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Our Filmmakers

Our Filmmakers

Tad Sisler

Tad is the President of Mainstream Source, a United States Trademarked Corporation. • Documentary Film producer (Mainstream Source – Journey To An Extraordinary Life, 2016) • Episodic Television producer (Mainstream Source – It’s Everyone Else Who Has A Problem, 2017) • Feature Film Producer (Tis’ The Season, 2017; The Ghosts Of Brewer Town, 2017) • Feature Film composer (his most recent work the entire soundtrack for The Encore Of Tony Duran, an independent feature film starring Elliott Gould, released by Cinedigm, 2015) • Screen Actor (Tis The Season, 2016, “Mr. Baxley”) • Recording Artist (Virtually thousands of tracks available on ITunes and all other major retail outlets) • Performer (Pianist/Vocalist) With Frank Sinatra, Glen Campbell, Gerald Albright, Lalah Hathaway and many other headliner artists throughout his 35 year career. • Voting member, Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. The Mainstream Source Music Library Collection services the Film, Television and Advertising Industries with a catalog of more than 7,000 music tracks, representing the works of hundreds of composers from 20 countries on 4 continents, and placing music on NBC, ABC, WB, multiple TV Cable networks and in many US National Infomercials and Commercial

Louie Stevens

Mainstream Source is proud to have outstanding filmmaker Louie Stevens on our team as co-producer, writer and director of “Journey To An Extraordinary Life”, our documentary series, “It’s Everyone Else Who Has A Problem”, our television series, and as producer and consultant on many other projects. Through Louie’s video and audio production company: Films You Feel & Magic Music Productions LLC, he writes, produces, directs and edits video projects for companies around the U.S. — non-profits, healthcare and social services, corporations. Louie was the music director for “Just Say No International”, having written the national “Just Say No” theme song, and went on to write and produce the Official “Just Say No” video — a live-action musical: “Don’t Say Yes When You Really Mean No!” purchased by 8,000 schools, libraries and youth groups, and seen by an estimated one million children. He created a puppet version of the video for K- 4th grade aged children, with 2,000 schools purchasing it, and a puppet play kit, purchased by 600 schools. Louie also created the musical video: Raging Hormones in the mid 1990’s, in English and Spanish, with 2,000 schools purchasing it for their students. Louie is a published writer, with several lead fiction stories featured in 100 thousand+ circulation magazines used in schools as conversation starters revolving around youth issues. Since 2002, Louie has written, produced, directed and edited about 200 videos for clients around the country, resulting in more than 25 major international awards. For the past five years, he has been a judge for the International TELLY Awards — the “Oscars” for non-broadcast videos, as well as having won dozens of TELLY’s for his outstanding work as a filmmaker. He is an ASCAP Writer Member since 1986.

Kevin Burge and Tad Sisler, Jr.

Kevin and Tad, Jr., are an amazing team, writing, producing, directing and editing full-on film projects. They attended the California State University, Northridge Film School, with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Cal State Northridge is recognized as one of the top film programs in the country. Along with advanced courses in screenwriting and film theory, standing out among their professors as up-and-coming talents, they received high marks in Comedy writing [creating and performing individual stand-up comedy routines] and Video Production [with an emphasis on directing].

In the mid 2000’s, Tad and Kevin wrote and produced a 30-minute short film version of ‘Tis the Season, which successfully traveled the film festival market, receiving nominations for Best Comedy and an award for Best Actor. Shortly after, they were brought on as creative consultants for NBC’s reboot of American Gladiators.

Honing their craft working with other directors on diverse projects, Kevin and Tad went on to write, produce and direct a full-feature version of “’Tis The Season” [presently in post-production], and many other screenplays in development. They are currently co-producing and directing “Brittney’s World”, a reality show in pre-production with Mainstream Source.

As filmmakers, they are the ‘entire package’, creative and technical, with a passion for perfection.

Andrew Fraga, Jr.

Andrew Fraga, Jr. is Vice President of Mainstream Source and an integral member of the Mainstream Source Composition and Production team. Andrew began his musical career as a trained drummer and percussionist. He is a graduate of the renowned Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts in Idyllwild, CA. While at ISOMATA, Andy studied under legendary conductor Jung Ho Pak. Andy’s talent and ambitious persona quickly landed him a job at a major film studio in Burbank, CA.

Andrew went on to perform on a 2-year Broadway tour as lead percussionist on “Fiddler On The Roof”, starring Theodor Bikle. He performed at the Kennedy Center’s 25th Anniversary Concert with Tom Selleck. Andrew has performed with Richard Dreyfuss conducting “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, as well as with Aretha Franklin, Tom Scott, Kurt Elling, and hundreds of orchestral perfomances in huge arenas and concert halls. Andrew is the drummer for the Palm Springs Film Festival Orchestra. Andrew also performed with Diahann Caroll in the PBS Special “Behind The Scenes”, and with Audra McDonald, Jennifer Holiday, Queen Latifah, Linda Eder, Andie MacDowell, Lorna Luft, Sally Kellerman, Alexis Gershwin, Buddy Greco, Keely Smith, Melba Moore and multiple other headliners.

In 1997, Andrew was hired by television composer Jeff Edwards as a composer, engineer and producer. Andrew’s underscore style, combined with his aggressive programming and percussion/drum skills, drew immediate recognition when his work was placed on several episodes of “The Jenny Jones Show”. Andrew continued as an assistant composer and programmer/percussionist for the 1997-98 season of “Silk Stalkings” on the USA Network.

Since 2002, Andrew has been on-board with Mainstream Source, composing and producing literally hundreds of projects across the board. Along with Tad Sisler, Andrew worked as an editor and lead assistant in production and development with Yamaha Corporation of America. Andrew and Tad Sisler also scored the feature film “The Encore Of Tony Duran”, featuring Elliott Gould and Gene Pietragallo.

In addition to his composing, programming, editing and production skills, Andrew continues to perform at hundreds of high-profile events.

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