buckley, Holly Fields, and Jennifer Lyons (distributed worldwide as "Wild Roomies"). In 2002-03, Michael served as a Segment Producer for the hit show MTV Taildaters for 3 seasons. From 2003 to 2006, Michael was the Associate Producer on "Final Approach" starring Eric Roberts; was the Associate Producer on the Christian drama "Faith Happens"; and was the UPM on "The Last Sentinel" starring Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Katee Sackhoff, Booboo Stewart, and Keith David. As a work-for-hire line producer, Michael's credits include the family road drama "Exodus Fall" starring Jesse James, Devon Graye, Rosanna Arquette, Leo Rossi, and Dee Wallace; and the canine comedy "Wiener Dog Nationals" starring Jason London, Morgan Fairchild, Alicia Witt, and Caitlin Carmichael. As a writer and producer, Michael's credits include the award winning boy and dog movie "Smitty" starring Oscar winners Mira Sorvino and Louis Gossett, Jr., and Oscar nominee Peter Fonda. As a writer and director, Michael helmed the award winning anti-bullying feature "The Martial Arts Kid" starring Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Jansen Panettiere, Kathryn Newton, and T.J. Storm. Michael also wrote, produced, and directed the indie movies "The Guest House" and "Pretty Obsession." His upcoming projects include the teen crime drama "Suburban Gangstas," an untitled vampire movie, the island rom-com "My Fabulous Wingman," and the buddy comedy "Man Camp."
Art Camacho - Award-winning action film Director/Fight choreographer/stunt performer Art Camacho has a vast experience in the entertainment industry. He is in production of Final Payback 2, a sequel to one of his successful action films, and in development of a Latino Vampire film called "The Crossing". Camacho recently produced two Spanish language action films and was Consulting Producer on "The Jadagrace show" starring Motown legend Barry Gordy's granddaughter Jadagrace. Camacho wrote the story for Cage fight in addition to producing the movie. His studio releases include Sony Pictures "Half Past Dead 2". HPD 2, he was the Action Coordinator/2nd unit director on the original (Half Past Dead starring Steven Seagal and Ja Rule). Camacho also Co-produced, wrote and Directed "Confessions of a pit fighter" which was released in by Lionsgate Pictures. He began his film career as an actor, appearing in various action films and television programs. He then went on to producer and direct commercials prior to making films. His background in martial arts and fighting helped him make the transition to Fight choreography in martial arts action films. With over 35 action films under his belt as a fight choreographer he was dubbed "The Fight Master" by the leading martial arts publications. Camacho then became a successful feature film director/Producer. In most of his action films Camacho also choreographed the action. In Lionsgate release: "Confessions of a Pit fighter" Camacho not only directed the feature but wrote, Co-produced it as well. It starred Armand Assante, James Russo and Flavor Flav. Camacho soon distinguished himself as one of the "Promising directors in the action film genre" according to Premier magazine. His Producing/directing film career has not been limited to action but all genres including family films. His film "Little Bigfoot" went on to become the third highest grossing DVD release for Republic pictures and garnered two stars in TV Guide. His directorial debut, "The Power Within" garnered rave reviews from the International film community and was extremely lucrative in the Foreign and Domestic film markets. Camacho also Directed episodes of "LA Heat"; a buddy cop action series and "Reyes y Rey", for Sony Pictures. He has been featured in numerous international magazines and books throughout the world including "Black Belt magazine", "Inside Kung Fu", "Karate International", and "Cinturon Negro", "Masters and Styles, "Secrets of the Masters", "Martial Arts Illustrated", "Who's Who in Entertainment" "Encyclopedia of Martial Arts" and most recently graced the cover of Canada's "Martial arts experts" . L.A.'s largest Spanish Language Newspaper "La Opinion" has done several stories on Camacho and dubbed him "One of Latino Hollywood's best action directors" Proclaiming that with the right project Camacho will break through. He was also featured on "Hola Los Angeles", "Cinemax" Mexico's channel 12, "Despierta America" and "Control". Camacho was most recently featured on Latin Nation and he was the first recipient of the "The Outstanding Director of the Year" award from the Action on film, film festival 2005/2006, The Golden and Bronze halo awards from the Hollywood motion picture counsel. Camacho was also recipient of an award from the World Martial arts Association that was presented to him on behalf of Alan Horn (CEO of The Walt Disney Company) and Michael Klausman (President of CBS studios).
