NINE TIMES ENTERTAINMENT produces high profile documentary films, TV Series and Online Educational/New Media projects.
Veteran Producer John Corry's most recent projects include producing and directing ONE SECOND AT A TIME a feature documentary for Fall 2022, producing and directing REVELATONS CAFE a feature documentary for Fall 2022, co-producing THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT feature documentary with Deepak Chopra and Jewel, producing eCornell's PLANT-BASED NUTRITION six-week Certificate Course reboot (20,000 graduates), and producing the feature documentary CODE BLUE. In post production for Winter 2023 is PLANTPURE NATION 2.
Producer and Director of ONE SECOND AT A TIME, a high-profile documentary film on the history of addiction and of recovery told through the story of Christine Ortoll, a young woman who fought, and ultimately lost, a ten-year battle with mental illness and opioid use disorder. Christine's struggle is told from her own journals and by those who supported her, including family, close friends, addiction treatment providers, mental health clinicians, and behavioral therapists. Father Mike Ortoll also shares the lessons he learned in seeking help for Christine's dual diagnosis in over 20 recovery facilities. He finds his life's purpose founding a charity in his daughter's name and exposing the dangers of mental illness, substance use disorder and the lethality of fentanyl via the country's top experts. The Christine Ortoll Recovery Organization's mission is to provide mental health and substance use education to primary schools, expand college recovery programs, and reform the existing insurance treatment model. By addressing fundamental weaknesses by involving all stakeholders including payors (both public and private insurer), communities, teachers, parents and medical professionals can work together to reduce an epidemic. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for 18-45-year-olds in the USA. For Fall 2022.
Producer and Director of REVELATIONS CAFE. Premiered in July, 2021 in Tampa, FL, this feature documentary film tells the story of Mia and Robby Graham, two improbable founders of a unique plant-based, faith-based café in Lutz, Florida. With little more than divine inspirations, Mia and Robby built their dream café from the ground up in a former mattress store with no existing kitchen. They had a vision for a café based on their Christian faith, but they had no experience in the restaurant business and their menu did not include meat or alcohol. Considering these challenges, and the fact that half of all new restaurants fail, they faced long odds.
The film was produced during the covid pandemic. It is a cautionary tale told by the people in the Café and the local area that touches on issues most American’s can relate to such as aging wisely, nursing home care, our bloated Medicare system, and personal responsibility for our immune system - the need for people to take care of their own bodies – described in the bible as “the temple of the Holy Spirit.” Online summit - premiere set for Fall 2022.
Featuring Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Nelson Campbell, Mia Revello-Graham, Robby Graham, Martin Revello and Lori Martin.
Co-Producer and Marketing Coordinator of THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT. From Executive Producers Jewel and Deepak Chopra, this feature documentary film examines the growing number of people throughout society who are working to create a healthier, happier world by spreading mindfulness - a peaceful quality of attention anyone can develop by simply focusing on the present moment in a secular, non-judgmental way.
In lieu of a 55 city theatrical release cancellation due to the coronavirus, THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT had a global digital premiere online on April 10, 2020, with translations in five languages. “Couldn’t be more perfectly timed” - The Hollywood Reporter.
Featuring Deepak Chopra, Jewel, Dan Harris, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Daniel Goleman, Sharon Salzberg, George Mumford, Tim Ryan, Bill George, Diana Winston and Richard Davidson.
Producer of CODE BLUE. This feature documentary film follows a passionate physician, Dr. Saray Stancic, as she reflects upon her journey from a multiple sclerosis diagnosis to wellness through her own adoption of lifestyle medicine. Dr. Stancic introduces us to a who's who of national experts, physicians and scientists who are paving the way to make meaningful and necessary change in our healthcare environment, and in turn, empowering audiences to stand up and reclaim control of their health. Fall 2019.
Executive Producer and Marketing Coordinator of THE BOWDEN DYNASTY: A Story of Faith, Family & Football. This feature-length documentary film explores the life and times of Bobby Bowden, the coach with a team of loyal assistants and players who fought against all odds and countless obstacles to forge one of the greatest achievements in the history of sports.
