madnessfilms

Emmy -winning director and producer Henry "Madness" Mayers is a unique, groundbreaking talent who for decades has pushed the creative edge of mass entertainment and popular culture. Born in Cairo, Egypt, and reared in Paris and Detroit, Mayers bring an international perspective to his distinctively imaginative style. "Madness" — a nickname derived from the manic sense of genius he brings to his art — began his career in the music business at the tender age of 21, working as a promotion manager for national labels. Mayers aided the success of such artists as Frank Zappa, Parliament/Funkadelic, John Cougar Mellencamp, Kool and the Gang, Rush, Bootsy's Rubber Band, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, Bob Seger and Billy Squier to name a few. "Madness" has been immortalized in song as the inspiration and subject for the million-selling hits "The Stroke" by Billy Squier and "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton. He started Madman Backstage Productions in suburban Detroit, creating countless commercials for local and national advertisers and working on music videos and specials for the likes of Aerosmith, Freddie Jackson,Alice Cooper, Vanessa Williams, Hammer, Pat Boone, Jackyl and many more. Mayers received a Detroit Emmy Award for Best Entertainment Program with Urban Chartbusters, a weekly music-oriented series, one of several shows he has sold to Detroit area television stations. In 2003 he started Method to the Madness Films which produced his first feature film The Brewster Project. The underground "ghetto" classic features Rap legend Mr. Cheeks, Emmy winning singer Regina Belle, Mike Shorey, Paradime, Farrah Franklin from Destiny's Child, Trick-Trick and Robert "Tractor" Traylor. The winner of the prestigious New York Film and Video festival's Audience Award for Best feature film as well as getting Best actress awards for Regina and Best Supporting actress award for Farrah proves Mayers is an upcoming director with a special form of creativity for telling unique stories.