The Starjack Partners – two completely different women who could not be more alike
Deborah was in her thirties when she began to actively pursue her dream; Pamela was already in her fifties. Deborah always knew — consciously — what she wanted; Pamela’s love for writing, though obvious even in grade school, was pounded out of her for decades. It wasn’t until she was 54 that that love was reawakened — and found its long-lost voice in the form of her first-ever formal body of work: her novel “Finding Emmaus”.
Deborah grew up in England, Pamela in the US — and they essentially want to trade: the former wants Hollywood, the latter, London.
Pamela was raised in upper middle class style, while Deborah, born to working class parents, comes from very modest means.
Whereas Deborah was raised in a loving, supportive home where her opinions and choices were treated with respect, Pamela grew up in a dangerously violent household where she learned that being invisible was the only way to avoid injury. Deborah’s goals and dreams were respected and encouraged, and she always knew how much her family admired and valued her. Pamela’s dreams were met with derision and ridicule and firm assurances that there was something seriously wrong with her, and that the life she envisioned and desired proved it.
And yet these two women are so alike, their work gels so perfectly, one might think they were sisters.
Deborah and Pamela pretty much came out of nowhere and in just three years, with an ocean between them, without a celebrity mentor, without financial backing, and against all odds, have skyrocketed from obscurity to the precipice of the most incredible success.
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 across 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 is now 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 an 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, and will increase in size each year, ultimately becoming one of the finest rock festivals in Europe. 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, 'The Calicoon', is scheduled to shoot in 2014