An all-star cast includes Chuck Amato, Mickey Andrews, Fred Biletnikoff, Peter Boulware, The Bowden Family, Derrick Brooks, Mack Brown, Kenny Chesney, Lee Corso, Gene Deckerhoff, Vince Dooley, Warrick Dunn, Jimbo Fisher, Lou Holtz, Jimmy Johnson, Fred Jones, Marvin Jones, Jim Kelly, Burt Reynolds, Mark Richt, Nick Saban, Deion Sanders, Howard Schnellenberger, Bart Starr, Andre Wadsworth, Charlie Ward, Peter Warrick, Chris Weinke and Danny Wuerffel. Premiered in St. Petersburg, FL at the Mahaffey Theater with red carpet, film and Q&A broadcast LIVE via Fathom Events nationwide to 337 US theaters. The film's companion book was written by Charlie Barnes and Bobby Bowden. The Bowden Dynasty premiered on ESPNU and the ACC Network in September 2019, and on ESPN2 in October 2019. Awarded 2020 SILVER TELLY, Outstanding Sports Program.
Producer and Marketing Coordinator of feature documentary PLANTPURE NATION. Shown in theaters in over 100 cities and for two years on Netflix (now on Amazon Prime and YouTube), PlantPure Nation explains how powerful economic and political forces have suppressed the plant-based nutrition message.
Features Nelson Campbell, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Steve Forbes, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Jim Marcum and Rep Tom Riner. A call-to-action at the movie’s end encourages viewers to form local support and advocacy groups called “Pods” (to plant seeds of change). Hundreds of Pods have formed in 22 countries, involving over 250,000 individuals (including 100,000 new members since Jan. 2019). The nonprofit PlantPure Communities was created to support this grassroots network. Access to healthy, delicious food is critical to building a plant-based world, and the PlantPure business has developed 34 oil-free, plant-based, frozen entrees and breakfast products. These entrees are sold in several large supermarket chains, and are being launched through distributors serving restaurants, worksites and other institutional settings. Along with access to food, education is critical to spreading the message of plant-based nutrition, and PlantPure has developed a nutrition seminar on-line and in-person.
Producer and Marketing Coordinator of TATTOO NATION, a feature documentary film and web portal that explores how fine line Black & Grey prison style tattoos revolutionized the world of tattoo, with Danny Trejo, Ed Hardy, Corey Miller, Travis Barker, Mister Cartoon, Freddy Negrete, Jack Rudy, Charlie Cartwright, and the world's top tattoo artists. 210 city international release 4-4-13. World Preview London, US Premiere Los Angeles March 2013. North America TV Premiere on SPIKE TV, 2014.
Inspired by a uniquely American culture, Tattoo Nation shows how ink has been elevated to an art form, showcasing the fine line style of detail and shading to achieve a remarkable realism, and how it revolutionized the world of ink. The visual representation of ink’s oral history illustrates how a few supporters of California’s tattoo culture and a handful of Chicano artists transformed the world of tattoo. By featuring the real artists and their work, the film illustrates how ink has truly evolved into a distinct and respected art form. Whether you’re a tattoo virgin or a tattoo enthusiast, Tattoo Nation appeals to art and tattoo aficionados alike.
Executive Producer and Marketing Coordinator of AYN RAND & THE PROPHECY OF ATLAS SHRUGGED, a feature documentary film, companion book and web portal on one of the most popular books ever written. Produced with an all-star cast by veteran Writer-Director Chris Mortensen for a 65-city theater release. Awarded Anthem Film Festival BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE. Seen on NETFLIX.
Upon publication, Atlas Shrugged was widely scorned by critics for its ‘preposterous’ plot and one-dimensional characters. Intellectuals and academics from across the ideological spectrum roundly dismissed the new philosophy called ‘Objectivism’ that Rand so compellingly illustrated in the novel. Despite this, Atlas became a best seller and has remained in print ever selling a healthy 75,000 or so copies each year. Then with the new century, sales began to increase dramatically. In 2007, its fiftieth anniversary year, Atlas sold a record 180,000 copies. Since then Atlas Shrugged – published over a half century ago – has sold over a million copies. Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged looks into Rand’s background for the ideas and philosophy that inspired and shaped her novel and seeks to determine whether America is indeed headed for the disastrous outcome she predicted.
Producer and Marketing Coordinator of FORKS OVER KNIVES, the critically acclaimed feature documentary film, companion book and web portal on diet and disease, featuring Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Seen in over 300 US cities, Forks Over Knives makes the radical but convincing case that modern diseases can be prevented, halted, and often reversed by leaving animal-based and highly refined foods off the plate … and adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet instead.
