The Players

With over a half century of experience between them all, this team have assembled an impressive roster of work.........

Brett A. Hart - Writer / Director

Brett A. Hart is an Emmy Award-Winning Writer / Director of Commercials, Television Series and Independent Feature Films.  His debut thriller BONE DRY starring Lance Henriksen, Luke Goss, Dee Wallace & Tiny Lister garnered much critical praise; including 411 Mania's honorable mention as one of the top directors to watch for.  His IMAX - sponsored series, Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles is currently airing on PBS nationwide.

He’s had the good fortune of catching the attention of mentor Richard Franklin (Director - Psycho II), Geralad Molen (Producer Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park, Rain Man) and even Jon Stewart, who showcased one of his promos on The Daily Show.

 

Other amazing Actors and Directors that he’s had the honor of Directing are James Garner, Burt Reynolds, Tim Burton, Danny Boyle and Wes Craven, to name but a few.  Additionally he had the pleasure of becoming SAG eligible when Nick Cassavetes cast him as an undercover Narc in "Yellow".

Bonnie E. Hart - Writer / Producer / Composer

Bonnie E. Hart received both her Bachelor and Master's degrees from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music in operatic performance.  Aside from performing professionally for over 25 years, she has been a Producer and Director of the stage, most recently Directing and Producing such musicals as Les Miserables, The Sound of Music and Countless charity concerts and performances benefiting Autism. 

 

Her experience as a member of the voice faculty at The University of San Francisco Boy's Chorus as well as a prolific composer has all led Mrs.  Hart to pursue productions and Directing on many levels.  Now in LA, she is actively writing for various performing artists and producing soundtrack scores for the cinema and gaming companies.

Together Bonnie and Brett created Hart & Soul Entertainment in 2019 with this mission statement...

"Our business is humanity”.  Our mission: to exchange fear for hope. 

No one is alone.  We will show you the dark, but only as a means to show you the light.  Through our work,  you may witness the dark shame, vile and sometimes painful reality the world can put forth. Yet, within that reality, there is a truth.  The truth of hope and the beautiful humanity which binds us all.   

Richard Saied - Executive Producer

Texas born, Richard Saied has had a lifetime of experience that's blended both the artistic community and the business sector.

After graduating from Texas Christian University with a BA in Performing Arts, Richard moved to Los Angeles CA.  It was here where he began landing roles in a vast selection of high profile commercials directed by David Fincher (Se7en), Michael Bay (Armageddon)  and Antoine Fugua (Training Day) just to name a few.  He considers his relationship with Fugua & Pennelope Spheeris (Wayne's World) one of his most enlightening experiences.

Richard returned to Texas where he began overseeing several companies, most notably PI Energy, which has produced over a half billion dollars of revenue since.

Both Richard and Director Hart became fast friends in 2001 and have remained close ever since.  In 2007 they set out on their first full on Independent Feature film, "Bone Dry".  Not only did they team up with an amazing roster of professional acting talent, but the film went on to receive critical and cult praise.  They consider "Bone Dry" to be one of their finest artistic achievements. 

Jessica Bishop - Producer - Actor

Jessica Bishop is an actress, writer, and producer. Jess has written and produced viral comedy for many large YouTube brands including FailBlog (14 million subscribers) and FML (59 thousand subscribers). Her work has been featured on several comedy platforms such as Funny Or Die and Cheezburger Comedy. Additionally, Jess has acted in popular web series and music videos such as Princess Rap Battles (14 million views), Sh*tty Dates (10 million views), and Little Dude Anthem (1 million views.)

 

Aside from her work in film, television, and web, Jess has a background in stage work and has performed with several regional theater companies throughout the country. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

In 2019 Jessica set up Small Voice Productions with Mark Blankenship, focused on bringing passion projects to life.  In 2020 Small Voice Productions and Hart & Soul Entertainment joined forces on their first Co-Production "Coffee With Exes" a short that Jessica wrote, starred in and Executive Produced.

