2012 "BOOT CAMP" Team
MASTER JUNE DAGUISO
FILM DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, SCREENWRITER & FOUNDER of the MJD Productions, LLC, WORLD MUSIC and INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, HOT MEDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL & HOLLYWOOD in Washington DC Talk Show (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2408461). June presently works in the Washington DC area and lives in Virginia with his wife Dahlia. With over 30 years of experience in Martial Arts, Mr. Daguiso became a 4th degree black belt and taught in the DC area for over 10 years. June competed at the National Competition level and ranked 25th in the nation for Fighting, Forms and Weapons Division in region 10. His film career started after he began performing fight stunts on independent films and working as a Stunt Choreographer.
After retirement from the martial arts, Master June became actively involved in filmmaking. In 2006, Master June produced Full Circle his first film project. In 2009, the film had four nominations on the original soundtrtact at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California The success of the project led June to produce other such projects as Drug Related 1, 2 and 3, Jeepney and Collide.
Master June has been working hard over the last several years to promote the Washington, DC area and its film community. As the founder of the World Music Independent Film Festival in Washington, DC, it is June’s dream to bring filmmakers and musicians from all over the world to our area in celebration of the films that are made in the nations capitol. In it’s third year this coming summer 2012, June now has the participation of over 32 countries. Not only does he have a growing interest in the festival, he also has had the participation of such well-known Hollywood Talents as Carol Connors and Merrie Lyn Ross. Additionally, nominated and winning actors include John Savage, Aiden Quinn, Dana Delaney, John Putch, and Emmy Award Winner David Lago. (See
This particular film, Split Personality, will undoubtedly be Master June's most exciting film project to date. With a carefully selected team, June knows the project can and will succeed.
June also, volunteers his time serving lunch at SOME (So Others May Eat); his 2010 festival team organized a fund raising concert and donated all the proceeds to Lymphoma Leukemia Society and he also donated his movie DVD sales to DC Homeless during the Bowl for the Homeless in 2010.
ESTIFANOS BERTA-SAMUEL hails from the Amhara Tribe and with his impressive physique at 6ft.5in. height, brown eyes and caramel skin he has dazzled on the stage of several runways and graced the pages of print publications across the globe. He currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa and shuttles between New York and Los Angeles under his agency, HEADS MODELS in Johannesburg.
Estifanos started modeling rather unwillingly in High School at the 10th grade. He has worked as an assistant to the in house stylist at ENYCE, and appeared in several campaigns like: Absolut Vodka commercial in Paris, France; History Channel commercial in Hollywood, CA; Los Angeles Fashion Week; and BET Awards Fashion Show just to name a few. He loves being creative and choreographing but, in the natural sense. Since his graduation from Howard University his life has been full of traveling internationally and living his dream in the fashion and entertainment industry, including working as a back up dancer for the South African Sensation, Khabonina Quebeka, starring in a television show on DSTV Africa, writing scripts for Cartoon Network’s Dance Club, and acting in two films in the U.S. over a year ago.
This well accomplished model, dancer, actor and stylist is building his dream to start a corporation that will establish a world class industry for arts, fashion and entertainment professionals in his home country and across Africa.
FRANCESCA SCOTT Francesca considers herself to be a documentary photographer, constantly seeking images that may disappear at any given moment. The human element intrigues her with color, texture and emotion. Urban landscapes inspire her to seek juxtapositions with their surrounding. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Annie Leibovitz. Gordon Parks and Richard Avedon are the photographers that have and continue to inspire her and motivate her to see "outside of the box". The power of the unspoken word as well as the obvious viewpoint. That fleeting moment when if you don't get it, you just won't get it. Francessca grew up traveling since her dad was career military and with the State Department. With her mom kepping it all together it was nothing for her family to move every other year. (http://www.fascott.com)
She picked up the camera as a teenager to preserve memories and especially friends who she feared would disappear at any given moment. This idea still carries over to her photography "unintentionally.” A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Francesca has worked as a press photographer for the Associated Press, United Press International and newspapers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Washington, DC and Georgia. She has served as an arts grants panelist on the Fulton County Arts Commission (Georgia), served on the District of Columbia’s Arts Commission as a grants panelist and has worked with the As Seen By Teens project in Atlanta. She also spent time as an Artist in Residence with the city of Atlanta. Currently, she is a photographer residing in the District of Columbia.
