Florida Film House (FFH) is one of the leading full service production companies in South Florida with a 5,000 Sq. ft studio centrally located in Wynwood – Miami, FL.
Florida Film House was founded by Executive Producer Marco Mall and Creative Director Bla G in Feburary of 2010. With the combination of over 20 years of experience, Marco and Bla G are new cutting edge innovators in capturing artist’s moments in a branding and story telling fashion.
FFH has worked with many corporate brands including: Heneiken, Ford, Coca Cola, Snapple, Hennessy, Diageo, Walgreens, Toshiba, Target, Remy Martin, Moscato Life, Crown Royal, Smirnoff, Miami Heat, Gatorade, Foot Locker and many more.
FFH has strong music relationships, having worked on shooting music videos, live content, and/or behind the scene footage for artists such as: T-Pain, Lil Wayne, T.I., Pitbull, Fat Joe, Ivy Queen, Wisin & Yandel, 50 cent, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Travis McCoy, Pitbull, Flo-Rida, Rick Ross and many more.
FFH is currently developing original in house content for TV shows, documentaries, and full feature movie projects for domestic and international sales. In addition, FFH has an in-house creative team that offers digital marketing consulting, post-production services, color correction, and handles all other areas of production.
In-House Talent: Directors, Writers, Illustrators, Director of Photographers, Camera operators, acs, Producers, Location Scouts, Gaffers, Grips, Audio Operators, Set Designers, Stunt Coordinator, Editors, Scorers, Colorist, Security, Production Assistants, and access to the South Florida production community.
Marco Mall is an entertainment entrepreneur whose career spans over 15 years of winning. He established vertically integrated companies in entertainment, marketing, and branding from restaurateur and club ownership, to film and music management, Marco Mall has proven to be incomparable frontrunner in whatever venture he gets involved with.
By 21 Marco was the sales and Promotions Manager of WVHT in Tallahassee, FL. In addition to Managing the radio station he became the president of The Tallahassee Hot Boyz Enterprise, who helped spawn the success of then, DJ-Artist-producer T-Pain, there he produced and promoted over 200 concerts and 500 parties. Having put on concerts with artists as Chris Brown, T-pain, Kanye West , E-40, Rick Ross, Akon and many more.
Mall has established himself as a pioneer in the industry. In 2004, Mall created JamTV an music entertainment TV show, which ran on UPN and CW for 3 consecutive years in 39 counties, with interviews and guest artists such as Neyo, Alicia Keys, DJ. Khalid and many more. In addition to the television show and promotion company, Mall owned several different businesses including a recording studio, a record store, a full sound production company, club etc. He was also a tour supervisor and manager at T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Records. Mall is currently a Co- founder of Florida Film House with Bla G.
Bla G brings a fresh modern edge to production. His exceptional skills in directing, editing, color correction, audio and his distinctive ability to tell a story makes him a sought out content developer in the industry today. Blademil Grullon, 33, grew up in New York City and was raised in to a family involved in the Latin entertainment business.
After previous jobs at Regal Entertainment and while working at the Venetia Media Center in Miami as the office and studio manager, Blademil began working in local television as the station manager at WPMF in Miami at the age of 20, where he was responsible for overseeing the programming and production operation. During his time at WPMF and while studying Business Administration at Miami-Dade Community College, Blademil was also spearheading a number of Latin music events at local clubs and entertainment venues in Miami. His television experience gave him the grounding needed to launch his own business – BLA PRODUCTIONS.
Through his vision and dedication as a new business entrepreneur, he grew the company organically into a reputable media production and management firm. In 2002, Blademil used his network of contacts from the Urban Latin entertainment community to pull together an experienced team of multi-media specialists that would help expand on the existing operation. On 5 Media Group was born. The company’s dynamic vision, forward thinking and creativity, particularly in the music genre, has won the company ongoing projects for respected world-renowned clientele from the likes of Thalia, Fat Joe, Ivy Queen and Lil Jon. On 5 Media Group was one of the nation’s first turnkey ‘one-stop-shop’ multi-media companies for the Urban Latino genre breaking previously unrecognized new music talent. Bla G develops and directs documentaries and movies for a global market. Bla G is currently a Co- founder of Florida Film House with Marco Mall.
HEAD OF STUDIO/DIRECTOR OF DISTRIBUTION
Daniel brings over 25 years of experience in Theatrical Production and Distribution to his role running the day-to-day business of Florida Film House. He honed his practice at the Walt Disney Company as the Executive Director of Distribution for Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa where he was the number-one international film distributor 6 years in a row. He brings his indispensable knowledge of the inner workings of the ‘Majors’ and a long list of valuable contacts. He aims to deliver the kind of success he enjoyed at Disney, where his team was the first to break the billion-dollar mark in international box office revenue. He worked on the release of such notable film properties as THE LION KING, ARMAGEDDON, and PULP FICTION, to name just a few.
