Jeffrey Combs's best known horror role was as Herbert West, the main character in the movie Re-Animator, which he has reprised in the film's two sequels. He also portrayed the part of author H. P. Lovecraft (creator of the Herbert West character) in 1993's film Necronomicon: Book of the Dead. Combs has starred in eight H.P. Lovecraft adaptations. Other film credits include FeardotCom, House on Haunted Hill, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and The Frighteners.
Combs has had numerous roles in science fiction television series. In addition to his more well known roles on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," he also starred as the telepath Harriman Gray, in "Eyes", a first season episode of Babylon 5, on The 4400 as Dr. Kevin Burkhoff, as Edgar Allan Poe in "The Black Cat", an episode of Masters of Horror. In July 2009, Combs returned to his stage roots and reprised his role as Edgar Allan Poe in a one-man theatrical show entitled Nevermore...an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe at The Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood, CA.
Kelli Maroney is a beloved actor among Horror Film fans, particularly for her roles in NIGHT OF THE COMET and CHOPPING MALL. Kelli got her first big break in Daytime TV, both as the evil adolescent Kimberly in RYAN’S HOPE and then as vengeful Tina in ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Her film debut as the ‘Spirit Bunny’ Cindy Carr in FAST TMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH caught a lot of attention, but Kelli achieved her greatest enduring cult popularity with her delightful turn as the endearingly spunky Samantha in the science-fiction end-of-the-world NIGHT OF THE COMET. She’s especially memorable as the sweet, killer-robot slayer Alison Parks in the entertaining romp, Cult Classic CHOPPING MALL, Jamie, a strong female survivor in THE ZERO BOYS, as well as many other films.
CODY GOODFELLOW has written five novels, and co-wrote three more with New York Times bestselling author John Skipp. His first two collections Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars and All-Monster Action, each received the Wonderland Book Award. His latest, Rapture Of The Deep & Other Lovecraftian Tales, is out now from Hippocampus Press. He wrote, co-produced and scored the short Lovecraftian hygiene film "Stay At Home Dad," which can be viewed on YouTube. As a bishop of the Esoteric Order of Dagon (San Pedro Chapter), he presides over several Cthulhu Prayer Breakfasts each year, from Comic-Con to the Queen Mary. He is also a cofounder of Perilous Press, an occasional micropublisher of modern cosmic horror, which recently published Mystery Meat, an underground horror graphic novel drawn by Mike Dubisch.
Andrew Leman is one of the founding members of the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society, and has produced a number of literary, film, theatrical, music, prop and gaming projects there over the decades with his longtime friend and collaborator Sean Branney. He has written and produced more than 20 live-action Lovecraftian role-playing games. He wrote and directed the first HPLHS film, "The Testimony of Randolph Carter", directed "The Call of Cthulhu", and co-wrote and co-produced The Whisperer in Darkness. He co-wrote, produced, and appears in the "Dark Adventure Radio Theatre" series of Lovecraft adaptations. Leman earned his MFA in acting from the University of Illinois, and has been seen on professional stages in Chicago and Los Angeles. He greatly enjoys reading for The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast and being an occasional guest host. When not pursuing any of these many other occupations, Leman is a graphic and type designer, and his typographical work has been seen in books and on movie screens, Trader Joe’s products, and billboards nationwide.
Craig Laurance Gidney is the author of the collections Sea, Swallow Me & Other Stories (Lethe Press, 2008), Skin Deep Magic (Rebel Satori Press, 2014), Bereft (Tiny Satchel Press, 2013) and A Spectral Hue (Word Horde, 2019) and the forthcoming collection The Nectar of the Nightmares and Other Stories (Underland, 2022). He writes in his native Washington, D.C.
Sumiko Saulson is an award-winning author of Afrosurrealistmulticultural sci-fi and horror. Author of the LOHR Reader’sChoice Award-winning collection Within Me Without Me (Dooky Zines), and the
novel Happiness and Other Diseases (Mocha Memoirs Press). Winner of the Carry the Light Award (2016) BCC Voice "Reframing the Other" contest (2017), Mixy Award (2017), Afrosurrealist Writer Award (2018),), Ladies of Horror Reader’s Choice Award (2021), and the HWA Richard Laymon President’s Award (2021). They write a column called "Writing While Black" for a national Black Newspaper, the San Francisco BayView.