GREY BUTLER "BASS CANNON"
MEL B of WPB RADIO PERSONALITY (WPBRadio.com)
ANGELA STRIBLING is probably best known for her television
career on BET as Host of Screen Scene, the networkâ€™s premier
entertainment news show. She spent four years hosting Screen Scene
before becoming an integral part of launching BET Jazz. For four years
she, along with Ramsey Lewis and Lou Rawls, hosted Jazz Central; A
nightly program, featuring performances and interviews with renowned
jazz artists. During this time, she also hosted BET Jazz Discovery; A
showcase of undiscovered jazz artists, and BET Jazz Scene; The only
nationally broadcast jazz industry newsmagazine. In the early 90s, she
was the Co-Host of On Time, a weekly magazine show focusing primarily on
the African American community in Baltimore, Maryland on WJZ-TV 13 (CBS
affiliate in Baltimore, MD). Prior to that, she was a reporter for
Evening Magazine, a daily magazine program on WJZ-TV 13.
Stribling began her broadcast career as a news intern at WTTG-TV (Fox
affiliate in Washington, DC) and WOL-AM Radio (Washington, DC). She held
virtually every position in programming and sales at WOL Radio
including sales management, on-air shifts, and voiceover production.
The Washington community quickly responded to her warm, enthusiastic
style and she soon landed a coveted air shift WHUR Radio. She has also
hosted several syndicated programs for the American Urban Radio
Networks. Her television career began after sitting in for a friend on a
Washington, DC television program, Washington Style on Channel 50. She
was telephoned by a Video Soul producer at BET and invited to audition.
Stribling was hired immediately as a relief host. After two months, she
was showcased as co-host of Screen Scene and become one of the on air
pioneers on BET.
Stribling discovered her love for singing at the age of 4. Classically
trained, she hones her jazz skills at various venues around the world
including the world famous Blue Note in New York City. Angela has shared
the stage with musical legends Stevie Wonder, and Chaka Kahn. She sang
for President Bill Clinton and Robert De Niro at a fundraiser in New
York City for Congressman Charles Rangel. Striblingâ€™s love affair with
Europe and Asia began in 2002 when Hennessy invited her as their jazz
vocalist for one week of sold out performances in Myanmar (Burma) and
later that year for their â€œHennessy Smooth and Mellow International
Jazz Tour.â€ Now, her tours include China, France, Holland, India,
Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, and Japan.
In radio, television, and music, Stribling has built an impressive
career as a multimedia broadcaster and communicator. Stribling, who has
appeared in several films and television shows, is one of the most
sought after voices in the country. Her professional credits include
national radio and television campaigns for Mercedes-Benz, Prudential
Life Insurance, Time Life, Colgate Simply White Toothpaste, and Folgers
Stribling earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising and
Buying from the Fashion Institute of America. Hobbies include reading,
listening to music, and flying. She is currently in training for a
private pilotâ€™s license. Stribling is single and lives in Washington,
was born in Frankfurt Germany and considers herself a
Washington, DC native. She began a modeling career at the young age of
16, supporting herself while she worked her way through college at
George Washington University. She graduated from the International
School of Political Science with a BA. She is a trained Ballet and
Modern Dancer and enjoys teaching fitness part time as a hobby.
after graduating from college, she moved to NYC where she taught
teenage girls poise, modeling and makeup at the Barbizon School of
Modeling while she pursued her modeling and acting career. Throughout
the years she has worked as a professional singer, dancer, magicians
assistant, art auctioneer, make up artist, and licensed esthetician.
