Mike Anthony Jones – co-creator of ExodusTV
Author, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Musician, Producer
Born in Chicago, Mike grew up on the cold, hard, urban streets. Mike A. Jones picked up a guitar in his early teens and taught himself to play. A 35 year veteran of the music industry, Mike has toured nationally many times with various bands that he formed around his vast original song collection.
Mike’s original songwriting encompasses such musical genres as, rock, blues, country, southern rock, jazz, and jazz-rock fusion, and culminates in a very distinctive “Americana” style, reflecting Mike’s overall musical expression.
In the mid 1980’s Mike attended Chicago State University, and became certified in television production. In ’91 Mike moved to Arizona and bought a Harley, took his beloved 12-string acoustic guitar, and threw them both in a blender and re-invented himself. Mike found a niche writing songs of adventure and the open road. This put Mike back on the touring circuit playing his motorcycle riding songs for tens of thousands of people at motorcycle rallies all around the country. Mike’s songs were considered so unique and original that he was invited to play many private events for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company by company executives, which were attended by such famous celebrities as Jay Leno, Steven Tyler, Peter Fonda, and many more.
Mike wrote the Harley-Davidson 100-year anniversary song “Yesterday 1903” and the hall of fame induction song for Willie G. Davidson, executive and family member of the original founders of Harley-Davidson. This all led Mike to the writing of one of his first motion picture screenplays “Live To Ride”, which has been produced into a feature length movie released in 2011 as “Born To Ride.” Side by side with his screenwriting partner and close friend Rob Vozza from whom Mike learned to write movies, Mike has gone on to write multiple screenplays and movie treatments. He is now C.E.O. of his own film company, Wolf On The Moon Productions, which already owns several valuable intellectual properties.
Because Hollywood can be a difficult and ruthless place, a writer’s creative work can very easily be subjected to plagiarism or outright piracy. For this reason, Mike became very protective of his work. He developed a large body of screenplays, treatments, teleplays, and music, and decided not to shop his work at every door in Hollywood. Instead, he decided to assemble the right combination of trustworthy personnel, and qualified funders to produce these great films.
The protection of the funder’s investment and the integrity of the material being published, is Mike’s highest priority.
Michael Macpherson – co-creator of ExodusTV
Multimedia Developer, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Musician, Actor, Engineer, Programmer, Animator
Michael is a multi-talented individual who never learned that enough is enough.
• Summa graduate in Computer Science
• In Who’s Who in Media and Communications
• Creator of Element 115 show
• Pioneer in digital video production / special FX
• Teacher of multimedia software
• Electrician and electrical engineer
• Author/Programmer of digital curricula
• Multi-instrument musician
Though multimedia production may not be “rocket science,” Michael received his education in electronics and signal processing on missile development projects in the 1980’s, while multimedia was in its embryonic stages of development. In 1985, he started using Mac computers to generate mil.spec. documentation. In 1990, a radio station contest was the motivation for Michael and a couple of friends to make a music video. The process of writing, story-boarding, taping, editing, and post-production was too much fun to let pass by, so Michael retired from government work and began immersing himself in multimedia production. He coined the word “edutainment” and became a beta-tester and developer for Macromedia.
Making TV commercials for 1/10 the price of the major producers in Phoenix, he figured out ways to make animation at a fraction of the price of the big-boys as well, and eventually found a niche in computer-based training for K-12 and corporate markets. Having produced over 100 titles in this market, his work landed him in Who’s Who in Media and Communications in 1999.
When computers became fast enough to process it, Michael was among a handful using video on the web. Immediately, from famous guitarists to political leaders, Michael provided the future of the web…and it was video.
In 1996, while attending the Brussels, Belgium, DVD Consortium, Michael was designing his Promo-Pak. It became a staple presentation package for a wide variety of talent and service providers. The double clam-shell case with a CD, a DVD, a multi-page booklet, and a glossy photo wrapper has been used for bands, martial artists, and service providers of many industries.
Many scenes of “Born To Ride 2010,” were filmed at his house, so Michael had the opportunity to participate in the making of a full-blown, film-cinematography motion picture. Shooting behind-the-scenes, he learned the nuts and bolts of movie making, while witnessing the writer/director struggles, money woes, and other unpredictable events which all try to thwart the completion of a movie project. Michael has a couple movies and more than a couple of TV shows ready to script, cast, and produce. Sedona UFO’s and Griller Warfare are slated for Exodus TV.
