About NOLA Horror Film Fest
NOLA HORROR FILM FEST is a horror film festival created by horror filmmakers for horror fans. As film auteurs ourselves, we appreciate the blood, sweat & tears that go into making movies. We also understand that the fans are ready for something different!
It’s no small wonder and no great surprise that so many of today’s top directors got their start in “low budget horror”. With determination & imagination, these artists have created some truly memorable work that has encouraged & inspired a new generation of filmmakers.
The NOLA Horror Film Fest is committed to celebrating the craft & the art of genre filmmaking at its best.
JT started life in the armpit of California known as Bakersfield. He began making horror films in grade school with the aid of his father's super 8mm camera. JT escaped from Bakersfield to attend CalArts, receiving a MFA in film direction.
JT's films include the award winning shorts "Divination" & "The Peripheral", as well as the award winning feature zombie comedy "George's Intervention". He currently is working on the film "And Then They Were Gone" (the feature version of the short film "The Peripheral").
After growing up in and around the swamps of South Louisiana, Charles spent way too much time earning a Masters of Architecture and sloshing through the seedy over and underbelly of the New Orleans Service Industry.
Realizing he needed a change and rediscovering his youthful love of blood, guts, fire and explosions, he made an unexpected move and jumped head first into the film industry with his sights set on Practical SPFX. Charles has a trucker's mouth with a laureate vocabulary and a penchant for stressful situations.
Angela was an advertising Creative Director and in-house Marketing Director before she moved into the film industry where she now resides in the art department as a Production Designer/Art Director and Set Decorator.
Will is a co-founder and film booker for Indywood Cinema, an arthouse theater in downtown New Orleans.
Sam enjoys working in production in the New Orleans film industry. She also works throughout the year with the Krewe of Chewbacchus, and is part of the marketing team for Ignition Festival. This past year she founded Chewbacchus Art Camp, a six week arts-focused summer program for children held at Castillo Blanco Art Studios.
Jak is a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/entertainer native to New Orleans with over 15 years experience on more than 200 stages nationwide. Recently, he has delved into underground filmmaking, donning the hats of writer, director, producer and actor and scoring his own music for his films.
LAURA VAN AKEN
Laura hails from Limburg in The Netherlands and is presently immigrating to the United States. She works in the Art and Special Effects Departments.