Pluma Pictures, Inc. Board of Directors


Armando P. Ibáñez – Founder, President and CEO – is a poet and writer-producer-director. Armando…is a poet who writes passionately about man and his physical and spiritual existence, states The Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Armando has won numerous writing awards, including The American Film Institute’s Colin Higgins Screenplay Production Award for the screenplay he wrote for his narrative thesis A Moment of Silence. He also won the Sweepstakes Award—the top prize awarded by the Harte-Hanks newspaper and television chain—for writing an investigative newspaper series, as well as several first place journalism awards. He wrote six 30-minute children’s dramas for a national television show. He has also produced, written and directed a number of short documentaries and poetry videos, most of which have screened in national and international film festivals. In 2001, he was a selected participant of Sundance’s Producer’s Lab.

Armando, a graduate of The American Film Institute (AFI), produced and directed Pluma Pictures’ first feature documentary, Not Broken, which won a Remi Platinum Award from WorldFest Houston 2008, and a Magnificat Award from the Magnificat Film Festival 2008 held in Minsk, Belarus. The documentary was also screened at the Parliament of World of Religions, held in Melbourne, in 2009, and was selected for screening in a number of international film and video festivals, including the Teaneck International Film Festival.

Dr. Erlinda Eustaquio Grey is a physician who heads her own medical clinic. Dr. Grey and her husband, Dexter have served and continue to serve as fundraising organizers for the Hollywood Bowl. They have also supported the Film Advisory Board, which is dedicated to promoting quality family oriented and children entertainment Film, Video and TV. Dr. Grey has also served as a volunteer in a number of community organizations.

E.C. Greene, Secretary, of Los Angeles is the founder and CEO of Kolbe Productions. He is one of the co-producers of Not Broken. He has also produced a series of shorts.

Dr. James Moises, of New Orleans is an emergency room physician, advocate for the poor and businessman. Dr. Moises was one of the organizers and proponents of reopening Charity Hospital in New Orleans, which primarily serves the poor, and was closed after Katrina. Also, he is the founder and owner of Moises Wines.

Michael Paz, a longtime resident of New Orleans, is a music producer, composer, musician and humanitarian. He serves as Tour Manager for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Chris Renz, O.P., a Dominican friar of the Western Province, is a poet, writer, editor, scientist and scholar. He serves as the Academic Dean of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, CA.

Laurie Scheer, a producer, author and professor, has produced a number of programs and shows for cable and network television. She also teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Thomas M. Hedberg is a psychologist, community organizer and author of numerous books. He is founder of Y.E.S. International and co-director of the Center for Sacred Psychology. He is a registered poetry therapist (RPT), and a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Poetry Therapists. He served for a number of years as the senior psychotherapist at the Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital. Today, he is in private practice in Culver City. His most recent publication is “The Re-Enchantment of Poetry As Therapy”, published by the International Journal for the Creative Arts. He is married to Elizabeth Caprio. He serves as vice president of the board of directors of Pluma Pictures.

Rev. Bruce Barnabas Schultz, O.P., a Dominican friar - is a Roman Catholic priest, journalist, actor, baritone singer, and author of children's books and liturgical drama. He served as a reporter for the Associated Press, Newsweek, and The Cincinnati Enquirer. In addition, he served as a ghost speechwriter for a number of Southern governors, including Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Jay Rockefeller. He has organized poetry and play readings in Columbia, SC, the Delta of Mississsippi, and Kingston, Jamaica. Before joining the Dominicans in 1982, he was an actor in Atlanta, GA in plays by Tennessee Williams ("The Glass Menagerie" as Jim) Noel Coward ("Fumed Oak" as Henry Gow), Jean Anouilh ("Ring Round the Moon" as Joshua) and Samuel Beckett ("Waiting for Godot" as Pozzo). He also was a professional Santa Claus for Atlanta's Rent-an-Elf Company. In 1987, he toured the country with his two Dominican classmates in "A Peasant of El Salvador," in which he played 12 roles, including Msgr. Oscar Romero. Today, Father Schultz serves as pastor of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, an African American congregation in San Antonio, as prior of San Juan Macias Priory & Novitiate, and as a member of the Provincial Council, the governing board of the Southern Dominican Province.


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