Founder and President of Palatine Hill

Michael MackMichael Mack is an interdisciplinary artist and educator.

His acting credits include the films HEAD OF STATE, SOMETHING THE LORD MADE, and STAR TREK GENERATIONS; the series DR. QUINN-MEDICINE WOMAN, HANGIN’ WITH MR. COOPER, HOUSE OF CARDS, VEEP, and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; several national commercials; and voicing the games REDGUARD and OBLIVION.  As Commander Sirol in the PEGASUS episode of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, he became the first black Romulan in STAR TREK history and the first writing intern to act in the franchise.  He has performed live at venues across the country including Arena Stage, Folger Shakespeare Library, Historical Society of Washington, Howard Theatre, Kennedy Center, National Portrait Gallery, and Washington National Cathedral.

Michael has taught Television Production for Imagination Stage, Screenacting and Screenwriting for the Theatre Lab, and helped launch show business careers through his private coaching practice.  He is also very active in the community, teaching people from all walks of life how to use creativity as a tool for self-help and living their dreams.

Michael made his directorial debut in film with THE DRUM MAJOR, an Official Selection of the Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival in 2010.  This documentary explores the last and most challenging year in the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and is now being distributed by First Rites Films.

Here are clips from some of his on-camera work in film and television…


Producer - Actor

Jim PollockThroughout his life, Jim Pollock has combined an interest in the arts with a sense of social action and public policy. Rather daunted by the prospect of college, he took a year after high school to travel around the world with a group that included then National Geographic (later, Time-Life) photographer, Bill Epperidge.

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Mr. Pollock did graduate work in cross-cultural relations at the University of Pittsburgh. As a career foreign service officer, he managed U.S. libraries and cultural centers overseas, focusing in the fields of educational development and cultural exchange. He then rekindled an earlier flirtation with voicing, studying narration and acting at John Burr Productions.


Producer - Actor - Designer

Jennifer RouseJennifer Rouse has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Towson University. She studied acting at Stella Adler's School Of Acting, and music performance, voice, and music theory at BCCC and The Peabody Institute.

Jennifer's acting credits include the role of Helen Gatewood in the western drama Come Hell Or High Water, Mrs. Moran in The Death Of Poe, the role of Ice Cream Girl in the Redfield Arts / Planet X production Chainsaw Sally, April in the Palmetto Moon Studios film The Last Ride Of The Raven, and Molly Pinkerton in The Sins of the Fathers. Rouse has also appeared in Kevin MacDonald's State Of Play, Ridley Scott's Body of Lies, Touchstone Picture's Step Up and Step Up 2: The Streets, and the John Waters film A Dirty Shame. Television credits include Whiting's Secretary on season 5 of HBO's The Wire.

In addition to working in front of the camera, Jennifer Rouse has also worn numerous hats on production teams. Some of her production work includes being the associate producer for Chainsaw Sally and The Death Of Poe, production assistant and photographer for filmmaker Tony Malinowski's docu-drama The Battle Of Bunker Hill, and production assisting, make-up, and costuming on various commercials, educational pieces, and films. She did the music score for the film The Death Of Poe and the sound editing and music for Palatine Hill Productions' The Drum Major.

Here is her actress demo reel.


Director Of Photography - Editor

Jeff HerbergerJeff Herberger is a veteran camera operator and editor with over 30 years of experience in the film and video industry. Jeff first learned his trade as a Photographers Mate in the United States Navy, doing two tours of duty with the Navy's Combat Camera Group out of Norfolk , VA. A graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema and Television, he approaches each shoot with a heavy emphasis on the art of lighting for video and film.

Herberger has worked on a variety of video and film projects including WWF Wrestling, music videos, commercial television spots and political projects. He was the chief videographer at The Harriman Communication Center in Washington , D.C. for more than 13 years, responsible for all the studio and field location shoots. He was the Director of Photography and A Camera Operator on the Independent Feature Films: Terror In The Tropics, Terror In The Pharaoh's Tomb, The Death Of Poe, Editor & Director of The Fanex Files-Samuel Z. Arkoff & The Fanex Files-Hammer Films, all available on DVD from Alpha Video. He was also Director of Photography & Editor on the Independent Films Cooking With Carmine & The Washington Winemakers . Jeff also directed and edited the Washington , D.C. Baseball Documentary The Game Comes Home. Most recently, Jeff was the A Camera Operator, Director of Photography & Editor on the DVD release from North American Motion Pictures Come Hell Or High Water. Currently, Jeff is the Vice President of Media  Production for Longthrow Multimedia International in Washington, D. C.

Some samples of his work......