Dylan Dog, Dead of Night
This was the official website of the 2010 film, Dylan Dog, Dead of Night."Dead of Night" is a gothic thriller based upon one of the world's bestselling series of graphic novels, "Dylan Dog," and is set in the European-feel back streets of New Orleans, a city with a long and storied history with regards to the supernatural.
The content below is from the site's 2009-2010 archived pages.
About the Film
Have you ever wondered if the person next to you was really part of your world? They might look ALMOST similar to you; act ALMOST similar to you, but you feel that something isn't quite right with them and you can't put your finger on it. They take the third-shift jobs, the warehouse jobs, the jobs that keep them in the shadows and out of the glare of daylight.
They are the creatures of the night who live and work next to us and for the most part — leave us alone. Vampires, werewolves, and zombies: they hide in plain sight all around us, living and working, by their own rules but avoiding attention of humankind whenever possible. And yes, occasionally, breaking their own laws as well as society's, including killing each other and unwary or unlucky "civilians."
Dylan Dog is the world's only private investigator of the undead with his business card clearly reading "investigator of the paranormal: no pulse, no problem". While he knows all of their underworld secrets and intercine rivalries, Dylan is also increasingly convinced that, like any normal person, the less he has to do with the undead and their myriad problems, the better. However, a missing artifact, a beautiful heiress and a brutal murder conspire to drag him back into the dark world of the undead.
And that's where Dylan comes in...
He has the bravado of Indiana Jones and the brainpower of Ben Cates — Dylan will go where the living dare not — facing down friend and foe alike, until justice is done. But in this new case, Dylan may have bit off more than he can handle. An ancient artifact has surfaced, one with the power to destroy both the living and the undead forever, and it sets off a war between factions of the dead that has been brewing for eons. Can Dylan find the artifact, uncover the killer among the dead, and at the same time keep his out-of-the-loop assistant Marcus from discovering the true nature of his job? Wait and see.
Based on the beloved Italian comic book series, Dylan Dog created in 1986 by Tiziano Sclavi and published by Sergio Bonelli Editore (SBE) which has sold over 60 million units in over seventeen countries around the world. Dylan's adventures have always tipped their hat to traditional horror elements with numerous "tributes" to the classic monsters (i.e. Frankenstein, The Werewolf, Dracula and many others), but they also deal with questioning the human condition: often putting Dylan in situations that point at the real monster — mankind itself.
The collective major studio talent that brought you "Men in Black," "Superman Returns," "Premonition" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT - 2007)," have taken the world of Dylan Dog out of its comic book European setting and have given Dylan and the story a rich New Orleans flavor and three-time Academy Award-winning make-up effects company, DRAC Studios ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Bram Stokers' Dracula") will make you believe it.
Some Rotten Tomatoes Reviews
TomatoMeter Critics 8% | Audience 29%
May 2, 2011
Tom Russo Boston Globe Top Critic
If a filmmaker is looking to do a really fresh genre movie these days, zombie territory might not be the place to start. Same for vampires, werewolves, and the whole paranormal-investigation biz. And yet we get the supernatural noir “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night,’’ which heedlessly heaps on all of the above — and manages to do it with some entertaining inventiveness, before nagging limitations finally drag it down.
Based on a long-running Italian comic book series created by writer Tiziano Sclavi, the movie stars Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns’’) as Dylan, an eccentric New Orleans P.I. determined to avoid the under-the-radar monster society he once policed. The city, he notes in appropriately hard-boiled voice-over, is a mecca to creatures of the night; he was their appointed peacekeeper. Now, though, he’s cryptically damaged, and when a prospective client (Anita Briem) claims her father was murdered by something otherworldly, Dylan says no thanks. He relents only after the connected slaying of his quippy sidekick, Marcus (Sam Huntington, previously Jimmy Olsen to Routh’s Superman). Happily, Dylan actually still has Marcus around to help, thanks to a quick visit to the undead morgue to get him off the slab and back on his feet.
As our heroes shuttle between a vampire-run nightclub, a werewolf-run meatpacking plant, and various undead haunts, the mystery turns convoluted — nothing new for noir homages. Still, a consistent string of little creative pearls delivered by director Kevin Munroe (2007’s Ninja Turtles revival “TMNT’’) and his writers will keep you from minding much. Take the gold fang adorning the grill of vampire baddie Vargas (Taye Diggs), or the zombies’ decay-fighting “body shop,’’ where they don’t just hook you up with a toupee, but the whole scalp. There’s also some dialogue with zing. Dylan, taunting a werewolf opponent: “You fight like a vampire.’’
Routh could use that bite more of the time. While he’s fine playing bemused and beleaguered, Routh can’t muster the edginess that Dylan is also meant to have. Diggs looks fabulous, but has his own problems with the dangerous stuff. It all becomes pretty glaring around final showdown time, and some overreaching effects don’t help. “Dylan’’ isn’t the dog you might guess from the way it bypassed major Boston-area theaters, but it’s lacking.
April 29, 2011
Dennis Harvey Variety Top Critic
Yankified fantasy comic adaptation remains a cluttered, uninspired hash of familiar genre ideas.
Adapted from Tiziano Sclavi’s beloved 25-year-old comicbook fantasy series, “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” was furiously trashed by fans and critics for betraying its source material when it opened on Sclavi’s native Italian turf last month. Viewers without that prior loyalty are likely to experience this Yankified action-horror-comedy with less outrage, though it remains a cluttered, uninspired hash of familiar genre ideas. Already launched in several other territories, with more to come, pic’s theatrical passage (pickup distribber Freestyle opened cold today on 1,500 U.S. screens) will be brief, though its various salable elements should assure profitability in international home-format sales.
More than 200 “Dylan Dog” volumes to date have chronicled the exploits of the titular paranormal investigator, a moody eccentric who rarely leaves London, and his sidekick, Groucho, a Marx impersonator who’s adopted that persona whole.
Screenplay by duo Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly (“Sahara,” forthcoming “Conan the Barbarian”) retains a few of Dylan’s original characteristics. But now he’s a New Orleans private eye played by Brandon Routh (“Superman Returns”), basically your elemental action hero in a vague retro-noir mode, delivering the requisite wise-guy voiceover commentary. Groucho is gone (though there are a few brief visual Marx Bros. references), and that comedy-relief slot is now filled by a chatterbox assistant, Marcus (Sam Huntington).