In 1998 Scott Glancy left a perfectly functional career as an attorney to join up with the role-playing game publisher Pagan Publishing, the nerd equivalent of running away to join the Foreign Legion. Today Scott is the man in charge of Pagan Publishing (much in the same sense that the last surviving legionnaire can be said to be in command of Fort Zinderhoff). Pagan’s most recent project is “Horrors of War,” an anthology of scenarios set during the Great War for the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game. Scott is a contributing author on the award-winning Delta Green series of Call of Cthulhu rpg supplements and has had Lovecraftian fiction published in several short story collections including the recent "Book of Cthulhu II," "Shotguns v. Cthulhu," and the upcoming “Swords v. Cthulhu.” You can hear his recorded games sessions on Role-Playing Public Radio, and listen to him bloviate on the Unspeakable Podcast and Podcast at Ground Zero.
Kenneth Hite has designed, written, or co-authored 100+ roleplaying works, including Trail of Cthulhu, Bookhounds of London, The Dracula Dossier, the Delta Green RPG, Night’s Black Agents, The Fall of Delta Green, and Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition. His other works include the two-volume Tour de Lovecraft, Cthulhu 101,The Cthulhu Wars for Osprey, the “Lost in Lovecraft” column for Weird Tales, an annotated edition of Chambers’ The King in Yellow, and four Lovecraftian children’s books. Half of the Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff podcast and an Artistic Associate at Chicago’s WildClaw Theatre, he lives in Chicago with two Lovecraftian cats and his non-Lovecraftian wife, Sheila.
Andrew Migliore is the founder and original director of the annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival & CthulhuCon. Andrew is also the co-author of Lurker in the Lobby: The Guide to the Cinema of H. P. Lovecraft published by Night Shade Books and was founder and producer at Lurker Films where he launched The H. P. Lovecraft Collection, The Weird Tale Collection, and The Edgar Allan Poe Collection on DVD. See his past Founder articles at the Daily Lurker https://medium.com/daily-lurker
Tim Uren is a theater artist and board game writer who has worked on a number of Lovecraftian projects. As an actor, he and Joseph Scrimshaw portrayed hapless cultists Chuck and Dexter in the short films “Cthulhu for President” and “It’s the Great Cthulhu Chuck & Dexter.” Killing Joke Films joined with Uren for a filmed adaptation of “The Curse of Yig” in 2011. His theater company, Ghoulish Delights, specializes in bringing tales of terror to the stage including “The Rats in the Walls” as well as “Trust and Obey” (based on Lovecraft’s “The Temple” and Stephen King-Hall’s “Diary of a U-Boat Commander”). He is one of the co-hosts of the Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society podcast, a discussion of the classic horror shows from the golden age of radio. Tim provided design and writing expansions to the Arkham Horror board game and writes for the Eldritch Horror board game and its expansions. Most recently, he has been writing for the Mythos Tales game from 8th Summit Games.
Adam Bolivar is a poet of dark fantasy, a weird fiction writer, and a marionette playwright with a particular interest in balladry, alliterative verse and Jack tales. He is the author of _The Lay of Old Hex_ (Hippocampus Press, 2017), _The Ettinfell of Beacon Hill_, (Jackanapes Press, 2021), _Ballads for the Witching Hour_ (Hippocampus Press 2022), and the forthcoming _A Wheel of Ravens_ (Jackanapes Press, 2023). A native of Boston, he now resides in Portland, Oregon.
Alaric S. Rocha has been making films since 1999 where he first learned the craft from Club Panico in London an organization run by some of the crew members of Monty Python. His work has been screened at many film festivals including the Chicago International Film Festival, Sitges, Dances with Films, LA and more. Alaric earned his MFA in digital cinema from DePaul University in 2014 and a BM from Lawrence University in 2002. His musical background has a huge influence on his style of filmmaking and subject matter. Alaric is a currently an instructor at the Los Angeles Film School and has also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Atizapán de Zaragoza, Mexico. Alaric’s area of research and expertise are writing/directing, Mexican cinema, film through psychology, and teaching film to children.
Alice Langlois is a stop-motion animator and musician from rural Western Massachusetts, the place which fostered her deep love for nature and the environment. From leaves and seed pods to feathers and scales, elements of the natural world are an integral part of Alice's artistic process, making their way into her films, music, and sculptures. Currently living and working in the animation industry in Portland, OR, Alice can often be found discovering strange creatures or gathering moss in old-growth forests.