The film, which received rave reviews from medical experts and entertainment critics alike, has been viewed by millions of people around the world and has become one of the most influential documentaries of our time. Forks Over Knives released the how-to companion book, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health in 2011. One year later, the brand published Forks Over Knives–The Cookbook. Both books were instant New York Times Best Sellers and together spent a total of 89 weeks on the best-seller list. Awarded 2012 Entertainment Merchants Association’s Independent Home Entertainment Awards DOCUMENTARY/SPECIAL INTEREST TITLE OF THE YEAR. ON NETFLIX.
Executive Producer of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, a 3-D animated feature starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Christian Slater, Elliot Gould and Alfred Molina. 680 theaters, October, 2007.
Executive Producer of THE RUNDOWN (known internationally as Welcome to the Jungle), Universal Studio's critically acclaimed action-comedy starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Christopher Walkin, Rosario Dawson and Shawn William Scott. IM3 Entertainment (Chesser/Beattie/Corry), sold the script that kicked it off.
Directed by Peter Berg and written by James Vanderbilt & R.J. Stewart, The Rundown was the #1 movie in the USA and a #1 best-selling DVD as well.
In the film, Johnson plays a tough aspiring chef who is hired to travel to Brazil to retrieve a mobster’s son (Sean William Scott), but becomes involved in a fight with an oppressive town operator (Christopher Walkin) and a search for legendary treasure (with Rosario Dawson). Arnold Schwarzenegger cameoed, Roger Ebert gave the film 3 ½ stars out of 4.
Executive Producer of THE FACE OF EVIL : REINHARD HEYDRICH, a two-hour feature documentary film, narrated by Charlton Heston - his last documentary. After appearing in theaters the film was licensed to THE HISTORY CHANNEL.
Reinhard Heydrich (1904-1942) was arguably the most enigmatic, and perhaps the most sinister, of all of the Nazi leaders. Although frequently portrayed as a mere pathological butcher, Heydrich was in fact a highly sophisticated man, obsessed by power and the means used to achieve and retain it. In 1942, Reinhard Heydrich was considered the most dangerous man in Germany after Hitler himself. The Allied plot to assassinate him, masterminded in England and carried out in Prague, was perhaps the most brazen of World War II. This film examines his meteoric rise to command over the Gestapo and intelligence network in the SS empire, his consolidation of power in the Nazi movement as a whole, and his rule over the Czech people from Prague. Leading Heydrich historians, declassified documents, meticulous assassination reenactments and recently discovered films and photos highlight the film.
Supervising Producer and Creator of SWORN TO SECRECY: SECRETS OF WAR, a 65-hour series narrated by Charlton Heston. Also seen on Discovery's Military Channel as HISTORY EXPOSED, the series was originally licensed to The History Channel and Pearson Television UK (Thames Television). Special guests include: Henry Kissinger, Robert McNamara, Dan Quayle, John Sununu, James A. Baker III, Jack Valenti, Howard K. Smith, John K. Singlaub, David Eisenhower, Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. and Senator John McCain. The series also features Directors of the CIA James Woolsey, Richard Helms and Dr. James Schlesinger; Former Chairmen of the KGB Generals Vladimir Semichastny and Alexander Shelepin; as well as Former Directors of the MOSSAD Meir Amit and Isser Harel. Awarded multiple CINE GOLDEN EAGLES. Time Life DVD series. Image Entertainment retail. ON NETFLIX.
Executive Producer and Creator of THE COLOR OF WAR, a 17-hour series for The History Channel. Narrated by Peter Coyote, "The Color of War" was the first all color WWII series ever produced. The program was awarded the CINE SPECIAL JURY AWARD AS THE BEST BROADCAST HISTORICAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR and the SILVER WORLD MEDAL FROM THE NEW YORK FESTIVALS FOR BEST HISTORICAL SERIES. Best-selling DVD boxed set. ON NETFLIX.
Series Producer and Co-Creator of BRUTE FORCE: THE HISTORY OF WEAPONS AT WAR, a 65-hour series hosted and narrated by George C. Scott and Gerald McRaney. "Weapons at War" aired on A&E and The History Channel. Awarded multiple CINE GOLDEN EAGLES, SILVER TELLYS, CHRIS AWARD, WORLDFEST HOUSTON.
