Like many stories, the desire to connect through the mediums of cinema and sound began in their youth.
Brett found his foundation in the epic drama of the movies as a young boy, concluding at the age of seven that he was to be a Director.
Bonnie equally found her’s in music. Playing the piano and singing until she found her love of the opera in her early teens.
These two artists would not find one another until after years of cultivation and experience.
But, when these two forces joined, it was instant kismet, a ‘love at first sight’ love story and a collective desire to communicate their ideas and stories to the world. Thus, Hart & Soul Entertainment was born.
HART 2 HART
Brett A. Hart
Director / Writer / Producer
As a Jr. in high school, Brett produced "THE TONE OF MURDER", a thirty-minute suspense film. During this period Brett met director Richard Franklin ("PSYCHO II", "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" TV Pilot, and "FX II"), who took him under his wing and mentored him as Alfred Hitchock had also done with him.
Impressed by his short films, Opticon Ent. hired Brett to direct several karaoke music videos for Pioneer Laserdisc.
In 97 he created a four-minute suspense trailer "THE FINE LINE" to help raise financing for the script. The work caught the attention of Gerald Molen (Producer "JURASSIC PARK", "SCHINDLER'S LIST") gaining him a six month option.
In ‘06 Brett directed feature film icon James Garner in a series of commercials. In ’07, Brett led the marketing campaign for KWTV, News 9. Catching the attention of Jeff Kreiner, Senior VP of Marketing for CBS News. Jon Stewart's, “The Daily Show”, then showcased one of his Tornado Promos. Brett then received his first EMMY AWARD for the work with KWTV in 2008. Other awards: THE TEXAS FILMMAKERS' SHOWCASE exhibited at the DIRECTOR'S GUILD OF AMERICA for his short, "DEAD END".
Brett wrapped his debut feature film, "BONE DRY" in 2007 co-written with Jeff O'Brien. The movie has gained a cult following and international attention. The desert thriller stars Luke Goss, Lance Henriksen, Tiny Lister and Dee Wallace & was photographed in Death Valley.
Brett recently wrapped 37 Episodes for "Ain't It Cool With Harry Knowles" which is internationally airing on PBS and sponsored by IMAX… And is currently developing several television series in addition to his next feature film. Upon wrapping production on "Ain't It Cool" in Austin Texas, Brett relocated to Hollywood California with his new bride, Singer, Songwriter, musician Bonnie E. Hart.
Bonnie E. Hart
Producer / Writer / Composer
Producer / Writer / Actress
Bonnie Hart is a multi faceted artist in the film arena as a writer, composer actress and producer. She has produced countless productions alongside her husband and writing partner, Brett A. Hart. Most recently she produced and composed the score for, ‘Coffee with Exes’, due out in 2020. Other credits include advertising projects with Skyline Media, produced and composed the score for the 2018 viral short film, ‘Glide’, producer for the anthology series (pitch trailer), ‘White Lies’, starring the renowned Christopher Lloyd. Currently in development, she is writing scripts for both Television and Feature film as well as composing soundtracks.
In the musical arena, Mrs. Hart received both her Bachelor and Master degrees from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music in Operatic/Theater performance. Aside from performing professionally for over 25 years, she has been a Producer and Director of the stage. Most recently directing and producing such productions as Les Miserables, The Sound of Music, the Opera, Hansel and Gretel and more. She has directed, produced and written for countless concerts benefiting autism in honor of her son, Stavros, who was diagnosed at age 2.
As a professor of music and voice, Bonnie was a member of the voice faculty at The University of San Francisco and Vocal Director of The San Francisco Boy’s Chorus. She has also been a sought after voice coach for over 20 years. All these accumulative skills have served in her ability to harness passion and inspire those around her on many levels.
Mrs. Hart lives in the Hollywood hills, Ca with her loving and supportive husband, Brett A. Hart. Together they are grateful for their beautiful children Stavros, Tessa and Sophia.
Jessica Bishop is an actress, writer, and producer. Jess has written and produced viral comedy for many large YouTube brands including FailBlog (14 million subscribers) and FML (59 thousand subscribers). Her work has been featured on several comedy platforms such as Funny Or Die and Cheezburger Comedy. Additionally, Jess has acted in popular web series and music videos such as Princess Rap Battles (14 million views), Sh*tty Dates (10 million views), and Little Dude Anthem (1 million views.)
Aside from her work in film, television, and web, Jess has a background in stage work and has performed with several regional theater companies throughout the country. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
In 2020 Jessica joined Hart & Soul Entertainment and their first collaborative efforts were the production of "Coffee With Exes" a comedic short that Jessica wrote, starred in and Executive Produced.
It was clear early on that Jessica, Bonnie and Brett had the same synergy, passion and similar goals in life. Most importantly changing the world by bringing the very best of their efforts together to not only entertain, but to leave their audiences with resonance.
Sello A. Lyons
Producer / Casting Assistant / Actor
"Drama is life with the dull bits cut out" - Alfred Hitchcock
Sello Andrew Lyons is an actor, producer, and casting assistant.
Sello has appeared on several commercials for such companies as Netflix, E! Entertainment Network, and Lenovo Computers. He has also voiced commercials for ABCMouse.com and The Columbus Zoo. On the other side of the camera, he has been a part of the casting team for commercials and music videos for clients such as Dodge, Jeep, National Geographic, Sketchers, Mariah Carey and Foster The People. His first produced film Hop Hop Hop, several years ago in Ohio, was accepted into a number of film festivals and won a few awards.
Sello was born in Lesotho, in Southern Africa and grew up there for the first decade of his life. He then moved to Ohio until eventually moving to Los Angeles, where he currently resides and works.
In early 2020, Sello joined Hart & Soul to produce the short film Coffee With Exes written by, produced, and starring his good friend Jessica Bishop. This joint collaboration made it clear that Hart & Soul and Lyons Roar Production will continue to work on projects for a long time to come."
“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.” -Aaron Copland