Andrew S. Fuller writes and edits horror, fantasy, and science fiction. His work appears in magazines On Spec, Crossed Genres, The Pedestal, anthologies FISH, Swords v Cthulhu, and several short films, including an HPLFF award-winner "Effulgence." Since 1999, he's edited the fiction magazine Three-Lobed Burning Eye. Once from the Midwest, he dabbled in heavy metal and theater, and now lives in Portland, Oregon between a volcano and two rivers, where he commits archery, design, and cocktail quaffery. Visit him online at andrewsfuller.com and Twitter @andrewsfuller.
Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and an award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), a two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020, connect with her at angelaysmith.com.
Anya Martin has always rooted for the monster and regrets abandoning her earliest career aspiration--paleontology. She's also half-Finnish, still likes punk rock though now with a heavy side of blues and experimental jazz, has a bachelor's degree in anthropology, cooks dangerously hot curries, earns her living as a journalist and abides in Atlanta. Her fiction appears in such anthologies and magazines as the upcoming Eternal Frankenstein, Cthulhu Fhtagn!, Giallo Fantastique, Cassilda's Song, Xnoybis #2, Borderlands 6, Resonator: New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond, and Womanthology: Heroic. She is also associate producer of The Outer Dark podcast, which interviews weird fiction creators and was awarded Best Podcast for 2015 by This Is Horror. She grew up with Weird as the daughter of William C. Martin, First Fandom member and one of the world's most prominent H.P. Lovecraft collectors.
Chris McMillan has written and published the webpage The Shadow Over Portland for 12 years, listing Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy events around the Pacific Northwest, as well as writing opinion pieces and reviews. He has interviewed and moderated panels with genre filmmakers and including Roger Corman, Barbara Steele, Julie Adams, as well as local filmmakers such as Joe Sherlock. He plans to start a TSOP podcast, and self-publish his first novel, in 2023.
DB Spitzer is a Podcaster and Portland native. Co host, editor and producer of 'People's Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos'. Spitzer's podcast focuses on small press weird fiction and information about the Cthulhu Mythos including writers and creatures.
Danny Ashkenasi is an American theater/film director, composer, actor, writer and producer born in Berlin, Germany. His first short film “The Tell -Tale Heart – a musicabre” played at over 80 film festivals, winning over 65 awards. His second short “The Pit and the Pendulum – a musicabre” is starting its festival run, already receiving many awards. Danny has created numerous music theater pieces that span a variety of styles from musical comedy to experimental. Among them, “Witches” has enjoyed dozens of productions in Europe and NYC and “The Song of Job 9:11”, “beTwixt, beTween and beTWAIN”, “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” have been performed repeatedly in NYC, as well as Toronto and Connecticut. In addition to Twain and Poe, Ashkenasi has also musically adapted literary works by Herman Melville and Langston Hughes, and, most recently in “Speakeasy”, reimagined Lewis Carroll’s Alice stories in the sexual underground of the Roaring Twenties.
Born in New Orleans and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dave Correia has been drawing his entire life. Fascinated by comic books, horror films, and video games as a child, the subjects of Dave’s earliest artistic endeavors were often strange, demonic creatures. Disturbing, yet grotesquely appealing, these characters and their fictional worlds fueled his imagination and had a strong, significant influence on Dave’s creative style today. Dave’s illustrations have appeared in commercials, magazines, print ads, and posters across the United States and Europe. His work was widely seen on billboards and vehicle wraps for Scion’s 2007 XD “Little Deviant” advertising campaign and his art graces the album cover of Swedish metal band In Flames’ certified-gold record, Sounds of a Playground Fading. Aside from his freelance artwork, Dave also self-publishes and exhibits his personal work at various comic shows and art galleries across the country.
David has published a blog for seven years called Dave’s Corner of the Universe. Where he covers, comics, Lovecraft and pulp culture. He has been a frequent guest on several podcast including The People’s Guide to the Cthulhu Mythos and Monster Kid Radio. He lives with his extended family in Estacada Oregon on a goat farm.
Derek is the Monster Kid Hall of Famer creator of the Supernatural Solutions: The Marc Temple Casefiles series, as well as the upcoming 6-Week Rotation series of superhero novels. If you can't find him at his website/YouTube channel Monster Kid Writer, you can find him at his award-winning Monster Kid Radio podcast, the weekly podcast celebrating the classic, and sometimes not-so-classic, genre cinema of yesteryear.