Though Dylan once operated as a mediator/protector of “the creatures of the night,” as apparently New Orleans has long been a mecca for vampires, werewolves and zombies (all under the noses of the human populace, though these uneasily coexisting communities are so conspicuous here that their invisibility seems ludicrous), the inevitable tragic work-related girlfriend death soured Dylan on that role. Now he does routine detective jobs with Marcus — until, that is, they are called by Elizabeth (a disinterested Anita Briem, of “The Tudors”) to investigate the murder of her wealthy importer father.
Dylan swiftly deduces this was a werewolf kill, a rare event since all the aforementioned creatures have learned to survive on less conspicuous nourishment than live human blood or flesh. Nosing around, Dylan visits old cronies including werewolf leader Gabriel (Peter Stormare) and his muscle-bound son Wolfgang (wrestler Kurt Angle), as well as Vargas (Taye Diggs), who ascended to the top of the “trueblood” vampire heap after Dylan killed his superiors some years back.
The trail points to an artifact, “the Heart of Belial,” that’s been missing for 400 years and could unlock a terrible demon. Whoever gets his hands on it gets killed; the unfortunate Marcus suffers that fate (then turns genial zombie) when someone wants to discourage Dylan from pursuing things further.
Helmer Kevin Munroe (“TMNT”) makes use of some interesting locations and lends the pic an attractive visual sheen, supplying energetic if unmemorable action scenes. But the explication-heavy plot never really grabs hold, dialogue is mediocre at best, and pic botches the targeted elements of humor, suspense and macabre novelty. “Dylan Dog” isn’t a terrible movie, just one that feels like a tepid mishmash of secondhand concepts, never developing a distinctive atmosphere or unique personality of its own.
Performers thus don’t have much to work with. Routh is OK as a hero with most of his original idiosyncracies removed, but he has zero chemistry with Briem, who makes an impression only in that she seems in dire need of a comb and some conditioner. Riffing on his character’s horror at joining the undead, Huntington works hard for laughs that just aren’t there. Supporting turns are on the hammy side.
Creature designs are less than scary (let alone original), but in general, the production is glossily pro, highlighted by Geoffrey Hall’s widescreen lensing.
About The Cast
Brandon Routh (Dylan) soared into the media limelight in 2005 when he was cast as "the Man of Steel" in director Bryan Singer's highly anticipated revival of the original superhero film franchise "Superman Returns."
Brandon can be seen in the soon to be released indie feature "FLING," which premiered at the Long Beach International Film Festival, about a couple in an open relationship who are stretched to the breaking point when each partner finds themselves falling in love with other people. He is in the post-production stage on "Unthinkable," a psychological thriller also starring Samuel L. Jackson; as well as "Life is Hot in Cracktown," based on the novel by Buddy Giovinazzo, where he stars opposite Lara Flynn Boyle and Kerry Washington; the dark comedy "Miss Nobody," where he stars opposite Leslie Bibb and Missi Pyle, about a secretary who discovers she has a talent for murder as she ascends the corporate ladder; and the romantic comedy "Table for Three." He was last seen in Kevin Smith's film, "Zach and Miri Make a Porno" with Seth Rogen and Justin Long. Routh is currently filming "Dead of Night" and soon starts "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World," for Universal with Michael Cera.
Routh got his first major role in 1999 on the television sitcom "Odd Man Out." This was followed by a four-episode stint on the nighttime soap "Undressed" and an appearance on "Gilmore Girls" in 2000. The actor earned steady work on the daytime drama "One Life to Live," originating the role of Seth Anderson from 2001-2002. His subsequent primetime credits include guest stints on "Cold Case," NBC's "Will & Grace" and "Oliver Beene." Routh recently appeared in an episode of NBC's horror anthology series "Fear Itself".
Born in Des Moines, Iowa and raised in nearby Norwalk (about 100 miles south of Woolstock, the hometown of TV's original "Superman," George Reeves), the strapping 6'3" Routh was a high school athlete who swam and played soccer, as well as starring in several theatrical productions. He attended the University of Iowa for a year before heading to Hollywood in search of his big break.
Sam Huntington (Marcus) began his career in the entertainment industry as an actor on stage, at the prestigious Peterborough Players in his native New Hampshire, where he performed over four seasons in such roles as 'Jem' in "To Kill a Mockingbird", opposite James Rebhorn.
At the age of 13 he moved to New York where he landed his first film, starring alongside Tim Allen and Martin Short in Disney's "Jungle 2 Jungle."
Huntington then moved on to such roles as 'Jam' in New Line Cinema's "Detroit Rock City", 'Ox' in Columbia Pictures "Not Another Teen Movie", and 'Dinkadoo Murphy' in Thomas Hayden Church's "Rolling Kansas."
In 2006, Huntington starred as Daily Planet cub reporter 'Jimmy Olsen' in Bryan Singer's long-awaited take on the Man of Steel, "Superman Returns."
Additionally, Huntington has made several memorable television guest appearances including "Law and Order", "CSI: Miami", "CSI: New York", and "Veronica Mars."
Huntington was most recently seen in the Weinstein Company's "Fanboys", opposite Kristen Bell and Jay Baruchel.
Huntington currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Rachel.
Anita Briem (Elizabeth) was flown to Los Angeles and cast by producer John Wells to star opposite Orlando Jones and Martin Landau in ABC's drama series, "The Evidence" within a year of graduating from the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. Immediately thereafter, she landed the role opposite Brendan Fraser in "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D".
Born and raised in Iceland, Briem is the daughter of two musicians: a drummer and back-up vocalist. She began her acting career at nine years of age at The National Theatre of Iceland in an Astrid Lindgred play. As a child actor, she performed in several stage productions, television and radio programs in Iceland.
Briem moved to London at age 16 and began her pursuit of a formal education in theatre. She performed in a stage production of "Lenin in Love" (Varvara) at the New End Theatre, and at age 19, she was accepted into RADA, where she studied acting for the next three years. In addition to a degree in dramatic arts, she also earned the John Barton Award for Stage Fighting. While at RADA, she played roles in stage productions of "Time for John," "Carve Up" (short stories by Raymond Carver) and "The School Mistress," all directed by Bill Gaskill, as well as Chekov's "The Cherry Orchard" and Lorcas' "House of Bernarda Alba."
