Sound of Music founder, John Morand, has worked with bands and filmmakers through out his 30+ year career in recording that has brought him platinum records and a reputation as Richmond's premiere sound engineer. John brings a rare degree of precision and incredible diversity to the art of tracking and mixing music. Portrait of a Zombie
and has worked artists such as Amos Lee, Hanson, Cracker, Black Crowes, Carbon Leaf, many RVA based bands and artists, including Lamb of God and Susan Greenbaum.
Los Angeles composer Andrew Scott Bell hated piano lessons as a child. In truth, he hated sitting still for more than two minutes. By fifteen he was learning film scores by ear, reading Blink-182 guitar tabs, and writing sappy pop punk love songs. Now his music has brought life to more than two dozen short and feature films and has premiered in five different countries.
Andrew earned a degree in music composition from Christopher Newport University where he studied with Dr. Christopher Cook. He interned with composer Joseph Trapanese during his work on The Divergent Series: Allegiant. Most recently, Andrew wrote the original score to Rocket which has won a Student Academy Award.
David Powers, President Belltower Pictures
David is the founding president of BellTower Pictures. He started his career in radio then moved into television, film and multimedia production in 1969. He earned his undergraduate degree in radio/TV/film production from the University of Georgia in 1973, and over the next several years was involved in television in local churches as a producer and director, and in community theater as an actor. After earning a Masters degree from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, David served as Media Minister for Broadway Baptist Church. There he produced and directed several award-winning television programs. He later joined the electronic media production staff of the Baptist International Mission Board in 1987, and for the next few years, traveled and worked in 25 countries on five continents producing short video features and directing two dramatic feature films for use in evangelistic missions overseas. David later joined the staff of Richmond’s First Baptist Church, and led the church’s communication ministry where he produced 1,000 hours of local television programming, wrote/directed commercials, promotional videos and two hour-long, award-winning Christmas music specials.