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ArtsNaples World Festival

I am thrilled to be partnered with the ArtsNaples World Festival. In conjunction with Nadia Artman of Artman Productions and Trey Farmer III, Chairman of ArtNaples, we are producing a series of videos highlighting this years festival in Naples, FL.

I am helping them build their ArtsNaples World Festival YouTube channel.

ArtsNaples is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through art education programs. We recently filmed students from the Florida Gulf Coast University band, showing the children at Fun Time Early Childhood Academy how to play brass instruments. It was an inspirational day seeing the kids light up at hearing the trumpet, trombone and french horn and even getting a chance at playing the instruments themselves.

Please visit the education page on their site www.artsnaplesworldfestival.org/education to find out more about how you can help support this great mission.

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I am happy to announce that I am now a Video Content Consultant for Laissez-Faire Media Group. My business is to create first class digital video content for corporate clients. At Laissez-Faire Media Group we manage marketing campaigns which focus on high growth approaches such as omni channel, Inbound marketing. This strategic combination of content marketing with a call to action takes branding to another level. Examples of this kind of content marketing are video for mobile devices, websites and social media. We also develop video streaming channels and offer video projection services for clients.

Laissez-Faire Media Group

This Friday was the 2014 Spring Fashion Trunk Show at the Hilton Naples Florida Hotel, which was a benefit for The Garden of Hope & Courage located on the Downtown Naples Hospital Campus of the NCH Healthcare System. Their mission is to create a garden sanctuary, for people diagnosed with cancer, to visit a peaceful haven that would foster hope and courage for those who are fighting for their lives. Girl Talk TV is the place to go for Style, Fashion, Beauty tips, Health Products, Entertainment & Fitness information today! Founded by Sherry Bryant, it full of chic and savvy knowledge to help you live a better life. To see more videos from the event, visit the Girl Talk TV website. You’ll see more from the Designers, Boutiques, Health Spa’s and other vendors who participated in this exclusive event.

The Glitter Foundation, founded by Amanda Jaron in 2013, is dedicated to supporting  students and educators through grants, mentorships and scholarships. Tonight’s launch will help fund Art Therapy programs at the David Lawrence Center & The Shelter for Abused Women and Children. This event was presented by Naples Illustrated magazine and started off with a jewelry trunk show at Port Royal Jewelers where proceeds went to the Foundation. This was followed by an evening in the Presidential Suite & Rooftop Deck at the Inn on Fifth in Naples, Florida. To support The Glitter Foundation Inc. mission, please visit their website.

This fashion show was filmed in Naples, Florida. Featuring Soma Intimates, BCBG, Petunia’s of Naples and Lux Boutique, it was an unforgettable experience. This video features gorgeous models, including MISS CARNIVAL MIAMI 2013 Lorena Placencia.

My friend Lorena had a birthday this past Saturday and she was part of a fashion show presented by the Integrated Honduran Organization Francisco Morazán and Fashion Designer Henrry Meza, for the Child of Mine charity organization which benefits underprivileged children worldwide. The event was called “Beauty Queens For A Cause/Reínas Por Una Causa” and took place in Miami, Florida. The proceeds of the event were raised for the Honduran children from a poor village called Ojojona. I had a super fun time. This video highlights some of Henrry Meza’s stylish designs and some very lovely Beauty Queens.

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Wishline TV pilot

I have been a volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida since the year 2000. It has been such an incredibly rewarding experience. I love being a volunteer for this organization because all it costs is a little bit of your time and you end up meeting a lot of good hearted people, many which become long lasting friends.

I have been asked to film a few wishes over the years and then one day I thought, wouldn’t it be a great idea turn the Make-A-Wish newsletter into a TV show? I am going for a feeling like Ty Pennington’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. But instead of building a house, we are taking you on the journey of what it’s like to be a part of a wish and especially what it’s like for the wish child, and their family, to experience such a thing. It’s a rewarding experience for the volunteer “Wish Granter” because we get to interview the children and help them discover their heartfelt wish. After the main office does the hard work (making the travel arrangements and/or coordinating with the celebrity) to make the wish happen, then we get to deliver it by throwing a “wish delivery party” and sharing the wish itinerary with the family. There is nothing like seeing the smiles of the children, and the family, when it sinks in that their dream is really going to happen. It is great to keep in touch with the family too, after the wish, to hear all about it.

Here is my concept for a wholesome reality TV show with heart. One that elevates the level of TV content, from what you normally see. Something with a righteous and worthy purpose; TO HELP KIDS FORGET ABOUT DOCTORS, HOSPITALS AND THEIR ILLNESS FOR A WHILE AND GIVE THEM A MEMORY OF A LIFETIME. Just watch these videos to see the smiles on the children’s faces as they live out their heartfelt wish!

