JD Mata Films

J.D. Mata is an actor, independent filmmaker, musician/ Choir Director, Piano Bar player, etc... He lives in Los Angeles. This is the place where he will reveal his "rebel without a crew" Robert Rodriguez inspired style of indie filmmaking secrets! And, just "A day in the life" stuff!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

THREE of my SIX films for sale....

As I still create music for my last three films, VIRGIN MARY APPEARS in LOS ANGELES, MEXICAN AMERICAN PSYCHO, and THE TEACHER'S LOUNGE, my first three films, PAN DULCE, FROM BEHIND the SUNFLOWER, and THE DIVORCE CEREMONY are ready for purchase, yay!
p.s. Creating music for film is FUN, but TIME CONSUMING:)

Monday, December 08, 2008

My latest Theatre production, A DULCE DECEMBER NIGHT!

This last production, which took place Dec 1, 2008, in conjunction with my spanish choir at St. Charles Borromeo in North Hollywood, consisted of an evening SEASONAL SINGING, LITURGICAL DANCING, and a MUSICAL THEATRICAL PRODUCTION of St. Juan Diego and miraculous apparitions of OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE!

There were well over 200 people in attendance, and we received a standing ovation at the end of production.

One of our featured soloist was World famous Voice Teacher, and proud mother of Salma Hayek, DIANA JIMENEZ! Diana is a member of the choir as well. Also featured was one Mexico's most famous contemporary Sopranos OLIVIA GORRA!

The list of professional actors that starred in the play were as follows and the rest of that cast that made A DULCE DECEMBER NIGHT, a sweet December night to remember!

OUR LADY of GUADALUPE - Paola Villalobos

JUAN DIEGO - Salvador Benavides

EL OBISPO - Mario Valdez-Juarez

EL FRAILE - Mario Ramirez

LA CRIADA - Marilyn Ghigliotti



Angeles Cantando Estan - choreographed and danced by: Tobi Sackheim
Dichosa Tierra Proclamad - choreographed by: Alice ngo, dancers: Jen Horan, Amy Iannaccone, Rebecca Masseth, Alice Ngo
Noche de Paz - choreographed and danced by: Yoriko Huffman
Buenos Dias Paloma Blanco - choreographed by James Keene, dancers: Amy Iannaccone, James Keene, Alice Ngo, Tobi Sackheim
Aztec Dancers -Freddy Chavez, Patricia Marlene, Imelda Wagner, Tere Olea,

Dancers in the Play - choreographed by: Sam Donlavy, dancers: Sam Donlavy, Champaigne Macier, Rebecca Masseth, Chuck Psalto, Stephanie Sheh, Marissa Sison

Our Lady of Guadalupe Angels - choreographed by: Tobi Sackheim dancers: Amy Iannacconne, Tobi Sackheim, Kerry Stevenson

Tata Dios - choreographed and danced by : Natalia Duncan

Behind the scenes:
Set Design - Salvador Benavides

The amazing crew: Jeniffer Marks, Michelle LeVar, Lynn Grant, Jazzy Guevara-Grant

Program Director - J.D. Mata

Special Thanks to:
Monsignor Bob Gallagher
St. Charlres Borromeo School
Tobi Sackheim
Diana Jimenez
Salvador Benavides
Craig Sackheim @ therirmusic.com
La Casa Mexicana/set props
Ricardo and Alen/ Cactus plants