Damien began his career editing and producing the award-winning feature-length documentary Corso – The Last Beat (Ethan Hawke, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso) and most recently edited the well-received romantic comedy “Take Me Home” (Sam Jaeger).
Applying what he’s learned about storytelling from 10 years in the editing chair, Damien has segued into writing, directing, and producing his own rapidly-growing slate of scripted and unscripted projects. Damien’s editing and producing credits include work for ABC Family, Fox, VH1, SyFy, MTV, TBS, OWN, TruTV, The Weather Channel, Oxygen and TVGN.
Damien is drawn to the horror genre because of its unique ability to entertain and convey a message, the two hallmarks of his creative ambition.
Born and raised in LA, Aaron proudly represents the third generation of filmmakers in his family. After graduating from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Aaron dove head first into the entertainment business, working on notable projects such as The OC, HBO’s Tell Me You Love Me, and the 20th Century Fox film Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li. Aaron’s love for filmmaking is rooted primarily in his passion for writing, into which he’s channeled years of experience studying and honing his craft. Aaron penned the screenplay for the 2015 action-thriller Roommate Wanted, distributed by Lionsgate, and currently has a script in development at Atlas Entertainment (The Dark Knight, Suicide Squad).
In her capacity as a business and legal affairs executive, Natalie LeVeck has spent the past seven years working on large budget films for Sony Pictures and Legendary Pictures. Prior to moving in-house, she represented independent film and TV producers, advising on an array of matters (legal and otherwise). Natalie is particularly savvy in finding creative solutions to help get projects off the ground. As a transplant to LA from Dallas, TX, Natalie prides herself on utilizing her Southern hospitality and charm to build relationships, close deals and get talent and projects the exposure they deserve. She currently has another short film and one feature film in active development.
With a broad range of experience working at a post house, talent agency and mini-major film studio, it is no surprise that Shirit Bradley was chosen by Variety as one of 10 “Hollywood’s New Leaders” of 2014. From 2012-2013, Shirit devoted herself to the development, production, post-production and marketing of the large-budget, massively successful film “Godzilla.” She relocated to Canada for principal photography to assist the film’s three producers and oversaw talent perks, clearances and consumer product assets. Currently, Shirit is a Creative Affairs coordinator at Legendary Pictures, working on a large slate of feature films in various stages of development and production, including Kong: Skull Island, Krampus and Godzilla 2.
Dirk Gibson is a successful businessman and entrepreneur. He has built and owned successful companies in the Healthcare, Adventure Travel, Technology, and Real Estate industries and Consulting for Program, Staff, & Leadership Development.
He is the CEO and Owner of Inspired Entertainment a development and production company based out of Montana. He has been an executive producer on scripted and non-scripted movies and television shows. He has a vast network of production company partners that he is currently working with on projects based upon his original content as well as executive producing other talented writers content. Dirk is one of the first producers to create Virtual Reality content with proprietary technology for monetization. He has ongoing entertainment projects in both Australia and China. He is represented by Andrew Miller & Rosanna Bilow, CAA, as a producer and writer and attorney Neil Tabachnick, Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP.
Dirk is also the co-founder and owner of Entertainment Risk Group (ERG) the leading experts in Risk & Safety Management for the entertainment industry. His company provides safety consultants on TV and Movie productions and is a preferred vendor for the major Insurance and payroll companies related to the entertainment industry.
Jesse is an award-winning Director of Photography and Camera Operator whose credits include Veep, Homeland, True Blood, Videosyncracy (David Fincher),Take Me Home(Sam Jaeger), Lords of Salem (Rob Zombie), the first season of the upcoming TV show American Crime Story (John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr.), as well as the 6th and 7th seasons of Sons of Anarchy. As the only Director of Photography based in both Los Angeles and Marrakech, Jesse has had the opportunity to shoot for a wide range of markets. Known for his consummate professionalism, placid demeanor, and affinity for bad jokes – all desired attributes in a crew member – Jesse’s talent is in high demand worldwide.
Born and raised in a small city near Boston, MA, Jennifer Turgeon was fascinated with make-up, fashion, and film as a child. After studying fashion merchandising and costume design, Jennifer further pursued her creative aspirations at the Make-Up Designory in Burbank where she fell in love with transforming on-screen talent through the application of character, special effects and beauty makeup. Since moving to Los Angeles permanently, Jennifer has been a makeup artist in over a dozen films, including most recently “Kiss Me, Kill Me,” and “The Secret of Joy” and the TV series “Man Jam.” Jennifer was particularly drawn to “The Cleansing Hour” for the opportunity to display her skills in special effects makeup within the horror/exorcism genre.
An East Coast Philly girl at heart, Theresa has been fascinated with film since childhood both in the beauty of the frame and the complex art that goes into composing it. She began her career in television production and writing with more than ten years experience in theatre from production management and directing to design and scenic painting.
A new face to LA, she has done more than survive her first year West Coast, working on more than seven features and as Production Designer on over a dozen films and commercials. Having just wrapped design on two features, she is in active preproduction on a third.
The horror genre has always attracted Theresa because she says it appeals to our most base nature, what we fear, while allowing us to creatively interweave things we might not otherwise discuss, see things in ways we did not imagine, and open ourselves to things we would otherwise avoid. “To create horror is always an exciting challenge to connect with an audience while constantly subverting their expectations in a genre overflowing with overdone tropes,” she said.
Lim has built a career mostly as a costumer, frequently for Will Ferrell. She drew accolades as a costume designer for her spot-on parodies in the IFC series Documentary Now! created by Saturday Night Livealums Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers. As a designer, Lim also has lent her finely honed senses of style and humor to the filmsMortdecai, Godzilla, Looper,Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, and the horror comedy Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Despite her extensive experience working with large costuming budgets, Lim embraces the challenge of working on small budget films she is passionate about, such as The Cleansing Hour.