Matthew Calamia Experience by Category
Art Department - Art Director for feature film titled Look@Me, Runaway Productions, West Hollywood, CA (2005)
- Art Department for HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Aspen CO. (Feb 2005, 2006, and 2007)
- Disneyland Art Department (Event Specialist), Anaheim, CA. (2005 - 2006)
- Art Department for MTV/Nick Cannon’s “Wild’ N Out”. Hollywood, CA. (2007)
- Art Department for Cedric the Entertainer’s “Taking you Higher” (2007)
Art Department for E! Network’s “The Chelsea Handler Show” (2007)
Art Department for KTLA’s “The Hollywood Christmas Parade”. Los Angeles, CA (2007)
Scene Shop Carpenter for Mr. Scenic. North Hollywood, CA (2006 - 2008)
- Scene Shop Carpenter for Larry Abel Designs. North Hollywood, CA (2008)
Master Electrician/Light Designer, Alex Theater, Glendale, CA 2014 - present
Carpenter, Master Electrician, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Los Angeles, 2010 - 2013
Master Electrician for Barter Theater's National tour of "Of Mice and Men". (Sept. 30 – Nov 22 2009)
- Technical Director at The Theater @ Boston Court. Pasadena, CA. (2005)
- Set/Lighting Design, “Making It” and “Night Must Fall” Pasadena City College, CA. (2001)
- Stage Technician and Master Electrician at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. San Gabriel, CA (2001 to Present)
- Stage Technician at the Falcon Theater. Toluca Lake, CA. (2004 to present)
- Stage Technician at the Carpenter Center. Long Beach, CA. (2005)
- Stage Technician at the Alex Theater. Glendale, CA. (2002)
- Ringside Camera Operator for World Extreme Fighting Las Vegas, NV (2006)
- Ringside Camera Operator for Inoki Sports Management (Professional Wrestling) Santa Monica, CA. (2006 - 2007)
- Director for U.S. Marketing and Promotions Ambassador Training Videos for Wal-Mart, Hollywood, CA. (2005-2007)
- Halloween Haunt Maze Technical Captain, Scene Shop Carpenter and Stage
Technician at Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA. (2001-2004)
Education: Graduate of U.C.L.A. Bachelor of Arts in Music
Recording studio work: Devonshire Studios Burbank, CA - Artist Song Writer A & M Studios Hollywood, CA Artist Song Writer, Wilder Studios - Vocalist, Hollywood Records - Vocalist, E-Ticket Studios - Producer, Songwriter, Artist
Theater Work: Music Director - A Christmas Carol -Burbank Theater, Burbank, CA, Music Director - A Little Meditation - Richard Basehart Theater, Woodland Hills, CA
Original Songwriter/singer Artist “Leaf Festival” - Cashiers, NC 2014
National Anthem Vocalist - Cashiers Trail Mix - Fund Raiser 2014
American Freedoms Foundation - George Washington Honor Medal - “We The People”
NAACP Theater Award Committee, Hollywood, CA - Best Music Director - “A Little Meditation”
Star Awards Contestant - Winner - Highlands, NC
Albums: Rhythms of the Moon, Why Goodbye, Cloud 9, Of the apple, A Little Meditation, We the People, Meditation Sound track.
Educational works: Singer’s Workout DVD - Producer Educator, Singer’s Workout CD - Producer Educator, The Street Business of Music - Author
Web sites: www.oftherapple.com, www.buddymix.com, www.dragula.band, Buddymix.com
Stores: Buddy Mix products, past and present: Guitar Center Music Stores, Sam Ash Music Stores, The Singing Store, DJ Music Distributors, MVP Music Distributors, The Music Stand Catalogue, singers.com
Albums available through iTunes.com.
Mark Mc Quown is an Award Winning/Produced Playwright/Screenwriter with credits on the IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0914380, for the film "PJ" (2008) starring John Heard, Vincent Pastore, Robert Picardo, and Hallie Kate Eisenberg.
Mr. McQuown has been honored as a Quarter Finalist in the 1997 Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship with “Pier 21”, as a Semi-Finalist in the 1998 Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship with “The China Tiger” and a Quarter Finalist in the 2000-2001 Scriptapalooza with “Jane, The Legend of Mountain Charley. “Graduate School” was named the fourth place winner in The 2006 Winter Script Network Contest in Los Angeles.
Mr. Mc Quown is the recipient of the 1997 Santa Clarita International Film Festival, Animation Division Winner with “The Rocking Horse Christmas”, the 2000 Telluride Independent Film Festival with “The Tahoe Signal”, the 2002 Telluride Independent Film Festival with “Dot Gone” and the 2002-2003 Key West Independent Film Festival with “Pier 21”.
Mr. McQuown was a Finalist, along with co-writer Donna Lizzio, in The International Family Film Festival, Animation genre with “The Cat and The Rat”, 2005 at The Universal Sheraton Hotel in Universal City.
Mr. McQuown possess an MFA in Directing from The School of Theater, Film and Television at U.C.L.A. and is a member of The Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA, Actors Equity Association along with The New York Dramatist Guild and The Association of Los Angeles Playwrights.
Presently Mr. Mc Quown teaches Acting One at Cerritos College in Norwalk, California and Directs for Saddleback College Theater Arts Department in Mission Viejo, CA.
Videographer - Gabriel Youngstrom
"It Sounds Like Fun!"
