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October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Don’t Be Afraid – Let’s Talk Horror
Producers, Actor, FX Make-up, Art Director and podcast experts talk about taking the fear out of making scary projects.
Payne Lindsey – Documentarian, Podcast Producer
Payne Lindsey is an Atlanta-based director, award-winning documentary filmmaker, and host of the hit podcasts “Up and Vanished” and “Atlanta Monster.” Lindsey is also the co-founder of Tenderfoot TV, an Atlanta-based content creation company that launched in August 2016, with the release of Lindsey’s true crime podcast “Up and Vanished,” which propelled the decade old missing person’s case of Tara Grinstead back into the mainstream media, uncovering new evidence that helped to crack the 11-year-old cold case. The podcast has totaled over 250 million downloads, and will be the title of an upcoming docu-series on Oxygen.
Tenderfoot now has 5 podcasts launched (7 total seasons) since August 2016. All 5 have hit #1 on Apple Podcasts, totaling over 430 million downloads, with several television and film projects in development. This fall, Payne will be hosting a new horror podcast, also from Tenderfoot TV.
Sara Sometti Michaels – Producer, Writer, Actor
Born and Raised in Verona, Italy, Sara started acting at a very young age in Verona and also in Rome. She went from Stage to Film and Television and New Media. In 2008 she moved to Los Angeles, where she started her career as a producer. Sara has been involved in many projects for the past 8 years where she has worked as a Producer, Writer and as an Actress. One of her Horror/Thriller that she wrote and produced entitled St. Agatha was directed by the world famous Horror director Darren Lynn Bousman. St. Agatha has been invited to the most famous Horror film festivals around the world from Sitges in Spain to Frightfest in London, BIFAN in South Korea, Morbido in Mexico City, and many others. St. Agatha was released in Theaters in the US, Canada, Mexico, Russia, South America and many other Countries around the world. Sara just produced 3 Horror/Thriller Feature Films this year, In Pieces, Safe In My Heart and the anthology Dead By Midnight (Y2K) for You42. She has also produced a mockumentary style comedy TV Pilot that is in the process of being sold. She is currently in pre-production with a terrifying Horror currently titled Catatonia. In the meantime she is developing a variety of new feature films with her partners.
Born in Orange County, California, His career spans over 21 years as an actor and 4 years as a producer. His TV credits include shows like CSI, Nip/Tuck and Doom Patroll and films like Pele: Birth of a Legend, Eden, A Day at the Bank and many more, His most recent success is “St Agatha” shot here in Georgia, has sold over 35 countries with a theatrical release not only in North America but all around the world. Speaks 4 languages, English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Has traveled to over 37 countries and has been a vegan for almost 20 years
At the age of 3 Shane Morton saw King Kong (’33) and he has been a monster maker ever since. In over 2 decades as a professional in the horror business he has worked with such greats as Stan Winston studios and Rob Zombie. He has designed and built horror attractions and haunted houses all over the country, the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse, being his biggest and best. You can see his recent film work in the indie, grindhouse hit, Frankenstein Created Bikers, in Sam and Mattie Make a Zombie Movie, and on television with Adult Swim’s smash hit, Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, where he was the Art Director of Hell and supplied special effects and make-ups. He continues to make music videos with Mastodon, his latest being Asleep in the Deep. He is the producer, writer, director, and lead actor of The Silver Scream Spook Show, which has been running for over 6 years now with 50 episodes and over 100 performances.