CRAIG CLYDE - Writer, Director, Actor
Craig began his professional career in local television and radio over two decades ago. As an actor he's appeared in over sixty films and national television programs for all the major networks. In addition to his acting, he has written over forty feature films 18 of which he also directed. The most recent, "A CHRISTMAS WISH" starred KRISTY SWANSON, TESS HARPER, AND EDWARD HERRMANN. It will debut on the Hallmark Channel during Christmas of 2011.
Joe Blackerby - Writer, Producer
Joe was born with a camera in one hand and a pen in the other. Writing and Shooting his own shorts with his school buddies in Tulsa, he later attended Webster University for Video Production and Screenwriting. He has since worked on assigned with Scorpio Studios and other film companies to develop first and second drafts as well as full treatments
|Grant Smith - Writer, Producer
|Scott Malchus - Writer/Producer/Director
A native of Cleveland, Ohio Scott’s earliest memory of movies was a revival of “Gone With the Wind” he in 1977. Although the grandeur of the film swept him away, it was the tragic scene in which Scarlett’s daughter is killed in a riding accident. It was at that moment that he realized the emotional impact films could have on the audience and that scene, over all others in the classic film, has stuck with him throughout his lifetime.
While attending Bowling Green State University’s film studies program, Scott wrote and directed his first feature, The Brass Ring, a romantic comedy that utilized the campus surroundings and was highly regarded by his professors and peers. The film earned him the Lillian Gish Award for filmmaking (named after the first lady of silent cinema). In 1999, Scott wrote and produced a thought provoking dramatic short entitled The Mind’s Eye. The movie eerily took a new perspective on Alzheimer’s Disease, following a victim’s decent into madness through her eyes.
After submitting his feature script, Southern Cross¸ into the first Project Greenlight contest and making it into the second round, the romantic comedy was optioned by Ryan Johnson Productions in 2001. With a shoestring budget, Johnson, Malchus and a small crew shot the movie (with Malchus directing) in just 9 days during the spring of 2001. Soon thereafter, the movie was retitled King’s Highway. The final film was completed in 2003. Through Rivercoast films distribution, King’s Highway is being released on DVD June 10, 2008 Scott’s follow up to King’s Highway was the noir thriller, Deceit. The script was optioned by Eleven Eleven Productions in 2004 and filmed in 2005. The film starred Matthew Long, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Joe Pantoliano and premiered on Lifetime television in late 2006 before Thinkfilm released the DVD in early 2007.
Additional scripts Scott is developing include the horror film Blood Brothers; an adventure film, Ritual; a coming of age 80’s project entitled Finding the Way and a teenage romantic comedy, Closer to the Heart. Additionally, he has written episodes for the Cartoon Network series, is finishing up his first novel, and provides two weekly columns to the new popular culture website, Popdose. Malchus and his wife live in Los Angeles with their 2 children.
| Brianne Zulauf - Writer
Even at a very young age, writing came naturally to Brianne. Her grandmother was a poet and both her parents possessed an exquisite skill in writing prose. All this combined in a true love of the art by Brianne that was evident in both her school writing classes and spare time.
After a short break (about 15 years) to explore more respectable options - i.e. marketing, advertising, and bartending; Brianne found herself working in the film industry in New York City. Although working in the art department, her love of writing could not stay in hiding forever and it was soon banging at the door. After five years of moving up the art ranks, she took time off to work on her first script.
And after several years of searching for her true career calling, Brianne found it in writing. She has completed her first script, The Other Woman, and has started work on several others. She also has two books she is working on as well.
Forever inspired by great quotes and magnificent movies, she hopes to help make a difference in at least one person’s life with every project she writes.