Rob Fitz – Director
Makeup and special effects savant Rob Fitz has a long and impressive resume on IMDB with credits on such films as The Perfect Storm, The Fighter, Edge of Darkness, The Grown Ups, Fever Pitch, Meet Joe Black and Jumanji. Rob took the director’s helm for the critically acclaimed Chinese vampire horror/action film God of Vampires which he made for $23,000 (and which he also wrote). HorrorNews.net raved “God of Vampires is exactly the kick in the ass the vampire genre does need” and Dread Central gushed “A fun, bloody action/horror hybrid that actually presented us with a different kind of bloodsucker for once (always a good thing) and knew exactly what it was doing.” The film fared well on the film festival circuit, received a limited theatrical run, gained distribution, and is quickly becoming a cult classic. In addition to directing, Rob has shown interest in doing makeup and special effects on Blessid. IMDb | @godofvampires
Robert Heske – Producer/Writer
Robert Heske is a screenwriter, graphic novelist and award-winning indie comic creator. Robert is writer and co-creator of the vampire epic The Night Projectionist, a graphic novel published by boutique comic publisher Studio 407. The graphic novel has been optioned for film by Myriad Pictures. Robert also co-wrote the festival award-winning shorts Waiting (starring Richard Schiff, Izabella Miko and Earl Brown) and No Middle Ground. Robert currently has two micro-budget films in development. Robert is also an associate producer on the upcoming sci-fi drama Vessel from Melbourne, Australia. IMDb | @bobheske
Waiting (Director Lisa Demaine; Co-Writer Robert Heske)
LOGLINE: A business traveler wakes up at a body repair shop with a foggy memory and blood on his head. Stuck in the waiting room, his conscious and sub-conscious minds collide, flooding him with bad memories and a dark secret that won’t die. (“The Twilight Zone” meets “Memento”.)
No Middle Ground (Director George Villalba; Co-Writer Robert Heske)
LOGLINE: An undercover agent must make the ultimate sacrifice in dealing with a dangerous and vengeful drug lord.
Silas Tyler – Director of Photography/Editor
Silas Tyler is a Gaffer / Cinematographer based in Chicago, IL. He was Director of Photography on God of Vampires. His diverse experience comprises documentaries lensed abroad, the last of which was an official selection at the Dubai International Film Festival, as well as domestic commercial and feature film work as chief lighting technician. His passion for storytelling has taken him around the world, and many projects he has been involved in have won awards. Silas is currently working on the second season of Boss, in the lighting department. View him on IMDb. View his demo reel.
John E. Seymore – Producer
John E. Seymore is an award-winning screenwriter and producer, as well as an accomplished actor, Emmy nominee, casting director, UPM and Director. John’s focus is in research and development of new concepts. He works with both internal productions and outside collaborators to evaluate and choose the best productions for Seymore Films and The Maine Studios. In addition to his co-producing role, John will be lending his casting and acting talents to BLESSID. Find him on IMDb | Follow him on Twitter @JohnESeymore.
Federico Chávez-Blanco – Composer
Federico Chávez-Blanco is an award-winning composer of music for film, TV, Telenovelas and the Concert Stage. With over two decades of experience, his musical work can be heard in renowned film festivals worldwide and on TV networks such as Telemundo, PBS, Univision, BBC, Televisa, Galavision, and Azteca Network. Federico Chavez-Blanco is a proud BMI and a Grammy member, a Nalip mentor and a NALAC follower. Find him on IMDb | Visit his website.
Paul Battista, Esq. – Entertainment Attorney
Paul Battista is an attorney in Los Angeles where he represents low budget independent filmmakers. Paul earned a J.D. from Seton Hall Law School, and LL.M. from Georgetown Law Center and an M.F.A. in Film Studies from the University of Utah. He wrote, directed and produced the low budget indie Crooks (released by Warner Home Video) and is author of the book, Independent Film Producing: An Outsider’s Guide to Producing a First Low Budget Feature Film. View him on IMDb.
Duncan Eagleson – Illustrator (Key Art)
Illustrator, graphic designer, painter and sculptor, Duncan Eagleson has created art and designs for book covers, movie posters, advertisements, corporate identity projects, videos, magazines, and even T-shirts, for clients such as Doubleday Books, Tor Books, New Line Cinema, Warner Communications & DC Comics, rock groups like The Who, Phil Collins, and Def Leppard. In comics, he contributed art to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, adapted and illustrated Anne Rices’ The Witching Hour. He has created sculpted leather masks for Wes Craven’s Cursed, the WWE wrestler Kane, the Smithsonian, the Big Apple Circus, and magician Jeff McBride. Portfolios of his work, both digital and traditional, can be found at eaglesondesign.com, and on his Deviant Art page at duncan-eagleson.deviantart.com. His sculpture and masks can be seen at maskmaker.com.
Iris Tsing – Producer of Marketing and Distribution
Iris was born and raised in the Silicon Valley. She currently resides in California’s Central Valley where she is the Social Media Specialist for one of California’s top export crop. The online community recognizes her as the blogger behind www.BrandonRouth.com − an unofficial website about actor Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, NBC’s Chuck, CBS’ Partners) − whom she has met on several occasions. She is thrilled to lend her web & social media skills to Blessid. Find her on IMDb | Follow her on Twitter @NinjaMuscles.