Since graduating in 2004, Briem has continued to amass extensive credits in theatre, including roles in "Catalogue of Misunderstanding" for the National Theatre Studios, directed by Mike Figgis, and a successful five-month West End run of "Losing Louis."
On the big screen, Briem has appeared in such films as Filmax's "La Monja", the independent film The Nun, for director Luis de la Madrid, and the independent film in Iceland entitled "Kold Slod" ("Cold Trail"), which was released in December 2006. Briem's other television credits include guest appearances in the BBC series' "Doctor Who and Doctors". She has also appeared on Showtime's hit series, "The Tudor" as Jane Seymour.
Briem is also an accomplished musician and dancer. She now resides in Los Angeles.
Taye Diggs (Vargas) made his feature film debut starring opposite Angela Bassett in the box office hit "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," and since then has turned heads in every role he has chosen and has become an established star of film, television and theatre, Diggs currently stars on the ABC series, "Private Practice" in which he plays role of Dr. Sam Bennett. Diggs' a stellar ensemble cast includes Kate Walsh, Tim Daly, Audra McDonald and Amy Brenneman.
Taye recently wrapped the feature film "Days of Wrath" alongside Laurence Fishburne, Wilmer Valderrama and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He plays the role of Steve Lerrato in a drama that delicately weaves the parallels of gang violence, inner-city schooling and a television crew in modern day Los Angeles.
Diggs was last seen starring in the ABC drama "Daybreak," which aired in November 2006. He also served as a Producer on the project. In 2005, Taye appeared in the feature film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical "Rent". Diggs, who was part of the original Broadway cast, joined Idina Menzel, Rosario Dawson, Jesse Martin and Adam Pascal on screen. The same year Diggs received rave reviews for his portrayal of Captain Davenport in the Second Stage Theatre production of "A Soldier's Play." His performance earned a nomination for "Distinguished Performance" from the Drama League Awards.
Also in 2005, Diggs starred in his television series debut in "Kevin Hill" on UPN. Diggs, who also served as a producer on the show, received the NAACP Image Award in the category "Best ActorTelevision" for the role. Diggs has created memorable characters in multiple guest appearances on hit television shows including "Ally McBeal" "Will & Grace," "Ed," "The West Wing," "New York Undercover" and "Law & Order."
In 2002, Diggs returned to his musical theater roots in the Academy Award® winning film "Chicago," directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renee Zellwegger and Catherine Zeta Jones. The cast was honored with a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Performance. He also starred in "Brown Sugar," opposite Sanaa Lathan, Queen Latifah and Mos Def as well as the futuristic thriller "Equilibrium." The following year he starred in John McTiernan's military thriller "Basic," opposite Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta.
In 2000, Diggs appeared in "The Way of the Gun" opposite Benicio Del Toro and James Caan. 1999 was a prolific year for Diggs, starring in "The Wood" for director Rick Famuyiwa, as well as the romantic comedy, "The Best Man," co-starring Nia Long and Morris Chestnut. His performance garnered him a NAACP image award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture." Other film roles include "Just a Kiss," co-starring Marisa Tomei and Kyra Sedgwick, "The House on Haunted Hill," "Go," directed by Doug Liman and also starring Katie Holmes and Timothy Olyphant, "Drum," "Cake" and "Malibu's Most Wanted."
Diggs' success on stage has also continued. He appeared on Broadway filling in as Fiyero in the Tony Award nominated musical "Wicked," and as Billy Flynn in the hit musical "Chicago." Previously, he starred in the Manhattan Theater Club's "The Wild Party," which was the winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical. Diggs' musical talents were first recognized in Broadway's critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning play "Rent," with his role as Benny the landlord. His first job out of college, in 1994, was a coveted role in the ensemble cast of the five-time Tony Award winning play "Carousel."
Born in New Jersey, Diggs grew up in Rochester, New York, attending High School of the Arts. He received his BFA degree from Syracuse University, where he studied theater, and was discovered by an agent while performing in a showcase during his senior year in college.
Diggs resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Idina Menzel.
About The Filmmakers
Kevin Munroe (Director and Executive Producer) has worked extensively in TV, film and animation production over the last decade, ranging from video games and television series to feature films and graphic novels. Munroe's products have showcased his unique and creative vision the world over.
Munroe has worked as a writer, artist and director for companies such as Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, Fox, The Jim Henson Company, Stan Winston Studios and Nickelodeon. His work has ranged from spec script sales to developing multi-million dollar franchises such as "Kingdom Hearts" as an animated series for Disney.
Munroe has also created and written the critically-acclaimed comic book series "El Zombo Fantasma" (co-created with Dave Wilkins for Dark Horse Comics) and "Olympus Heights" (IDW Publishing).
Branching into CGI animation, Munroe created, scripted and produced the international Christmas special "Donner" for ABC/Disney, which went on to become the highest selling holiday special at MIPCOM 2001.
Bringing all this experience to his work on his first feature film "TMNT", Munroe spearheaded the creation of a CGI film unlike any other. Working closely with the 400+ staff of Imagi Studios and the original creators of the property, the result was a visceral graphic novel in motion. In addition to "TMNT" marking his feature directing debut, Munroe wrote the screenplay as well. The film resulted in a reinvigoration of the $6 billion "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise.
Munroe is currently producing the upcoming "War Monkeys" with Death Ray Films, and writing the script for a live action movie based on his "El Zombo" comic book, which he is also attached to direct.
Joshua Oppenheimer (Writer) was born in New York City and raised in Westchester County, just outside the Metropolitan area. He graduated from Northwestern University, majoring in Film and Theater.
Josh then went on to receive a Master's Degree in producing from the University of Southern California's School of Cinema/Television. His two master's thesis — "Dog Daze", starring Olivia D'Abo and Billy Cusack and "Recon", starring Peter Gabriel, Charles Durning and Elizabeth Pena, were screened around the world at such events as The Hampton's Film Festival, The Edinborough Festival, and the Venice Film Festival, among several others.
Josh then partnered with fellow USC alumni Thomas Dean Donnelly to write and co-executive produce the two hour pilot "Thoughtcrimes" starring Navi Rawat, Joe Flanigan and Peter Horton for USA Network. In the following year, the pair had two scripts of theirs produced; "Sahara", starring Matthew McConnaughey, Penelope Cruz, Steve Zahn and William H. Macy for Paramount Pictures, and "A Sound of Thunder", starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Ed Burns and Catharine McCormack for Warner Brothers.
