Some of the people listed below advised the JOA film and additional projects produced under or with Merri Christi Pemberton. Some worked under other organizations (such as film commission representatives) to provide other assistance for the film.
*MERRI CHRISTI PEMBERTON, GCW FOUNDER AND PRODUCER-ACTRESS-AUTHOR
North Carolina native Merri Christi Pemberton is a producer, actress, and author. She is the creator of indie films and series, music, and online global news and lifestyle programs. She is also the host of Travelific and Travel, Love, Film. Merri Christi authored and published the conspiracy suspense novel Damascus Code and the nonfiction books Book of Treasures and Invincible Treasures Adventure. As the editor of the global business and lifestyle magazine GC Style Quarterly, Pemberton has covered and interviewed public figures and leaders from the worlds of entertainment to the White House. Pemberton is a 20-year veteran in the performing arts as a trained dancer, musician, and actress.
PERRY D'MARCO, ACTOR-WRITER
Los Angeles-based Perry D'Marco is a 30-year veteran of television and film. work included Hill Street Blues, Melrose Place, and Malcolm In The Middle to name a few. In the American Exile series and the upcoming feature film JOA, he is the scientific mastermind Dr. Francisco Magellan. This type of role is still unusual for ethnic minorities including Mexican-American men or women. Perry D'Marco's decades of growth and experience in acting is now expanding to writing screenplays and teleplays. His passion for creating suspenseful, comedies, and also family-based stories drives his writing and showing minorities in a variety of roles and storylines.
Status: Production Management Advising-Consulting. *Includes advising Producer during location scouting visits in Puerto Rico and meetings with the Puerto Rico film commission and film community.
*Omar Chraibi is known for The Bourne Ultimatum, Syriana, and Body of Lies. As a Production Manager, Omar Chraibi has worked with the industry’s top talent including George Clooney (Syriana), Matt Damon (The Bourne Ultimatum), and Leonardo DiCaprio (Body of Lies), and Director Ridley Scott. His work as a film director can be seen in such intriguing independent films as The Congressman’s Dinner.
LOUIS DEMOURA, PUERTO RICO FILM COMMISSION PROMOTER
*Louis DeMoura hosted JOA (formerly called Tangerine Skies) Producer Merri Christi Pemberton and Production Management Advisor Omar Chraibi during the location scouting visit in San Juan and Rio Grande. DeMoura led the tours through a variety of beautiful spots in Puerto Rico as potential locations for the film.
PHILIP HURD-WOOD, ACTOR-FILMMAKER
Veteran British actor and director Philip Hurd-Wood is Morgan’s protective professor Dr. Geoffrey Carrington and a friend of her missing father in American Exile. Known for Dr. Who (2008) and Bergerac (1981).
Philip Hurd-Wood is a film director, actor and writer known for Doctor Who: Music of the Spheres (2008), Bergerac (1981) and Educating Rita (1983). He is also an advisor to Merri Christi Pemberton as a filmmaker and continues to provide advising to her for the upcoming JOA in film directing, cinematography, and editing.
He has written or co-written many short and feature-length screenplays. Recent successes include a short film, The Blue Dress, that he scripted and was selected for Cannes. Philip Hurd- Wood is currently working on feature film The Old Land.
Writer, director, performer in BBC’s Mrs. Throgmorton’s Academy
The British Officer in BBC’s Shadows on our Skin
Mercutio in Central’s The Bretts
Dr Charles Barclay in BBC series District Nurse
Peter Jansen Mowbray in Thames Television’s King and Castle Richard Lewis in BBC’s Bergerac.
Omar Chraibi, one of the best there is in film
Omar Chraibi (front) and Louis DeMoura (back) toured El Conquistador resort in Rio Grande as potential location for the film. Photgrapher: Merri Christi Pemberton (unseen). June 2014.
Louis DeMoura leads Merri Christi and Omar Chraibi
on a tour of the rainforest (El Yunque) during the film location scouting visit.
Left Photo: Louis DeMoura and Merri Christi. Above Photo: Louis DeMoura at a waterfall. Omar Chraibi was present.June 2014.