Christopher M. Allport Executive Producer / Composer / Director
A consistent eye and ear for composition, performance, cinema, musical and acoustic aesthetics, matched with an in-depth understanding of media technology, Christopher is the driving force behind Alpha Command Unit. He has written, directed and produced numerous records, orchestral compositions, feature films and television specials.
Thrust into spotlight at the tender age of four, Christopher was quickly discovered fearlessly singing America the Beautiful — standing atop a grand piano at a local Japanese restaurant — by former Radio City Rockette, Madylin Clark. Thrown immediately into classes taught by Hollywood golden-era pioneers, and drilled in the disciplines, arts and techniques of television, film, theater, music and dance, Allport earned his stage debut at the Pantages for the Walt Disney Company by the age of ten.
After earning his BA, in Film Production, magna cum laude, with double minors in classical music and journalism, from Loyola Marymount University, Allport continued his studies in the private studios of Maria Newman, the Mary Pickford Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, the Hearst Foundation and in the editorial traditions of legendary Oscar winner, Walter Murch.
Following a successful career as a professional young performer, working with directors, musicians and performers like Steven Spielberg, John Williams, Michael Kamen, Carol Burnett and Debbie Reynolds, Mr. Allport realized that basking in the golden-era’s afterglow wouldn’t satisfy his ambitions for contemporary content creation and storytelling. Subsequent film and television directorial commissions include a suite of fifteen music videos for The Beach Boys; John Williams War Horse Orchestral Premiere at the Dorothy Chandler (PBS); and Band of Brothers behind-the-scenes features.
As an actor, Allport has embodied many recurring roles in many TV series, including Emmy Award-winning Peter Pan and the Pirates, Clueless, Boston Public and Dawson’s Creek.
In music, Allport has performed as a backup singer for Barbara Streisand on her Timeless tour, with Los Angeles Opera, and can be heard on countless film soundtracks, including Hook (J. Williams), The Mighty Ducks (Queen), Mr. Holland’s Opus (M. Kamen), Godzilla (A. Desplat), and Pirates of the Caribbean 3 (H. Zimmer). Allport has also toured Europe, Africa and North America as a noted Broadway and Classical singer, pioneering new musical roles in both Hollywood and New York.
With such passion for both music and film — reaching back into cinema’s early beginnings — Allport broadly opines that film can’t exist without music and people don’t want to experience music without film. Therefore, the two are forever intertwined. If you think about it, there really couldn’t be a more graceful marriage!
Allport wrote and directed Emily or Oscar — a movie musical, which is a bit of a love letter to old Hollywood and its United Artists founders, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith, and of course, Charlie Chaplin. Some of the film’s stars include Susan Boyd Joyce (Happy Days) and Golden Globe winner Susan Blakely.
Nestled in between chapters on Quentin Tarantino and Collin Hanks, Mr. Allport is thrilled to have his life’s work chronicled in music journalist and rock-n-roll author Harvey Kubernik’s recent book Docs that Rock; Music that Matters.
Los Angeles native Harvey Kubernik is an active author and music journalist with 20 books to his credit, including Canyon of Dreams, Docs the Rock: Music that Matters, and Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child. He is also the Head of Editorial at Record Collector News magazine.
During 2007, Harvey Kubernik appeared as an on-screen expert in the deluxe edition 40th anniversary DVD of Jailhouse Rock (MGM), starring Elvis Presley.
Kubernik served as Consulting Producer on the 2010 singer-songwriter documentary, Troubadoursdirected by Morgan Neville. The film was shown at Sundance Film Festival (2011), and on American Masters (PBS-TV).
Kubernik was a talking head in director Matthew O’Casey’s 2012 Queen at 40 BBC TV documentary and released on DVD as Queen: Days Of Our Lives in via Eagle Rock Entertainment (2014).
Harvey Kubernik was spotlighted in the BBC-TV documentary on Bobby Womack, Across 110th Street (2013), directed by James Maycock, which also featured Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones), Damon Albarn (Blur, the Gorillaz) and actor Antonio Vargas.
During 2019 Harvey Kubernik served as consultant on a new 2-part documentary Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time, directed by Alison Ellwood. Laurel Canyon: A Place In Time debuted in 2020 on the M-G-M owned Premium network television channel EPIX.
Harvey Kubernik can be regularly heard on Coast to Coast AM, as a soundtrack scholar, chronicling music documentaries, and profiling artists such as Tina Turner, The Bee Gees and Jimi Hendrix.
Kubernik is excited to work in partnership with Allport Productions / Alpha Command unit as they co-create pop-culture documentaries, audio books and music productions. Recent clients include hit-makers Jackson Browne and Nancy Sinatra. Currently, Kubernik and Allport are co-directing The Sound of Gold, a music documentary showcasing the hit-making Hollywood landmark Gold Star Recording Studio.
As a guest speaker on the business of music and film, Harvey has lectured at UCLA and USC. You can find more detailed information about Harvey at HarveyKubernik.com.
Aleta Braxton has directed and trained voice over actors for auditions and demos. She has directed auditions for the voice over departments of agencies including TGMD, William Morris Endeavor, Special Artists, Independent Artists and voice over casting companies that include Disney Character Voices, The Voice Caster, Carroll Casting and Bert Berdis & Company.
As a singer, she is one of the original choristers with L.A. Opera and has sung in over 130 productions with that company. She has sung on several film soundtracks including “After Earth,” “The Lorax,” “Cowboys and Aliens,” “The Rite,” “Mars Needs Moms,” “Percy Jackson,” “Mean Girls, “Horton Hears a Who,” “Ice Age 3,” “Men In Black” to name a few. Television appearances include “Lincoln Heights,” “Malcolm In The Middle,” “The Practice” and “E.R.” She has sung with Los Angeles Master Chorale for 29 years as a chorister and soloist and was part of The Chorale’s Grammy-nominated album “Lux Aeterna.” She was also a member of the McNeil Jubilee Singers. She has sung on Disney recordings and on recordings with Christina Aguilera and Josh Gorban. Most-recently, Ms. Braxton directed Wagner’s “Die Feen” for Lyric Opera of Los Angeles.
Dr. Gamer has conducted the the Henry Mancini Alumni Brass Ensemble, LA Russian String Orchestra and is a faculty artist at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. He has served as music director and conductor of the Wild Ginger Philharmonic, which he co-founded. In 2004, Dr. Gamer received the Founder's Award for Humanity in the Arts from ICAP, the International Committee of Artists for Peace.
Dr. Gamer has played trumpet in several ensembles including the New West Symphony, St. Matthew's Chamber Orchestra,Riverside Philharmonic, Opera Pacific, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Solo engagements have included performances with the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay, West Coast Composers Forum, the USU Wind Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble, and the renowned United States Continental Army Band. Dr. Gamer has also performed with Hollywood Klezmer, Orchestre Surreal, and with the legendary punk rock band Violent Femmes. He has played on studio recordings for television shows broadcast on HBO, A&E, and ESPN, and performed on the soundtracks for independent films such as Elephant's Egg and The Tao of Pong. He also appears on several albums with the Jason Lee Bruns Jazz Collective. Dr. Gamer's original orchestral music was featured in the award-winning documentary The Other Dream Team, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.