Back To 1 is a new original dance/musical/drama movie written and directed by Doug Penikas. The film is being produced by More Brandy Productions. The movie centers around a principal ballerina who suffers a terrible injury ending her career for good. Due to the injury, she moves back in with her parents to begin the long road to her physical and emotional recovery. After months of physical therapy and growing frustration, she encounters two strangers. An arrogant composer, and a burnt out bar manager. Together they form an unexpected friendship that re-ignites each of their passions getting them Back To 1.
Back To 1 features original songs created solely for the movie, exciting new dance sequences of varying styles, and a powerful emotional story that shines a spotlight on the life of a performer’s emotional struggle during physical rehabilitation and her journey to closure.
Drew Seeley is a Canadian-American actor, singer and dancer. He has recorded many songs for the Walt Disney Company. In 2005, Seeley began working with established producer Ray Cham and together they wrote "Get'cha Head in the Game" for Disney's quadruple platinum High School Musical soundtrack. This garnered them an Emmy nomination in the Best Original Music and Lyrics category. In addition, Seeley starred in the North America and Latin America tours of High School Musical: The Concert, playing in 60,000 seat arenas and he can be heard on both soundtracks and High School Musical on Stage!
Seeley starred opposite Selena Gomez and Jane Lynch in Another Cinderella Story, playing the pop star Joey Parker. Drew wrote and performed four songs in the film, and shot music videos for both versions of his hit song, "New Classic". Seeley also appeared in Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck In the Suburbs as a hotel employee. In the summer of 2009 he starred as Prince Eric in the Disney Broadway Musical The Little Mermaid, and had a leading role in the horror movie The Shortcut. In June 2010, Seeley starred in the Hallmark Channel television movie Freshman Father. Drew has recently been touring the US as "Bob Gaudio" in Jersey Boys. @drewseeley
Doug is a professional dancer/actor turned filmmaker, writer/director. His credits include The Prom on Netflix, Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels on Showtime, Disney’s High School Musical 2 & 3, Glee, Eli Stone, How I Met Your Mother, Elton John’s Red Piano Tour, and Paula Abdul’s Check Yourself. He produced, wrote, acted and directed his first feature film, Blood Type: Unknown with his production company More Brandy Productions which became an official selection at the Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 and is now available on Amazon. As a writer, he has placed in the top ten for the Burbank Writer’s Store Industry Insider Screenwriting Competition twice. Back To 1 is the second feature film with the More Brandy Productions team. @dougpenikas
Charles “Chucky” Klapow- is a choreographer/television personality whose work spans two decades. He was one of the dancers chosen for Michael Jackson’s This Is It concert tour. Chucky is a two-time Emmy Award Nominee for outstanding choreography, winning in 2006 for his work on Disney Channel’s High School Musical. He starred as an on-camera judge in Australia’s Young Talent Time (Network Ten), Don’t Stop Believing in the UK (Channel Five), and China’s Up Juniors (Hunan TV). Chucky spent 2013 and 2014 as choreographer for The Rolling Stones on their 50 & Counting, 14 On Fire world tours, the Zip Code US national tour, and just completed the Olé 2016 tour. @chuckyklapow
Bonnie Story – Is one of the country's most in demand choreographers, whose work was recently featured on the hit FOX dance show So You Think You Can Dance. She received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, along with Charles Klapow for their work on High School Musical. Bonnie's credits include choreography for the feature film Dear Dumb Diary, America's Greatest Pastime, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and numerous Disney Channel segments featuring Ashley Tisdale, Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana), the Muppets and both the Sugar Bowl and Orange Bowl Half Time shows in New Orleans and Miami. She has done choreography for the films American Mall (MTV Films), Rock N Roll Forever, and High School Musical 3. Bonnie choreographed commercials for the Ohio Zoo, Miche Bags and Zion's Bank. She was one of the choreographers for the new Cirque du Soliel show inspired by the music of Elvis, which is currently playing in Las Vegas at the City Center. @bonbonstory
Bryan Arata – is a composer who has worked with Seth MacFarlane on Family Guy and American Dad for eight years doing mock-ups, orchestrations, score supervising, and pre-recording instruments for the shows. He was nominated for Best Original Score for Surface of the Moon at the 168 Film Festival in 2006, and won Outstanding Achievement in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Series for Best Score at the LA WebFest 2014. He contributes original compositions of trailer and commercial music for two online libraries, Music Beyond and Music Blender. His recent feature film scores include Blood Type: Unknown and Saugatuck Cures starring Max Adler. Other credits include NBC's Timeless, and X-men Apocalypse. @bryana62