POLESTAR founder, John Reign, has a rich history in the entertainment industry that spans four decades. A true veteran, his expertise lies both as a performer and an award-winning filmmaker. This skill set allows him to communicate efficiently and effectively to both his cast and crew.
For those Elvis fans out there, John first broke out under the MCA Records banner, as one of the very first Elvis impersonators, where he toured the west coast of the United States with the backing of a full band, singers, and dancers.
He was also one of the youngest magicians of the prestigious Magic Castle here in Los Angeles, California. He is an expert in close-up and stage magic and was a world-renowned escape artist performing nationwide for many years while designing illusions for Doug Henning. These skills also translate to the silver screen allowing him to be a cutting-edge filmmaker.
He has directed for FOX TV and PBS, all while promoting large-scale concert events with Azula Rocks and Nightlife Promotions.
In addition, John has directed and written dozens of feature films, TV productions, and children’s programming, such as Grimmet’s Magic Forest. Grimmet’s Magic Forest is based on the children’s book, What’s a Grimmet, authored by John.
A true pioneer, master model maker, and effects talent, John brings these skills and displays them on screen, making him a stand-alone in the low-cost magic of filmmaking and takes great pride and pleasure in entertaining his audiences domestically and abroad.
Mark has over 30 years of experience in the music business, where he’s guided the careers of domestic and international acts and personalities.
He is extremely sought after to break young artists out on the music scene worldwide.
In addition, he was associated with the Broadway show Rock-of-Ages where he created and coordinated all Broadway entertainment events for this production.
He was recruited by Polestar Pictures eight years ago, placing his artist's original music in several of Polestar’s projects as well as securing acting roles for many of his artists and other talents.
His years in the Entertainment business are heightened by being a CEO in corporate America and being a former professional football player. He brings a "Team" mentality to make any corporation highly successful.
As a C-level executive, Joe DiDonato has served on multiple boards and is known as a go-to person when it comes to growing organizations. With over 40 years of experience in a range of senior roles, Joe's one unfulfilled passion is the movie business.
In the software world, his team took an 11-year-old, $2,000,000 business and grew it to $100,000,000 in just four years. He repeated that rapid growth in another company and his team grew that company from $75,000,000 to $154,000,000 in eighteen months. He says the secret to rapid growth is to really listen to your customers. Then work really hard to give them what they want. An avid moviegoer, Joe hopes to help Polestar Pictures grow equally fast.
He's excited to join the very talented Polestar team. He looks forward to helping the team as they reinvent the movie business.