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Our host, Sharon Beth interviews Critically acclaimed, Grammy Award winning Filmmaker, Broadway/TV and Film actor, Damian Perkins, has brought his skills to the television/movie and theater industry as a director and producer. Having returned from NY after starring in Elton John's "AIDA" on Broadway and "RENT", (and directing/producing over 30 regional plays and musicals)Damian began producing feature films, blending his talents as a performer, with his sharp business insight and knack for developing long lasting relationships with some of Hollywood's TOP producers, investors, actors and filmmakers. His first success was producing the critically acclaimed short film, Entitled, "Mercy for the Innocent", (finalist 168 hour film festival), followed by him producing the NBC commissioned pilot; "Central Booking". He went on immediately to Co-Exec Produce, (unaccredited), the 2.5 million dollar, high grossing, action thriller, "The Take", (Starring Tyrese, Rosie Perez and John Leguizamo). In the following years he has produced several profitable films, including; Lion's Gate's "Never Surrender", "Baggage" (starring Golden Globe winner Barry Bostwick; Winner DOVE Foundation Award), "Pirate Camp"(with Corbin Bernsen), Award-winner, "MANIC" (Which he also directed, starring Independent Spirit Award winner Dale Dickey) and "A Voice in the Dark" (Which he directed, starring Richard Portnow and Cassandra Hepburn). Damian is currently in production on several other high profile projects, including, "Brass Knuckles" (Starring Rob Schnieder, Quentin "Rampage" Jackson, Armand Assanti, Jacob Vargas and Danny Trejo) and "Executioner".
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