Currently, the writers are putting the finishing touches on an adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "CONAN", set for production in late summer 2009 for Millennium Films and Lion's Gate Entertainment.
Joshua lives in Los Angeles with his very pregnant wife Lucille.
Thomas Dean Donnelly (Writer) was born and raised in Sayreville, New Jersey, and received a BA in English and Drama at Vassar College in upstate New York. Donnelly later went on to receive a Master's Degree in the directing program at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema/Television. His thesis script, "Thoughtcrimes", Thomas would later hone with his writing partner, Joshua Oppenheimer, and it would turn into a two hour pilot "Throughtcrimes" starring Navi Rawat, Joe Flanigan and Peter Horton for USA Network. In the following years, the writing pair would see two more scripts produced; "Sahara", starring Matthew McConnaughey, Penelope Cruz, Steve Zahn and William H. Macy for Paramount Pictures, and "A Sound of Thunder", starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Ed Burns and Catharine McCormack for Warner Brothers.
Currently, Donnelly and Oppenheimer are putting the finishing touches on an adaptation of Robert E. Howard's "Conan", set for production in late summer 2009 for Millennium Films and Lionsgate Entertainment.
Donnelly lives in Los Angeles with his wife Moira and children Aidan and Solea.
Ashok Amritraj (Producer), Chairman and CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment, has produced the box office hits "Bringing Down the House", starring Steve Martin and Academy Award®-nominee Queen Latifah, and "Premonition", starring Sandra Bullock and Julian McMahon, and is regarded as one of the most successful producers working in Hollywood today.
Amritraj's 2008 releases include the critically acclaimed "Traitor", starring Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce, and the cross-cultural romantic comedy "The Other End of the Line". Early 2009 saw the release of "StreetFighter", based on the extremely popular video game. Commencing principal photography in 2009 is also the U.S./Japanese co-production "Leonie".
Amritraj's recent releases include "Dreamer", starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning through DreamWorks SKG, "Shopgirl" starring Steve Martin and Claire Danes through The Walt Disney Company, and "Death Sentence" released by 20th Century Fox and starring Kevin Bacon and Kelly Preston. Additionally, Amritraj enjoyed a successful box office with the Kate Hudson feature "Raising Helen", which was directed by Hollywood legend Garry Marshall and "Walking Tall", which starred The Rock.
Amritraj has grown Hyde Park Entertainment into a cutting-edge option to the traditional Hollywood studio system for filmmakers by making it one of the few progressive global independent companies that encompasses most elements of a full-fledged studio. The Company, which includes live-action, animation and cross-cultural cinema, is capable of developing, producing and financing projects as well as handling their international sales and marketing. Hyde Park Entertainment has a first look deal with 20th Century Fox, and a second look deal with The Walt Disney Studios. Through The Walt Disney Studios, Amritraj released the critically acclaimed drama/romance "Moonlight Mile", directed by Brad Silberling, starring Academy Award® winners Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon and Holly Hunter. Through MGM, Amritraj also produced "Original Sin" starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas and the Golden Globe nominated "Bandits", directed by Barry Levinson starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and Cate Blanchett.
During the span of his 25-year career, having produced or executive produced over 90 films with a worldwide gross in excess of $1 billion, Amritraj has worked with every major Studio in Hollywood.
In 2005 the Indian International Film Academy presented Amritraj with a Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004 Amritraj received the Producer of Vision Award from the Hollywood community and the prestigious Pride of India Award from the American India Foundation.
Amritraj served on the Foreign Film Board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was a member of Los Angeles Board for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the International Council for the Emmy Awards.
Scott Mitchell Rosenberg (Producer) is chairman of Platinum Studios, an entertainment company that controls the world's largest independent library of comic book characters and adapts them for film, television and all other media. As chairman, Scott has played an integral role in creating the largest bible in comic book history: the Platinum Studios Macroverse. The Macroverse includes anchor titles such as "Cowboys & Aliens", "Atlantis Rising" (both in development at Dreamworks) and "Unique" (in development at Disney).
Rosenberg established Platinum Studios in 1997, following a successful, high-profile career as the founder of Malibu Comics, a leading independent comic book company that was sold to Marvel Comics in 1994. During his time at Malibu, Rosenberg led many successful comic spin offs into toys, television, and feature films, including the billion-dollar film and television phenomenon "Men in Black".
Rosenberg began his career in the comic book industry at age 13 when he started a mail order company. Rosenberg became known for picking early hits as many of the writers, stories and characters he selected were not originally chart toppers. Based on his retail success, Rosenberg began publishing his own independent comic book titles, which led to the creation of Malibu Comics in 1986. His first launch, Ex-Mutants, was an instant hit.
Since that time, Rosenberg has been recognized as a pioneer in the comic book industry. He entered publishing upon recognizing the new ways comics were being distributed -- realizing that there was an opening for new, smaller publishers. He brokered an industry-changing deal in 1992, when the seven top-selling artists defected from Marvel Comics to form Image Studios. Rosenberg signed the artists to a label deal at Malibu to distribute Image Studios comics until their new company was up and running. In addition, Rosenberg worked with Adobe's Photoshop software to develop the leading standard for the computer coloring of comic books.
Today, he produces comics and an exciting slate of high-profile, live-action feature films and television series based on current and upcoming comic books. He is also working to create the comic books of the future, including electronic comics with 3-D animated panels, voice-overs, sound effects, and music.
Rosenberg has been happily married since 1992, and lives in California with his wife and two daughters.
Gilbert Adler (Producer) most recently produced United Artists' "Valkyrie" and Warner Brothers Pictures' "Superman Returns", and also executive produced such hits as "Constantine", starring Keanu Reeves, and the hugely successful "Starsky & Hutch", starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, for Warner Brothers as well.
Adler, a multiple award winner, has served as writer, director, producer, or executive producer on such popular films as "Ghost Ship", "Thirteen Ghosts", "House on Haunted Hill", "Demon Knight" and "Bordello of Blood", which Adler directed and co-wrote.
His television credits include directing episodes of the series "Charmed" and the recent series "Fantasy Island". For five years, he served as producer, director and writer on HBO's groundbreaking "Tales from the Crypt", during which the show won numerous awards. Adler also served as producer on the HBO film "Double Tap" and created, produced, directed and wrote HBO's enigmatic series "Perversions of Science".
