NICK BASILE (Director/Producer/Story) Nick has produced and directed a series of independent films including Festival Award winners Rendez-vous, Slasher Flick (closer at the NYC Horror Film Festival), Beyond Dreams, and The Man Who Knew Belle Starr (Best Director for short subject Atlantic City Film Festival). In 2009 he directed the Original Off-Broadway Sci-Fi Rock Opera Fertility at the Players Theatre. Basile most recently directed the feature documentary American Carny: True Tales From The Circus Sideshow (in wide release through Koch Entertainment) which the Film Institute of Lincoln Center named among its prestigious Top 10 Documentaries of the Year. In 2010 the Documentary Channel listed the film as one of “The Top 5 Most Popular Programs”.
ALIKI PARASCHIS (Line Producer) As an award-winning producer, Aliki is committed to creating projects with strong stories. Many of these are developed through the production company she founded in 2010, Adiuvo Productions. Under her guidance, Adiuvo Productions has garnered many awards for films and commercials in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Cannes, and in her hometown of Athens, Greece. Adiuvo Productions’ award-winning films have screened at dozens of festivals around the world. Aliki most recently completed producing the pilot of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a new MMPR fan web series, which Adiuvo Productions produces along with Codebreaker, as well as the feature film Kensho At The Bedfellow starring Law and Order's Kathryn Erbe, Psych's James Roday, Army Wives' Kaley Ronayne, and Fela! Tony Award nominee Sahr Ngaujah, currently in post production. Aliki has also produced commercials for clients like IMAX 3D CINEMAS, REVLON with Jennifer Connelly, and The American Museum Of Natural History. AdiuvoProductions.com
ELIAS (Writer/Producer) Elias studied film at the School of Visual Arts, in New York City. His award-winning 2012 feature Gut was an official selection of the Transylvania International Film Festival as well as more than a dozen other film festivals worldwide, and is now in wide release in the US and Canada. Other projects include the upcoming horror feature Alone, which he co-produced, and the horror anthology Lovecracked! The Movie, for which he wrote, produced, and directed several segments.
DAVID BOULTON (Producer) David has produced several award-winning projects including the short film entitled Pishadoo, winner of the Princess Grace Award. His next film, Hyper A.K.A. Ace Bivone’s Time-Saving Tips premiered at the NYFF and won Best Film at the Aspen Short Film Festival. Next David produced Nick Basile’s documentary American Carny: True Tales From the Circus Sideshow. Other films include The Wedding Bros and most recently the feature Don Peyote starring Dan Fogler and Anne Hathaway, to be released later this year.
KATHRYN BELLI (Producer) Kathryn Belli is head of distribution for Interactor Media; a Los Angeles based film marketing and distribution company. Her experience spans theatrical, VOD, DVD, and digital film releases, as well as foreign sales. She was a sales assistant at VMI Worldwide, as well as serving as a producer on short films A Meisner Murder, Drift, and Before the Ball & Chain.
JOE DANTE (Executive Producer) Born and raised in New Jersey, Joe Dante was a garrulous, semi-obsessed "movie nut." As a teenager, Dante wrote articles and criticism for "Castle of Frankenstein," a popular "fanzine" for horror-film aficionados. A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art, he began his filmmaking apprenticeship in 1974 as trailer editor for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (co-directed with Allan Arkush). His films—notably Gremlins (1984)—often mix fantastical storylines with comedic elements. Dante's films include Piranha (1978) and The Howling (1981) (both from scripts by John Sayles), Gremlins (1984) and its sequel (1990), Explorers (1985), Innerspace (1987), The 'Burbs (1989), Matinee (1993), Small Soldiers (1998), and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). His work for television and cable includes immigration satire The Second Civil War (1997) and episodes of anthology series Masters of Horror (Homecoming) and Amazing Stories, plus the remake of Hawaii Five-O. His latest film The Hole 3D premiered at the 2009 Venice Film Festival and won its inaugural Best 3D Film Award.
LAUREN RAYNER (Associate Producer) Features: Sugar! starring Tony-winner Alice Ripley, Saint Janet starring Tony-winner Kelly Bishop (dir. Habib Azar, two-time Emmy winner); Episodic: Co-operation; Documentary: A Transformative Moment (exec. producer Bruce Cohen); Shorts: Hotel Room, Moving Forward (Newport Beach Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival), Becoming Mim, Shortest Distance, Beautiful Garbage, The Days God Slept (Coney Island Film Festival, HorrorHound, CultureShock), The Minions (VisionFest, Long Island Int'l Film Festival, Rainier Indie Film Festival, Motor City Nightmares, Milledgeville Film Festival, and 15 more...).