Gabriela Staniszewska is the award winning Director, Writer and Producer of The Spring, which made an impression on the festival circuit in 2015, winning the Woman Director of the Year award at the IFFWSZ festival in Jakarta. I Should Have Run is her short horror debut. Made on a micro-budget of £200 over three nights on the Bristol to Bath cycle path, United Kingdom, it has won Best Horror at Imagine This Women's film festival in New York, Best International Fiction at Cardiff Mini Film Festival and the Final Girls award at the Unrestricted View film festival in London, as well as being nominated for several others in 2016. Her first major project was Bristol zombie film Blaise, which she produced. Gabriela works with a small and talented collaborative short-filmmaking team in Bristol, UK, predominantly on micro-budget shorts.
Jason Mills is an avid independent filmmaker from Vancouver, B.C. He grew up in Southampton, England and at the age of 12, made his transition to Vancouver. Jason was always interested in filmmaking from an early age. He produced homemade short films with his friends for fun, and eventually realized he had a strong passion for the arts. It was during his high school English class where he produced a movie instead of a written assignment, that he immersed himself in the world of film.
At the young age of 23, Jason made his first feature film, "They Came from the Attic" also known as, "Above Us Lives Evil" which eventually sold to Lions Gate UK and was picked up by a distribution company in the US and Canada. Jason pursued his love for filmmaking, eventually filming his second feature film, a lost footage horror film, "The Changing of Ben Moore". At only 31 years old, Jason completed his third film "3 Hours Till Dead" which will be available in early 2017. Jason is a writer, producer, director and set decker on his own films and with the help of a great team he continues to pursue his love for film. Jason is Currently on his 6th feature film.
ToM Zarzecki is so famous that he writes his own bios.
I’m not mentally ill but if you want a contradiction check out my films & music.
I started filmmaking with action figures & friends with a VHS camcorder my Dad bought off a co-worker. We would improvise crime, horror, music & comedy stories.
In high school, I sort of abandoned my focus to be an actor/filmmaker to pursue my core passion of making music. After high school, I shot a music video for my band DEATH CAT with a friend and realized I was good at it. Then while tripping on LSD, my friend put in John Waters’ “Pink Flamingos” & I decided to start making features.
I moved from Detroit to Chicago to blow money I didn’t have at film school to learn things that I could have learned off the internet. I then, started my first feature length: an experimental documentary “The Curse of the Death Cat”. After graduation, I blew the money I had to make an experimental sci-fi movie “Telepathic Telephones” while moving around, working odd jobs and stuff. Emphasis on “stuff”.
Then I moved to Los Angeles in 2013 because I hate warm weather and wanted to get filthy, disgustingly rich(which is why I play in a noise punk band & make experimental movies). Now that I sleep on my drummer’s couch, I’m working on my 3rd feature which you should also check out. “Psychedelic Psychopaths”. It’s a horror movie & it’s coming out great.
Aaron Landgraf, 21 is a director, cinematographer, writer, producer, and editor based out of St. Louis, MO. In addition to filming TV commercials and TV spots for local businesses, Aaron is one of the founders of 508 Films, a production company company responsible for producing Learning, To Go web series, a project which Aaron wrote, produced, and directed. In his relatively little spare time, Aaron enjoys practicing film photography. His award-winning film, The Devil's Conductor, co-directed by Marshall White, wins the Silver Award at the Spotlight Horror Awards.
Pete Jacelone is an independent film writer, producer, director and editor. His first film was Psycho Sisters (1998), which he co-produced and directed. He is also known for producing and directing The Erotic Mirror (2002), BEEF: You are what you Eat (2006), Sculpture (2009) and Creepy Clowns: The Lunatic'ler (2016), as well as a number of short horror films. He also occasionally dabbles in acting and as appeared in Ghoul School (1990), Polymorph (1996), Bloodletting (1997), to name a few, including most recently his own award-winning film Creepy Clowns: The Lunatic'ler (2016).
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas on January 17, 1975, Jason E. Myer is an upcoming film director and sound design engineer.
Jason developed and grew as a director by filming a couple of YouTube comedy series over the last decade. A former reality television personality starring in four seasons of the hit show Big Rich Texas, he is utilizing his experience on both sides of the camera to bring projects to the big screen.
Jason also has extensive audio engineering experience, mastering musical tracks for various clients over the years. These skills have proven valuable for the sound mix and design of film.
His first short film, Dinner is Served, was completed in 2016 with a cast of eleven and crew of only three.
Jason works with his wife, a former reality star and award-winning author, who now serves as the writer, producer and editor of the films.
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Todd Redenius founder of TBRvideo his experience so far includes 13 movies ranging from horror, thriller, comedy/horror and suspense.
These movies range from 2 minutes to 70 minutes. My goals are simple, do it yourself and shoot everything your way and have fun doing it.
You don't need a studio or millions of dollars to make a movie. You can make movies and learn the technical aspects as well as honing your story telling skills. There's nothing wrong with developing your talent that way, just buy a camera and go make the movie you want to make.
Tony Ahedo is a Writer and Director from Saint Petersburg, Florida. He is a graduate from Ringling College of Art and Design with a degree in Digital Filmmaking ‘15. With a cinematography background, Tony has worked on various projects in different positions such as Gaffer and Assistant Camera all across Florida. In 2013 his short documentary “The Finest” kickstarted his directing career. The documentary premiered at Gasparilla International Film and continued to play across the Florida festival circuit. It won Best of Ringling at his school in 2013.
Later in 2013 Tony led a small team into the 48 Hour Film competition as a first time competitor. Tony acted as team leader, writer, and cinematographer on the project “Untitled Zombie Documentary” which won best writing, actor, and film of the regional competition. The film has one multiple awards at different festivals.
“ICON” Tony’s senior thesis at Ringling, which has been screened at the 2016 Sarasota Film Festival, 2015 Orlando Film Festival, 2015 TBUFF, and many more festivals. “ICON” is a narrative drama written and directed by Tony. It won Best of Ringling 2015, Best Student Film at the Top Indie Awards and continues to play in the festival circuit today.
Tony’s first post-graduate project is the series Barry Baker: Aspiring Serial Killer. The new-media series has completed half of it’s first season. The pilot will is available on Amazon Prime with episodes following shortly. Tony is currently developing the rest of the first season.
A filmmaker from the small town of Kirkland, Washington, Alex Salazar left the tree farm he grew up in and attended Loyola Marymount University's School of Film & Television where he graduated with the Presidential Citation and a BA in Film & Television Production. He has written and directed several commercials, music videos, short films and has worked on over thirty studio films in the Assistant Director department all over the country. New Orleans, with its lovely swamps and tasty beignets, is where he currently lives and works.
The award-winning "Danger, Dames & Dangerous Games"marks his first feature film and the exciting buzz and awards the film has won so far exemplify his ability to shoot quick, stay under budget and still tell an incredible story. Even if that story ends with a joke about male genitalia.
Salazar is looking to go into production on his next exciting project entitled "Tenebris".