Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good - The Filmmakers

Filmmaker's Message

“At its core, “Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good” is a film about remembering.  Remembering those who serve, those who are willing to lay down their lives for others, and those who are left behind.  We also find that remembering our heroes likewise inspires us to give back.  The spirit of giving and gratitude that Gary displays and therefore inspires is why I decided to make this movie. 

– Jonathan Flora - Director / Producer

“That is also why we are very excited about the manner in which we have chosen to distribute the film.  While we could have released the movie through any of the traditional means, we instead chose this innovative cause-driven launch because it mirrors the very theme of the film; giving back to those who are willing to give all.  Our ultimate goal is to then inspire others to give back as well.” 

– Deborah Flora - Producer

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Jonathan Flora - Director / Producer

Jonathan Flora is an award-winning producer with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, also directing commercials, music videos, and most recently a series of PSAs addressing Military Suicide Prevention. He formed Lamplight Entertainment with his wife Deborah, and for "Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good", Jonathan received the inaugural Santini Patriot Spirit Award given annually to a filmmaker whose work honors American veterans or their families.

A veteran of the U.S. Army's 82d Airborne Division, Jonathan received his B.S.A. in broadcasting from Ohio University. Following three years as a radio sports broadcaster, Jonathan returned to O.U. to earn his M.S.A. in Marketing. Jonathan currently serves on the Advisory Board for the GI Film Festival in DC formed to recognize films that celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the American military.

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Deborah Flora - Producer

Deborah Flora has over fifteen years of experience in the entertainment industry, as an actress and producer. Prior to forming Lamplight Entertainment with her husband Jonathan, she was a Development Executive for production companies that have won Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and awards at Sundance.

As an actress, Deborah has appeared in television shows, commercials, films and numerous theatre productions. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of SMU's League Theatre program, Valedictorian of the Meadows School of the Arts, and as a President's Scholar she studied music privately at the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg.

As Miss Colorado and 2nd Runner-Up to Miss America, Deborah has spoken and performed extensively around the world, and she continues to speak across the United States.