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The Foundation:

Carla “The Muse” Bonney:

Carla Bonney
Carla Bonney

English major from Boston University with a background in theatrical arrangements. The executive producer, extraordinary creative writer, editor, designer and brilliantly twisted and wonderfully creative, entertaining and playful mind

Rick “Fearless Leader” Dumont:

A longtime entertainment journalist and theatre critic. He is the President, the writer of the screenplays, the idea man, also an actor with nearly a dozen film appearances and two lead roles on the stage. He is also the director and producer of the projects.
Rick developed Sweaty Turtle with an eye towards bringing together kindred artistic souls who were looking to band together and follow the guidance of the multiverse.  brik 007
The husband-wife team of Carla and Rick are full of creative energy and are truly two halves of a whole in every possible aspect of the creative process. Along with the team the Turtle will incite, entertain, educate, enlighten an amaze an audience with the strength of our talent, the dedication to our craft and the joyous spirit of teamwork and family that creates under the shell.


angela sanscrainte
angela sanscrainte

Angela is a wearer of many hats under the Turtle shell. She is our Chief Operating Officer, a producer, an assistant director, cinematographer, script supervisor, props and wardrobe mistress and our resident continuity expert. She also is a key creative soul and business leader for the organization.
Maggie is our north of the border partner who not only is an artist, a fellow writer of our future projects but also the one to contact about lining up screenings and projects.

maggie christi
maggie christi

She is also an extraordinary artist, practioner of numerology and who to talk to about bringing feng shui into your life and surroundings.

















 artistic visionaries


Kirst Callahan: A model of extraordinary talent and look. She’s a makeup artist, an actress and a leader. Kirst has also been a performance artist for our “Up from the Underground Art Experience” events and a writer of screenplays. 541988_383312995035226_167402626626265_1230378_834472975_n She also is one of the originators and leaders of our fashion show event.




An actress of remarkable talent, voiceover artist  and presence both on stage and screen with over 12 productions to her credit. She has been educated by the Hartford Camerata Conservatory.

roxanne nichols
roxanne nichols

She is invaluable with a wildly creative mind on set design, scene structure and story lines. She is also the spiritual balancer and purveyor of positive vibes.


Bill Nichols:
Bill is a longtime director of theatrical productions and actually was one of those responsible for giving Rick Dumont the motivation to create the Turtle after casting him for his first stage appearance since high school as the immigrant juror in 12 Angry Men.  Bill is a master at extracting the perfect character development from his actors, while giving them the freedom to find the character within themselves. He is the director of Fraternitas, his first feature film foray and will be among the directorial and production staff of all of the Turtle’s future films.

Karl Zahn:
Karl is a comedian, radio talk show host an actor and producer. His creativity, spirit, knowledge of the entertainment business is without equal as he helps to make every production a top notch quality engaging and fun process. He is also a regular co-host with Dennis Miller on The Dennis Miller Show, a regular panel member on Fox News’ Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld in NYC

Richard Morse of Richard Morse Videography. Richard comes to join us as an editor and cinematographer, as well as some writing, on projects both commercial and cinematic. He has many years of experience in New York City and worked as one of the editors on Darren Aronofsky’s first film “Pi.” We are more than happy to have him to create with on our side of the camera.

JT McGinn of Northern Pictures. JT is an exceptionally talented cinematographer with a keen and creative eye for the beautiful. He is also an actor that brings creative insight into all that he does.

John Gage. John is our sound mixing guru. His career spans many years and many different aspects of professional sound gathering. He is a master when it comes to turning on set conversation to the perfect pitch on film as well as capturing the right blend of sound in many of our concert coverage.

Diana Porter. Diana is an actress, model, voiceover artist that also has brought her creative genius to many of our projects, both commercial and feature films. She is a chameleon as an actress, versatile and able to bring any aspect of the human condition to life.

Christine Hunt. Christine is an actress and model and one of those special performers who also writes brilliantly poignant screenplays that are as powerful as her ability to bring to life a character in other projects. She is also our hostess of Indie Rising and is able to elicit deep insight from the various artists we spotlight.

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