Michael started playing guitar and harmonica at age 9, then learned to play bass, keyboards, drums, and various other instruments that ended up in his musical collection. He sings, performs and produces with various artists on a variety of albums, and is often invited to perform with various acts.
One of his accomplishments is the creation of a MIDI to ANIMATION converter, which was used to display AL the Alien (drummer) for the band Element 115. Using only a Macintosh laptop, an entire rock show with a video wall, robotic lights, programmable harmonizers and more was run with just an occasional keystroke.
Michael and his wife taught their son at home from 3rd through 11th grades. Going through the curricula again, this time with a computer-education mindset, helped spawn many a fun, educational game with which thousands of children got to play and learn at the same time. Michael became an Apple Developer to provide edutainment apps to reinforce basics in a fun way.
Michael is now the host of his own TV shows Sedona UFOs and Wake Up And Do Something.
Always looking to the solution side of issues, Michael is the right guy to have on your team to help solve problems when they pop up.
Audio/Video Engineer, Live-stream Producer, Widescreen Projection Specialist
Jess is the hands-on producer and director for live-stream and mega-production events.
He is a vMix TD/Operator and video systems engineer (EIC/V1-Certified E2/S3, Spyder X80/X20), and is a Widescreen Projection & camera switch engineer. He’s a Certified EventMaster Operator through Barco, Certified LiveCore Operator through AnalogWay, Panasonic expert (AV line) and has plenty of experience with BlackMagic Design including the ATEM line, Smart VideoHub, SDI routers/multiviewers and SmartScope 4K. Jess is also a multi-instrument musician.
His clients include audio operations for the SuperBowl and video-wall control for consecutive TurningPoint events.
Jess regularly works with a team of high-level camera operators and routing/switching operators. The staff can be grown on a project basis without the budget necessary to have all of them on a fulltime Exodus payroll.
Ad Revenue and Media Acquisition Specialist
Michael Markwell is a 20 year veteran of the radio and television business as an account executive, sales manager, program director, marketing director, producer, syndicator and distributor with stints at Blue Chip Radio, Clear Channel, a founder and sales manager of Louisville’s first hip hop radio station Hot 104 and program director and sales manager for WYCS TV a minority owned television station in Louisville Kentucky with an emphasis on Urban and Latino American programming.
While at WYCS TV Michael formed Markwell Media Productions in 2002 to produced original content for WYCS TV. Shows included the long running kids program What’s Up Spike hosted by internationally known comedian Spike Davis as well as Got Musica, Noche De Salsa, Got Musica Plus, Estelle’s Paradise and Studio Mix which he then began to syndicate and distribute these programs domestically and internationally. In 2003 Michael began representing other independent producers with an emphasis on multicultural, lifestyle, travel, golf and alternative sports. Michael has distributed over 60 titles domestically and internationally on many platforms and was a pioneer in providing content for wireless devices. Titles include Latin Eyes, Caribbean Escapes, Pacific Fusion, Rolling Art, Black Life in Japan, Money TV, Insider Exclusive, Girls of Stare just to name a few while continuing to acquire new content for distribution and consult producers. Michael also launched 6 different networks. In addition Michael has acted as agent for several celebrities and also served as a consultant for several e- commerce marketing ventures and direct response marketing companies.
Michael has placed content with AMGTV, TUFF TV, MAV TV, Viceland TV, Spike TV, MTV & MTV2, Velocity TV, Sling, Roku, Hulu, Playstation, Uverse, and many more. He finds the advertisers for particular shows and knows how to best place the ads for maximum return on investment. He knows how to find product placement revenue for shows as well.
His 20 years in the industry have secured him connections with all the major advertising producers who place ads in today’s mainstream and alternative media markets.
These are realistic numbers as they convey very modest costs ($12 dollars and 50 cents), for a 30 second ad spot and $25 for a full minute. This is nearly rock bottom.
Starting with our own content of 16 hours a day and acquired content (on barter) 8 hours. That would mean 280 minutes of commercial time per day. Starting at $25 per minute yields $7000 per day.
Using well-known advertisers such as My Pillow, etc. could generate more that $25 per minute.
Total for initial build – $ 14,500.00
This funding purchases the stand-alone web server, production equipment, and pays the skeleton crew that makes the build-up happen.
The funder will be in 1st position on all revenue brought into Exodus TV. The funder will get a 20% annual return, with payback scheduled for 6 months from receiving the funding.