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Alex P. Michaels


Ted Mittman






Jennifer Speth Plass

Tharun Hari

Yointina Monique



Anha Piranha

Sofia Plass


Public Relations

Cami Blanchard



 IT Department





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Alex P. Michaels

Cleveland Cinema Czar

Alex is an “EMMY Winning Writer”, Producer, Award Winning Director,and an accomplished Actor. Alex was a Finalist in the COSE Arts Business and Innovation Awards. Alex is the founder of Prelude2Cinema and has dedicated “Blood, Sweat & Tears” in his belief that Cleveland, Ohio, his hometown, has potential and can carve a niche in the motion picture industry.

Alex has a creative and business side. He has studied screenwriting at Stanford Universtity, and playwrighting and acting at Karamu House, where has also acted on stage. He has acted and directed on the stages of Karamu and the Cleveland Public Theatre. In independent films, he has acted and directed in movies he created and acted in films by other directors. In the world of business, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Department of Energy as an administrative assistant. He learned business structure and how to run corporate affairs.

Alex served on the Board of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Lower Great Lakes Chapter (NATAS).

Alex will oversee productions and promote Prelude2Cinema.

Follow Alex on the Prelude2Cinema Community

See Alex on LinkedIn

See Alex’s credits on IMDB (Internet Movie Database).

Contact Alex at



Ted Mittman

Film Acquisition/ Festival Programmer

An aspiring composer, ethnomusicologist, actor and singer hailing from Wall Township, NJ, Ted has dreamed of working within the movie industry for over a decade. He is a current student within Hiram College’s music program and is a veteran of both on and off stage production. Some of his more notable appearances include Lazar Wolf the butcher in “Fiddler on the Roof” and The Phantom from “The Phantom of the Opera.” In his spare time, Ted rules over a small band of medieval misfits within Hiram College, teaching medieval stage combat, traditional fencing and occasionally, the finer points of roasting a large leg of Mutton.

See Ted on LinkedIn

His duties at Prelude2Cinema will include assisting the Czar and managing the “Prelude2Cinema presents…” Monthly Film Festival

Contact Ted at .




Accountant/ Fundraiser

Seeking Accountant immediately to handle financial details of company and assist with fundraising for the Crusade. Should be skilled with small business finances.

Contact Prelude2Cinema at




Executive Assistant to Cinema Czar


Executive Assistant needed to support extremely busy executive. This person will be responsible for organizing and prioritizing the time and incoming information flow of the executive, as well as handling outgoing information. The Executive Assistant will also be responsible for performing general office administration (calendar, phones, correspondence, organizing and maintaining files, travel arrangements, expense reports), serving as primary point of contact between the executive and all persons with demands on his time, and in all cases becoming a right-hand person who makes it possible for the executive to operate effectively and on schedule. Organizing project folders, and coming up with duties for each Intern. Duties to be assigned during internship will vary, but always be focused on the company mission.

To Apply for this Position, Contact Cinema Czar at .



Cami Blanchard

Marketing Executive

Cami is a 1990 graduate of Lake Erie College, holding a degree in equine studies. She is a talented actress and will be promoting Prelude2Cinema online and at real world events.See Cami’s credits on IMDB (Internet Movie Database).

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 Jennifer Speth Plass

Cinema Producer

Jennifer Plass has over 15 years of experience in management consulting, business development, project management, proposal management, writing, editing, public relations and marketing at several companies. Jennifer’s greatest strengths are her creativity, tenacity and leadership.

She thrives on challenges, relishing the opportunity to learn new practices to help achieve her goals. Jennifer holds a bachelor’sdegree in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University. When she is not working you can find her at home in Willowick wrangling two children and three crazy cats.

Jennifer has moved from being the Director of Public Relations to being the Producer of the Web Series “Secret Agent Sofia.”

See Jennifer’s credits on IMDB (Internet Movie Database).

Contact Jennifer at .

Tharun Hari

Cinema Producer & Director

Tharun Hari is a simple package you can have for all your indie film making projects. Tharun is a story writer, director and cinematographer based in Cleveland and willing to associate with similar professionals and enthusiasts to harvest creative and entertaining short films and movies. Tharun has finished 3 short films and released it in his youtube channel. In addition to this, Tharun also does screen writing, story boarding, editing and coloring. Tharun is a open minded personality who can easily jell with the crew members and he is an excellent team player and coordinator. Tharun does constructive critics, welcome new ideas and makes sure his ideas are clearly conveyed to the target. Tharun holds a masters in Computer application and bachelors in Information technology. Tharun used his tech background to master in Adobe premier , Adobe audition , Davinci resolve , I movies and many other online tools for film making.


Learn more about Tharun and watch his Movies

Yointina Monique

Cinema Producer & Public Relations

Actress/ Make Up Artist/ Film Hairstylist/ Writer/ Boom Operator/ Film Crew/
Radio Co Host




We refer to our Marketing Team as Proclaimers of the Crusade or P.O.C. P.O.C. can also stand for “People of Color.” We are building a very diverse team from all cultures, ages and across the globe. Some of the POC will also be actors in our movies, crew persons or on the company staff.  The main job of the POC will be to promote the Crusade. If you are interested in being a P.O.C., and the benefits from it which can include payment for attending events, commission on raising funds for the Crusade and Company products. Remember P.O.C. will be from all over the world and all colors and culture and ages. CONTACT US ASAP

Ahna Pirahna

Model/ Marketing

Prelude2Cinema is pleased to be working Ahna who will be working to promote the Crusade. Follow her on Instagram





Sofia Plass

Actress/ Marketing

Sofia developed a love for performing early on and has been doing commercial and film work since she was 8. She is cast in a supporting role for the TV Series Out of Darkness: Cleveland. Sofia was a supporting actress in the shorts A Sweet Christmas and Scenario’s Split Person. She was a featured Extra in several indie films including: Fabric of the Mind, Fighting the Sky, Banger and Paper Shadows. Sofia is the lead in her own web series, Secret Agent Sofia.

Sofia and the Czar pitched at Accelerate 2016, a civic pitch competition sponsored by the Cleveland Leadership Center.

Sofia will be playing “Little Angie” in “Out of Darkness: Cleveland.” and will be promoting Prelude2Cinema online and at real world events. See Sofia’s credits on IMDB (Internet Movie Database).





IT girl

Model Alicia Jo Wells is our ITgirl and promotes the company. She is wonderful, talented and “very easy on the eyes.”  Find her on Facebook 

The reason our first P.O.C. is named “The IT girl has to do with our short movie series. See more pics of “The ITgirl” and see the original movie here at her page

ITgirl page


Seeking Talent for Worldwide Marketing Campaign, Contact Prelude2Cinema at



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