Sirona Studios LLC is a multimedia entertainment company committed to providing excellence in film, on the stage, and the television/VOD digital studio of the future. While we are currently located in New Hampshire, our work is primarily in Massachusetts to take advantage of the 25% state tax credits along with the wonderful talent pool that has converged on Massachusetts over the past several years. While LA has long been the center of film making, over the past few years, Massachusetts has increasingly become the East coast alternative to LA. Some recent films made in Massachusetts include "The Proposal", "Knowing", "Edge of Darkness","Paul Blart, Mall Cop", "Shutter Island" and "The Grown Ups". Sirona Studios has gathered the top talent in the state in all areas. We are excited about the magic we can make with the synergy between and among talented musicians, composers, actors, crew, and other industry professionals.

OUR MISSION

We are committed to making going to the movies an experience once again. Gone are the days when the major studios can repackage tired old formula movies that we have seen time and time again. They work out of fear based upon a flawed business model. The large studios produce films on the high end (70-100 million plus) and hope one in five makes the profit to cover the loses of the other four. We at Sirona Studios reject that approach out of hand as we seek to find original screenplays that are new and vibrant. We want the audience to marvel and wonder as they go to places they have never been before, meet people with cultures and unique experiences unknown to them, to feel the thrill, the passions, and pains of the characters on screen; to live the human experience, share a tear, a belly laugh, and a wild adventure. In short, we will provide movies that touch your heart and inspire your soul. Our business model will focus on the "sweet spot" of movie making, films in the 10-20 million dollar range with A list stars along with the stars of the future. We are committed to embracing the technology of the future including VOD, internet television, and 3D film making.

 

OUR TEAM

 

Dennis King: Producer/Director

Producer, Director, Editor, Screenwriter,,, over the years Dennis has worn many hats and these experiences helped bring his vision to the screen. He has the mastery of Hitchcock, the sensitivity of Capra, and the grandeur of Ford. Don't forget to add in a little Coppola and Tarentino with a side of Kurosawa, Lucas, Kubrick and Peckinpaw and a director is born. Dennis has a long history in entertainment going back over 40 years. In his youth, he sang professionally in churches during services and at weddings. He went on to perform in a barbershop quartet, madrigal singers, and he even cut a record at age 16. He was a professional Photographer for 26 years, Disc Jockey for 4 years, and TV Producer/Director for 7 years along with being an Editor, Stage Director, and the most difficult job of all, Producer. Among his directing credits include the stage productions of Annie Get your Gun, Best of Broadway, It's a Wonderful Life, 42nd Street, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Death of a Salesman, and My Fair Lady; the direction and production of the TV show Merrimack Matters for 7 seasons and most recently the direction/production of the multi-award winning film "Daddy's Girl" (Best Picture, Best Director).


Dennis is also an accomplished actor. His stage credits include: Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Captain von Trapp in the Sound of Music, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain, Daniel Webster in The Devil and Daniel Webster, Ali Hakim in Oklahoma, Officer Krupke West Side Story, Sir Edward Ramsay in the King and I, Abner Dillon in 42nd Street, John and Jeep Driver in White Christmas. He also was a reporter for Merrimack Matters for 7 years and played the lead role of Shawn Mulcahy in "Daddy's Girl".


Dennis has been the Producer/Director at Sirona Studios LLC from 1997 to present. He was also the CEO/Owner and Series 7 Broker-Dealer for Dynamic Business Ventures Inc. from 1988 to 2004; a Program Administrator for Long Island Jewish Medical Center from 1984-1988, a Professional Photographer for Three Kings Productions LLC from1972-1998 and a Disc Jockey from 1972-1973 at WKBC and then 1973-1976 at WPOB. Dennis has a Master's Degree from Hofstra University (4.0) and is a member of the honor society Rho Chi Sigma.

Jean-Paul Ouellette: Producer

Jean-Paul Ouellette began filmmaking at the age of fourteen, he moved to Los Angeles, where he apprenticed first to filmmaker Russ Meyer and then to director Orson Welles and was mentored by television directing legend Don Richardson. Mr. Ouellette worked in independent films for such companies as Cannon Pictures, New Line Cinema, Orion Pictures and Roger Corman's New World Cinema. Working his way up, Mr. Ouellette was able to learn hands-on all aspects of filmmaking, including camera from (then cameraman) Jan DeBont and Corman DP Gary Graver, lighting from the award-winning Bill Klages, and stunt directing from Glenn Wilder. In the latter connection, Mr. Ouellette directed the second unit action sequences for the Hemdale/Orion film "The Terminator," directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwartzenegger.In New England, he is on the board of local festivals and occasionally teaches screenwriting, producing, and directing at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts and at Emerson College. He is also a advisor to producers for screenplay review and motion picture development and packaging.

Robert Dolan: Producer

Before seeking the financial and career security of acting, Robert had a background in law enforcement. He eventually gave up his law enforcement career for Lent and became an actor completely by accident, owing in large part to friend and mentor Judith Ivey, whose help and tutoring cannot be measured. Robert spent the next five years working in such illustrious regional theaters as Hartford Stage and Trinity Repertory before returning to his beloved New York. Firmly ensconced in NYC, He became a member of the Circle Repertory and went on to perform Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte theateras well as plays at La Mama.


In 2006, Robert became one of the producers for the film DOWN FOR LIFE with Danny Glover, Elizabeth Pena, Snoop Dogg, Kate Del Castillo and Jessica Romero. DOWN FOR LIFE was accepted into the 2009 Toronto Film Festival and had a sold-out U.S. premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater in L.A. It is currently being test-marketed.