Dr. Goldman is a 6th degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and 7th Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do, Chinese weapons expert, and world champion athlete with over 20 world strength records and has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Some of his past performance records include 13,500 consecutive straight leg situps and 321 consecutive handstand pushups. Dr. Goldman was an All-College athlete in four sports, a three time winner of the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Physical Fitness Award, was voted Athlete of the Year, was the recipient of the Champions Award and was inducted into the World Hall of Fame of Physical Fitness, as well as induction into numerous Martial Arts Hall of Fames in North America, Europe, South America and Asia (www.DrBobGoldman.com). He founded the International Sports Hall of Fame (www.SportsHOF.org), recognizing the world’s greatest sports legends, with ceremonies held annually at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival-the largest sports festival in the world, with over 200,000 participants, 70+ sports represented and over 20,000 competing athletes, making it double the size of the Olympic Games. Dr. Goldman was the 2018 recipient of the 'LifeTime Achievement Award' presented by Gov Schwarzenegger.
Dr. Goldman, holds two Physician & Surgeon Medical Degrees and two Medical Doctorates and has served as a Senior Fellow at the Lincoln Filene Center, Tufts University and as an Affiliate at the Philosophy of Education Research Center, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. He also holds Visiting Professorship at numerous medical universities around the world. He co-founded and served as Chairman of the Board of Life Science Holdings and Organ Inc, biomedical research & development companies which had over 150 medical patents under development in the areas of brain resuscitation, trauma and emergency medicine, organ transplant and blood preservation technologies. These led to the formation of Organ Recovery Systems Inc. and then LifeLine Scientific Inc, a Public Company, which became a world leader in organ preservation and transport. He has overseen cooperative research agreement development programs in conjunction with the American National Red Cross, NASA, the Department of Defense, and the FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health.
Dr. Goldman is the recipient of the 'Gold Medal for Science, the Grand Prize for Medicine, the Humanitarian Award, and the Business Development Award. Dr. Goldman has also been honored by Ministers of Sports and health officials of numerous nations. The President of the International Olympic Committee awarded Dr. Goldman the International Olympic Committee Tribute Diploma for contributions to the development of Sport & Olympism. Dr Goldman was also awarded the 2012 Life Time Achievement Award in Medicine & Science. Dr. Goldman was also one of the very few recipients of the Health America Fitness Leader Award, presented by the United States Chamber of Commerce and President's Council. Dr Goldman was awarded the 2017 Martial Arts Masters Cup and is the 2018 recipient of the Arnold Schwarzenegger LifeTime Achievement Award, being only the 18th such awardee in history.
Dr. Goldman has served as Chairman of the International Medical Commission for over 30 years, overseeing Sports Medicine Committees in over 194 nations and is Chairman of the IFBB and NPC Medical Commissions. Dr. Goldman also served as Chairman of the AAU/USA Sports Medicine Council, which oversaw several million amateur athletes. He is the founder of NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), the premier fitness certification organization and coined the term CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) and wrote the first certification exam ever done for that profession. He has served as a Special Advisor to the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and is founder and international President Emeritus of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and Board Member Emeritus for the US Sports Academy and Chairman of their Board of Visitors. The US Sports Academy is the #1 sports academy worldwide. Dr Goldman is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) with outreach to over 120 nations. A4M is the world's largest Preventative Medicine and medical conference/exposition organization, that has trained over 100,000 medical specialists since 1992 Dr Goldman Co-Developed the American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) and American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practioners (ABAAHP) Board Certifications as well as the American College of Sports Medicine Professionals (ACASP) certificate exams and such has overseen Post Doctoral Medical Education programs the last 25 years . He is also co-Founder and Chairman of the World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine and a Co-Founder of the Tarsus Medical Group, which comprises a family of medical conferences and exposition divisions.
Dr Goldman donates 80% of his time in charitable pursuits around the world, supporting sports, fitness and medical education for the sports and medical communities worldwide, visiting dozens of nations with a focus on youth mentorship.
FATHER & FATHER mixes hymns and gunshots with screeching tires and mumbled prayers. It takes place in churches and convents and back alleys and bars. It’s set in New York City, home to 2,000 churches -- and probably 50 times as many criminals. With so many resources, how could it not take place in the Big Apple?