Paulo Biscaia Filho
Paulo Biscaia Filho is a Brazilian director and screenwriter who developed a thesis on the Théâtre du Grand Guignol exploring possibilities of horror and violence as a form of artistic language. He has received many awards for his work and was selected for this project because of his work on “Nervo Cranio Zero”.
Gary MCCLAIN GANNAWAY
SCREENWRITER & MORE
Gary Gannaway has been writing for as long as he can remember. But it was not until the early eighties when he co-produced a 16mm film, Shooting Air, written and directed by Scott Wade Purdin, that he began to concentrate on screenplays. In 1984, he married Ginger Keller, and the two moved to Austin, Texas, where he continued writing and teaching.
His screenplays include Hey, Mister, co-written with Ginger; The Creature From Blood Canal, a finalist at the New Orleans Horror Film Festival in 2012; and Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains, which won the award for Best Screenplay at the same festival in 2013.
In 2013, Gary formed Big House Pictures, LLC, for the purpose of developing, producing, and distributing independent films with low costs and high marketability.
Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains is his first produced screenplay. It will not be his last.
Sandra Steele is an independent film veteran with more than ten years of experience working in the industry. She began her career in production in the makeup / effects department and quickly became the department head for three projects by Machine City Productions, most notably “Day X” (2005 released by Image Entertainment) and All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2007). In 2005, she joined the crew of Sabrecat Productions as a Line Producer and Assistant Director for Aaron Allston’s film “Deadbacks”. In this role, Ms. Steele was responsible for maintaining the shoot schedule and keeping the costs in check. She went on to work as Line Producer and Assistant Director for other feature films– most recent being Marble Rye Media’s independent comedy, “The Holy Deuce” in 2009. Currently she has two other film projects in development after VCNC is completed.
(ok so maybe they aren’t all cheerleaders but they are an amazing ensemble cast)
Ezekiel Z. Swinford
Ezekiel Z. Swinford (aka Zeke) is an actor who’s work has been seen on Nat. Geo’s “Long Road Home” and other independent films.
Kelsey Pribiliski is an actor who has recently had several guest spots on various tv shows.
Elizabeth Maxwell is an actor who in addition to her film work, also does voice-over work for projects such as “Ghost in the Shell”.
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Evan Glover is an actor who is just breaking out with this feature project. He’s worked on many short films on the festival circuit.