About Us

     Co-Founder Anthony Hornus' former career in journalism spanned more than 30 years with a Michigan daily newspaper. During an illustrious tenure, he earned 14 honors from the Associated Press for writing excellence in the categories of breaking news, social commentary, investigative reporting, and human interest profiles. The AP is the largest, most recognized news cooperative in the world.

     An author, Mr. Hornus is also an accomplished actor, director, producer and screenwriter, who has more than a dozen feature and documentary films under his belt in various capacities.

     His recently released (2011) true-crime book, “An Ordinary Killer” (Alexander Books, 368 Pgs.), comes on the heels of his award-winning feature film version and chronicles the story of a young mid-Michigan woman whose rape and murder in 1973 was solved 30 years later through new DNA technology, forensic science, police diligence and, of course, some dumb luck (destiny).

     Mr. Hornus, who resides in the Great Lakes State, is one of the driving forces behind The Red, White and Blue Project, Inc.

  The 2012 release of our first documentary (written by, produced and directed), “Outside the Wire: The Forgotten Children of Afghanistan,” tells the story of U.S. and NATO “Provincial Reconstruction Teams” in Afghanistan, whose mission is to provide security, governance, mentoring and humanitarian aid to the people of the war-ravaged country.

     The documentary has drawn rave reviews for telling “the other side of the war in Afghanistan.” The work has earned audience favorite honors at several major, respected film festivals.

     As Co-Founder of The Red, White and Blue Project, Inc., Mr. Hornus said, “Our mission is to educate, outreach, support, empower and leave a lasting legacy for the men and women of the United States military, past and present (and their families), by telling their stories to the World through 21st century educational/documentarian distribution mediums and in presentation formats similar to PBS programming.

     Mr. Hornus, an alumnus of Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, is a World War II, Vietnam War, Middle East and Central Asia (including Afghanistan) history student and scholar.

     Note: Mr. Hornus is an unpaid member of the board and as Co-Founder/Administrator. He's a leader on our documentary, broadcast TV and Docu-Drama production team and is our veterans' community outreach program organizer and administrator. Also, he's our touring guest speaker/presenter at public screenings and fundraising events across the country and around the globe. 

   Co-Founder Dennis Therrian, a classically-trained keyboardist, is the consummate professional musician and the driving technical/creative force behind The Red, White and Blue Project.

     For more than 30 years Mr. Therrian has been a mainstay on the legendary Michigan (and Motown) musical scene. Performing has also taken Dennis around the world and blessed him with the opportunity to play with some of the music industry's giants.

     In a recent commercial video for JBL, Mr. Therrian served as musical director and sound designer on the project, which included The Who and Santana as featured artists.

     For the past 15 years Mr. Therrian's original scores have graced more than a dozen feature films across several genres, including the critically-acclaimed documentary “Outside the Wire: The Forgotten Children of Afghanistan.”

     In addition to his film and music production work, Mr. Therrian is an adjunct professor of Music Technology at Lansing Community College, an institution well known for its theater, music and audio/visual arts programs.        

     A self-professed “perfectionist,” Mr. Therrian works out of his state-of-the-art studio built in a pine tree grove outside of Lansing, Michigan.

Note: Mr. Therrian is an unpaid member of the board and as Co-Founder/Administrator. He's also a leader in our productions and veterans' community outreach programs.