ROBERT PORT – WRITER & DIRECTOR
Robert Port is a writer, director and an Academy Award winner for his film TWIN TOWERS; a documentary about Detective Joe Vigiano, an elite New York City policeman who was killed during the tragic events of 9/11. TWIN TOWERS was also screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and has emerged as one of the most compelling short documentaries in recent memory.
Port’s numerous network and cable drama series (Executive Producer/Writer) credits include; “ICE” (Direct TV), “Training Day” (CBS), “Agent X” (TNT), “Eye Candy” (MTV), “Ironside” (NBC), “NYC 22” (CBS), “Numb3rs” (CBS). He currently is writing two television dramatic pilots one for TNT based on the book “The Hunt” by New York Times best-selling author Tim Lebbon and another for NBC/Universal on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s elite Air Five search and rescue unit.
RECON is Port’s feature film debut, which he wrote and directed.
RICK DUGDALE – PRODUCER
Rick Dugdale is the President and CEO of Enderby Entertainment, an independent film finance and production company founded in 2006 by Dugdale and his filmmaking partner, Daniel Petrie, Jr. Dugdale oversees all aspects of Enderby Entertainment’s business, finance and production and spearheads the company’s relationships with its worldwide community of financial partners. Dugdale is currently in post-production on 92, a thriller shot entirely remote without even a handshake during the global pandemic of 2020.
Prior to that, Dugdale produced The Intrigo Anthology – three films shot back to back, based upon a series of European best-sellers by the immensely popular Swedish author Håkan Nesser. Shortly before this, at the start of 2017, Dugdale produced the upcoming film NIGHT HUNTER starring Henry Cavill, Sir Ben Kingsley, Alexandra D’Dadario and Stanley Tucci.
Prior to The Intrigo Trilogy, Dugdale produced the psychological thriller AN ORDINARY MAN in collaboration with actor/producer Sir Ben Kingsley and writer/director/producer Brad Silberling. As Enderby’s CEO, Dugdale also greenlit and financed the film, which features outstanding performances by Kingsley and Hera Hilmar. AN ORDINARY MAN had its U.S. premiere at the 24th annual Austin Film Festival in October of 2017. Before this, Dugdale produced and financed the thriller BLACKWAY, the first film collaboration involving Alfredson, Enderby Entertainment and world-wide distributor Electric Entertainment. The film featured a remarkable cast headed by Sir Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles, Alexander Ludwig, Hal Holbrook and with Ray Liotta in the title role. Directed by Daniel Alfredson, Blackway was adapted for the screen by Joseph Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs and upon the novel “Go with Me” by Castle Freeman, Jr. The film was feted with a gala world premiere at the 72nd Venice Film Festival ahead of its 2016 release. Previously for Enderby, Dugdale produced DAWN PATROL, starring Scott Eastwood, Jeff Fahey and Rita Wilson, and ROSEMONT, starring Grace Zabriskie, Brad Dourif and Michael Gross; both films were directed by Daniel Petrie, Jr. Dugdale also produced About Cherry starring Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham and Dev Patel, co-written and directed by Stephen Elliott. For Tony-Seven Films, Enderby Entertainment’s genre film division, Dugdale served as executive producer on THE SPEAK, VILE and 5 SOULS and as producer on A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS, NO TELL MOTEL and BLOOD SHED. Dugdale also served as executive producer on Tony-Seven Films’ first sequel, the upcoming A HAUNTING AT SILVER FALLS 2. Dugdale is particularly proud of Enderby Entertainment’s involvement with the Austin Film Festival and Conference. In 2012, the Austin Film Festival announced the addition of a new “Enderby Entertainment Award” to the festival’s screenwriting competition. The new award is open to feature screenplays in all genres with an original concept and distinctive voice that can be independently produced with a budget under ten million dollars. Finalists and winners are selected by Dugdale and Petrie.
RICHARD BULLOCK – PRODUCER
Richard Bullock produces and manages all kinds of film and television projects. Working with budgets from zero to 50 million dollars, he is very accomplished at ‘putting the money on the screen.’ Bullocks’ 30 years in the entertainment industry are unique. He has worked extensively in many different formats: feature films, short Films, MOW’s, TV series, TV commercials, webisodes and more. In addition to dozens of shows in Vancouver, Bullock has worked in Los Angeles, Texas, Boston, Saskatoon, Budapest and, his all-time favorite, Hawaii.