Emily Flummox uses 18 names (including An-Sisa, Gandalfina Face-and-Heart, & Tristissima) competed on two National Poetry Slam teams over a decade-long slam career. E also designs & streams TTRPG content, writes fiction, and edits anthologies. Much of eir poetry, notably “Sacred Purification Ritual Using Your Own Urine Instead of Water”, focuses on identifying with the divinity of the disgusting. Skunkheart performed that poem during the San Francisco Leather Cultural District’s Erotic Storytelling Hour; it was published in Scry of Lust. E teaches classes on Kink in Horror and Queerness in Horror with eir sweetheart Sumiko Saulson at the Speculative Fiction Academy.
Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito (she/her) is a Chinese American writer in Portland, Oregon. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Nailed Magazine, Buckman Journal, Flame Tree Press's Asian Ghost Stories, Strangehouse's Chromophobia, Startling Stories, Not a Pipe's Stories Within, Mother: Tales of Love and Terror, Death’s Garden Revisited, and Unquiet Spirits: Essays by Asian Women in Horror. Frances also co-chairs the Young Willamette Writers program that provides free writing classes for high school and middle school students. You can find her on IG @paippolito, Twitter @frances_pai, and at www.francesippolito.com
Gretchen has volunteered at Portland Horror Film Festival and the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival since 2016, and helps judge films for both. As a lifelong fan of horror movies, she loves found footage films and exorcism movies. She co-hosted the Kaijucast podcast, and was a frequent guest on Horror Brew podcast. A “recovering-goth” Gretchen is also a mother and a wife, and is the guardian of a Devon-Rex cat that looks like a goblin.
Owner and Head of Production at Strike With Chaos Productions. Jesse Terrell, as a director, has been making music videos, commercials and fashion films for over 10 years. As a writer he has written several scripts both short and feature length. "Sights Unseen" is his first narrative short.
John Skipp's 2021 Splatterpunk Lifetime Achievement Award encapsulates his long, weird, colorful career as a Rondo award-winning filmmaker (TALES OF HALLOWEEN), Stoker Award-winning anthologist (DEMONS, MONDO ZOMBIE), and New York Times bestselling author (THE LIGHT AT THE END, THE SCREAM) whose books have sold millions of copies in a dozen languages worldwide. His first anthology, BOOK OF THE DEAD, laid the foundation in 1989 for modern zombie literature. He also co-wrote one of the gnarliest episodes of Shudder's CREEPSHOW Season One. From splatterpunk founding father to bizarro elder statesman, Skipp has influenced a generation of horror and counterculture artists around the world. His latest (and last book) is DON'T PUSH THE BUTTON. His two new albums are CRY ME A RAINBOW and THE ANTIDOTE TO FEAR. And his new film (showing here) is DOPPELBANGER.
Joseph Scrimshaw is a writer, comedian, and filmmaker with experience performing, producing, and writing in multiple mediums. He’s written for Adult Swim’s fantasy comedy TV show, Tigtone, the movie-riffing group, RiffTrax, the public radio sketch comedy show, Wits, the scripted podcast, Getting On With James Urbaniak, and more. His plays Adventures in Mating, An Inconvenient Squirrel, and My Monster (written with Bill Corbett) have been performed worldwide. Joseph also hosts the long-running comedy podcast, Obsessed, and co-hosts the hit Star Wars podcast, ForceCenter. As a comedian and actor, Joseph’s done the SF SketchFest, Jonathan Coulton’s JoCoCruise, multiple Fringe Festivals, pop culture conventions, and a commercial with the monkey from Friends. A true highlight of his career.
Liv Rainey-Smith was introduced to the art of printmaking at Oregon College of Art and Craft where she received her BFA in 2008. Since graduation, she has worked full time as a xylographic printmaker in Portland, Oregon. In 2013 she took the business name Xylographilia, which translates as “Love of Woodcut,” to reflect her passion for the art form. She is inspired by early European prints, folklore, fiction, and the natural world. In addition to her self-directed work, Rainey-Smith enjoys collaborating with writers and publishers.
Luis is an actor and stunt performer from International Stunt School currently residing in Tacoma Washington. He developed an interest in acting and costumed performance after watching Nick Castle in Halloween when he was 7 years old. Luis plays the lifeless corpse in Rion Smith's "Too Dry."
