now a 2x emmy nominated production team for creating/writing/producing/directing amazon's hit series tainted dreams
SONIA BLANGIARDO is a 3x Emmy winner, and 6x nominee, with over 20 years of experience as a producer/director who is currently directing on NBC’s Days Of Our Lives for which she just won her 2018 Best Directing Emmy for.
Sonia is the creator, director and executive producer of the 8x Emmy nominated Tainted Dreams, currently streaming on Amazon.
Sonia is also the co-owner of The Usual BS Productions, founded with Brandon Goins. The Usual BS Productions focuses on writing and creating both scripted series and films of varying genres, as well as unscripted concepts and live theatre.
The Usual BS Productions first scripted comedy web series, Viral, starring One Life to Live’s Melissa Archer and Jessica Morris, was recently nominated for several Indie Series Awards, including a win for Melissa Archer in the "Best Lead Actress in a Comedy" category.
Sonia was the Executive Producer of C.A.W.L. (College Arm Wrestling League) To Arms, which aired on ESPN in May, 2014.
Sonia began her career as a production assistant for ABC’s All My Children, serving as an associate producer before joining ABC’s One Life to Live as a coordinating producer in 2000. In 2004 she joined CBS’ As the World Turns as a director and line producer. She then joined the directing team at ABC’s General Hospital. She also served as supervising producer and director for TOLN’s All My Children until July of 2013. Sonia won an Emmy for best drama in 2002 (One Life to Live) and best directing team in 2007 (As the World Turns).
To see a list of all of Sonia's credits click here: IMDB
Sonia directed and produced the Off-Broadway hit My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral in New York City and My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.
Next up, Sonia will direct and produce the Usual BS Productions’ Sweet 16 Anniversary Celebration run at the brand new Avenel Performing Arts Center in Woodbridge, NJ.
She also recently directed the series, Winterthorne and Ladies of the Lake both currently streaming on Amazon. She also co-executive produced, co-wrote and directed a comedy pilot, Bromies for Corday Productions.
Sonia is the founder of CARLO’S GOAL, a non-for-profit organization for pancreatic cancer research, which has raised over $30,000.
A graduate of St. John’s University, Sonia is fluent in Italian.
BRANDON GOINS (Exec. Producer/Creator/Actor/Writer) co-owner of THE USUAL BS PRODUCTIONS, has worked in the entertainment industry for over 15 years in a variety of capacities including actor, writer, stuntman, director, and producer.
Brandon's most recent projects include the 8x Emmy nominated series, Tainted Dreams, in which he was nominated for 2 Emmys for his work as Story Producer and co-writer during the 2017 & 2018 seasons.
Brandon also co-wrote & created the award winning indie comedy, VIRAL.
A member of both SAG/AFTRA and Actors's Equity, Brandon was just recently seen starring in the hit Off-Broadway production of My Big Gay Italian Wedding and the sequel, My Big Gay Italian Funeral in NYC.
Next up, Brandon will both costar and produce the Usual BS Productions’ Sweet 16 Anniversary Celebration run at the brand new Avenel Performing Arts Center in Woodbridge, NJ.
Fellow co-owner of THE USUAL BS PRODUCTIONS and two-time Emmy winning director/producer, Sonia Blangiardo directs both shows, and it was there Brandon and Sonia began their creative partnership as a writing/producing team and now have several film and television projects in varying stages of production and development.
As an actor, Brandon has been seen in such films as What Happens in Vegas, The Final Level, and Death OnDemand and such TV shows as Golden Boy, Deadly Sins, All My Children, Scorned: Love Kills, My Crazy Love, Momsters, One Life to Live, Bunk, Guiding Light, and Important Things with Demetri Martin.
During his time working on the CBS series, Golden Boy, Brandon was also asked to write, direct, and produce a promo video for the show which allowed him to work with such talent as Divergent star, Theo James, Arrow and True Blood star, Kevin Alejandro, and Friends star, Bonnie Somerville.
Brandon is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where he received degrees in both Marketing/Business Management as well as Theatre.