Lance Henriksen - Actor

An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor could possibly hope.

"Henriksen's sadistic Jimmy in Writer-Director Brett A. Hart's "Bone Dry" is one of those performances that shows you what a great actor Henriksen can be when he has great material to work with". Bryan Kristopowitz / 411 Mania.

Most recently Lance starred in Vigo Mortensen's Directorial Debut, "Falling" which in addition to debuting at Sundance in 2020, has garnered much critical praise... "As intelligent and sensitive a directing debut as you'd expect, and a highlight of Henriksen's career." Hollywood Reporter

Adam Nelson - Actor

Adam Robert Nelson was born in Boston Massachusetts and spent his first ten years in Brockton Mass. before moving to Cape Cod where he completed junior high and high school. His father was a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law school. His Mother also went to Brown University and received a Master's Degree in Media from Boston University. Adam's Grandfather was the Superintendent of schools in Brockton for over 30 years. Adam played four years of Varsity Hockey for Bourne High School ...His team won two division Championships and played in the state championship at the Boston Garden where Adam scored the only goal for his team. He also made "All Cape" his junior year and was a top scorer in Massachusetts that same year. Growing up Adam was an avid motorcycle rider racing motocross as a teenager. After High School, he went to Cape Cod Community College to study acting he did his first two plays there. Then Adam moved to Los Angeles to attend a private acting school. His first film was the lead role in "Hotel November" an eight-minute black and white U.S.C graduate student film directed by Vietnam Veteran Richard Sykes this short film went on to win ten awards in four countries and was great calling card for Adam His first major studio film was "The Abyss" where he played Navy Seal "Ensign Monk" under the Great Director James Cameron, Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio starred as well as a wonderful ensemble cast and had many "Firsts" for underwater filming. Another early Highlight was playing the Great Jessica Lange's brother "Lou" in the Hallmark Hall Of Fame "O Pioneers" Adam has had many Guest star appearances including The X Files Directed By (the always fun) David Duchovny, Six Feet Under Directed By the wonderful Alan Ball CSI, CSI New York and most recently returning for a second time as the serial killer "Tommy Yates" on Criminal Minds He feels extremely fortunate to have played "Nick Savage" in the Iconic Clint Eastwood's film Mystic River opposite the greats Sean Penn Tim Robbins (who both won academy awards for their work) Kevin Bacon Laurence Fishburn Laura Linney and Marcia Gay Harden. Another fun project was his role as "Mackie Shelton" in the Ed Harris western Appaloosa opposite one more time the Greats such as Viggo Mortensen Rene Zellweger Lance Hendrickson and Ed Harris. Adam is grateful to have worked with so many great actors and directors.

Chrisopher Lloyd - Actor

Larsen Saied  - Actor

Larsen Saied, or "Little L" as Director Hart  likes to call him, recently turned just 8 years old.  And yet in that short time this young man has caught the attention of teachers and art patrons alike. 

His performance in the titular role of "Johnny Appleseed" was not only welcomed with resounding acclaim, but his command of a stage and mature focus caught both Director Hart and Producer Saied's attention.

The future is bright for this young auteur in the making.

Christopher Allen Lloyd is an American actor. Lloyd came to public attention in Northeastern theater productions during the 1960s and early 1970s, earning Drama Desk and Obie awards for his work. He made his acting debut in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), and he gained widespread recognition as Jim Ignatowski in the comedy series Taxi (1978–1983), for which he won two Emmy Awards. Lloyd also starred as Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), and Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993).

Lloyd earned a third Emmy for his 1992 guest appearance in Road to Avonlea, and won an Independent Spirit Award for his performance in Twenty Bucks (1993). He has done extensive voice work, including Merlock in DuckTales the Movie (1990), Grigori Rasputin in Anastasia (1997), the Woodsman in the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall (2014), and the Hacker in PBS Kids series Cyberchase (2002–present), which earned him two further Emmy nominations. Lloyd has also been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a BIFA Award.

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