Tonya Agurto (producer/co-writer) and Grant Janes (director/co-writer/editor) are proud to release their first dramatic short through Cool Red Star Films.
An entertainment executive with over 15 years experience in international licensing and brand development at a major studio, Tonya Agurto wanted to garner some experience on the creative side of the business. So she set out to independently produce a short film with the goal of broadening her skill-set and laying the foundation for larger film and TV projects in the future. With this in mind, she secured a 60K budget, launched Cool Red Star Films and got to work conceptualizing “Towed” along with her husband, co-writer and director, Grant Janes.
(director, editor, co-writer)
Commercial director, graphic artist and animator, Grant Janes has helmed numerous campaigns for agencies such as Ogilvy, JWT and McCann – and for brands including Adobe, IBM, Kodak and Hewlett Packard, among many others. A talented writer as well, Grant is represented by Industry Entertainment as a screenwriter in Hollywood. With “Towed,” his inaugural narrative project, Grant hopes to establish his profile in the industry as a director as well.