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Saturday, May 3 • 1:00pm - 2:55pm
Indie Filmmakers' Panel

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Our filmmakers, actors, producers, and writers talk all aspects of making indie horror.  With Bizjack Flemco, Zachary Helm, The Mihm Crew,  and others.


Speakers
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Dave Franco

Director
The seeds of Dave’s love of horror were planted when Dave was a mere nine years old. An avid reader, Dave’s mom decided he was ready for Stephen King’s “Christine,” and the rest is history. Dave has carried this passion into visual storytelling in both the narrative and documentary format, and he has been a participant and competitor in multiple film fests. Dave is a graduate of the University of Colorado at... Read More →
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Ben Martinez

Director
Ben Martinez didn’t have many friends growing up. The cinema was his second home and closest companion. From an early age, Ben showed an interest in filmmaking by using his dad’s VHS camera, his little brother and an army of Ninja Turtle action figures. After graduating from the University of Colorado, he teamed up with fellow filmmakers Dave Franco and Kris Simms to collaborate and do what he loves most -- creating stories for... Read More →
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Kris Simms

Screenwriter
As a screenwriter, Kris’s genre is clearly the thriller and has been influenced by everyone from Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Sterling to Wes Craven and Oren Peli. Kris has a master’s degree in Information Resources, with an emphasis in film research, from the University of Arizona. After finishing up his master’s, Kris started writing screenplays and couldn’t help but write about his mother’s eerie and isolated... Read More →
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Jonathan TIersten

Actor, Musician
To the casual observer taking only a cursory glance at the career of Jonathan Tiersten, one might only know him from his iconic role of Ricky in the legendary horror film “Sleepaway Camp.” While Jonathan “JT” Tiersten completely owned the role of Ricky and relishes it to this day, “Sleepaway Camp” was not a landing zone for his career — it was a launching pad for this true Renaissance man. In addition... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:55pm
Horror Panel

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