PRODUCTION TEAM & FILM CREW
OPERATIONS / LINE PRODUCER / FIRST ASSIST. PRODUCER
Peter Ebanks is Producer, Production Manager and 1st AD in the Film/TV and Commercial production industry. His background in management and advertising provides a solid foundation for medium to large scale projects requiring complex logistics, budgeting and coordination. Colleagues commonly refer to Ebanks as cool under pressure and extremely organized. Ebanks has produced projects that have premiered at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL, PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, CANES FILM FESTIVAL and the KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Luis is a published photographer and cinematographer. As a cinematographer, he helps directors tell stories through camera, using various aspects of lighting, color, angles, and movement. He has traveled to virtually every continent in the world and captured insights on how to bring stories to life on the big screen. His unique experiences and knowledge from interacting with environments in various cultures and countries are a key to his filming style. His approach, skills, and talents are all evident in A Miami Love Story, our first feature film. His photography is featured in Austin Mahone: Just How It Happened, and has also been covered in many outlets, newspapers, magazines, and publications. www.LValverde.com
PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR / WRITER / ACTING COACH
Armed with a mission and equipped with skill, and an authentic gift to motivate, educate, inspire and entertain, Yonel Aris, is an accomplished young playwright/screenwriter, acting coach director and instructor. A recent graduate of Florida A&M University with a degree in Theatre, Aris has written, directed and produced several plays. He has worked with major names in the industry. Among those names are Angela Dunlap Borrows, writer of the following stage plays: Why do Good Girls like Bad Boys, If These Hips Could Talk, and her most recent production, Gossip, Secrets and Lies which was directed by Clifton Powell Starring Lisa Ray, Robin Gibbons and Christopher Williams. In addition, he served as one of the writers for the play “ Fatherhood starring Multi-Platinum Recording artist Genuine and Lisa Ray. As a performer he adds to his credits, August Wilson’s Fences, Neil Simmons’s Nerds, Before it Hit Home, Antigone, and The Unwanted. Furthering his credits, he has written several stage plays: The Enemy Within, Stand, The Struggle, Restoration, and The Ultimate Measure of a Man, The Right Love Wrong Time, Friends with Benefits, Loose Lips and the Kennedy Theatre nominated FAMU play of the Trail of the Big Bad Wolf. He has received recognition from the Miami Dade Weed and Seed for writing and directing a non-violence play for the City Of Miami. In addition, he received recognition from the State of Florida Energy Conservation Department for directing a play for the state. The play was apart of an energy conservation initiative.
PRODUCER / DIGITAL MEDIA STRATEGIST / WRITER
Bayo has been a creative writer all his life, later growing into self-publishing, wellness, web 2.0 digital marketing, sales, independent music, cultural anthropology, linguistics, film production, coaching & consulting. After attending Vanderbilt University, he trained and coached employees and executives in peak performance from every industry in New York City. He helps individuals, companies, and organizations bring their stories to life in video content. In his productions, he utilizes frameworks he custom designs with models for success. He is focused on developing and producing content from established urban film markets such as New York City, Los Angeles, & Miami, as well as emerging urban film markets Rio De Janeiro, Brazil & Lagos, Nigeria. Bayo is also semi-fluent in Portuguese, and is learning Spanish, & Yoruba.
ASSISTANT PRODUCER / PRODUCTION MANAGER
A determined writer with a degree in English Literature from Florida International University. With years of experience writing screenplays, visual treatments, and commercial concepts his intention is to always leave anyone who has experienced his work with an effect lasting long after the initial experience. With influences spanning the gamut from Shakespeare, Plato, and Dr. Seuss it is his humble hope that the efforts he produces can stand in the shadows of his mentors prolific works and not look too out of place among the greats.
Ido has the rare ability to capture moments on screen and make them visually delicious. Ido works very well with directors to shoot creative sets. He has a vast comprehension of purpose and flow on set. He uses his awareness to bring rare magic to shots while filming. His knowledge of lighting, set design, and camera work are evident in music videos he has directed such as Kodak Black “Skrilla”, 2Nice “Contra La Pare”, Young A.C. “So Good”. His skills are also evident in videos where his role was director of photography such as Christina Milan and Lil Wayne “Do it”, Red Cafe: “Make Me Proud”, El Rookie “Amiga”, Brianna Perry “Cars”, Ivy Queen “Vendetta”, JRand “Let it All Out”. His work has also been in Florida’s video “GDFR: Going Down For Real”. His behind the scenes work is noted for his attention to detail and ability to uniquely capture stories of amazing artists such as Nikki Williams “Glowing”, JRand, FloRida, Rick Ross, T-Pain, and much of his camera work has been aired on MTV and other major networks. He has created and mastered his own unique creative form of editing to music he calls “Yo Yo Rhythm Editing” where he plays images and video to music like a yo yo pattern, hence his nickname “Yo Yo”.
CAMERA OPERATOR / EDITOR
Kufre has a vision for creating masterful visual experiences. He exemplifies how hard work and experience develops into rewards. He was the Director of Photography for Open House which was awarded best choreography in the 48 Hour Film Festival. Kufre plans for the details and ensures that projects have meaning behind the scenes shot. He’s currently working on his B.A. at Miami Dade College.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/GAFFER/KEY GRIP
Darion has worked as an assistant director with top directors in the film industry including Jon J, Dre Films, Philly Fly Boy, Bla G, Omar Epps, & Gabriel Hart. Darion has a creative vision for storytelling and skill to work with actors directly and support their acting. With a strong determination and drive to do anything required to get the job done, he also has experience working on set with lights, as a gaffer, & key grip. Darion has also written, directed, and produced his own short films and screenplays. Darion invests in going the extra mile to support actors, models, and talent to gain more exposure in the industry.
AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHER/ VIDEOGRAPHER / EDITOR
Moses C. Norman is a composer, producer, and sound engineer currently studying his rising-senior year of Media Writing and Production at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. His style varies from rock and metal, to blues, funk and R&B, as well as classical and modern classical music. His talents include being a proficient singer in almost all genres, a proficient guitarist, bassist, and intermediate drummer. Originating from Atlanta, Georgia, he hopes to one day write music for video games as well as being a performing rock artist.