Courtney Gains first achieved success during the 1980s with a variety of roles in films such Stephen King's Children of the Corn (1984), Back to the Future (1985), Can't Buy Me Love (1987), Colors (1988), The 'Burbs (1989) and Memphis Belle (1990). His most recent credits include Sweet Home Alabama (2002), Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness (2009) (which he also produced), Faster (2010), L.A.Noir (video game) (2011), Field of Lost Shoes(2014) and Funhouse Massacre shoot in spring of 2015.
Caige Coulter is an 10-year-old actress who loves to dance, cook, play sports, drum, and do art. She has sixteen national commercials including Target, AT&T, and Mastercard. Caige landed a Series Regular role on Amazon's Highston at 6 years old, and has filmed a couple of Co-Star roles on other TV shows. She won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Young Ava in New Life Movie and can be seen in several award winning short films. Caige aspires to be an Award Winning Female Director someday.
(DIRECTOR, WRITER, PRODUCER)
Stellan is a filmmaker and executive based in Los Angeles. Originally from San Diego, Stellan attended UCLA. His first short film, STRING!, played at film festivals around the world. Stellan's most recent film, GOODNIGHT, GRACIE, stars COURTNEY GAINS (CHILDREN OF THE CORN) and has been a hit at genre film festivals. The short film premiered at the world's foremost genre film festival, Sitges Film Festival. Goodnight, Gracie has screened at 95+ festivals across the world including many of the biggest horror festivals such as Morbido Fest, Molins de Rei Film Fest, Lund Fantastisk Film Fest, NYC Horror Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show, Filmquest, and Nightmares. It's currently being distributed by Gunpowder & Sky.
Gloria is an award-winning commercial and film producer. She divides her time producing television commercials and creating genre focused narrative films. Her clients include L'Oreal, Dyson, and Sandisk. Gloria is an LA native and a UCLA alumni, with a long family history in entertainment. Gloria is committed to connecting and inspiring the world through arts and culture. Gloria most recently produced Goodnight, Gracie, which premiered at Sitges Film Festival and went on to screen at 95+ film festivals including many of the top genre festivals in the world.
Graham is a Los Angeles-based theatre and film producer. Best known for his work in theatrical production and experiential design, Graham is the Founder and Artistic Director of After Hours Theatre Company and After Hours Theatricals. In 2017, Graham became the youngest Ovation-nominated theatrical producer in history for his work on the first Los Angeles production of Dogfight, composed by the Oscar and Tony-winning songwriting duo Pasek and Paul. In 2018, Graham designed and produced an immersive revival of the classic play One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest that has received numerous accolades, including being named a Los Angeles Times Critics’ Choice--one of the first immersive productions to ever receive such recognition. The show was also put on the shortlist for Ovation Award recognition (Nominations TBD). He is the Executive Producer of Stellan Kendrick's horror short Goodnight, Gracie which premiered at Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in 2017 and as of October 2018 has gone on to play at over 95 festivals internationally. He is a graduate of UCLA with a double major in Communication Studies and Political Science.
Marcin Nadolny is founder and producer at Evidence Film Studios. He loves working with independent artists and creating original content. After studying cinematography at the Polish National Film school in Łódź, Marcin moved to Los Angeles where he now lives with his wife.
With a rich history in motion picture, television and music industry productions, Joel Deutsch’s film production career features an eclectic portfolio of experience. Joel began by working on professional productions including “Dante’s Peak” (Universal Pictures) before reaching Hollywood, where he continued shooting and crewing a diverse mix of independent features, music videos and documentaries. With new found crew and talent resources around him Joel moved into a producing role with his team through Evidence Productions. He has traveled to more than thirty countries, filming in around fifteen. Inspired by world travel and a desire to make every experience a journey, Joel developed an acute eye for detail and beauty that enhances any production. For Joel, the personal goal to educate, enlighten and entertain makes his projects a source of joy and a rewarding collaborative art form.
(DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY)
Julia Swain is a Los Angeles based cinematographer whose credits include a variety of narrative works, commercials, and music videos. Recently, the feature western she lensed, Cassidy Red, premiered at the 2017 Dances with Films festival and the music video she shot, Quiet, served as a viral breakout video for MILCK. Julia is also responsible for the feature Women of Light, a documentary celebrating women cinematographers, produced by the American Society of Cinematographers.
Sheiva Khalily is a freelance designer for theater and film. After graduating from the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television with a degree in Design/Production, Sheiva worked for Disney Creative Entertainment. Intermittently, she has designed several independent films and theatrical productions. Her credits include: Stellanland & Schwartz short, STRING!; Independent feature, YOUNG AMERICANS; short film, WONDERPUNCH; Maddog Films short, TASTE TEST; and several sketches for 1020 Films.
Kaitlin Hollingsworth recently graduated with an MFA in film editing from Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Kaitlin has edited many graduate films for Chapman University and specializes in horror films.
S. PEACE NISTADES
S. Peace Nistades is a composer for film, fashion and stage whose work can be heard in films from over six countries. Among artists he has collaborated with are Lisbeth Scott (The Passion of the Christ, Munich), Karen Han (The Hurt Locker, Kung Fu Panda, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End), Gingger Shankar (Charlie Wilson's War), Jason Charles Miller (Godhead, Diablo III), Mitchell Marlow (Filter), Felicia Day (the Guild, Dragon Age: Redemption) and concert pianist Christopher Janwong McKiggan. Nistades has also regularly collaborated with fashion designer Emily Daccarett creating original music for each of her fashion campaigns which has premiered at New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week and Los Angeles Fashion Week. He is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Learon Inbar works in a variety of media, including opera, theater, television, and film. After completing preliminary studies in fine art, she studied costume design at University of California, Los Angeles. In 2014, Learon was costume designer for the play THE OTHER TOWN, written by Nicholas Johnson and directed by Richard Martinez, where she created the world of a run-down, North Californian mill town. Learon designed costumes for the short film VALENTINE’S DAY, directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of the indie horror anthology HOLIDAY. Currently, Learon works as Costume Assistant at the Los Angeles Opera, playing a part in making world-renowned designers’ visions come to life. Learon looks forward to continuing her studies in art and costume design in the future as her career progresses.
Al Miller was born and raised in southern California. From a young age Al knew that she wanted to work in casting, and after years of working for some of the most well known and well respected commercial Casting Directors in Los Angeles, she ventured out on her own and established Wonderland Casting in 2015. While efficiency and professionalism are of paramount importance at Wonderland Casting, what Al prides herself on most is her keen eye for new talent and original style, and her gift for genre versatility. Her unique experience with real people casting and naturally resourceful nature, combined with her working knowledge of seasoned actors, and access to the best resources in the business, result in Al's unique and diversified approach. Using this approach, Al is able to seek out unique and exceptional talent, providing clients with a plethora of choices, ensuring the vision for the project is brought to life to the fullest extent possible. Al Miller and Wonderland Casting consistently provides a fresh and memorable casting for each project she has the pleasure to work on, including commercial, print, and film, exceeding client expectations.