Further setting him apart is his experience working in Hollywood at Studios, Networks and Talent Agencies. The latter instilled in him an appreciation and understanding of the arduous process a project can go through before being green-lit and how hard people we may never see on set worked to get us there. Bullock enjoys working with writers and directors to optimize the script and schedule in order get the most from the budget. He prioritizes the flow of information to all departments and puts an emphasis on building crews that understand the process of filmmaking and feel valued and respected for their important role in the production.
Mr. Bullock is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America, Director’s Guild of America and the Director’s Guild of Canada. A Southern California native and graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, he lives with his family in West Vancouver, BC.
MAURY POVICH – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Maury Povich began his successful broadcast career as a news reporter, anchor and talk show host 60 years ago and counting. Povich is the only person in the history of syndicated television to have back-to-back-to-back successes. This string of success spans 30+ years, beginning with the groundbreaking Fox newsmagazine “A Current Affair” (1986-1990), Paramount’s “The Maury Povich Show” (1991- 1998) and “Maury” (1998-present). Povich’s broadcast journalism roots took hold in his native Washington, D.C. where he began as a street reporter, which led to news, talk and sports programs on Metromedia’s WTTG-TV (now Fox). He was the original host of a two-hour daily live news talk show “Panorama,” which became a television staple for those working on Capitol Hill and in the White House. It was the only midday news program in the nation’s capital before the advent of the 24- hour cable news networks. During the tumultuous 60’s and 70’s, Povich covered the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, riots in Washington following the death of Martin Luther King, Jr, anti-Vietnam War demonstrations and the historic events of Watergate. Povich heads MoPo Entertainment which produces original programming content and won an Academy Award in 2003 for Best Documentary Short Twin Towers, of which Povich was an executive producer. In 2007, Povich launched the journalism award-winning “Flathead Beacon” a newspaper and an on- line daily in the Flathead Valley area of Montana.
His company, Flathead Beacon Productions, also publishes a quarterly lifestyle magazine “Flathead Living” and has a marketing productions division Bigfork Web Development.
RICHARD BAUSCH – AUTHOR
Richard Bausch was born in Ft. Benning, Georgia. He was educated in the public schools in and around Washington, D.C., and after two failures to maintain a standing in college, served a stint in the Air Force, after which he returned to university studies, first in Virginia and then at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He is the author of eleven novels and eight collections of stories, including the novels “Rebel Powers”, “Violence:, “Good Evening Mr. & Mrs. America and All the Ships At Sea”, “In The Night Season”, “Hello To The Cannibals”, “Thanksgiving Night”, and “Peace”; and the story collections Spirits, “The Fireman’s Wife”, “Rare & Endangered Species”, “Someone To Watch Over Me”, “The Stories of Richard Bausch”, “Wives & Lovers”, and the recently released “Something Is Out There”. His novel, “The Last Good Time” was made into a feature-length motion picture, directed by Bob Balaban, starring Armin Meuhler-Stahl, Maureen Stapleton, and Lionel Stander, released in April 1995, and “Peace” was awarded the 2010 Dayton International Literary Peace Prize.
EDD LUKAS – CINEMATOGRAPHER
Edd Lukas’ passion for film earned him credits in the camera department on high profile films such as James Bond: Casino Royale and Atonement. He has twice been recognized by Variety as one of their ‘Up Next-Cinematographers to Watch’ and his short film Whiplash won the jury prize at Sundance in 2013. The feature was developed out of this success and went on to win multiple Academy and BAFTA awards. Lukas now splits his time between London and Los Angeles. His credits include 28 feature films (Nancy Drew, Acts of Violence, The Gallows, The Party’s Just Beginning) distributed by Warner Brothers, Lionsgate and Sony etc. Lukas has shot narrative, commercial and music videos across North America, Europe, Asia and South America-working with such reputable brands as Gillette, Budweiser, Chrysler, Newsweek and GQ. Lukas is well versed using film as well as all digital formats. He holds two MA degrees; one from the London Film School (where he was the youngest ever graduate), and one from the prestigious American Film Institute – where he specialized in Cinematography – again as one of the youngest in his class.