The Untold Twist
In The Life of Ebenezer Scrooge





Jerry Parisi has over 40 years in the advertising business spanning Art Director, through the level of Executive Creative Director. He is also a serious Union Actor. The original Ebenezer concept came to him as he played Ebenezer Scrooge every year on stage at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration theater, as well as various Nursing Homes, VA Hospitals and street festivals.

He has recreated the role for over 13 years. Throughout the 13 years he was (along with several other characters) featured at New York City’s Penn Station, along with the Rockettes. He was featured on Long Island Railroad TV monitors for over 2 months as Mr. Scrooge. Jerry graced the cover the Long Island Newspaper, Newsday as Long Island’s Mr. Scrooge’s from the Christmas Carol.  Because of all this yearly coverage, TV stations also began labelling him “Long Island’s Mr Scrooge.” as well. He has been on TV and Theater all his life. He is a SAG-AFTRA member since 1981, and regular TV work every week. Jerry Parisi has starred in the 27th Annual Christmas Eve Yule Log at the Lotos Club in NYC, and in 2022 Harrison Law Group commercials as Ebenezer The Traveler™ which appeared on All Long Island TV stations. 


Producer, Writer and 

Leland Prater has worn many professional hats throughout his life: Firefighter, Engineer, Roustabout, Fry Cook, Doughnut Maker, Mensan, Sag-E Actor, and Writer. One other thing he has always been however is a storyteller and a student of Entertainment; one with a dream.  It took years to live a life before the time finally arrived to be able to revisit that dream and turn it into a reality.

With “Ebenezer: The Traveler” that reality will be based upon one of the most beloved tales of the Christmas, or any other, season. The character of Scrooge is well known and universally recognized; however, what if the story everyone thinks they know, isn’t exactly how it really went? That’s the premise this dream is built upon, and with inspiration drawn from over a century and a half of traditions, history, and holiday magic, Leland hopes that this previously untold twist will resonate with fans, young and old alike. 



Joe Valenti of Valenti Vision Films has been providing entertainment in television and film for over
25 years. His work has aired on ABC, CW, PBS, National Geographic, Netflix, Amazon Prime,
ESPN, Fox Sports, Tubi and more. He has acquired extensive feature film, commercial and
documentary experience as well as years of aired, broadcast productions. He has also directed
and streamed thousands of hours of content to almost every popular platform available and has
handled every kind of production ranging from single camera episodic and feature film, multi-cam
web live streams, to 10 camera live television productions.



Executive Producer
Chief Financial Officer

Joann Parisi has been involved in the financial world for over twenty years. She, along with her late husband Joseph, created two very successful businesses. She is now branching out, investing in new projects, including the entertainment industry. 

Mrs Parisi gives credence to being fiscally responsible and brings that long-held belief system into her practice as an Executive Producer and CFO. She looks forward to using her business skills in the creation of a financially viable product, bringing Ebenezer The Traveler ™ to the screen and the “Miser Collection”™ to market


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