Maria Collette Sundeen is a writer, producer and director with more than 15 years of experience in television, documentary, short, and corporate productions. After starting a career with CNN’s San Francisco bureau, she was hired as one of the founding producers for C|NET-TV. Since then she’s worked on a spectrum of award-winning short films and documentaries.. She has written more than a dozen scripts for film and television, many of which have won awards or placed in national festival competitions. She’s currently working on a new show for Disney+ as an Associate Producer and is developing a new superhero pilot, tentatively titled ARCADIA.
** Maria wrote “Lifeless” deep into the pandemic, as she was living alone in Los Angeles, in what essentially became a ghost town. This film channeled how she and many others were feeling.
Mark graduated from UCSC with his bachelor’s in Film and Television. He worked for Roger Corman’s New Horizon script department and later for the producer of Piranha 3D directed by Alexandre Aja. He has made dozens of award-winning films and documentaries, including Manumission, Starved, and Cassandra, which was nominated for a student Academy Award, and An Inaugural Ride to Freedom, which won an Emmy. Mark wrote and directed his first feature, Negative Creeps, before he received his MA in Film, Television, and New Media at San Diego State University. His thesis film, Setting Sun, a single-take film noir, won the school’s Best Director award. He was co-director of The Curse of Styria, an adaptation of Sheridan LeFanu’s Carmilla set behind the Iron Curtain. He’s currently making a documentary on Welsh mystic Arthur Machen.
Maxwell I. Gold is a Jewish American multiple award nominated author who writes prose poetry and short stories in weird and cosmic fiction. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines including Weirdbook Magazine, Space and Time Magazine, Startling Stories, Strange Horizons, Tales from OmniPark Anthology, Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas and more. He’s the author of Oblivion in Flux: A Collection of Cyber Prose from Crystal Lake Publishing. He lives in Ohio with his partner and two dogs Marshall and Otto, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Horror Writers Association as the organization's Treasurer.
Michael Entler is the creative force behind The Amelus, which has existed in some form or other since about 1989. First starting with hybrid music multimedia projects, and later moving into live private events that focused on narrative science fiction and philosophical horror that could be described roughly as artsy haunted house type shenanigans.
Its current array and arrangement is to be the more sinister sibling to the collective known as Monsieur Soeur, and work on projects that require a more unsettling touch and tone.
The Amelus is not available for weddings, birthdays, bachelor parties, or Bat Mitzvahs.
Part-time high-school teacher, part-time college professor, Patrick Murphy somehow finds time to be a part-time filmmaker with Blaine Taggart and Mike Terrell. Mixing horror and comedy, the micro-crew have produced shorts for two decades.
When not occupied whispering to insects and cataloging esoteric ephemera, Nick Gucker is typically perched at his art table conjuring up nightmare visions and freakish delights out of ink, charcoal and acrylic media. His art has frequently appeared in the pages of Strange Aeons Magazine, The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, Dark Discoveries and online publications including theLovecraft eZine. His illustrations embellished the innards of works by authors Cody Goodfellow, David Conyers and a few projects with Spectral Press in the UK. His paintings have been used for covers of books from Blysster Press, Sinister Grin, and others. Nick was the winner of the 2012 Pickman’s Apprentice Iron Artist challenge at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland and had the honor of creating the artwork for the 2013 HP Lovecraft Film Festival posters and T-shirts. Nick has also designed images for Skurvy Ink T-Shirts, honoring the works of various genre authors. Nick was featured in a gallery group show in Ketchikan, AK in Oct. of 2012 and his Lovecraftian pieces were on display in the Providence, RI Art Club in conjunction with NecronomiCon 2013. Recent gallery appearances include group shows at Krab Jab Studio and Cloud Gallery in Seattle curated by Yvette Endrijautzki. In addition to his published work, Nick’s unique, one-of-a-kind custom commission pieces grace the walls and limbs of various and sundry patrons of the arts from near and far.
Rion Smith is a bipedal mammal with an unhealthy obsession with Lovecraftian tales and is chained to the insanity of his job in order to pay for his film habit. He is currently trying to relearn what “sleep” means after the recent birth of his a baby girl, and this will be her first of many HP Lovecraft Film Festival attendances.
