About the “I Know That Voice” Team - John Di Maggio, Tommy Reid and Lawrence Shapiro’s combined chemistry and strengths came together to form the groundbreaking “I Know That Voice” documentary. Stated by Tommy as “a true labor of love,” the film took two years to make, collected extensive interviews and compiled never-before-seen footage making “I Know That Voice” truly one-of-a-kind of its subject matter. Emmy-nominated and Annie award winner John Di Maggio is known for his iconic role as “Bender” in Futurama and “Jake the Dog” in Adventure Time, as well as his roles in The Penguins of Madagascar, Gears of War, Kim Possible and more. Tommy Reid is a renowned producer of films including Kill The Irishman, Americans, Superthief: Inside America’s Biggest Bank Score, Danny Greene: The Rise & Fall of the Irishman, Strike and Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story. “I Know That Voice” Director Lawrence Shapiro directed films including Jam in the Dam, Los Lobos, Kiko Live, and The Marshall Tucker Band: Carolina Dreams Tour.
John DiMaggio, a New Jersey native, has been performing extensively in the theatre since he was 9 years old, but started working professionally in his early 20's in the stand-up comedy act "Red Johnny and the Round Guy" in New York City. After numerous appearances on television, as well as national and international touring performances, John decided to get back to his acting roots and headed to Los Angeles in 1996, where he began to find himself working in animation doing voice over, and he has loved it ever since. John has an extensive list of credits, both in front of the camera (The Newsroom, Modern Family, Chicago Hope, NYPD Blue, My Name is Earl, Law and Order) and behind the microphone (Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, IFC's Out There, The Gears of War trilogy, Batman: Brave and The Bold, The Penguins of Madagascar, Chowder) but is probably best known for playing the gambling, porn-loving, heavy drinking robot Bender on Matt Groening's Futurama on Comedy Central, which he was nominated for a voice over Emmy and won an Annie award for best voice over. "I Know That Voice" is a valentine to his peers, all of whom he'd like to thank, because without the generosity of their time, this film would not have been possible, and he is forever grateful to them all. He'd also like to thank his partners on the project, Tommy Reid and Larry Shapiro. Nice job, fellas....
Tommy Reid is an accomplished Director, and Producer with over fourteen combined years of Independent Feature, Documentary and Field Production experience. Tommy developed and produced four independently financed films all of which have entered into successful distribution deals. [Strike (2009/Anchor Bay), Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story (2010/AB&WarnerBros), Kill The Irishman (2011/Anchor Bay), and Danny Greene: The Rise and Fall of The Irishman (2011/Anchor Bay)] Tommy has an expertise in story research/development, production strategy, marketing, and film distribution. He is a highly resourceful and an effective leader who brings energy and passion to all of his work. Tommy has a solid track record of managing multiple projects on tight timelines and brings a cost conscious budget to his projects. Reid has a proven ability to negotiate and execute complex joint venture agreements, talent contracts and film distribution deals overseeing budgets ranging from $1M to $12M. Reid is innovative, thinks big picture and has a strong entrepreneurial spirit. He has consistently taken a story, built a strategy and created a product that resulted in a solid return for his investors. Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Reid graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Reid then went on to complete the New York Film Academy where he worked on over 15 short films and directed and produced his own short film. Reid furthered his learning about the film business opportunities while interning at Viacom's, Innovative Artists and working full time at Paradigm. In 1998, Tommy Reid started Dundee Entertainment, LLC
, an entertainment production and development company focused on high concept films at cost conscious budgets. Dundee has a production slate of over a dozen projects in various stages of development. Reid directed and produced his first feature film STRIKE
starring Tara Reid, Vinnie Jones, Ray Wise, Vincent Pastore, Robert Carradine, Rachel Hunter and Ross Patterson. Tommy took on a key role during pre-production thru postproduction on the film, making critical decisions while maintaining an on-schedule and on-budget production. STRIKE (June 2009)
is released domestically by Anchor Bay on DVD. Reid then directed and produced the feature, Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story
, a mockumentary/spoof on the backyard sport of Wiffle-ball where the Greatest Wiffle Ball player of all time attempts to break the home run record. Reid brokered a DVD deal with Anchor Bay and is available on all VOD platforms. Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story (2011)
stars Joey Kern (Super Troopers
), Christine Lakin (The Game Plan
), Andy Milder (Weeds) and Richard Gant (The Big Lebowski
). Reid has exemplified his strengths in business and entertainment mostly with his feature film that was theatrically released by Anchor Bay in March 11, 2011 titled Kill The Irishman
. Reid’s persistence paid off as he partnered with Code Entertainment for the production. It took Reid over 13 years from optioning the book to production of the film, shot in summer 2009. Kill The Irishman
is directed by Jonathan Hensliegh and stars Christopher Walken, Ray Stevenson, Val Kilmer, Paul Sorvino, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, and Steve Schrippa. Kill The Irishman is considered to be one of the best mafia films ever made. – San Francisco Chronicle.
Reid secured a distribution deal with Anchor Bay for the non-fiction documentary film on Cleveland’s most notorious criminal, Daniel “Danny” Greene. The documentary is titled DANNY GREENE: The Rise & Fall of The Irishman
, and features exclusive interviews from Danny’s ex-wife Nancy, daughter Sharon, and Ed Kovacic, the Cleveland ex-Police Chief that went face to face with Danny during his life in Cleveland. The acclaimed documentary was reviewed by the major newspaper The Cleveland Plain Dealer
and rated an (A-) and had 7 sold out shows at the Cleveland International Film Festival this year March 25 through March 27, 2011. Reid independently brokered a theatrical release for the documentary in 12 theatres nationwide. It opened April 8, 2011 and stayed in theatres until June 2, 2011. It is available on DVD, and all major VOD platforms, June 14th
, 2011. In 2011, Tommy also directed and produced a documentary feature called “$uperthief: Inside America’s Biggest bank Score
.” $uperthief is a captivating firsthand look on the details behind the planning and execution of the daring and record-setting 1972 United California Bank burglary in Orange County, California. The UCB burglary is the biggest in U.S. history. The documentary sold out 6 screenings at the 2012 Cleveland International Film Festival and had a 5 theater regional theatrical release in April 2012 until May of 2012. Osiris Entertainment bought the film in February 2013 and has a release date set for July 2013 on all media platforms. In May 2013, Tommy co-created, directed and produced a cooking / health & nutrition app (a video cookbook) that will launch called “Chef Jimi: Cooking With A Cause.
” Chef Jimi’s first production, Cooking with a Cause, is the first of multiple installments of Cooking App’s aimed at parents and caregivers of children with special needs and dietary issues. Chef Jimi’s practical advice, tips and tricks give you creative ideas and solutions for delivering nutrients and healing to your child. As a professional chef and the father of a child with Autism, Chef Jimi knows the struggle these parents and caregivers are going through, and practices what he teaches on a daily basis. This app will be available in your smart phone/tablet app stores May/June 2013. “Producer/director/writer Tommy Reid Is a force to be reckoned with. Reid ups his game and surrounds himself with some impressive talent, both in front of and behind the camera. Reid is himself impressive, achieving his goals by combining a passionate dedication to film making with intense focus and a good old-fashioned work ethic.” Live journal 2010