John Heard, Actor
Lucy Darby is a freelance graphic designer based in South Orange County. Shortly after being commissioned for her first theatrical poster,Metamorphoses, Lucy was hired as a Project Specialist at Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, CA) to fulfill the design and marketing needs of the Fine Arts Division as an invaluable in-house resource. She has designed dozens of unique theatrical posters for the Department of Theatre Arts. Lucy has accepted freelance design work for a variety of clients in her community, ranging from social media marketing to small business branding. She continues to explore an alternative education in digital graphics, media production and website management. Lucy is currently for hire as a graphic designer and creative admin assistant. She would like to thank Buddy and Mark for the opportunity to design the original logo for the premiere of "Dragula."
Buddy Mix would like to thank GoDaddy.com for their assistance.
Choreographer - Nancy Alterman
Sometimes life sucks...
Apple Computer Company
The Los Angeles Theater Festival Committee
" A Musical for the modern age "
Writer and Director
Lynn Mc Quown is a Costume Designer originally from New Jersey and now living in Valencia, Ca.
Her most recent theatre work includes Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: A Rock Musical for L. A. Summerfest , directed by Erin McBride Africa, original score by Jay Africa, Produced by David Stears. Other recent theatre projects include Earthday Clowns for SCSF Outreach, directed by Jeffrey Wienckowski, The Illusion for College of the Canyons directed by Randee Trabitz, Next Fall for College Of The Canyons directed by Susan Hinshaw, The Cripple of Innishman for Valencia High School directed by Stephen Whelan, You Can’t Take it With You for Hart High School directed by Brent Christensen. She is currently designing Dracula for College of the Canyons, directed by Randee Trabitz.
Lynn’s most recent film work is the film-short “The Scissor Man”, Costume Designer, House of Gorey Productions 2015. Other film work includes; “Boarding House”, Costume Designer, Film Short, House of Gorey Productions 2014, “Gollum vs. Sméagol Rap Battle”, Costume Designer, Music Video, Extremely Decent Films 2013, “The Cottage”, Costume Designer, Feature Film, Visual Eyes Productions starring David Arquette 2012, “Finding Hope”, Costume Designer, Television, Produced by Eric Mofford 2011, “10 Ez Steps for Mortician Success”, Costume Designer, Film Short, Produced by Bill Fiala and Tibor Szakaly 2010, “Shadow Man”, Costume Designer, Film Short, House of Gorey Productions 2010 and “Lilly’s Light”, Costume Assistant, TV Movie, Costume Designer Sunny Chayes, Executive Producer Sherry Hursey 2010.
Lynn works at Palace Costume and Prop Co. in Hollywood, is the Resident Costume Designer for the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival and is a member of the Costume Designers Guild.
Lynn McQuown - Costume Design
Lucy Darby - Logo Design
David Gadd, Executive Producer
Los Angeles Theater Festival
Production Staff American Musical and Dramatic Academy Feburary 2011 to present
Build sets, repair props, hang and focus lighting, and help with audio
Precision Cleaning Technician
Jet Propulsion Laboratory March 2008 to December 2009
Cleaning and degreasing parts for various space programs
Independent Camaro Enthusiast April 2007 to 2010
Welding, Fabricating and modifying late 1960's Chevy Camaros
Stage Technician Pasadena City College Staging Services 2001 to 2011
Provide set up and operation of sound and lighting equipment for campus events including
concerts, theatre productions and lectures.
Teachers Assistant, Welding Shop
Pasadena City College Engineering and Technology Department May 2006 to May 2007
Assisting the Welding instructor in setting up labs and projects. Give instruction and
advice in welding to the students.
Art Department HBO, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen, Colorado) 2002 to 2009
Prop Master, carpenter and running crew for main entertainment venue of major annual
comedy festival held 10 days in February. Built sets, managed equipment during each show
and was responsible for all props entering and exiting venue.
Merchandise Associate Sears, Roebuck and Company October 2004 to December 2004
Responsibilities included retrieval of merchandise from warehouse, assisting customers
with loading purchases into vehicle and general warehouse maintenance.
Art DepartmentNBC/Discovery Channel June 2003
Costumes by Lynn McQuown
Biography available soon
Web Design - Buddy MIx
Thank you to our Sponsors
Dr. Les and Kristie Lazar
Dr. Gabino and Ann Cuevas
Mr. and Mrs. Rose Marie and Jim Marshall
All rights reserved
Lighting Design - Matthew Calamia
Nancy Alterman has appeared as a dancer in films, television, videos and stage. Some of Mrs. Altermans's movie accomplishments as a dancer include: Rat Race, Bugsby, Dr. Detroit, Grease 2 and Salsa. Television appearances include: Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Tracy Ullman Show, General Hospital, Academy Awards Show, Nosotros Awards.
Mrs. Alterman has appeared in videos with Micael Jackson, Elton John, Donna Summer, Cutting Crew, Johi Mitchell, Roni Milsap, and Kid Videos along with many industrial projects, cruise lines and numerous musicals, i.e. West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Flower Drum Song, Mac and Mabel to name a few as well as many commercials.
Mrs. Alterman has choreographed numerous musicals for various venues including: A little shop of horrors, Shrek, Rent, A Chorus Line, Chicago, and Mid Summer Nights Dream to name a few.
We are deeply honored to have Mrs. Nancy Alterman join our group in presenting our premier "Angel's Perfomance of "Dragula, sometimes life sucks".