Director : Fran Solomita


   After beginning his stand-up career at the age of 17 in Boston, Fran went on to work as a comedian and an actor for over 19 years. His television credits include appearances on SHOWTIME, COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV, HBO and a stint as host of the Talk show LIARS on FOX.
   Recently, Solomita had the honor of directing Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox in a series of Public Service announcements for Mr. Fox's Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
    Solomita is originally from Newton, Massachusetts, and has been living in Los Angeles for 11 years now.



Executive Producers : Chad Sahley and Curt Apanovich


   These gentlemen grew up in South Florida, and attended film school in Central Florida. Following film school, they both moved to Los Angeles and started Hieroglyphic Productions, which quickly became a full service production company boasting complete video and audio post, as well as broadcast video and film production.
   Initially producing network promos, Hiero now services a list of clients that include ABC, Disney, Dreamworks, Playboy, Warner Bros and many more, producing EPK's, PSA's, presentations, music videos, and interstitial programing.
   Hiero has just started its natural evolution down the path of long-form programming, and intends to focus all of its energy and resources towards that goal. "When Stand Up Stood Out" is Hiero's first feature produced and financed solely by Hieroglyphic Productions.

industry inquiries please email: chad@hiero.net