Thank you, Amy Sedlacek, who agreed to host and do voice-overs for the show. Amy is a former TV reporter for Fox 4 News AND the 2012 Make-A-Wish “Wish Granter” of the year. She currently works at Norman Love Confections. She is a caring, energetic and generous over achiever that I am very glad to know! If you are looking for a great charity organization, then I suggest that you go to the national home page for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to find the nearest chapter to where you live.

This first episode describes the origin & evolution of the Foundation from it’s very first wish into the Global Organization that it is today. It also highlights the wish of a 9 year old boy, who suffers from a seizure disorder, whose #1 wish was to play basketball with the Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball team. This FGCU team just made history this week by being the first 15 seed to get to the final 16, in the NCAA March Madness National Championship Tournament. Go Eagles!

This segment shows a 14 year old girl live out her dream of being a ROCK STAR!

In this segment, Joshua gets to swim and communicate with dolphins. A very fun wish!

P.O.D. Acoustic Show

The band P.O.D. played a free acoustic show in Southwest Florida on March 11, 2013. Here for your viewing & listening pleasure are the songs “Lost in Forever” AND “Alive”. Sponsored by the best ROCK radio station in  SW FLA, 99x – The Mothership of New Rock, the band gave a intimate set to the stations’ loyal listeners. Watch the show, as we take you inside the local underground scene. You never know what secret things will occur while most people are at work or sleeping.

P.O.D. are so awesome LIVE! If you get a chance, you should definitely go see their concert. For TOUR DATE INFO check their official website www.payableondeath.com.

Do you have any live performances or events coming up that you need us to film? If you or your band is going on tour and you would like the concert filmed OR if you’d like us to create some projected visuals for your live show or event, call our video division at 214-668-3458. You can see some examples of concert video projection by clicking on our MUSIC link.

Russian Music Salon


Bella Gutshtein & Boris Sandler started an educational organization, The Russian Cultural Center of Naples in the year 2012. They host classical music performances at the Koreshan State Historical Site in Estero, Florida. The Estero Concert Series invites some of the most talented musicians, who play world class music from the greatest composers in history. If you go to one of their concerts, you will be treated to Chamber Music from Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Dvorak and more!


Bella & Boris also created the VOICES OF THE HOLOCAUST program, a mixture of classical music and dramatic readings to commemorate UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year I filmed their program, “I never saw another butterfly… Love is as strong as death”, dedicated to the littlest victims of war. It was a rousing and emotional night. These two videos introduce Zofia Majewski singing “Eyl Malei Rachamim”, a traditional Jewish prayer and also includes Kaddish from Holocaust survivor Abe Price, projected drawings by children from Terezín and Darfur who grew up surrounded by war,  and stirring classical music performances of A. Schnittke’s Piano Quintet, J.S. Bach’s Chromatic Fantasia and my personal favorite Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2.

To see more of the program click on this link for a Boris & Bella playlist on YouTube.


My good friends Boris & Bella host an exhilarating “Evening with Boris & Bella”, consisting of music, poetry and delectable exotic food. It is a unforgettable private concert that will expand your cultural horizons. Tonight we enjoyed a “VIRTUOSO CONCERT featuring Herman Hesse”, a musical program put together by Artistic Director Bella Gutshtein and accompanied by Boris Sandler on violin. It truly was an enchanting experience.


On May 15th, 2013 The Russian Cultural Center of Naples and the Gallery on Fifth, at Mercato in Naples, Florida held a Art-Music event featuring the Naples String Quartet. There was a presentation of Russian Art from the 19th Century and classical music from Borodin (1833-1837), Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) and Glinka (1804-1857).

This video is a montage of the Russian Art that was projected to Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No.1 in D major, Opus 11, 2nd movement. The Naples String Quartet is comprised of Boris Sandler- violin, Daniela Shtereva- violin, Adam Satinsky- cello, and Katrina Rozmus- viola. For more information about the Russian Cultural Center of Naples events email rcc@rccnaples.org

Julie JROCK event

My friend Julie is a promoter in Hollywood, FL. She sets up clubs with DJ’s and knows how to throw  party! Here Urban Chemistry & Noxious present UNITED D&B with Fusion crew, Disidente & MC Direct, Engineer and visuals by VJPillur.

Electric Lazer Circu5 is an underground dance party that fuses DJ’s, lights and energy to create a memorable event of extreme fun and excitement.

I filmed this video for Lazer Circu5 in Naples, Florida… which proves that the Underground in NOT dead! Visiting FLA from NY, DJ Robin Hood and Eunice mesmerized the crowd.

TO RAVE OR NOT TO RAVE. This is an easy question to answer.

Amanda Jaron is the creative force of A. Jaron Fine Jewelry.