Executive Producer and Co-Creator of SAFARI TRACKS, a 52 half-hour series on Safaris. Hosted and narrated by Ben Brown, for MGM Television. In national syndication including all Fox O&Os, Universal Sports Channel.
Executive Producer and Creator of CELEBRITY WINGS, a flying series about famous people and their airplanes. Shot live in mid-air with camera crews in two planes, while hosted by Brianne Leary. Episodes included Dennis Quaid, Hugh Hefner, Bobby Allison and Michael Dorn, for Discovery Networks.
Segment Producer for BAGGAGE, a live audience dating series for the Game Show Network. Produced 130 man-on-the-Street segments including on screen segments with show host Jerry Springer.
Producer and Creator of BAS RUTTEN'S WORLD OF MMA, Mixed Martial Arts series pilot with Bas Rutten, Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock. For Fox Sports.
Producer, "eCORNELL FOOD & SUSTAINABILITY" six-week Certificate Course at eCornell, 2019-2020
Producer, "eCORNELL PLANT-BASED NUTRITION" six-week Certificate Course reboot at eCornell (20,000 graduates) 2018-2019
Producer, Writer, five-hour online seminar, website and companion booklet "PLANTPURE HEALTH & WEIGHT LOSS", 2018
Producer-Director of THE ENGINE 2 KITCHEN RESCUE WITH RIP ESSELSTYN, a direct-to-DVD-Download reality kitchen/diet makeover program. ON NETFLIX.
Producer of FORKS OVER KNIVES: The Extended Interviews, a direct-to-DVD-Download compilation of bonus interviews from the film Forks Over Knives. ON NETFLIX.
Producer, Mixed Martial Arts website MMAToday with Bas Rutten. For GoFish Corp.
Executive Producer of eight IFAW FUNDRAISING DVDs, with Dennis Haysbert, Pierce Brosnan.
Producer of several multi-million viewed YOUTUBE VIRAL VIDEOS featuring one of the first true internet stars - legendary street fighter turned Mixed Martial Arts fighter Kimbo Slice and Bas Rutten.
Director and Writer of THE SECRETS TO COLLEGE SUCCESS, an acclaimed 77 minute educational film and book. Awarded CINE GOLDEN EAGLE, THE CHRIS AWARD, WORLDFEST HOUSTON.
Executive Producer and Creator of THE LONG MARCH, a two-hour Special for The History Channel. Shot in China, this special tells the story of Mao's infamous retreat of 1934-1935. Narrated by JV Martin. Awarded SILVER TELLY, GOLDEN EAGLE, NY FESTIVAL FINALIST.
Executive Producer of THE WILD YAK PATROL, a one-hour Special on the Tibetan Antelope (also known as the Chiru), for Animal Planet. Shot in Tibet and China. Narrated by JV Martin.
Producer of THE LAST DAYS OF WORLD WAR TWO, a three-hour V-E Anniversary Special, simulcast on A&E and The History Channel. "Last Days" was nominated for a NATIONAL EMMY - OUTSTANDING INFORMATIONAL OR CULTURAL PROGRAMMING.
Series Producer of D-DAY: THE TOTAL STORY, a three-hour D-Day Anniversary Special, narrated by Gerald McRaney for The History Channel.
Coordinating Producer and Writer of MOST DECORATED, a four-hour Mini-Series for A&E on Overachieving Military Units.
Coordinating Producer and Writer of BLITZKRIEG!, a three-hour Special for A&E on the German Luftwaffe, Wehrmacht and U-Boats.
Producer and Writer of THE THINKING WEAPON, a two-hour Special for A&E on combatant's human physiology - from soldier's combat training to pilot stress in dogfights.
Producer and Director for four years on active duty with the U.S. AIR FORCE AEROSPACE AUDIOVISUAL SERVICE. As a Captain, John set up the first Joint Combat Camera Center in the Pentagon. Produced 30 documentary videos and 16mm films including the monthly film "Air Force Now" seen by all members in the USAF. Commanded the 25-man Combat Camera Team in Operation Just Cause, Panama. Director of joint audiovisual team for the National Security Council’s nuclear counter-terrorism exercise, Compass Rose, the largest mock terrorism incident exercise undertaken by the US federal government. Awarded AAVS DOCUMENTARY OF THE YEAR. Top Secret Security Clearance. After leaving active duty, John coordinated over 150 hours of commercial television programming with the US Department of Defense.