Writer, Editor, Director
Dylan Avery is a 25 year old filmmaker and writer currently residing in Southern California. Born in Leesburg, Virginia and raised in Upstate New York, he was rejected from film school twice and instead used the time to embark upon what would become the immensely popular Loose Change franchise, a series of documentaries around the events of September 11th, 2001.
Mr. Avery enjoys long-boarding, playing with his pit bull Gordo, jamming on his bass guitar, and spending as much effort furthering the human condition as possible. He is presently writing a full-length feature film which will begin pre-production in late 2009.
Korey Rowe is a producer currently residing in Oneonta, New York, where he was born and raised. After graduating from Oneonta High School in 2002, Mr. Rowe joined the active military force and served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He served in Kandahar, Afghanistan from January 2002 to July 2002 and then was shipped to Kuwait where he served from February 2003 to January 2004. Mr. Rowe was eventually honorably discharged to join Dylan’s force in creating the original Loose Change. Mr. Rowe is currently obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Production / Documentary Studies, at the State University of New York in Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta).
Matthew Brown is an entrepreneur born and raised in Mequon, Wisconsin and currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas. After a leave of absence from his education for business-related transactions, Mr. Brown is currently back in school, part-time, obtaining his Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship at TCU’s Neeley School of Business. Though he has been practicing business since his early years, Matthew founded his first company when he was 15 and has since founded six enterprises ranging from marketing ventures to entertainment companies. He specializes in leadership roles and sits on the board of advisers for many popular entertainment enterprises. In addition to persuing business interests, Matthew enjoys spectator-sports as well as world traveling.
Collective Minds Media Company
Collective Minds Media Company was founded in the spring of 2009 by Dylan Avery, Korey Rowe, and Matthew Brown. The company’s motto is “to provide quality pictures for global audiences.”
Daniel Sunjata is a Tony Award-nominated American actor whose career spans television, the silver screen, and the stage – both on Broadway and in real life as an activist.
Sunjata played the role of a sailor on shore leave on the first post-9/11 themed episode of Sex and The City. He has portrayed Langston Hughes in the film Brother to Brother and James Holt, a fictitious fashion designer in The Devil Wears Prada. He currently stars as Franco on the television program Rescue Me. During the summer of 2007, he also starred in the ESPN miniseries The Bronx is Burning as Reggie Jackson.
In 2003, he won a Theatre World Award for his breakout Broadway performance as a gay Major League Baseball player who comes out to the public in Take Me Out, the Tony award-winning play, which also earned him nominations for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.
He is an outspoken and active skeptic of the US government’s “officiallyrecognized” role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and weaves this belief in personal as well as character-based appearances.
On September 7, 2007, Sunjata gave a speech at a 9/11 event sponsored by We Are Change (WAC) – a citizens based grassroots peace and social justice movement working to reveal the truth behind the events of September 11th – at Webster Hall in New York City. On September 12, 2008, Sunjata spoke once again at a WAC fundraiser in NYC to benefit 9/11’s heroes; the many sick and dying first responders who were told by the EPA that the air at ground zero was safe to breathe. On September 27, 2007, Sunjata was honored at The Latin Pride Awards (held in Boston, MA) with a special recognition titled “Voice of the Millions” which is given to people who use their power and public visibility to speak out on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. In this case, the award was given for his advocacy of truth and justice in regard to the call for a new and independent investigation into the 9/11 attacks, and for his representation of the Latino community on Rescue Me as fire-fighter Franco Rivera.
In the 5th season of Rescue Me (2009) a “9/11 Truth” subplot is focused through the character of Franco Rivera (played by Sunjata) who stirs up controversy in the firehouse when he announces to a journalist that he firmly believes 9/11 was an inside job.
Sunjata grew up in Chicago, the adopted son of a police dispatcher and a civil rights worker. He graduated from Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, where he played center for two state championship football teams. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He then received his master’s degree in fine arts from the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University.