Roland Becerra grew up in Miami’s “Little Havana”, where he witnessed the process of recreating Cuban culture in a new homeland through stories, art, and music. This deeply impacted his path toward becoming an artist. He earned an MFA from Yale University and has exhibited his work throughout the east coast. His first animated short “Dear Beautiful” premiered at Sundance in 2009. Roland spent the last decade making “Agatha” into a feature-length animated film and currently into a graphic novel. He is also a Professor of Art and Animation at Boise State University.
Roni Stinger lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA with her husband and two cats. When not writing strange, dark fiction, she’s often wandering the forests, beaches, and streets in search of shiny objects and creative sparks. Her work has been published in Dark Matter Magazine, Unnerving Magazine, and MetaStellar, among others. She’s a member of the Horror Writers Association, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. You can find her website at www.ronistinger.com. And find her on Instagram and Twitter @roni_stinger.
Sarah Walker is an artist, anthropologist, and writer of horror who lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her work, both artistic and written, has been published by multiple publishers and publications like Audient Void, Lovecraft Ezine Press, Vastarien, Planet X Publications, Lovecraft Lunatic Asylum, Oxygenman Books, Antimony and Old Lace, Ladies and Gentlemen of Fantasy, Eighth Tower Publishing, Alien Sun Press, and more. Her first novella is set to be published this spring by Nictitating Press and she has stories coming out soon in 2022 including a short novella written as a tribute to the late great Lucio Fulci. Her illustrated Folk Horror anthology, A Walk in A Darker Wood, which is a collaboration of Folk Horror with the editing expertise of Gordon White, Phil Breach and Duane Pesice came out last winter and is available on Amazon. She is hard at work on the next anthology, a selection of Urban Legend themed Horror set to be published January 2022.
Scott Nicolay writes Weird Fiction. One of his stories won an award. He also hosts the Weird Fiction podcast The Outer Dark. The Outer Dark won an award too. You can listen to The Outer Dark on This Is Horror. You can read his second collection, And at My Back I Always Hear, in 2017.
Author, filmmaker, poet, biker, Travis Heermann has been a writer for over twenty years. In 2022, his film production company Bear Paw Films premiered its horror-comedy short "Demon for Hire," which he wrote, produced, and directed, and will have its World Premiere at this year's H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. His screenplays have won numerous laurels at film festivals and competitions over the last few years.
He is also a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, an Active member of SFWA and the HWA, and the author of the Shinjuku Shadows series, Ronin Trilogy, and other novels. His more than thirty short stories appear in Amazing Monster Tales, Apex Magazine, Tales to Terrify, and others.
Troy Fortenberry has been a lifelong film geek starting with playing with his parents VHS camcorder and making home movies as a child. He was involved in theatre in college before moving into cinema. When not directing he writes plays and films.
Tyler Darkow is a born and raised Pacific Northwest Creative. Who found his voice in storytelling at a young age through photography, winning his first award in 5th grade. As time went on Tyler moved from behind the camera (DP) to on camera with his storytelling. Still picking up the occasional audio pull gig, grip work, and even production assistant job to keep busy and help other creatives out. Tyler is known for his on screen appearances in "Too Dry," "The Pumpkin King," and "Catch but Don't Release."
Valentina Battorti was born in Belluno, Italy, in 1983. Her dad watched made her watch all types of movies from Gremlins to Pretty Woman. When her love for films was complete, and she discovered her favorite genre, she longed to be part of it!! Valentina loves to draw, read, sing, write, listen to music, watch Tv series, theatre, films of all kinds and has always wanted to find a way to reunite all of these media to tell stories, so.. films!! Her love of sharing her work is fed by seeing the reactions of the audience and making them laugh, cry, get frightened or super happy with a story, with a soundtrack.. it's magic! She studied Classic Literature at the Liceo Classico Tiziano in Belluno and then cinema at the University of Pordenone. She worked in London and Paris for some time, and now wants to focus completely on movies 100%!!!
Wendy N. Wagner is a writer and part of the Hugo award-winning team behind Lightspeed and Nightmare magazines. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies including Autumn Cthulhu, She Walks in Shadows, Farrago’s Wainscot, Cthulhu Fhtagn!, and The Lovecraft eZine. Her second novel, Starspawn, is a Lovecraft-inspired Pathfinder Tales adventure due out August 2016. An avid gamer and gardener, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her very understanding family. Follow her on Twitter @wnwagner.