Christopher Mapp (Executive Producer) is the dynamic Managing Director of Omnilab Media, Australia and New Zealand's largest privately owned, vertically integrated media company. Omnilab Media incorporates four key business arms: content development, media professional services, media infrastructure/technology and media financing (including co-financing with sales agents and distributors).
Mapp's vision has built Omnilab into the media powerhouse it is today with his significant strategic direction of Omnilab's portfolio of media companies and major investment in film and TV projects.
Significantly Mapp recently spearheaded a partnership with Kennedy Miller Mitchell (KMM), the company behind the award winning "Happy Feet", "Babe" and "Mad Max" movies, in a new Australian owned and based digital film company, 'Dr. D.'
With Mapp's commitment to the development of intellectual property in both technology and content, Omnilab Media has financed a number of Australian and international co-production projects over the last decade.
Mapp's executive producer credits include "The Bank Job" directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Jason Statham, "W." directed by Oliver Stone, and staring Josh Brolin, "The Messenger" staring Ben Foster and Woody Harelson, "Dying Breed" starring Nathan Phillips and Leigh Whannell, "The Loved Ones" written and directed by Sean Byrne, "Closed for Winter" starring Nathalie Imbruglia, "Tomorrow When The War Began" and "Erky Perky", a children's 3D animation series and co-production between Ambience Entertainment and CCI Entertainment and "Larry the Lawnmower", a live action preschool program narrated by Jay Laga'aia.
Mapp is on the board of Ausfilm and has served as a Council Member of SPAA. Mapp and Omnilab Media have been long-time supporters of Variety, The Children's Charity and a number of other children oriented charities.
Omnilab Media employs over 500 full time staff across Australia and New Zealand and includes the business brands of; Ambience Entertainment, Iloura, Digital Pictures, The Lab Sydney, Oktobor, Flagstaff Studios, Cornerpost, Island Films, Pax Entertainment, AAV New Zealand, The Playroom, Dubsat and Websend.
Matthew Street (Executive Producer) is Executive Director of Omnilab Media, the region's largest, privately-owned, vertically integrated content development and media service business. As part of this role and in conjunction with his dual role as Managing Director of Ambience Entertainment, Street overseas and spearheads Omnilab Media's drive into content development, sales and distribution.
With Street's expertise and leadership, Omnilab Media and its associated companies, has grown into one of Australia's most innovative content development and production companies. Street's focus is to further develop quality content as well as strengthen sales agent, distributor, and financing relationships both locally and internationally.
Street is at the forefront of Omnilab Media's commitment and vision in content development and sales and distribution with the goal of making a continuous and substantial contribution to the Australian entertainment industry.
Omnilab Media's current projects which Street is responsible for include the Australian television series; "Erky Perky Series 3" and "Larry The Lawn Mower"; and feature films "Dying Breed" starring Nathan Phillips and Leigh Whannell, "The Loved Ones" written and directed by Sean Byrne, "The Messenger" staring Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson, "The Bank Job" directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Jason Statham, "W." directed by Oliver Stone and starring Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Banks and "Tomorrow When The War Began" with more investments in Australian and international productions to be announced in the coming months.
David Whealy (Executive Producer) joined the Omnilab Group as Manager, Legal and Business Affairs in 2007. Prior to joining Omnilab, Whealy held senior legal and business affairs positions with the ABC and Beyond International and more recently eight years as Senior Associate/Special Council with Holding Redlich.
As well as his legal and business affairs role, Whealy holds a pivotal position as Executive Producer in the sales and distribution division at Omnilab Media.
With Whealy's expertise and knowledge in film financing and risk mitigation strategies Whealy is at the forefront of driving relationships with all of the major U.S. studios and mini-majors and expanding relationships with "A" list talent, producers and sales agents worldwide.
Omnilab Media's current projects for which Whealy has credits for include major international feature films, "The Bank Job", directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Jason Statham, "W.", directed by Oliver Stone and starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth, Richard Dreyfuss and James Cromwell, "The Messenger", staring Ben Foster and Woody Harelson, "Tomorrow When The War Began" and Australian feature films "The Loved Ones", written and directed by Sean Byrne, "Dying Breed", starring Nathan Phillips and Leigh Whannell and "Closed for Winter", starring Natalie Imbruglia and Australian television series, "Erky Perky Series 3".
Peter D. Graves (Executive Producer) is currently serving as an executive producer on the upcoming animated adventure comedy "Planet 51" and the summer blockbuster "Terminator Salvation" starring Christian Bale ("The Dark Knight"). He was executive producer on Oliver Stone's 2008 release "W.," and brings to his projects more than 20 years of diverse experience in the feature film business, including four years as President of Marketing at PolyGram Films from 1996 to 2000.
Graves has been involved in delivering feature film campaigns for over 250 films, both domestically and internationally, representing more than $4 billion in worldwide box office gross. Over the past six years, he has served as executive marketing consultant on such diverse films as "The Bank Job," "Defiance," "The Producers," "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," "Resident Evil," "Love Actually," "The Perfect Storm," "I ? Huckabees," "K-19: The Widowmaker," "Kinsey," "Alexander," "The Score," "Enemy at the Gates," "Crossroads," "National Lampoon's Van Wilder," "Nurse Betty" and "The Wedding Planner," as well as the upcoming 2009 release "The Messenger."
Prior to his PolyGram marketing post, Graves provided marketing consulting services for numerous clients on such films as "Braveheart," "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Fargo," "French Kiss," "Maverick," "When We Were Kings," "Nell," "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," "The Man Without a Face," "The Usual Suspects," "Forever Young," "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," "Sleepers," "Mr. Holland's Opus," "Dead Man Walking," "Candyman," "The Ghost and the Darkness," "G.I. Jane," "Wild at Heart" and Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet."
Graves also served as a corporate Vice President at MGM/UA and Executive Director at Warner Communications, where he managed corporate communications and investor relations. He was educated at Dartmouth College and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Randy Greenberg (Executive Producer) is considered one of the best strategic and creative marketing and distribution minds in the global entertainment industry today. Over the past 22 years, Greenberg has been involved in the greenlighting, and marketing and distribution of more than 200 films and his campaigns have produced over $5 billion in theatrical revenues alone.
