David Hines, Jr., Producer – David Hines, Jr. is a Mechanical Engineer working in the automotive industry in Metro Detroit by day and an independent filmmaker by night. Raised in Marietta, GA, David moved up north to attend the University of Michigan and received his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. After combining their forces to form their production company, Valiant Films, he and J.B. Armstrong have been shooting spec commercials and shorts around the Detroit area for the past several years. He currently resides in Warren, MI with his wife, their two sons, and their crazy dog. David’s primary goal in life is to fulfill God's purpose and help others experience true joy and faith through his films.
J.B. Armstrong, Co-Producer – J.B. Armstrong is a Detroit native and a graduate from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), where he obtained his Bachelors in Screen Arts, and Cultures with a sub major in screenwriting in May 2015. As the Creative Director of Valiant Films, J.B. has written and shot a handful of spec scripts and shorts, and commercials around the Metro Detroit area. He has also worked as an editor for Precision Productions + Post, with the Ann Arbor Film Festival as a media editor, and with VICE Media as an assistant editor on projects such as “King of the Road”, “Broadly: The Abortion Pill,” and “LiveNation” (featuring performances by One Direction, Carley Rae, and Walk The Moon). Now residing in Los Angeles, J.B. is always working to further his creative talents by continuing to write unique, elaborate and detailed stories that play with the human psyche, hoping to play a vital role within the film and television realm.
Heather Buchanan, Executive Producer – Heather is a Detroit native. The founder of AUXmedia, a production company located in TechTown Detroit, Buchanan works with writers, directors and producers. She is also a Literary Executive with California-based Silver Heart Productions. The producer of When the Swan Sings on Hastings (2019), a short film based on a novel by Detroit teacher and actor Thomas Galasso, Buchanan is currently writing a spin-off series (Hastings). A Digital Humanities professor and Fellow of the Society for American Music, Buchanan is a graduate of Wayne State University and the University of Michigan-Dearborn. A past COO for the Wayne County Council for Arts, History & Humanities, she is the owner of Detroit-based Aquarius Press and the recipient of a Proclamation from the City of Detroit. Buchanan’s upcoming project is Dark River, a series set in French Colonial Detroit.