JESSI GOTTA (Producer/Writer/Director, 1945) is a NYC based filmmaker. Over the past few years she has formed her own production company, Inappropriate Films, as well as written, produced and sold 3 features. She received the Best Feature Writer award from the 2011 LA Femme International Film Festival for her first feature The Big Bad (Entertainment One.) 

 
Her other films have garnered several awards. Most recently, The Moose Head Over The Mantel (Gravitas Ventures) has been awarded Best Feature from the 2017 Independent Horror Movie Awards and Best Screenplay from the 2018 Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival, among others. www.inappropriatefilm.com

BRYAN ENK (Producer/Director, 1983) has written, produced and/or directed over 20 films since 1992, ranging in running times from 1 to 120 minutes and in genres from experimental horrorscapes to romantic dramas. His most recent projects include THE PASSION OF PAUL ROSS (2017), the companion piece/spiritual semi-sequel to his four-part grunge fantasy anthology, PINK COFFINS (1998), and THE BIG BAD (2011), a feature-length horror film he produced with his gotta/enk production partner, Jessi Gotta, and for which he won the Best Director award from the 2011 Maverick Movie Awards.

Bryan is also the creator and curator of THE SINISTER SIX, an annual horror anthology series featuring six short films by six directors that screened in New York City over Halloween weekend through four installments (2006-2009), and the co-creator of PENNY DREADFUL, the highly acclaimed 12-episode supernatural stage serial that performed at The Brick Theater in Brooklyn, NY (2007-2009).

 

 

STEPHANIE COX-WILLIAMS (Producer/FX/Art Director) is an SFX/gore designer, fight choreographer, actor and director for independent theatre and film in New York. SFX/gore design credits include: Theatre – BAT BOY (New Jersey Institute of Technology), ROMEO & JULIET & ZOMBIES (Opera House Arts), FRANKENSTEIN UPSTAIRS (Gideon Productions), THE CHEATERS CLUB (The Amoralists), THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (Stolen Chair Theatre Company), BLAST RADIUS (Gideon Productions), BREW OF THE DEAD II: OKTOBERFLESH (Dysfunctional Theatre), ZOMBIE WEDDING (R.C. Staab/Fringe NYC), MOTHERBOARD, DEATH VALLEY (AntiMatter Collective), THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT… horror anthologies, THE LITTLE ONE (Nosedive Productions), NEIGHBORHOOD 3: REQUISITION OF DOOM (Summer Play Festival). Film – THEY WILL OUTLIVE US ALL (Inappropriate Films), HOUSE GUESTS, EVERMORE and MONDAY (SINISTER SIX MUST BE DESTROYED short film anthology); Assistant Effects/Make-up – ANNIVERSARY DINNER (A Jessi Gotta Film) and ZOMBIES: A LIVING HISTORY (The History Channel).

 

Stephanie was named "NYC’s Queen of Gore" by the New York Press and the “Tom Savini of Off-Off Broadway" by the New York Times. She received a B.A. in Theatre, a Musical Theatre Conservatory degree and a Master of Arts in Educational Theatre. She was named a Person of the Year by nytheatre.com for 2011.

 

 

JANE ROSE (FX/Director, 1881) began pursuing her love of horror films and special FX with Brooklyn-based guerrilla film collective Reel Sweet Betty, back in the days when the desolate, empty lots of Williamsburg might pass for an abandoned graveyard or a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Her movies have screened at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, the Coney Island Film Festival, the Pretty-Scary Film Festival and as part of Bryan Enk’s SINISTER SIX series. Her short Lovecraftian film, THE STATEMENT OF RANDOLPH CARTER, was included in shorts anthology The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft.  During her Betty days, Jane discovered that she was handy with a blood pump and a bottle of latex and further pursued special FX makeup via classes at Makeup Mania, the School of Visual Arts and Combat Inc., in addition to gaining valuable knowledge from established makeup artists around NYC. Jane’s work has since been seen on The History Channel, The Today Show, Conan O’Brien, and in many local film and theatre productions. Her work on Jessi Gotta and Bryan Enk’s film THE BIG BAD won her Best Special Effects Makeup from the 2011 Maverick Movie Awards.   www.jane-rose.com

 

 

DOMINICK SIVILLI (DP) always keeps in mind one word while working on set: CINEMATIC. He has worked on feature films, commercials and music videos since 2006, with feature credits including THE SADIST, starring genre icon Tom Savini, and Jessi Gotta and Bryan Enk's gritty werewolf movie, THE BIG BAD. Other DP credits include the sci-fi epic HALO: HELLJUMPER; OUT OF HOME; GALLERY OF FEAR, PERFIDIA; CRESTFALLEN; PSYCHO STREET; CONTACT; SOMETHING JUST; and TASTE OF HONEY. Dominick loves new challenges and can take on any genre, starting out in horror films with Fangoria praising, "Sivilli's moody lighting ... creates a foreboding, creepy atmosphere," and Horror Review writing, "Actions speak louder than words ... and the brilliant cinematography and editing of a promising young force in the film business, Dominick Sivilli, make CONTACT the sharp film that it is."