In January 2005, Greenberg started The Greenberg Group, a boutique entertainment consultancy. As a transactional Executive Producer, Greenberg negotiates rights deals, financing deals, talent deals, production deals and international sales agent deals. In addition, he strategizes and coordinates worldwide pre-production, production and release marketing and distribution campaigns on films for his clients.
In addition to "Dead of Night", Greenberg is also executive producing "Atlantis Rising" at Dreamworks with Len Wiseman attached to direct with Kurtzman/Orci and Platinum Studios producing; "Witchblade" with Battlestar Galactica's Michael Rymer attached to direct with Arclight Films, Platinum Studios and Top Cow Productions and "Aphrodite IX" with Threshold Entertainment, Platinum Studios and Top Cow Productions, an untitled animated feature with Platinum Studios and Sony Pictures Animation; and "Final Orbit" with producer Gale Anne Hurd and Platinum Studios.
Prior to starting The Greenberg Group, Randy was the Head of/Senior Vice President, International Theatrical Distribution and Marketing for Universal Pictures with responsibilities over international marketing and distribution plus international theatrical greenlight and acquisitions, coordinating execution with United International Pictures (UIP) and served on the UIP board of directors. During his tenure at Universal, Greenberg's division to over $2.7 billion at the international box office -- $1 billion at the international box office in 2001 (at that time, only the 2nd time Universal had reached the $1B milestone). And in 2003, Greenberg's division produced six (6) $100M+ international releases (breaking a company record and tying an industry record at that time). Greenberg has been involved with such films as "The Mummy Returns", "Jurassic Park III", "American Pie 2" and "American Pie: The Wedding", "The Fast and the Furious" and "2Fast 2Furious", "The Bourne Identity", "Red Dragon", "8 Mile", "The Hulk", and "Intolerable Cruelty".
Prior to that, Greenberg served for five years as Vice President, International Theatrical Marketing for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), where he worked on and strategized campaigns for such films as "The World Is Not Enough", "The Thomas Crown Affair", "Stigmata", "Tomorrow Never Dies", "Ulee's Gold", "The Birdcage", "GoldenEye", "Get Shorty" and "Rob Roy".
Before joining MGM, Greenberg was a senior account executive/publicist at Dennis Davidson Associates (DDA), handling international publicity for such clients as Carolco, Cinergi, Miramax, Polygram, 20th Century Fox, Morgan Creek and Village Roadshow and working on such films as "StarGate", "Mr. Holland's Opus", "Pulp Fiction", "Reservoir Dogs", "Terminator 2: Judgment Day", "Basic Instinct", "Cliffhanger", "The Last of the Mohicans", "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves", "Total Recall" and "Field of Dreams".
Greenberg is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and began his career in October 1988 working for Edwards Cinemas as the assistant manager of the Woodbridge Theatre in Irvine, California, and receiving his bachelor's degree in Marketing/Finance from the University of Denver.
Ervin Rustemagic (Executive Producer) is a comics' producer and distributor born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1972 he founded Strip Art Features (SAF), one of the leading comic distribution companies in Europe. One year before (at the age of 19), he had founded the popular comics magazine Strip Art, which was published in Sarajevo and distributed throughout the former Yugoslavia. In 1984, Strip Art earned the prestigious Yellow Kid Award at the International Comic Convention in Lucca, Italy, for best comic magazine in the world.
Rustemagic is also a well-known agent in the European comics industry, representing artists such as Hermann Huppen (Jeremiah), Branislav Kerac (Cat Claw) and Joe Kubert (founder of the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in Dover, New Jersey).
His personal plight documented by telefax during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina was the theme of the acclaimed graphic novel Fax from Sarajevo by Joe Kubert. The work won both the Eisner Award and Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album in 1997.
Patrick Aiello (Executive Producer) is the Executive Vice President of Production at Hyde Park Entertainment and is the key development / production executive of the mini major. Aiello oversees a multi-genre mainstream slate for Hyde Park's co-financing production and distribution deal with 20th Century Fox, and services all other major studio relationships for the company.
Multi-Hyphenate Aiello co-wrote and is Producer on such highly commercial, four-quadrant feature development projects as "Bumper to Bumper", "Deck the Halls" and "The White Shadow" for 20th Century Fox and "Marina Mammals" and "Witches" for Walt Disney Pictures.
In 2003, Hyde Park Chairman Ashok Amritraj brought Aiello into the mini-major with a first-look producing deal, and in 2005, Aiello transitioned into Hyde Park's Senior Executive post, where he fulfilled company's tent-pole mandate for their new co-production deal at 20th Century Fox with such commercial fare as the high-concept comedy "New Year's Steve".
From 2006 thru 2008, Aiello oversaw the production of "Asylum" and produced Hyde Park's self-financed film "StreetFighter" for 20th Century Fox. Aiello also produced Hyde Park's Thomas Jane 3D thriller, "The Dark Country" for Sony Pictures.
In 2009, Aiello will supervise or be a producer on Hyde Park's four upcoming features — "Leonie", the life story of artist Isamu Noguchi, followed by the remake of the iconic Blake Edwards romantic comedy "10" and Victor Salva's "The Nightwatchman of Alcatraz" for Overture Films.
Lars Sylvest (Executive Producer) began his career in the entertainment sector in 1994 as COO of DMC where he was responsible for the Scandinavian TV adaptations of leading European TV shows.
Four years later, Lars founded Mondrian Entertainment and together with various specialized film financing groups Lars subsequently structured film financing transactions involving a number of Studios and major Independents.
In 2004, Lars founded Brass Hat Films with Nick Hamson. Lars jointly manages the company with Nick Hamson and acts as an executive producer on "Dreamer", "Shopgirl", "Trade", and "Death Sentence".
He has a background as a media lawyer/MBA and holds an MFA from the American Film Institute where he trained as a script doctor.
Will French (Executive Producer) is the co-founder and President of Film Production Capital, L.L.C. with Stephen Roberts.
Film Production Capital provides tax incentive-based financing and financial services to the motion picture and digital media industries. The company has traded more than $150,000,000 worth of state tax credits since 2003, which has provided financing to film projects with aggregate production budgets of over half a billion U.S. dollars. Notable films include: Ray, Premonition, Mr. Brooks, Pride, The Expendables, The Steam Experiment, High School and Demoted.
French has been actively involved in the enactment of tax incentive legislation, rules and regulations throughout the United States.
