Producer/Director: Michael Gier is the CEO of Gier Productions, LLC, the company behind Wounded Heroes. He has been in the entertainment industry for over 35 years starring in Broadway shows across the country. He was a soloist for five years with The Lawrence Welk Show in Branson, MO performing with many of the original Lawrence Welk TV stars, a soloist during the Nationally broadcast Jerry Lewis Stars Across America Telethon, and performed live at the 1999 MTV Music Video Awards as one of the stars in the award winning FatBoy Slim’s “Praise You” music video directed by Academy Award Winner Spike Jonze. Currently Michael works as a union actor in television and film projects.
Transitioning from years of producing and directing live performances, in 2009 Michael created Gier Productions, LLC to produce TV, film, and corporate projects. Since then he has produced/directed hundreds of Film, TV Commercial, corporate, films and documentary projects.
Producer: Terri Gier has worked as an educator for most of her life in both public and private schools since 1996 with a wide range of students from English Language Learners in South Central to gifted and highly gifted students throughout Los Angeles, CA.
Beginning in 2012 she became Michael Gier's producing partner with the two of them producing a number of projects together.
Associate Producer: Teres Byrne has over 25 years of acting experience in theatre, film, and television, and has voiced hundreds of ads as a voice over professional. More recently she has co-produced several films. Teres has spent a lifetime giving back to others by donating her time to non-profit organizations. She is excited to be a part of an organization that uses the powerful medium of film to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Vietnam War Consultant: Tom Matteo is a Marine, Vietnam Veteran, and the recipient of Six Purple Heart Medals. We will be incorporating combat scenes in our film that Tom experienced first hand in Vietnam. In 1975 working in law enforcement, Tom was awarded the Medal of Valor for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty and currently runs his non-profit Faces of Heroes.
Wounded Warrior Song Writer: Roger Stephens contacted Michael about his song Wounded Heroes performed by Billy Dean. After watching the music video Michael was very impressed with the message of the video and decided to produce a film that would feature the song and honor the men and woman that serve our Country. Watch the video that started it all here, https://youtu.be/Ck9Bcqt3A8I.
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