 

 

MATT GRAY (Director, 1904) is a director, writer, and producer based in New York City. He previously explored turn-of-the-century horror as the co-creator of the 12-part serialized period play PENNY DREADFUL produced at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 2007-2009, for which he wrote and directed several episodes. As the Producing Director of American Opera Projects (AOP), Matt Gray has overseen development and production of dozens of concerts, workshops and premieres including AS ONE at BAM (2014), OUT COLD/ZIPPO SONGS at BAM (2012), and THE BLIND at Lincoln Center Festival (2013). At AOP, he directed the Philadelphia premiere of the Holocaust-themed multi-media opera DARKLING at Center City Opera Theater and several opera workshops including ABSYNTH (Galapagos Art Space), NUMINOUS CITY (Rubin Museum of Art) and the historical medical drama SEMMELWEIS (New York Academy of Medicine), for which he is also the librettist. BFA, North Carolina School of the Arts.

 

 

SHANNON K. HALL (Director, 1922) studied Theatre at the University of Vermont, and after graduating went on to be a company member in the inaugural season of Northern Stage Company.

 

Then the ride began ... She ran away with the Big Apple Circus and lived on the road for multiple tours ... moved to Los Angeles and started working, sort of by accident, in post production for feature film and television ... then moved back to New York City ... Fifteen years later she is a Post Production Manager at a major (and totally cool) television network. Shannon typically works on the post production side of Inappropriate Films but is beyond thrilled to expand her role to include Associate Director of a portion of THE MOOSE HEAD OVER THE MANTEL.

 

Shannon shares her life with her amazing husband, Britt, and their daughter, Nola Rose.

 

 

REBECCA COMTOIS (Director, 1966) has been a New York based actress, producer and director since graduating from Vassar College in 2005. She founded the production company Broken Window Films in 2010, through which she has directed several short horror and comedy films including HOUSE GUESTS and WE’RE ALL STORIES IN THE END. Rebecca has also worked as a producer on the web series CLEAN KILL, several short films and Executive Produced the feature film THEY WILL OUTLIVE US ALL which was an Official Selection of the Leeds International Film Festival, Twin Cities International Film Festival and the Berlin Independent Film Festival, among others.  In addition to her work in film, Rebecca is also an actress and producer with the New York based theatre company, Gideon Productions.

 

 

KAREN FLOOD (Costume Designer) has a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She owned a vintage shop in the East Village from 1984-2004, from which she began costuming. She originated the costumes for URINETOWN, which won her an ACE Award for Best Costumes. She worked on SEX IN THE CITY, making clothing for Sarah Jessica Parker. Some of her recent film and theatre projects include: THE BIG BAD (gotta/enk films), HARRIET TUBMAN: WHEN I CROSSED THAT LINE TO FREEDOM (American Opera Projects), TYSON VS. ALI (PS 122/3LD Production/Coil Festival), STRUCK (North American Cultural Lab Production at HERE), SHAKESPEARE'S WILL (NACL Production at NACL Theatre Eldred, NY), THE WEATHER PROJECT (an ongoing NACL project on climate change in Sullivan County, NY). Most recently she has been styling clothes for photo shoots including Nordstrom. www.karenflood.com

 

Associate Producers

JIM LAZZARI

MEL DeLANCEY

MATT McDANIEL

ANDREW C. TODD

ADAM BERTOCCI

 

Assistant Directors

REBECCA COMTOIS

CHRIS CONNOLLY

STEPHANIE COX-WILLIAMS

JESSI GOTTA

BEN JURIN

MATEO MORENO

KEVIN R. MYERS

DT SHERIDAN

 

Editor 
JESSI GOTTA

 


Assistant Camera 
ALEX T. GAVIN
ALEXANDER FRASSE

 


Gaffers 
ZAC KIND
NEAL TODNEM

 


Sound Recordists 
TAYLOR BRADSHAW
SASHA LARCO

 


Costume Design 
KAREN FLOOD

 


Art Direction 
STEPHANIE COX-WILLIAMS
JESSI GOTTA

 


Production Design 
CHRIS CONNOLLY
TIMOTHY McCOWN REYNOLDS

 


Hair & Make-Up

ANGELA RAMDATH
ASHLEY REID
 


Fight Choreography 
ADAM SWIDERSKI
J. ROBERT COPPOLA

 


Post Production Supervisor 
SHANNON K. HALL

 


Post Production Services Provided by 
ALCHEMY POST PRODUCTION
BEAMBOX STUDIO
SOUNDTRACK F/T

 


Colorist 
FREDERICK TREVINO

 


Supervising Sound Editor
Re-Recording Mixer
RIC SCHNUPP


Dialogue Editor/ADR Editor 

KRISTIN CATUOGNO
 


Sound Effects Editor/Sound Designer 

NICK CARAMELA
 


Foley Editors 

CONNOR NAGY
NICK CARAMELA

 


Foley Mixers 

BEAUXREGARD NEYLON
RYAN COLLISON

 


Foley Recordist 

NICHOLAS SEAMAN
 


Foley Artists 

NICK CARAMELA
LESLIE BLOOME

 


Music Composer 

NICK OLMAN
 


Construction Coordinators 

CHRIS CONNOLLY
TIMOTHY McCOWN REYNOLDS

 


Set Construction 

BRODERICK BALLANTYNE
CHRIS CONNOLLY
J. ROBERT COPPOLA
STEPHANIE COX-WILLIAMS
JESSI GOTTA
ERIC HEDLUND
GAVIN STARR KENDALL
ARILYN MARTINEZ
RONNIE OCAMPO Jr.
TIMOTHY McCOWN REYNOLDS
JANE ROSE
JESSICA SAVAGE
SHANE TORRES
AMBER UNKLE
SANDY YAKLIN

 


Catering 

MICHAEL D. AKERS
 


Location Manager 

RICHARD MAZDA
 


Taxidermy Specialists 

WILDER DUNCAN
MARK SPLATTER