Private Project

The Johnny Starr Story

A reporter goes to investigate the death of rock musician Johnny Starr and a murdered D.A. forty three years ago. He soon finds himself in a tangled web.

  • Israel Marquez
    Rose, No Sunshine, Unchained Love
  • Israel Varela
  • Israel Varela
  • Israel Varela
  • Israel Varela
    Key Cast
  • GayNell Doshier
    Key Cast
  • Jimmy Praytor
    Key Cast
  • James Burleson
    Key Cast
  • Vance Sparks
    Key Cast
  • LaKesha Glover
    Key Cast
  • Lance Eakright
    Key Cast
  • Ted Ferguson
    Key Cast
  • George McLean
    Key Cast
  • Rick Pierce
    Key Cast
  • Laura Scott
    Assistant Director
  • Israel Marquez
  • Raoul Torresi
    Sound Editor
  • Lance Eakright
    1st Assistant Director
  • Tom More
    Director of Photography
  • Denise Deville
    Art Designer
  • Hanna Friedman
  • Jorge Martinez
    Sound Recordist
  • James Wilhelm
    Lighting Director
  • Courtney Hernandez
    Makeup Artist
  • Chase Day
    Camera Operator
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  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 29, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Israel Varela

Israel is a professional Actor/Director/Producer based out of Dallas, TX. He first got his start in the entertainment industry as a rapper. He gained minor success touring throughout Texas performing at car shows, night clubs and concert venues alongside major performing acts. After taking a brief hiatus from the music industry Israel set his sights on acting. After co-producing a couple of commercials and being an on air talent host for a series of educational training videos for a marketing agency he found himself enthralled by the world of acting.

Israel continues to perfect and hone his craft by attending acting classes, workshops, reading, and watching the great performers of the past and present. When Israel is not busy filming, attending classes, or writing he can be found networking with his industry colleagues.

He has since added the role of Producer to his list of credits having produced 3 films and plans for more that are in development. He enjoys the art of assembling and coordinating the right teams to bring a production to fruition.

Israel has been cast for lead and supporting roles on several independent feature and short films, and has also been featured on WGN’s ‘Salem’, HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’, and the Reelz Channel’s ‘Murder Made Me Famous’. In addition, he was also featured in the film Bad Kids of Crestview Academy directed by Ben Browder and produced by Bad Kids and Spiderwood Studios. Israel Varela is represented by The Clutts Agency.

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