John DeSentis (Conductor/Co-Producer):
John DeSentis is a professional composer, musician, conductor, and soundtrack producer. He co-owns Montaro Records and Genesis 54 Inc, which has been responsible for live symphonic concerts featuring the works of Japanese composers Akira Ifukube and Kow Otani. John has worked in independent film, commercials, and almost every kind of professional music setting imaginable. Among his current projects, he is currently penning the score to the feature film “FIGHT VALLEY” which stars UFC competitors Miescha Tate, Holly Holm, and Cris Cyborg. John utilizes his knowledge of instrumentation, orchestration, and cutting edge electronic sounds to craft contemporary scores that still retain a classical flair. He currently resides in Bethlehem, PA.
Christopher Oglio (Producer):
Christopher Oglio has worked in the film industry since 2004. From an early age he became fascinated by films, the stories they told and the impressions they left the viewer. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he received a BFA in Film and Video specializing in directing. Born and raised in New York City he has worked on various films, television, concerts, and online videos content for businesses. He co-owns Genesis 54 Inc and Montaro Records.
Erik Homenick (Musical Consultant):
Erik Homenick is a professor of French and a researcher of the life and music of Akira Ifukube. The culmination of Erik’s studies of Ifukube can be found on the composer’s official English language website, AKIRAIFUKUBE.ORG. This website, established and authored by Erik, is fully approved and supported by the late composer’s estate and contains several rare and exclusive photographs as well as the most detailed, comprehensive and authentic biography of the composer ever written in English. Erik has acted as the Master of Ceremonies and a consultant for Genesis 54’s two blockbuster concerts, Ifukube 100 and Symphonic. In his French studies, Erik specializes in 17th century literature and the writings of the Marquis de Sade. Erik resides in San Diego, California.
Archie H Waugh: (Executive Producer/Graphic Designer)
Archie H. Waugh brings a variety of talents to our projects. With a background in theatre, film and television, he has worked variously as a director, actor, playwright, designer, graphic artist, editor, model builder, magazine writer, horticulturist, lecturer and film historian. He resides in Palmetto, Florida, where he divides his time between film collecting and research, tropical gardening, and raising champion toy poodles.