Amanda, a NYC & Naples, Florida based jewelry designer speaks about life, passion, her inspiration and living life in both the fast and the slow lanes! Inspired by the energy of New York City and the beauty of Florida, designer Amanda Jaron has taken her art to a new level. You can see her collection at www.ajaron.com

Daniel Herrera shot and directed while I shot and edited, using Final Cut Pro. We shot this at several locations: a charity event, Amanda’s studio, a townhouse in Old Naples, the Beach and at the Naples Yacht and Sailing Club. We used Sony HD and Panasonic cameras. The most fun project I have ever been a part of.
If all “jobs” could be like this!- Mark.
“The most important thing is to be true to yourself”- Amanda


Lifestyle expert and author Lissa Coffey won a modeling contest and became the official spokesperson for A. Jaron Fine Jewelry. Lissa then flew to Naples from LA to meet Amanda and shoot promo pictures.

In this video, Amanda and Lissa discuss life, jewelry and the creative process which goes into Amanda’s art while on a beautiful yacht in Naples Bay.

Amanda Jaron & Lissa Coffey discus style and jewelry on a yacht in Naples Bay. Amanda talks about the use of pearl in her designs and explains why EVERY WOMAN should have a nice set of pearls.

I filmed an event Hosted by Saks Fifth Ave at the Waterside shops in Naples, Florida. The 8th Annual ” If the Shoe Fits” event for The Education Foundation of Collier County. The event will benefit Take Stock in Children, the mentoring & scholarships program of The Education Foundation. I support the foundation because I think they do great things for the community. This video highlights the event and features event sponsor A. Jaron Fine Jewelry. Check their website at www.educationforcollier.org for more information.

Inspired by Amanda Jaron, children create christmas ornaments for charity and discuss the mentoring program “Take Stock in Children”.

“If The Shoe Fits” is an annual event benefiting the Education Foundation of Collier County. Best known for the “golden apple” teacher award, the Foundation helps students and teachers build a better community. You can find out more at the Education Foundation website,www.educationforcollier.org 
A. JARON Fine Jewelry, one of the title sponsors, launched it’s 2009 collection LUSH during the event. Inspired by the energy of New York City and the beauty of Florida, designer Amanda Jaron has taken her art to a new level. See the collection for yourself at www.ajaron.com.

Directed and Filmed by Daniel Herrera and edited by me, this is a profile of Valerie Elam and her band The Edge who entertain at the coolest place I know of to chillax (chill/relax) in Cape Coral, Florida. Brew Babies.

It’s ART vs. WAR in this song by Cary Vhugen. Who will win? Watch the video and find out. In this short film, I tried to explore the concepts of beauty, fate, nature and free will. We, as a human race, cannot deny our freedom of choice.

The future is not predetermined. Ignorance is taught and perpetuated BY PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD, the ONLY WORLD (with sweet sunlight, oxygen and natural resources) THAT WE HAVE! The images in this video contrast the beauty of life with the disturbing and dysfunctional state of the world circa 2010. This video shows the moment Benazir Bhutto was murdered. If such a brave and brilliant woman’s life can be extinguished, so easily, by raging religious zealots who live with so much hatred and ignorance in their hearts and minds, then this world has a serious problem. I SEE A FUTURE TIME where people in the Islamic countries will look back at this present time in history with shame. It’s a disgrace that innocent people can get blown up for simply going to market or to a school.

Some people see 2012 as “the coming apocalypse”. Others a U.S. Presidential race. I see it as the start of a new era of human enlightenment. With 2013 being YEAR ONE of the new era, so to speak. What we are seeing is a revolution of freedom in the world today. This is necessarily chaotic. The forces of freedom and literacy MUST DEFEAT the forces of tyranny, hatred and backwardness. There is no other way.

I’m an optimist. Despite all the crazy things that happen in this world, it’s all we have. One of these days people will wise up and attain enlightenment. I doubt it will be in my lifetime but I believe truth and peace will win over ignorance and war. If I’m wrong it’s alright, I would rather live my life deluded by optimism than consumed by hatred. If people erased ignorance and hatred from their hearts and lived every day with wonder and gratitude, the world would be a better place.


1) Do good in the world and you will always have a clear conscience. 2) Choose wisdom over ancient dogma. 3) Try to become personally better, every single day of your precious life… and you too can be a part of the new enlightenment yourself.

There are paintings that islamic militants use to depict paradise, their twisted vision where the supposed virgins are waiting for them… In the meantime here on Earth, they fear and repress young girls and don’t let them get an education. Most likely because they are illiterate themselves. It’s a very sad situation for the year 2011, it’s ass backwards, and it doesn’t have a future. This video shows some of the beautiful artistic paintings that those militants use to brainwash their suicide bomber recruits. I thought is was relevant and quite perverse that they could use such lovely images of “paradise” to promote murder and death.

I sincerely believe that WE COULD FIX THIS situation IN ONE GENERATION. We  just need to educate all kids, all over the world… from kindergarden onwards and teach them proper and scientific human history… That’s it… Just as soon as we can stop being a divided nation ourselves. Like I said, EASY… if your enlightened.

Special thanks to Robert Hayman for use of his studio and one of his paintings. Space images courtesy of NASA.