A graduate of Purdue University in 1995, Mr. French received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law in 1998. At Tulane, Mr. French served on the Tulane Moot Court Board and was the Champion of the 1997 Junior Appellate Moot Court Competition. Upon graduation from Tulane Law School, he was elected by the law school faculty to The Order of Barristers.
Apart from his demanding film and digital media finance activities, Mr. French serves as Special Counsel to the law firm of Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley Willis & Swanson, L.L.P. in New Orleans as a tax incentive and corporate law specialist. Mr. French is also on the board of the Fenner-French Foundation, a non-profit charitable institution whose primary focus is to improve the quality of life and work for residents of post-Katrina New Orleans.
French is a life-long resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, where he and his family currently reside.
Stephen Roberts (Executive Producer) is the co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Film Production Capital, L.L.C. with Will French.
Film Production Capital provides tax incentive-based financing and financial services to the motion picture and digital media industries. The company has traded more than $150,000,000 worth of state tax credits since 2003, which has provided financing to film projects with aggregate production budgets of over half a billion U.S. dollars. Notable films include: Ray, Premonition, Mr. Brooks, Pride, The Expendables, The Steam Experiment, High School and Demoted.
Roberts is a 1970 graduate of Louisiana State University, a Certified Public Accountant and the former President and current Vice-President of Roberts, Cherry and Company, A Corporation of Certified Public Accountants, with offices in Shreveport, Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi. He also serves as Vice- President of RCG Network Engineering, Inc, a full-service computer company. He is a licensed securities broker and former Certified Valuation Analyst.
Roberts is a former Chairman of the Board of CPAmerica, an association of over 75 mid-level CPA firms located throughout the United States. He is a nationally recognized speaker in the Accounting industry having served as the keynote presenter of the AICPA national conference on several occasions.
Roberts and his family live in Shreveport, Louisiana, a major location for the film and television industry.
Geoff Hall (Director of Photography) shot one of the most iconic Australian films in recent cinematic history, "Chopper" for which he was nominated for Best Cinematography for the IF Awards, and since that time, has been moving at the speed of light.
Since "Chopper", Hall has worked on "The Smell That Killed Him", "Dirty Deeds" (which earned Hall his second Best Cinematography Nomination), "Crash & Burn", "Temptation", "Thunderstruck", "Vampires the Turning", "Kidnapped", "Shadowman", "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man", "Flight of Fury", "Snapper" and "Dying Breed".
Hall has been recognized numerous times by the Australian Cinematographers Society both regionally and nationally.
Ray Pumila (Art Director) isn't content just to work in feature films — he also works in music videos, commercials, TV movies and is a photographer.
Pumilia dropped out of Tulane when he was offered more money to do a Yamaha Boats photo-shoot then his tenured professors were making in a year and from that moment on, Pumilia has never looked back. Pumilia opened up his first studio and promptly won a Southeast Region "addy" award (given by the American Advertising Federation) for his campaign for the New Orleans School of Ballet (which was sponsored by Freeport McMoRan). He has completed photographic campaigns for big-brands Pepsi, Yamaha Boats and China Blue and local Louisiana brands including NOLA.com, the Louisiana Lottery, Louisiana Tourism, Strength Shoes and the South Park Hospital.
Those early photographic campaigns, in which Pumilia art directed his own shoots, led to set decorating for commercials for worldwide brands including Mountain, Dew, Wal-Mart, BellSouth, Gatorade and Applebee's and many others. And those commercials then lead to work in feature films including "Runaway Jury" directed by Gary Fleder, "Mr. 3000", "Because of Winn Dixie" directed by Wayne Wang, "Roadhouse II", "Premonition", "A Perfect Day", "The Mist" directed by Frank Darabount, "Welcome to Academia", "Final Destination: Death Trip 3D", "Night of the Demons" directed by Adam Gierasch and "Tribute" directed by Martha Coolidge and to work in TV movies including "Racing for Time" directed by Charles Dutton, "Life is Not a Fairytale" directed by Debbie Allen and "The Brooke Ellison Story" directed by the late Christopher Reeve.
Paul Hirsch (Editor), ACE, is one of the most respected film editors in modern cinema. A native of New York City, Paul is a graduate of Columbia University. In the late 1960s, while editing trailers in NYC, he was introduced by his brother, Charles, to then unknown filmmaker Brian De Palma. Their collaboration has yielded eleven feature films.
In 1978, he won the Academy Award® for Film Editing for his work on Star Wars (along with Richard Chew and Marcia Lucas).
He has edited over 35 feature films, including The Empire Strikes Back, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Mission: Impossible, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Footloose, Carrie, Falling Down, and Steel Magnolias. In 2005 Paul received a 2nd Academy Award® nomination for Ray, for which he won the American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical).
Caroline Eselin-Schaefer (Costume Designer) holds a degree in film with a minor in English from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been active in music videos, TV commercials, documentaries and feature films.
Eseline-Schaefer first made a name for herself when she designed a short film based on the life of blues guitar legend Robert Johnson. She followed up with another period piece set in the south, the HBO documentary "Unchained Memories- Readings from the Slave Narratives". That led to two films in the acclaimed PBS series "The Blues" which was executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Wim Wenders and Charles Burnett. She then collaborated a third time with director Wim Wenders on his film of the Sam Shepard penned "Don't Come Knocking" starring Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, Sarah Polley, Eva Marie Saint and Gabriel Mann. The film has won several European film awards.
Eseline-Schaefer's talent can be seen in Renee Chabria's feature film "Sueno", (Sony Pictures), starring John Leguizamo, Elizabeth Pena and Ana Claudia Talancon.
In 2004 Caroline brought her vision to pre-Katrina New Orleans in the independent film "At Last". She followed up with 2 films for Endgame Entertainment. "Stay Alive" (Spyglass Entertainment) and "Solstice", directed by Daniel Myrick ("Blair Witch Project").
More recently she has designed the films "Yellow Handkerchief" which stars William Hurt and Maria Bello, the 2008 Sundance multi-award winning "Ballast", the soon to be released "American Violet", and "Leaves of Grass", written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson and starring Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss.
In the music video world, Eseline-Schaefer has designed for many different acts ranging from country and hard rock to rap, electronica and pop music. These include 5 videos for director, actor, and singer Billy Bob Thornton. She has also worked with World Leader Pretend, Mylo and Disturbed among others. She has also styled album covers for Warner music and worked on many TV commercials all over the country.
