JOHNATHAN
GORMAN

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Received numerous awards & nomination for his work as an actor, writer, director and producer.

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Johnathan Gorman was born and raised in Pasadena, California. He immediately launched his career into the entertainment industry upon completion of high school. Johnathan has been successful both in front and behind the camera.

He has received numerous awards and nomination for his work as an actor, writer, director and producer. His credits include appearing on network television shows such as, Chicago P.D., Matlock, Murder She Wrote, starring in opposite of Troy Donohue, Erik Estrada, Bruce Ward and many other celebrities in feature film work and being cast in 200+ commercials.

Upon moving to Indianapolis, Indiana in 2006, Johnathan continued to utilize his creativity as an actor being represented by HWA Talent (Indiana), BMG Talent (Chicago), Heyman Talent (Ohio & Kentucky), Unique Models and Talent (Grand Rapids, MI) and TalentPlus (St. Louis, MO.) and is the Co-Founder and CEO of GEM Filmworks and Indy Actor Studio. Johnathan has trained in Los Angeles and Chicago with today’s top coaches. He believes training is an on-going process and why he enjoys his time coaching actors in Indianapolis.

RAJA
COLLINS

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His knowledge and filmmaking experience is represented in his over 40 film and television productions.

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Raja Collins is a native of Southern California who grew up in the entertainment industry. Raja started as a child actor, but found his true calling as a producer. His knowledge and filmmaking experience is represented in his over 40 film and television productions. With Raja’s expertise he has recently established his new Production company, “Global Film Group” which is currently developing high-concept action films, thrillers, comedies and developing new Television series.

Raja’s recent credits include True Memoirs Of An International Assassin , with Netflix, starring Kevin James, Andy Garcia and Rob Riggle. Momentum, starring Olga Kurylenko, James Purefoy and Morgan Freeman.

Raja displays a deep dedication to the craft of film and has an endless passion for storytelling, which makes him a serious asset to any production. He chooses stellar material and does not waiver in his commitment to staying true to the vision of the script. He is also well versed in the finance area of independent films. More info at www.globalfilmgroupla.com

LISA
GORMAN

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Lisa has been instrumental in planning hundreds of meetings and events, managing over 1,000 volunteers and employees.

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Lisa Gorman was born and raised in Indiana and graduated with a Journalism degree from Indiana University. Lisa began her career in non-profit event planning in Birmingham, AL and later moved to Los Angeles, CA and then made her way back to Indianapolis, IN where she currently resides.

In the span of her career, Lisa has been instrumental in planning hundreds of meetings and events, raising over $3 million dollars and recruiting and managing over 1,000 volunteers and employees.

She brings her expertise in strategic management, budgeting, planning and execution to the team at GEM Filmworks as the company’s COO.

BRYAN
PATRICK MCCULLEY

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As a consummate student of the filmmaking craft, he is continually preparing himself for the next project.

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Bryan Patrick McCulley is an Indianapolis, IN native with a career that spans almost a decade in the entertainment industry both in-front and behind the camera. His work has received a multitude of awards and nominations as an actor, director and producer. Bryan’s credits tout such films as “Dandelion Dreams” starring opposite Johnathan Gorman, “Gila!” with Terrence Knox and Brian Gross, as well as the feature film “Resurrection” which most recently placed him at the helm. Additionally, his work includes a variety of national television shows such as Investigation Discovery’s “Murder Calls”, “Homicide Hunter” and “I Was Murdered”, Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”, National Geographic’s “How To Survive The End of the World” and the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show starring Madonna; as well as countless other commercials, stage productions, industrials and print ads.

Furthermore, he is Co-Founder and acting CRO of GEM Filmworks, an award-winning full-service production company on Indy’s NW side. With projects ranging from feature films to social media clips and everything in between, at GEM Filmworks….“We Tell Stories”. As a consummate student of the filmmaking craft, he is continually preparing himself for the next project, while surrounding himself with some of the most creative minds in the industry.

JOEL
WORTMAN

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Over the past 15 years he has built his skills as a cinematographer, photograpgher and visual artist.

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Joel Wortman was born and raised in Carson City, Nevada. He was blessed with a loving and supportive family. Joel grew up playing sports in school and traveling with his Grandparents and brothers once they were older all over the West Coast. From San Diego to British Columbia, he loved exploring these places and always had his good old disposable camera. During high school and college Joel was always a busy young man, be it sports, youth group, guitar, graphic design or photography.

Over the past 15 years he has built his skills as a cinematographer, photograpgher and visual artist. Working for major companies both freelance and media positions such as SpikeTV, HGTV, Hilton, Kennedy Space Center, LA Live, FloSports, and many more. He has developed a strong technical background as well as management skills running large teams at live events and productions.

Joel moved to Indianapolis in 2015 on a great adventure to be part of GEM Filmworks as CTIO, in which he has continued to grow and learn an even deeper knowledge of filmmaking and its many facets.

KRISTA
JAMES

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Krista is as passionate for her love of organization and management as she is about her love of cinema.

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Krista was born and raised in Carson City, NV, and grew up performing in theater arts, dance, Speech and Debate, and Public speaking. Krista decided she needed a change in scenery and made the move to Indianapolis in 2015, where she met the GEM Filmworks Team.

She is just as passionate for her love of organization and management as she is about her love of cinema. Krista is continuously learning and creating new operations to help the company’s short-and long-term plans, and is a firm believer in continual growth. With thirteen years of management experience, her understanding for order and performance is why GEM Filmworks chose her as their Director of Strategic Initiatives.