Celebrities 2012 (Montreal)
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An award winning American filmmaker, Larry Wade Carrell, was born in the small town of Alvin, Texas. His passion for entertaining began very early in life. Carrell formed Ungowa Films and made his first feature, Game Over: The Secret Life of Game Store Clerks. Ungowa Films went on to win a Plitinum Remi Award for their last film, Done, at the 43rd Annual World-Fest Film Festival. Most recently, Carrell joined forces with Stacy Davidson at Odyssee Pictures to write, direct, and act in Carrell’s newest feature film Jacob. The Film took home 3 Platinum Remi Awards at the 45th Annual World-Fest International Film Festival including Best Picture Horror/Fantasy, Best Cinematic Score and The coveted Critics Choice award for Best Young Actress. He now resides in Houston, Texas and works as Vice President of Odyssee Pictures.
* Larry, along with star Grave Powell and Dylan Horne, will be hosting the screening of JACOB on Saturday, September 15th at 5:30pm.
Photo courtesy of Shawn Welling
Appearance courtesy of Javelina98 Productions
Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Dylan Michael Horne has always had a love for entertaining. Since starring in his first play in the third grade, Dylan has since been active in theater and choir. After obtaining a bachelors degree in English from Texas A&M University, Dylan returned to Houston to pursue acting and landed his first full length movie role as Jacob.
* Dylan, along with director Larry Wade Carrell and star Grace Powell, will be hosting the screening of JACOB on Saturday, September 15th at 5:30pm
Photo courtesy of Odyssee Pictures
Appearance courtesy of Javelina98 Productions
A 13 year old from Houston, Texas who loves to perform, Grace Powell is a natural in front of the camera. Thus far in 2012 she has received Best Young Actress for her work as Sissy in Jacob at the Worldfest International Film Festival, Best Actress at the 2012 Dallas (TX) 48-Hour Film Competition, and Best Actress Honorable Mention at the Houston (TX) 48-Hour Film Competition. Grace was also lauded for her role as the female lead in the short film, Kidfellas, which won six awards in 2011. Grace splits time between Houston and Los Angeles as she continues working in the field she loves. Grace is managed by New Beginnings Entertainment. Facebook
* Grace, along with director Larry Wade Carrell and star Dylan Horne, will be hosting the screening of JACOB on Saturday, September 15 at 5:pm.
Photo courtesy of Kenneth Dolin
Appearance courtesy of Javelina98 Productions and New Beginnings Entertainment
Kathleen Mackey is best known for playing pivotal characters in American thrillers such as Rachel Parsons, the eerie ghost girl inGothika, opposite Halle Berry and Robert Downey Jr., as well as Ann Whales, the fragile creepy young girl in The Woods, opposite Patricia Clarkson and Bruce Campbell. She recently haunted the apartment in Apartment 1303 3D. Her body of work expands beyond the horror genre with numerous television and film appearances. She is presently working on developing her own film projects.
Sam Witwer plays the heroic Aidan, a sensual and brooding vampire, in Being Human (Space/addikTV/SyFy). He began his career in the memorable role of Lt. Crashdown in SyFy’s Battlestar Galactica and played Davis Bloom/Doomsday, the man fated to kill Superman, on CW’s Smallville. Star Wars fans and the gaming community will also recognize Sam as Darth Vader’s vengeful apprentice, StarKiller in the LucasArts’ video game sensation Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Parts 1 and 2). He has also done extensive voice work for the fan-favorite Clone Wars, which includes his most current role as Darth Maul.
He is appearing on Saturday only, courtesy of Muse Entertainment. Since they are currently in production, the cast of Being Human will not have time to do signings or photo ops.
Tom Savini is an American actor, stuntman, director, and award winning special makeup effects artist. He is known for his work on the films Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow, Friday the 13th, From Dusk Till Dawn and Machete.
* Tom will be hosting the world premiere of Smoke and Mirrors : The Story of Tom Savini on Saturday, September 15th at 10:15pm.
Jason Baker is a director, writer, and producer who was raised in Seattle. Smoke and Mirrors marks his directorial debut. His other films include Edgar Allan Poe’s Requiem for the Damned, which he wrote and produced the The Murders In The Rue Morgue segment.
* Jason will be hosting the world premiere of Smoke and Mirrors : The Story of Tom Savini, along with star Tom Savini on Saturday, September 15th at 10:15pm.
Diane Foster is an award winning American Actress and Producer. Diane is the star and producer of “The Orphan Killer.”. She also co-produced “Dying For Meth” and starred in and produced “IOWA”, along with Matt Farnsworth. Diane grew up near New York City and attended PaperMill Playhouse Conservatory with Anne Hathaway(Devil Wears Prada, Brokeback Mountain), where they competed against one another for the coveted Rising Star Award statewide. Diane’s victory led to several Off-Broadway productions. As a dancer, Diane was an original member of the “Pussycat Dolls”. Diane is an actor’s actor and has a large emotional range, good timing, and an understanding of film making that reaches well beyond that of the everyday actor. Being a solid producer, she is no stranger to using her charm and attractive positive spirit to negotiate deals during all aspects of production. She has been nominated at the Tribeca Film Festival as Best Actress, awarded Best Actress at the Midwest Independent Film Festival, and has gained a massive cult following based on her outstanding performance in “The Orphan Killer.”. She is hailed by fans worldwide as baby sister.
Diane Foster, along with director Matt Farnsworth and David Backhaus (The Orphan Killer) , will be in the horror section of the Montreal Comiccon and available for a Q&A after the screening of The Orphan Killer.
Matt Farnsworth is an award winning American filmmaker, painter, video artist and performance artist. His first feature film Iowa (2005), a brazen exploration about meth addiction, was an instant cult classic. It made major headlines at the Tribeca Film Festival, gaining Farnsworth a solid fan base as a director and actor in the indie film world. In 2011, Farnsworth was awarded the Antonio Margheriti Award at the TOHorror film festival in Italy for his latest entry, The Orphan Killer. The film also took the “Best picture” award at Terror Molins De Rei Film Festival in Spain, as well as being honored in the Brigadoon section of the Sitges Film Festival; it is considered the first horror icon born of social media.
Matt Farnsworth, along with actress Diane Foster and David Backhaus (The Orphan Killer) , will be in the horror section of the Montreal Comiccon and available for a Q&A after the screening of The Orphan Killer.
Véronique Tremblay was the manager of a clothing store in Montreal when she received a call from her former professor of Cegep de Drummondville, Patrick Senécal, to play the role of Michelle Beaulieu (aka Aliss) in the web series La reine rouge. The writer was looking for an actress that was of age but looked 17. Véronique was attracted to the role of Michelle, as she was a teenager who lived viscerally and had no limits.