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MARIO DOMINA
CHAIRMAN AND CEO

As the key Executive and Founder, Mr. Domina serving as Chairman & CEO-Producer heads this upcoming production company with high-profile projects produced being developed and packaged for international distribution. He has a diverse background and set of life values stemming from the hard-working honesty and family values his amazing parents instilled during the upbringing in the North End of Elizabeth directly behind the Dayton Street Projects in Newark, one of the roughest sections in New Jersey.

However, losing his Grandfather at 13 stimulated Mr. Domina to change his life by accepting a basketball scholarship to attend Florida Air Academy, one of the top preparatory military boarding schools in the country. At Florida Air Academy, Mr. Domina excelled and learned to implement important skills that changed his life as he achieved such goals as becoming Executive Officer (1st. LT) of A Squadron to oversee a corps of cadets, nominated by Congressman Gallagher of New Jersey to the U.S. Naval Academy and service academies after receiving the highest score in the State of Florida on the entrance exams.

As a basketball player, he was MVP in both his Junior and Senior year. Mr. Domina accepted a full scholarship to play college basketball at the University of Palm Beach as starting guard his freshman year, averaging 18 PPG until the school dropped its scholarships and the program. A few years later, while playing in several independent industrial and summer pro-am leagues, averaging 23 PPG for Bristol-Myers company and various others, Mr. Domina accepted a full basketball scholarship to Eastern New Mexico University in 1973-74.

He left Eastern New Mexico University early to begin playing minor league pro basketball in the NJ-NYC-FLORIDA-NM areas and overseas, finishing his pro basketball career in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1982, Mr. Domina returned to Eastern New Mexico University, who graciously honored his initial basketball scholarship, despite no longer being eligible to play college ball; he completed his BBA degree in 1984.

In his business, post basketball career, Mr. Domina served on several Chamber of Commerce committees and board of directors in Melbourne, Florida on the Brevard Chamber of Commerce and Brevard Business Council, in Santa Monica, California on the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce (Health Committee, where he raised the entire production budget and produced a series of PSA commercials that aired over 5,000 spots in one week for the American Cancer Society’s Annual Daffodil Days campaign, to which he received a letter of commendation. In Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Domina served on the Block Watch Advisory Board where he produced a number of videos in association with the Phoenix Police Department and Blockwatch. Mr. Domina is also a member of the Bank of America Advisory Panel.

Mr. Domina was awarded a certificate of merit and letter of commendation by the Chief of Police and city of Phoenix for his participation in the national PSA videos and print campaign in the first major Anti-Drug program with the Phoenix Police Department, Mayor’s Office and Kramer-Krassault Advertising, entitled DO DRUGS, DO TIME. Additionally, Mr. Domina is a former Screen Actors Guild – AFTRA member and served on the Producer’s Relations Committee.

Mr. Domina is a member in good standing with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Production Executives and Diversity group) since 1996 and a credited Film/TV Creative-Executive Producer with his companies, ThunderBall Films having produced such high profile indie films as Frame 313: The JFK Assassination Theories, Obama in NC: The Path to History, The Real Zodiac Killer and The Valley of Tears.

In 2014, Mr. Domina formed his International company, ThunderBall Films, Ltd. (UK), which in 2017 was reorganized to ThunderBall Films, S.R.L. (Dominican Republic – Registered and Trademark Number 483918), producing high-profile film-TV projects and credits, which can be viewed on our website under DEVELOPMENT or IMDb:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1964128