Although Elaine retired from the Industry, she finds it rewarding to
mentor young women interested in modeling and pageantry.
recently as 2008, she was personally selected as one of the beauties
for "Face of Aunnyx" Models, a mineral cosmetic brand, Aunnyx
Cosmetics. In July of 2010, Elaine entered the National Pageant Finals,
Marmas Productions. She won the Title as Ms. Classic American Woman
for 2010. It was a great experience as she competed gracefully against
women who were seasoned pageant winners and who held State, National and
International titles. She successfully changed careers over a decade
ago to the Financial Services Industry and now works for a prestigious
Wealth Manager in Rockville, Maryland, Jack Reutemann. Elaine enjoys
many hobbies, her favorites being gardening and fitness. She is making
the most of her year as a Reigning Beauty Queen by lending her title to
non profit and charity organizations. In November, 2010 she will be a
guest Judge at the United Nation Pageants in Jamaica.
a native Washingtonian is a published author of poetry. Over the years her passion for the written
word has inspired her to share how one’s imagination can enlighten your world. As a young girl she was inspired to pursue
the Arts after being afforded the opportunity to work and perform in the DC
Summer Youth Program with the Children's Theatre at Howard University. The program ignited her yearning to share
with young people how words can be transformed from books to plays, by using
Johnson expanded her passion for the arts and entertainment via acting. She has appeared in various film
projects. The projects range from the
television show “The Wire” to industrials for the United Way Organization. Acting wasn’t enough so she began to work
behind the scenes with a television production company at DCTV (public access
television) as their production manager and even directed a few shows. On occasion Yvette has been called upon to
coordinate entertainment events for local chapters of the American Business
member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church located in northwest DC, Yvette
taught Sunday school for the 8 – 12 year olds each Sunday for seven years. Her curriculum was charged with creativity
and was formatted with weekly skits.
This format allowed students to be more engaged which increased their
love for learning the Bible in a new way.
attended UDC and Howard Community College located in Columbia, MD. Currently, Yvette works at the College of
Medicine’s Clinical Skills Center as the Administrator/Coordinator of Programs
in simulating real-life medical scenarios for its medical students. Her role is to strategically create scenarios
that allow medical students to hone their clinical skills before going out into
the real world.
is the recipient of various awards and acknowledgements for her creative role
in numerous church and community programs and events. Her philanthropy work led her to be nominated
for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's 2010 Woman of the Year Award. Her most
enjoyable past-times include reading, writing, and running, traveling and
serving as the newsletter editor for Teenarama, Inc (a national hand-dance
organization). She is a member of
"Just Write”, a local writers group, as well as “Black Girls Run!" a
national organization that encourages African American women to make health and
fitness a priority, by running. She is
most proud of completing her first half marathon in 2009 and continues to
participate in monthly 3 to 10 mile race events.
is known around town as an artist. This seasoned musician,
photographer and makeup artist owns and operates Images Studio with his
son and his brother. The studio located in Capitol Heights, MD has been in existence for
over 20 years. The studio is equipped with a recording studio and a rehearsal room for his group
“Anton”as well as photography and a makeup center there too.
He started music in Jr. high school where he played the sax.
He developed a medical condition that forced him to start playing the guitar.
He joined the Ambassadors, a youth group in Washington D.C., playing guitar
when he was about 15 years old.
Anton went to Federal City College in Washington where he
majored in music and studied in photography. He left the Ambassadors and
started “Leadhead” a black rock band. Leadhead played with James Brown, Earth
Wind and Fire, Patti LaBell, The Commodores, Rufus, The Bar Kays and many
others. He now has three CD’s out with his new group “Anton” on the ChrysDee label.
Makeup artist Anton has worked for Halson Cosmetics, Revlon, Fashion Fair and for Mahogany Image as an east coast rep. He also worked on a lot of fashion shows and photo sessions.
As a photographer his work has been published in Seventeen
Magazine, The Washington Post, Models and Photographers and The Fashion Arts
Review. He has shot and designed CD covers for many recording artist. His
studio photographs high school seniors and weddings but fashion and glamour
photography is his passion.