Pamela S. K. Glasner - Mini Biography:
Pamela is a published author, filmmaker, historian and social advocate. She has a popular blog on the Huffington Post and has also written several short stories. To date, three of her works are being made into films: Last Will and Embezzlement, a documentary examining the financial exploitation of the elderly,The Calicoon, a Hitchcock-style psychological thriller/horror, and Finding Emmaus, a docu-drama exploring the treatment and mistreatment of the mentally ill over the course of about 350 years.
Originally from New York City, born in 1953, Ms. Glasner moved to Connecticut with her family at eighteen. A Dean’s List student, she graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in English and secondary education, with concentrations in psychology and sociology.
Because her work required a considerable amount of historical research in both the US and the UK, in addition to being a member of the Connecticut Historical Society, Ms. Glasner is also a Registered Reader at both the Royal Society of London and the British Library. Additionally, she is a member of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
She attributes her love of architecture and antique restoration — two aspects of her life which are woven into the fabric of Finding Emmaus — to her grandfather who, after emigrating to the US from Austria in the 1920’s, became an iron worker and joined the ranks of those who left their legacy in the form of New York City’s incomparable skyline. But her real hero, though gone nearly forty years, is still her grandmother, whose strength, courage and unfailing faith taught her that “nothing and no one can keep you from your heart’s desire without your permission and your cooperation.”
Ms. Glasner lives in rural Connecticut where she continues working on The Lodestarre Series as well as several other new projects.
Deborah Louise Robinson - Mini Biography:
Deborah is an award-winning WGGB, WGA screenwriter, film producer, and director. Following a successful career in senior management, Deborah worked as a film critic, and this saw her reviews published internationally in many top newspapers and magazines. Additionally, she has written screenplays of all genres, with half of them now in development with production companies in the UK and the US.
Last Will and Embezzlement, the feature-length documentary starring Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney, was Deborah’s directorial début. The film premièred in Manhattan on 13th April 2012.
A staunch believer in nonconformity, she advocates passionately for everyone’s right of expression of individuality, uniqueness, and talent. Deborah is a featured speaker in a national program to inspire and motivate young people in schools and colleges. This program’s short film was part of the ‘Positive ID’ exhibition at Leeds Museum.
Deborah now runs her own production company, Starjack Entertainment, with her business partner Pamela S. K. Glasner and the company has a slate of films across all genres.
Deborah spearheaded the creation of a brand new annual rock festival, Full Moon Dog Festival, which launched in England on 1st October 2011 to rave reviews. The festival honours the memory of Deborah’s brother, Asomvel lead singer and bass guitarist, Jay-Jay Winter.. The 2012 festival was recorded for a film entitled 'Madder Than a Full Moon Dog' which was written, produced, and directed by Deborah. Her third film, a psychological horror film, starring rock legend and Twisted Sister front-man, Dee Snider, 'The Calicoon', is expected to shoot in New York in 2016.