Cast & Crew

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Actor Rane Jameson has recently appeared on television in NCIS, Glee, Suburgatory and many other shows over the years, such as CSI: New York, Young and the Restless, and Mind of Mencia. His independent film work includes Frat House MassacreThe People I Slept With, and Speak Now -- which was awarded the 2013 Austin Film Festival "Write/Record Audience Award" for Best Film. He holds a background in production from the Pennsylvania State University, and is in collaboration on several other short films and projects for 2015.

 

 



Actress Danielle Lozeau has five films set to premiere in 2014/15, including Werewolf Rising, The Other Side, and The Rift. She is most known for her roles in Legion, The Eye, Misogynist, Black Water Vampire, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Danielle has also appeared in numerous other television shows and films, including the recently-released feature The Murders of Brandywine Theater.


Actor Sean C Dwyer has extensive experience in film and theatre and appeared in films such as Mural in the Mountains (2012) and Simply Compliqueì (2011) and wrote, directed, and produced La farfadette montréalaise vient du Brésil (2009) and Rolling Night Attack (2010). His recent theatre productions include Happily Whatever After (2014)and Due North (2014). Sean majored in Film Studies at Brock University and Western Washington University graduating with honors and studied Cinematic and Televisual Production at Institut Grasset. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Sean speaks French, Spanish and Japanese.


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Director/Co-Writer Jess Kreusler moved to Los Angeles in 2009 to make his own films after working on several productions in Ohio, where he appeared in The Losers Have a Junkyard with Lloyd Kaufman. In 2011, he received credit for his contributions to the nationally recognized book series “Conversations with Directors” – John Waters Interviews. Currently Jess serves as Online Director for the School of Motion Pictures & Television at the Academy of Art University. Before that, he was Creative Executive at Wild at Heart Films in Hollywood, where he applied his creative skills to a wide range of projects, developing feature screenplays and series for television. In 2014, he co-founded the film production company, Dark Tendril LLC, with wife, writer/producer, Alyssa Kreusler.


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Producer/Co-Writer/1st AD Alyssa Kreusler (née Glimm) grew up looking for adventure through films, and has been most influenced by: Luc Besson, Lawrence Kasdan, Peter Greenaway, and Jean-Luc Godard.

Inspired to become a screenwriter after watching Godard’s Breathless, Alyssa studied Professional Writing with an emphasis in Film Studies at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and received a post-graduate Screenwriting Certificate from Vancouver Film School. She headed straight to Los Angeles in 2003 where she worked with numerous independent film producers and interned for directors such as Ken Kwapis (He's Just Not That Into You, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, NBC's The Office.). In 2014, she co-founded the film production company, Dark Tendril LLC, with husband, writer/director, Jess Kreusler.


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Director of Photography Scott Baker is an award-winning horror filmmaker that has written and directed over a dozen short films, including Rationed and The Diary of Anne Frank of the Dead.  His films have shown in festivals all over the United States and at Cannes. This winter, he is directing the sci-fi thriller 5th Passenger. The screenplay he wrote for 5th Passenger with Morgan Lariah won Best Feature Screenplay, 2nd Runner-up at the Fantastic Planet Film Festival 2012.


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Unit Production Manager/Line Producer Alyssa Ulrich is a Los Angeles native who’s always had a passion for film and television. At the age of 14 she started a small business where she created reels for actors, including: Austin Majors, (Treasure Planet, How I Met Your Mother) and Kali Majors (Small Town Satruday Night, Baby Blues).

From there, she started working in Television on the award winning show "Justified" (Timothy Olyphant). This lead into other shows: Dance Moms, America's Got Talent, Vanilla Ice Goes Amish, The Biggest Loser, and America's Next Top Model. Today, Alyssa works as a producer, unity production manager, and coordinator on feature films, commercials, and television.

Her recent projects included, "Grow House" directed by DJ Pooh, staring Snoop Dogg (Old School, This Is The End), Malcolm McDowell (Clockwork Orange, Easy A, The Artist) and Lin Shaye (There's Something About Mary). She is now working on "Teenage Cocktail" directed by John Carchietta, starring Nichole Bloom (Project X, Shameless, Grey's Anatomy) and Fabianne Therese (John Dies at the End, Endless Love, Starry Eyes).

Additonally, she is working on multiple start-up projects and a new feature film that will take place in Mexico next year.


Production Designer Michael Wigle has years of experience as a visual artist. Whether it is working as a production designer or a photographer, he uses color, texture, and the strategic placement of objects to tell the story. In Ohio, Michael majored in architectural engineering from University of Cincinnati.

He worked as a set designer for Weathervane Theater before heading out to California to pursue a career in entertainment. In Los Angeles, Michael ‘s artistic endeavors have appeared in commercials, films such as The Pipes, and television programs including American’s Got Talent, Iron Men of Cleveland, Treehouse Masters, and Man Caves.


Make Up Artist Elizabeth Bursick grew up in Pittsburgh, PA where she developed her love of practical effects, makeup, and of course zombie movies. She is a graduate of the Master Make-Up Artistry program at Make-Up Designory LA and resident of Southern California. Her beauty makeup styles range from clean, natural looks to event makeup to high fashion concepts, while her FX experience includes injury, old age, hair laying, lifecasting, sculpting, molding, and prosthetic application. Elizabeth has worked on such feature films as U.Z.L.A and several short films such as, My Center Will Not Hold, and Cul de Sac . She is also a co-founder of Villainess Creations, a custom prop and costume fabrication company.

 


Behind-the-Scenes Director and Associate Producer, Karyn Laudisi received a bachelors in broadcast television (electronic media) from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania and an MA in Creative Media Arts from Middlesex University and SAE in London. For many years she worked in live production sound and radio but later began to focus more on multimedia and video production. She currently teaches multimedia production at the Technical University of Vienna and at the University of Vienna. Since living in Vienna she’s picked up a hobby with panorama photography while making tutorials at Garden Gnome Software.


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Artist Jen LaVita studied Graphic Design at Syracuse University before serving as an Officer in the Army. After four years of adventure, living in Utah & Oklahoma, and jumping out of lots of “perfectly good airplanes,” Jen followed her dreams to California. Now a freelance designer and painter, Jen enjoys the sun and beauty of southern California. She also started Jaylalas, an Etsy shop of hand-painted items inspired by the ocean, and blogs about her new LA life as an artist.


Concept Artist Sarah Schowengerdt is an aspiring illustrator and freelancer, passionate about any medium that combines her love of story and craft. She studied Performing Arts and Graphic Design at McPherson College, where she was an active paricipant in theatre productions as an actress and designer. She hopes to pursue more education and opportunities in the area of concept art for film and animation.