*Below is our 2015 Guest List*
A seasoned director with over twenty five years of experience in the industry. With a strong artistic background in special effects, he brings his unique visual style to every film. Known primarily for directing films in the Sci-Fi/Action/Horror genres, including Boogeyman 3, Mosquito, Xena: The Warrior Princess, Crocodile 2 and more. Most recently completed AXE GIANT: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan.
In the late 90s, Al moved from Ohio to L.A. to pursue his career, and did very well, accruing well over 100 film credits during a 15 year stint in L.A. After returning to Ohio, Alan went to work with ex-L.A. cohort Robert Kurtzman, one of the founding partners of Kurtzman, Nicotero and Berger FX Group, with whom Alan had worked with on a myriad of projects while in L.A., including such projects as "From Dusk 'till Dawn", "Spawn", and the TV mini-series "Dune", for which KNB and Al won an Emmy award for Best Special Effects. Big Al serves as the Makeup Effects Shop Supervisor for Precinct 13 Entertainment (Kurtzman's company in Ohio) and often serves as VFX Supervisor for company projects, hearkening back to his days as a fervid fan of Ray Harryhausen.
Host of Horror Hotel
Lil' Zombie (aka Philip Saad) from Horror Hotel, the show
Philip is also the station host of The Reel Radio Network.
Chris Hahn - Actor
Chris played the part of Paul Bunyan in the "AXE GIANT: THE WRATH OF PAUL BUNYAN"
Kristina Michelle as Lady Dragon
Vernard Adams as Poppa Joe "Lady Dragon"
Producer and action director. Three time Emmy winning producer and stunt coordinator. CEO - The Indie Gathering. Owner The REEL TV Network. Grand Master in the Martial Arts and former US Olympic coach.Producer & Stunt coordinator for 2 CBS shows and one NBC show.
Mary Ellen Tomazic - Entertainment Attorney
Over the last 27 years Ms. Tomazic has worked with many bands, singers, filmmakers and artists, helping answer their legal questions from copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues, to contracts and business organization. As a licensed attorney in Ohio she has used her legal training and experience to assist creative people in navigating through laws and regulations pertaining to their projects, often on a pro bono basis. She has negotiated and reviewed record company contracts for bands such as Death of Samantha, Purgatory, Toehead, Mushroomhead, The Dark, The Guns, Knifedance and Dead Federation. Filmmaker Johnny Wu and artist Scott Radke have also benefited from her work with their contracts and releases. She is currently the attorney for Tom Dark and his record label Red Hour Records, and recently negotiated and drafted a contract for the rerelease by SmogVeil Records of The New Hope Complilation, originally released in 1983, which was expanded into a double vinyl album with downloads. Ms. Tomazic has been a featured speaker at the annual Indie Gathering filmmakers convention in Cleveland since 2005, with talks on a variety of legal topics, including copyrights, trademarks, contracts, liability and business organizations such as partnerships, LLCs, and corporations.
Johnny K. Wu
A veteran filmmaker with an MBA specializing in marketing, Johnny has been involved in the media creation of visual and audio services since 1998, when he co-founded MDI (Media Design Imaging). Since then, he has helped small and medium businesses in developing focused visual media through promotion videos, commercials, corporate videos, while at the same time creating his own short/feature films and documentaries to be shown worldwide at film festivals, online sites, colleges, national television, DVD distribution and sci-fi or horror conventions.
Bill is a three time silver Telly award winner who has won national festival awards for his short films. He's been director of photography on six feature films and wrote, produced and directed his own feature film entitled, Madness.
Former Sundance producer / director. Robert's past films have won awards all over the world. You will see Robert's projects from New York Underground Film Festival to Chicago's Underground Film Festival. Based in Cleveland, OH, Robert is a film instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Robert Banks' films are one of a kind. Robert works exclusively on film and is the master of lighting!
Tom Ryan is a Jersey City filmmaker, actor and musician. He is a former host of “Theatre of Terror”, which evolved into his independent production company.
Owner of eMpTy Films Productions, Michael has been involved in Acting and Directing since 2003. He has appeared in numerous projects and has won several awards for Directing and Screen Writing. Currently working on his Suspense/Horror series "Tales To Tell At Midnight". He is also a regular cast member of the weekly late night cable show "The Midnight Movie", which is a throwback to "Ghoulardi" and "Big Chuck and Lil' John", where his segment "Triv's Trivia" is quickly becoming very popular among it's fans!
Producer / Director / Editor, owner of Travelin Light Productions. Award winning William Alexander has over 20 years of experience in Indie film. Films he has worked on include: Dead Silent; Hellweek; Greater Threat, and more. His newest film "Haunt", a feature horror comedy, is now in pre-production.
FX ARTIST - Daniel Blain Click