playing the part of Becca
Armed with a BFA in Theatre Performance from Concordia University, Jillian has worked in television, theatre, and films such as Love or Lust and Wicked Games. In addition to her acting work, Jillian is a playwright, the co-founder of Montreal’s Cabal Theatre, and a talented puppeteer.
playing the part of Richie
Heston completed his B.F.A. Screen Acting degree at Chapman University’s Dodge College Film School & the College of Performance Art. He has also trained in improv and sketch at the Groundlings School & Theatre in Los Angeles for the past 7 years. He is a member of the film group Almost Cool which is known for viral YouTube series’ “Long Story Short” and “Wiener vs. Brain”. Their shorts have been featured on FunnyOrDie, 9gag, Bro Bible, Yahoo, Buzzfeed, and Reddit’s “Top All Time Videos” list. They are currently sponsored and represented by Awesomeness TV. Heston recently starred in his first feature film, Rock Steady Row, which won the Audience Award and Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2018 Slamdance Film Festival.
playing the part of Matt
Matt Keyes is an actor based in Montreal, Canada. He has appeared in films such as Two Wrongs, Never Tear Us Apart, Willed to Kill, Venus and TV shows such as Quantico, The Art of More, Bullet in the Face, Fatal Vows, Being Human, 19-2 and Corner Gas. He holds a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Saskatchewan.
playing the part of Mel
Kristina Sandev has worked in film, television, video games and theatre in productions such as Race, Inheriting Trouble, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Batman: Arkham Origins, Rise of the Tomb Raider and world renowned plays such as Closer (Anna), The Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily Cardew) and Suddenly, Last Summer (Catherine Holly) among many more.
Her work has been showcased in festivals around the world such as Fantasia , Cannes and Telluride to name only a few.
playing the part of Professor Martinez
Leyda is best known for her work on The Day After Tomorrow, The Wool Cap and Helix.
playing the part of Stanley
Dave is a talented actor, stuntman and voice artist. He has appeared in films such as X- Men: Dark Phoenix, Arrival, Chaos Walking, and TV shows such as Jack Ryan, Fatal Vows, Broken Trust, Real Detectives, Deadly Secrets, and The Fear the Walking Dead Survival Attraction.
LEE PAULA SPRINGER
With a background in literary and film translation, Lee has adapted several French-language film scripts (The Sinner, The Tempest), as well as the Spanish-language novel Baile con serpientes into English. After appearing in the short films Even the Darkness has Arms and Zomboni, she moved behind the camera. Dead Dicks is her fourth feature-length screenplay and directorial debut.
Chris is an award-winning filmmaker raised on a steady diet of b-movie action and psychological horror. Beginning his career as a screenwriter, he has collaborated with multiple directors on commercial and narrative projects. His first feature-length script Ghastlies was directed by Brett Kelly and released in 2017.
Dead Dicks is his feature film directorial debut.
ALBERT I. MELAMED
Atlanta based, Albert I. Melamed has worked as an international independent film producer for the past ten years. After earning success in the music video industry he moved into feature films. He financed and produced the award-winning horror film Lady Psycho Killer, starring Malcolm McDowell and Michael Madsen, which premiered to a sold-out crowd at the Fantasia International Film Festival in 2015.
Director of Photography
With more than 40,000 hours of experience on prestigious projects, Nico is recognized for his speed of execution, skilled imagery, intuition and teamwork. He defines his position as DOP as the one who finds beauty on set, while creating atmosphere and drawing out the emotion hidden behind the desire and ambition of the film director. His passion for light, framing, and images is truly genuine.
Past credits include Takedown: The DNA of GSP and Theatre of life, 9 as well as projects for Qatar Airways and Ubisoft. Nico also worked in the camera department on The Aviator and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
Special Makeup FX
Having a keen interest in the world of special effects from a young age, Nina learned everything she could about the numerous aspects of the industry to turn this interest into a true passion. Completely self-taught, Nina spent years mastering the various techniques of special effects make-up and eventually took the big leap by founding Anton FX, which provides a wide range of services, including workshop facilitation and the sale and rental of FX products.
FRANCISCO “CHICO” PERES
Between Lisbon and Montreal, Francisco has been working as an independent editor for over ten years. His commercial work includes contracts for PlayStation, Sony and Valnet. Since 2006, he has also worked on a variety of short and feature films that have been screened in renowned film festivals like Fantasia International Film Festival, MotelX and the Telluride Horror Show.
Warren is a Canadian stunt performer, actor, and filmmaker from Montreal, QC. His film credits include X-Men: Apocalypse, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, and Warm Bodies. He has also appeared in television shows, such as Blue Mountain State, Helix, Killjoys, and the upcoming YouTube original Wayne. In his spare time, Warren practices martial arts and produces indie short films.
Raised by 17-time grammy award winning Producer Benny Faccone, Jeremy has evolved into his own force to be reckoned with in the music industry. From collaborating on Beautiful Creatures in 2013 with Dhani Harrison, to his work on the short film ROAR in 2014, Jeremy has earned multiple independent film score awards, including Best Film Score and Best Film Soundtrack.
Adhering to the important role atmospheric sound plays alongside horror films in particular, Los Angeles based producer, synthesist, sound designer, and multi instrumentalist, Jaison Karner is poised to manifest a breathtaking, musical experience customized with a directive from the creators themselves.
With an arsenal of rare vintage, analog instruments, unique field recordings, all while utilizing advanced modern technology, this industry veteran is bound to set the stage for an unforgettable sonic journey.
Stephanie’s true passion in life is found in Art, expressed through the paintings, drawings and the various mixed media pieces she creates. Her artistic work is focused on an expression of day to day life in urban centres; ranging from observations, international news, political views and the challenges of human realities. “Visually expressing myself, my life experience and the world that surrounds me, allows me to feel empowered in a sometimes overwhelming society. I hope to emotionally connect with people through my art; sharing common experience and providing support – none of us is alone.”
TUSK & BRUISER
Tusk & Bruiser is a boutique, multimedia production team focused on exclusive, customized audio content for a wide range of international clientele. From scoring major motion pictures, working with household name brands, & appearances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, & BBC Radio, the combined experience of this Los Angeles based, artist fronted duo, is to develop a familiar, yet bone-chilling musical atmosphere utilizing both vintage analog & cutting edge, modern technology.
Joel Fox is an experienced Technician with a demonstrated history of working in the Live Entertainment and Film Industry. Skilled in Sound Engineering, Grip and Electrics and Technical Direction. Joel has worked on Film Productions including: Enhanced ( Key Set Dresser, Carpenter ) Majic ( Electric ) A Perfect Plan ( Carpenter ) and Live Productions: Juno Nominated Splash N’ Boots National Tours (Touring Technical Director).