Robert is the veteran of many television shows, including "Criminal Minds", "24", "Numbers", “Alias,” “Jericho,” “Close to
Home,” “NYPD Blue,” “Judging Amy,” “CSI,” “Angel,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Without a Trace,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “King of Queens,” “ER,” “Scrubs,” “That 70'S Show” and “Law and Order.”

Leslie Dart: Publicist

Leslee Dart is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of 42West, an entertainment public relations firm that develops and implements strategic campaigns for films and television, as well as actors, filmmakers and production companies. Ms. Dart has directed the publicity campaigns for more than 300 motion pictures including the Coen brothers’ Academy Award winning “No Country for Old Men,” Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award winning “The Departed,” Mike Nichols’ “Charlie Wilson’s War” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood.” Ms. Dart and her firm also represent numerous individuals including Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange, Queen Latifah, Conan O’Brien, Clive Owen, Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet, as well as filmmakers Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Jonathan Demme and Stephen Daldry, among others; and now Sirona Studios.

Tom Robotham: Cinematography

Tom Robotham is a Director of Photography in the International Cinematographers Guild. He is one of only 17 Guild D.P.’s in Massachusetts. Tom has lit and shot feature films, commercials, documentary and corporate projects. In addition to work in 35mm and Super16 film, he has shot in digital cinema formats and the range HD24p video. He has also written, produced, directed and edited commercials, PSA’s, and narrative shorts. His work has won six awards on the festival circuit and has been screened at over a dozen festivals in the USA and Canada, in addition to garnering commercial awards such as the Aegis and Telly. Tom has worked with actors such as Tomas Arana, from "Gladiator" and "Bodyguard", daytime Emmy Award winner Cady Maclean, and perennial TV actor Michael Constantine; shot events featuring Danny Glover, Ben Affleck and former President Bill Clinton; and shot corporate work for Motorola, Akamai and a major pharmaceutical company.

Tom has worked in Boston, Chicago, DC, Virginia and Los Angeles. In addition, he spent more than a decade running a print advertising agency in downtown Boston. He has worked with Canon, USA and other corporations with worldwide presence. Tom is a graduate of Hampshire College, after spending his third year at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His sculptures have been purchased for private and corporate collections, and his large scale floating works have been commissioned for installation in the Charles River. Tom also invents high performance LED lights for film and video, and his Blender® Light is being produced by Lowel Light, the world leader in location lighting. He teaches camera and lighting at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts, MassArt, and the Maine Media Workshops.

Jeff Beal: Composer

Three time Emmy award winning composer Jeff Beal is a member of a new generation of eclectic composers. He is fluent in the diverse languages of jazz, classical, contemporary, electronic and world music. Beal’s compositions can be heard in movie theaters, concert halls, CD recordings and on television. Steven Schneider (regular contributor to the NY Times) wrote of "...the richness of Beal's musical thinking - the ways in which he conceives of his solos as fully-developed mini compositions, while his compositions often capture the liveliness & unpredictability of the best improvisation."

As a film composer, Beal scored Ed Harris’ critically acclaimed directorial debut, Pollock. Other scores include director Bob Rafelson’s latest feature No Good Deed, William H. Macy’s acclaimed Door to Door, The Passion of Ayn Rand, From the Earth to the Moon (episode 9), and the theme and underscore for USA’s hit series, Monk, starring Tony Shalhoub. Beal recently completed the score for Tibet: Cry Of The Snow Lion , a documentary initiated by the Dalai Lama, which chronicles the history and religious life of Tibet. The soundtrack will be released in the August of 2003. He is currently collaborating with director Jessica Yu on her feature length documentary, In the Realms of the Unreal. Beal recently received an Emmy award for his score to the NBC Sports division's documentary, Peggy and Dorothy.

Thomas Pimentel: Stunt, Armorer & FX Manager

As the Executive Director of TNT LTD. Productions, Tom has provided a whole range of special effects including Pyrotechnics, Props, wardrobe, armory, makeup effects, and stunt coordination. He has worked on a number of projects including the following: The Ballad of Harley Quinn 2009 Boomaster Pictures, Raiders of the Lost Shaker of Salt 2009 TNT LTD. Tom is a Certified Auto Defensive Driver from the Massachusetts State Police Academy and is fully versed in falls, stairs, fist fights, choreography, horses. Firearms-Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun. Squibs, body hits. Rappelling, Paintball,& Climbing. He is an avid sportsman, accomplished horseback rider and aWWII Reenactment Member since 2004 at the N.H. WWII Historical Living History Group. He has firearm licenses in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut. He is also a Firearms owner 11 years. He is certified in Pistol, shotgun, rifle, long rifle and had IPSC training at the Sig Arms academy in- Combat pistol, combat shotgun, combat rifle, long range rifle and SWAT TRAINING. Tom is a consult with Massachusetts State Police, Sheriff Depts., FBI and Massachusetts National Guard.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Sirona Studios has always felt the need to give back something as part of being a good corporate citizen. For each project we undertake, we have joined with a non profit organization to provide funding for worthy causes. For example, In the past, we held fundraiser's for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Our current project, "Crimson Shadows" deals with terrorism ripping a Muslim family apart. We are joining with 'Seeds for Peace", a non profit organization which takes teenagers (mostly Muslim and Jewish i.e. Arab and Israeli) to a camp in Maine where they learn to get along and find the common good among them. Much like the message in "Crimson Shadows", this organization teaches tolerance and the need to take one person at a time. We have also committed to a wonderful group called "Best Buddies". This is a group that finds mentally challenged adults jobs and in our case, as a production assistant. As our studio grows, so will our social commitments.

 

 
   

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