Eseline-Schaefer is currently based in Los Angeles, Ca. and is a member of the Los Angeles Costume Designers Guild.
Harvey Lowry (Make Up Effects Producer / DRAC STUDIOS) entered the film industry after graduating college with a degree in Life Science and soon became the Director of Operations for one of the largest special makeup effects and film production companies in California. Over the course of thirteen years, he supervised the production, special effects, makeup effects, animatronics and specialty costumes for over 100 feature films and numerous television shows, videos and commercials. His collaborating team has won three Academy Awards® from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with six nominations and has garnered one Emmy®.
Harvey began producing films in 2001 with the independent production of "Darkworld". Since then, he has produced twelve other projects ranging from the dark horror film "Trailer Park of Trailer" (the only film in the Slamdance Film Festival history to have a second screening due to high demand) to the family comedy "Soccer Mom" starring Emily Osment and Missy Pyle.
In 2006, Harvey teamed up with longtime friends and artists Todd Tucker and Greg Cannom to form Drac Studios. Together, they immediately began production on a series of feature films, television shows and commercials. That same year, Harvey founded his independent production company, Green Pictures LLC.
2008 was a spectacular year for Harvey with more emphasis put on producing films like "Farmhouse" and "Night of the Demons". With the upcoming thriller, "Unpunished" and the drama "Murphy's Creek" under the Green Pictures banner, 2009 will be a great year. Harvey also continues producing the make-up effects for such big budget films as "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", "Night at the Museum 2" and "The Watchmen".
DRAC Studios is a full-service special effects makeup and creature shop that offers clients the latest techniques in prosthetic makeup, animatronics, robotics, puppets and specialty costumes. DRAC Studios features the combined expertise of Director of Operations, Harvey Lowry and Creative Directors, Todd Tucker and Greg Cannom. Their combined and innovative talents offer a rock solid history of providing unforgettable characters and creatures for film and television. Their professional collaboration ensures their clients the best in superior quality makeup effects and production services for the entertainment industry.
DRAC Studios have won 3 Academy Awards® for the films "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "Mrs. Doubtfire," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." They were also awarded the Technical Achievement Academy Award® for creating state of the art advancements in silicone prosthetic makeup appliances. The company has also received 7 Academy Award® nominations for the films "A Beautiful Mind," "Bicentennial Man," "Titanic," "Roommates," "Hoffa," "Hook," and "The Passion of the Christ."
In 2006, the partners founded Green Pictures and Twisted Productions to produce their own feature films. To date, they have produced the films "Soccer Mom" and the cult horror film "Trailer Park of Terror."
Darius Fisher (VFX Producer) is the founder and president of Digital Neural Axis (DNA) and was born in London, England. As a child, Fisher appeared in TV commercials which planted the seed for a life long fascination with film and video.
Fisher's first behind-the-camera job was a brief stint in Chicago as a PA on "Siskel and Ebert" before returning to London to work as a first assistant director on music videos, TV specials, commercials and concert films for The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson and Princess Stephanie of Monaco, to name a few.
In 1989, Fisher joined ARK, an organization founded by prominent environmentalists, film makers and recording artists that included Chrissie Hyde, Sir Paul McCartney, Sting and Peter Gabriel. ARK was created to use the power of mass media to promote environmental awareness and ecologically sound products through cutting edge media and music projects. Fisher developed and coordinated special events and film and video projects for ARK that combined his passion for film making and positive social change.
From 1993 to 1997, Fisher made New York City his home base and soon became known to his big apple clients for his unique ability to effectively wear the hats of editor, motion graphic designer and visual effects artist. His clients included Showtime, Curious Pictures, and RGA. In 1997, Fisher turned down the job of creative director at RGA and chose instead to start his own company — DNA.
In 1998, Fisher moved to Los Angeles where he did visual effects and post production for such clients as Disney and Mattel before focusing his attention on feature films.
To date, Fisher has produced hundreds of visual effects shots for major Hollywood films as a digital artist and on-set and post vfx supervisor and vfx producer. Among some of his projects are "The Aviator", "The Last Samurai" and "Superman Returns".
In 2003, Fisher chose to specifically pursue projects that dealt with environmental issues and social justice. As a result, he developed the Sundance winning, WGA- nominated, Oscar short-listed documentary "Fuel". DNA took "Fuel" from the initial stages of creating the fundraising trailer and crafting the script, all the way to the film's final on-line post-production and marketing trailers.
Fisher has been fortunate enough in his career to work closely with such filmmakers as Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker, James Cameron and Academy Award® winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato.
Olaf Wendt (VFX Supervisor) is an independent VFX supervisor with 20 years of of experience in CG and visual effects spanning pre-visualization, 3D animation, design compositing and on-set supervision. Wendt, who has an interest in in-camera techniques, designed and built a real-time 3D on-set pre-vis system which he used on "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and "The Golden Compass".
Wendt's credits as an independent VFX supervisor include "Black Book" directed by Paul Verhoeven, "Derailed" directed by Mikael Hafstron, "Closer" directed by Mike Nichols, "Ms. Pettigrew Lives for a Day" and "Mr. Bean's Holiday".
Wendt started out in interactive entertainment and made an award-winning tech-noir "Burn: Cycle" and designed and directed the interactive music title "Virtual Nightclub". He was one of the founding tutors at the Escape School of Visual Effects in London and designed their original visual effects course. Wendt holds an MA in Math from Oxford University.
Michelle Marchand (Set Decorator) has been working as a local in Louisiana for films, TV commercials and TV series and movies.
Marchand first began working as a set decorator on a feature film called "For Sale By Owner." After that very successful first job, Marchand went on to decorate other films, mostly in the horror/psychological thriller genre. Marchand's talent and attention to detail can be seen in the independent film "Waking Madison" directed by Katherine Brooks, who directed three seasons of the Emmy-Award winning show "The Osbournes" and MTV's groundbreaking "The Real World", "Night of the Demons", directed by Adam Gierasch, and the Louisiana portion of HBO's acclaimed vampire series "True Blood", written and directed by Alan Ball, the creator of HBO's series "Six Feet Under."
Some of the other films that Marchand has worked on include "Last Holiday", "Failure to Launch", "Premonition", "The Mist", "Final Destination: Death Trip 3D" and "Mama I Want to Sing".
Marchand holds a degree in film from the University of New Orleans.