David Sahadi has been a part of the film and television industry for more than twenty five years. He began his career in 1986 at NBC Sports in video production. Within four years he was promoted to the head of on-air promotion for the network’s sports department, the youngest person ever to hold that position. While at NBC, he wrote and produced weekly spots for all of the network’s sports programs and launched image campaigns for the NFL, the NBA, Major League Baseball and the Barcelona Summer Olympics. He has an Emmy to his credit.
In 1992 he was named Creative Director/On-Air Promotions for WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). While there, he wrote and directed thousands of commercials and promotional campaigns, and garnered over two dozen PROMAX Gold Medallion Awards which recognize creative excellence in commercial production. He also was integrally involved in the creation of story lines and talent-development campaigns during wrestling’s “Attitude Era” in the late 1990’s, helping the industry reach the apex of main-stream popularity and commercial success. His writing/directing credits also include four Super Bowl commercials, one of which was voted Top 5 Super Bowl spots in 1999 by both TV Guide and Advertising Age magazine.
Sahadi now works part-time for TNA Entertainment in Nashville, filling the same role he had while at WWE. When not working, he spends much of his time traveling, hiking and discovering small mountainous towns all over the continental United States.
J. Marshall Craig - Novelist/Screenwriter/Director/Producer
Canadian-born J. Marshall Craig is best known for his critically acclaimed work as writer for Eric Burdon's ''Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood'' and The Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell’s ''Between Rock and a Home Place'' and has been published in a half-dozen languages all over the world. His novel "Eh Mail" and World War I historical non-fiction book "You're Lucky If You're Killed" were also critical successes. A longtime resident of Southern California, Craig divides his time between writing and directing music videos and feature films for his Write Brain Entertainment entity and also writing and producing and directing films with British-born director Michael Mileham with the Mileham.Craig Image Group., which is working on bringing two unproduced Monty Python-related films to the screen, as well as British comic Peter Cook's last film project, ''Rectitude."
Craig's work also appears in various literary collections with Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, Jack Kerouac and others ''The Outlaw Bible of American Literature''; Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger, Che Guevara and others ''She's A Bad Motorcycle''; and former CNN talk show host Larry King ''Remember Me When I'm Gone''. His latest projects include the environmental study "Growing A Better America: Smart, Strong and Sustainable," on the "greening" of America, with Chuck Leavell, which was released Feb. 11 2011. He wrote several episodes of the Canadian comedy television series "Subplot. " He directed the music performance DVD "An Evening With Becca Solodon" and is a producer and second unit director of (and makes an appearance in) the upcoming major Australian feature film by Frank Howson, "Remembering Nigel," which so far has won Best Foreign Film and Best Musical Soundtrack awards at film festivals. Craig is also prominently featured in the documentary "The Nigel Diaries," which won Best Documentary at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival in September, 2009. He co-directed, with Frank Howson, the Elijah Allan-Blitz music video "Don't Let Me Die In Hollywood,"and has credits on a half-dozen other 2009/2010/2011 music videos. He recently completed the memoirs of controversial former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker, "Rocker: Scars and Strikes," which was released in December of 2011. "Guilty By Association," a memoir of acclaimed hip-hop producer Damion "Damizza" Young and West Coast rap was also published in mid-December 2011. Craig is also screenwriter/director/producer of "One Man's Treasure," a documentary featuring living descendants of notorious 17th-Century pirate Captain Sir Henry Morgan, currently in pre-production, as well as a feature film, "Knighted Pirate," which chronicles the historically documented exploits of Captain Morgan.
Garrett Sergeant - Editor - 3D filming
Garrett's most recent work includes, Academy Award Shortlisted documentary, Living for 32 and #whilewewatch, both docs directed by Kevin Breslin. Garrett graduated in 2008 from the University of Southern California School for Cinematic Arts. While at USC, he served as Post-Production Manager at Trojan Vision Television. From stints at Hungryman Films and Outpost Digital, Garrett has since catapulted into the film world to work on a number of award-winning shorts and television shows.
The Maltese Murder Mystery (2008) won Garrett the Crystal Reel Film Festival Best Editing Honor for a Feature Under $1 Million. His work on Brothers Incorporated (2009) helped nab the film Winner Best Short at Detroit Windsor International Film Festival and Best Student Film at The Hayti Heritage Film Festival.
Garrett's work has also been seen on Animal Planet and HRTV, where he edited features for the Emmy-winning series Inside Information.
Garrett's new venture Simple DCP can be followed on Twitter @SimpleDCP