FILM + TELEVISION + DIGITAL + VR
LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO EMPOWER STORIES & EXPERIENCES
"CRU" - Feature Film / NETFLIX & BET Networks
A tight knit group of young high school athletes have a terrible crash after winning the state championship -- a catastrophe that will shape all their lives. But as adults, some 15 years later, they come together again for a reunion that will open old wounds and pave the road to forgiveness and redemption...
"WELCOME TO THE FAMILY" - TV Movie / TVONE Networks
"Welcome to the Family" centers on Stella, an internet producer (Kali Hawk), who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional life. She utilizes her family reunion to not only reveal her engagement to fiancée Quinton (B.J. Britt), but also to prove she can host her own web series. Captured by cameras for the world to see, the couple's relationship is thrown into turmoil as Stella's web series turns into a social media hit when a long-time family secret is revealed.
"SECOND CHANCE CHRISTMAS" - TV Movie / TVONE Networks
All Lawrence (Michael Rainey) wants for Christmas is his mother and the latest gaming console. Instead he gets a new dad when Maisie (Robin Lee) decides to marry her boyfriend of six months, Malcolm (McKinnley Freeman). With Malcolm comes a new home and a whole new set of rules. Of course Lawrence is NOT happy. When a tragic accident turns Lawrence’s world upside down he and Malcolm must adjust to their new family dynamic to survive. With a bit of love, patience, and a second chance, they just might.
"REBEL" by CHRISTIAN MILIAN /MUSIC VIDEO
DIRECTOR - PRODUCER - WRITER
Filmmaker, Alton Glass, hails from Detroit by way of Atlanta. When he arrived in LA to pursue his dream, his first job was a janitor. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, he decided to start his own janitorial service. He then parlayed himself a job on a Dream Works movie cleaning up the sets. Alton quickly established a rapport with the line-producer and landed a job as a camera intern on his days off. He seamlessly transitioned into “shadowing” classic Hollywood director, Michael Schultz. Although he was working with an established professional, Alton decided to further his technical education at Hollywood CPR film school and later join the IATSE Local 600 Cinematographers Guild. After completion of the program under his belt, he was ready to step out on faith…He raised money to write, direct and produce his first independent feature “Candy Shop” featuring Omar Gooding and Guillermo Diaz. Now a first time writer-director, his focus was perfecting his craft, which led to more writing opportunities. In 2008, he was hired to write the award winning gritty drama “The Mannsfield 12” and received the highly coveted $20,000 Best Screenplay Award at the American Black Film festival. During the festival he was tapped to write and direct his follow up with the sexy thriller, “The Confidant," starring Boris Kodjoe, David Banner, and Richard Roundtree which aired on SHOWTIME Networks.
His next goal was learning the business so he shifted his focus to producing television projects while learning film distribution. Armed with creative and business skills, Glass decided to independently fund what he calls his “catalogue” project “CRU”, which was picked up by NETFLIX and BET Networks. The CRU has turned out to be one of his top celebrated indie films, which was praised by critics and was a big winner at the film festivals garnering over $50,000 in Filmmaker Awards. The film broke a record at the 2014 American Black Film Festival for winning the most awards in the 18-year history of the Grand Jury Awards: Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Narrative Feature Film, Audience Awards and Best Actor. In addition, the success of CRU opened the door for Alton to produce and direct “Second Chance Christmas” for TVONE Networks in collaboration with WALMART. The family friendly film received stellar ratings and is destined to become a holiday classic. The network was very impressed with the accomplished director’s work, which led to a relationship to produce and direct more feature films for the network.
Being an innovative visionary on the forefront of cutting-edge filmmaking, he founded Glassrock Entertainment, a full-service production company based in Los Angeles, CA that specializes in TV/film production, development, new media and technology.
Alton Glass has gone from sweeping floors to sweeping awards, he’s proven his mettle as a bonafide filmmaker. As a visionary with a wealth of experience, he feels the future of filmmaking will be enhanced through technology and will be interactive. Alton’s primary objectives is to tell gripping stories with layers and dimensions. “A compelling film makes you feel like you are no longer watching a movie but engaged in an experience,” he says. In that vein, he wants to be instrumental in preparing the legion of new filmmakers for the movement. He is a natural teacher and leader and mentors aspiring producers, directors, writers, editors, etc. He offers this to those who desire to become a part of the industry: “Approach your career as if no one cares. Everyone feels talented so either stand in line or work hard to create your own lane.”