The Team


Daniel Land is a Detroit-based filmmaker and visual artist. He completed his first feature-length motion picture in high school, graduated from the College For Creative Studies, and since directed music videos, commercials, and an array of narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental shorts. As a visual effects supervisor, he has led teams of artists to design and deliver purposeful VFX imagery for television series (Battles BC, Art of War) and Hollywood feature films (Saving Lincoln, Isa, Game of Death). On the historical feature 'Saving Lincoln', he also served as 2nd Unit Director. 'Voyagers', an animated short he co-directed with Paul Frieling, was a finalist in the 2015 Cinespace competition in Houston, and his music video for Audra Kubat's 'Sparrow' was nominated for a Detroit Music Award. In 2014 he was awarded a Kresge Arts Fellowship in Film Direction.   


John Montgomery is a documentary producer, restauranteur, and former record business executive.  He became the National Promotion Director (FM radio) for Warner Brothers Records from 1975-1977, after being the first WB salesman to gross $1,000,000 a month in the San Francisco market. Heavily involved in promoting/marketing acts such as George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Rod Stewart, Bonnie Raitt, and as Vice President of Sales and Promotion for Sire Records (1977-1982) promoted Madonna, The Ramones, Talking Heads, Pretenders, and Dead Boys. As Jeffrey's older brother, he is also responsible for convincing him to open up and share his story for this film. 


Detroit Music Award-winning singer/songwriter Audra Kubat has released 5 albums to critical acclaim in a career that spans over 20 years. A composer, performer, and educator, Kubat’s work has earned her a place in the community as a resource for empowerment through songwriting and music for all ages. Previous film collaborations include 'The Death of Michael Smith' and 'In-Zero'. Currently, she is promoting her sixth album, and teaching workshops and classes with Inside Out Literary Arts Project, Living Arts Detroit, Wolf Trap and the Detroit Institute for Music Education (DIME).   


Dixon is an Audio Engineering graduate from Columbia University, and has served as sound editor of feature-length productions (Into the Wake) and short films (You Bet, Valhalla Blues). He founded Homestead Studios in 2013 for production sound, post-production, and musical recording. Recently, he produced, recorded, and mixed the latest Audra Kubat album, 'Mended Vessel'.   


A 30-year veteran of broadcast, marketing and e-marketing, Beltaire supervised the launch of small car import based-brand, Geo, including creative development and production of all video and print-based elements. He also developed interactive, multi-city satellite broadcasts, beamed live to 30+ United Artists movie theaters in support of multi-launch of Camaro, Blazer, S-10 and other models. Beltaire has been a friend of the Montgomery family since an early age, and brings a unique understanding of Jeffrey's career.