‘Johnny Cash: FAQ’ Author C. Eric Banister, Filmmaker Sean Mullin & Actress Allie DeBerry

C. Eric Banister is a freelance music journalist who has been a fan of all kinds of music for as long as he can remember.

He runs the website Music Tomes, where he interviews other music journalists and reviews books about music and musicians. He lives in Scottsburg, Indiana with his wife and children. He is the author of the popular book Johnny Cash FAQ.

Alexandria “Allie” DeBerry began modeling at the age of 5 in her hometown of Houston, Texas.

After appearing in dozens of campaigns and commercials, such as American Girl, Barbie, and Burger King; she decided to try her luck at acting in Los Angeles. She went on to book roles on ABC’s I’m with Her, Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP, and Disney’s Shake it Up. Allie continued commuting between California and Texas, where she attended public school and participated in track, tennis, volleyball, choir, and cheerleading. DeBerry currently takes online college courses and plays “Paisley” on the hit Disney Channel television show, A.N.T. Farm. She aspires to continue pursuing her dreams of being in more film and television.

Sean Mullin is an award-winning filmmaker who holds an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University and a B.S. from The United States Military Academy at West Point.

As a writer/director, his short films – Sadiq, Man is a Bridge, and The 14th Morning – have won numerous awards and played at film festivals around the world. His MFA Thesis Film at Columbia – SADIQ – was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for “Best Student Film.” SAM & AMIRA is Sean’s feature-length debut as a writer/director. It’s a love story about an army veteran whose unlikely affair with an Iraqi immigrant is put to the test when she’s faced with the prospect of deportation. It stars Martin Starr, Dina Shihabi, Paul Wesley, Laith Nakli and David Rasche. As a screenwriter, Sean has been hired to write screenplays for artists as varied as Oscar Nominated Director Henry-Alex Rubin — and pop sensation Britney Spears. As a producer, his film Allegiance was released theatrically in 2012 — starring Seth Gabel, Bow Wow, Pablo Schreiber and Aidan Quinn. Sean’s unique background as a former army officer turned stand-up comedian informs his creative sensibility, which oscillates between comedy and drama. Prior to launching his filmmaking career, Sean was a Captain in the New York Army National Guard – where he was a first responder after the attacks of September 11th.

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