After receiving a degree in Film and Psychology from Emerson College in 2002, and a certificate in screenwriting from the same school the following year, Solet went to work collaborating with his long time mentor, Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel), while continuing to write and direct his own material.
Having received numerous awards for his short films, Solet wrote and directed his highly lauded first feature, Grace, in 2008. Since its premiere at Sundance ‘09, where two men in the audience passed out from the intensity of the film, Grace has played at festivals all around the globe, including SXSW, Brussels, and Gerardmer, where it won the prestigious Prix du Jury.
The film went on to win many more, including a Vision Award at Toronto After Dark, Best Director at Albuquerque International, and a Best Film nom from Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic. Critically, the film received a caliber of praise practically without precedent within the horror genre, called, “downright chilling” by Variety, “astonishingly wonderful” by Harry Knowles, “a horrifying meditation” by the Los Angeles Times, and “sweet, queasy perfection” by MTV’s Kurt Loder.
Long time editor of “Fangoria Magazine,” Tony Timpone, has called Solet, “A horror Talent to watch,” “Rue Morgue Magazine” has said, “Solet is undoubtedly destined to become a household name in the genre,” and Eli Roth has said Solet’s work, “Makes Cabin Fever look like a Disney movie….”
Solet is known by his peers, producers, cast and crew as the most prepared director they have ever seen. He works and lives – and lives to work – in Los Angeles, CA, ever determined to do his part to raise the bar in today’s genre cinema.
is a composer working for film, concert and stage. His work has been performed by Flux Quartet, Bulgarica Philharmonia, Lucia Micarelli, Valentina Farcas (Berlin Comic Opera), Marcus DeLoach (New York City Opera), Kenny Barron and members of the Metropolitan and New York Philharmonic orchestras.Jeff’s recent film credits include Jim Mickle’s STAKE LAND, Kelly Reichardt’s MEEK’S CUTOFF, Larry Fessenden’s THE LAST WINTER, Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, THE ROOST, TRIGGER MAN, and Ilya Chaiken’s LIBERTY KID, as well as NBC’s Fear Itself episode SKIN & BONES. From 2001 to 2004 Jeff was an assistant to Academy Award winning composer Howard Shore working on the three films of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, Martin Scorsese’s THE GANGS OF NEW YORK, David Cronenberg’s SPIDER, David Fincher’s PANIC ROOM, and Frank Oz’s THE SCORE. Through that association, Jeff worked with such artists as Renee Fleming, Annie Lennox, Enya, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Kronos Quartet, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Terry Edward’s London Voices, and top studio orchestras and musicians in London, Los Angeles and New York.
“Ghoulish” Gary Pullin is an award-winning freelance artist residing in Toronto Canada and has steadily carved out his own unique niche with-in the genre he loves – horror. In 2009 he was voted artist of the year at the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, an organization which recognizes professionals working in the horror realm. For over ten years he made his mark as Art Director at Rue Morgue Magazine, the world’s leading genre publication dedicated to horror in culture and entertainment. His artwork and influence at Rue Morgue helped shape the ever-evolving face of horror, leading him to work with many notable contemporaries such as musician/filmmaker Rob Zombie and artist Mike Mignola (Hellboy), as well as the influences that inspired him to create in the first place, such as horror icons Clive Barker and Basil Gogos. Gary’s work has hung in galleries across the globe and has been published in numerous publications, such as Royal Flush and the heavy metal magazine Revolver. When he’s not making monsters, Gary is Rue Morgue’s resident art columnist for The Fright Gallery and has been interviewed for several genre-related documentaries, the latest being Fanboy Confessional – a TV series on SPACEchannel about fans and personalities with an undying love for counter-culture.”
Usually working as a picture editor, Jake Hamilton occasionally returns to his roots in sound design for director Paul Solet when Paul strokes his ego enough. This was evidenced in Paul’s earlier films “Means to an End” and “Grace”. The end result is usually the same, Paul and Jake giggle their asses off while the audience gets nauseous and passes out. When not working with Paul, Jake puts his time and energy into socially conscious and uplifting projects in an effort to avoid eternity in hell.
No word yet on how thats working out for him.
composer / additional editor
began his obsession with film scoring back when he was ten years old, when he discovered Jerry Goldsmith’s scores to PATTON and A PATCH OF BLUE. Now, his obsession having mutated into a career of his own, his scores can be heard in more than 200 productions, including over twenty five feature films three of which have been released theatrically in the US and Europe. Most noteworthy among them was CAPTAIN ABU RAED, the world’s first Jordanian film, which won the Audience Award at Sundance; Austin’s score was shortlisted as a contender for the 2009 Academy Awards for ‘Best Original Score,’ and also won him a Hollywood Music Award for ‘Best New Composer.’ More recently was 2009’s Sundance hit GRACE. His score was a nominee at the 2010 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for ‘Best Original Score’ and was named among the top ten scores for 2009 by Visions in Sound. Austin has also scored a handful of video games, including the widely acclaimed Playstation-3 game FLOW, for which Austin received a British Academy Award nomination. In summer 2009, Hollywood Reporter listed Austin as one of 15 composers “Primed to take their place on the A-list.”
Andrew ‘mudrock’ Murdock has been recording and producing records for close to 25 years. Originally from Boston, this self proclaimed “Masshole” now runs The Hobby Shop Studios in Highland Park, Los Angeles. In its five year history, The Hobby Shop has been home to many great artists, including Lou Barlow, Kristin Hersh, Riverboat Gamblers, Avenged Sevenfold, Airborne Toxic Event, Black Francis and many more. Look out for the Live at The Hobby Shop series if you are an LA native! www.thehobbyshopstudios.com
is a veteran production manager in reality and documentary television. Her first taste in entertainment was working for director Ivan Reitman. She had the opportunity to work on films such as Space Jam and Father’s Day for Warner Bros, Private Parts for Paramount Pictures and 6 days 7 nights for Touchstone Pictures. Her fascination turned to television when a good friend recommended her for a job at Bunim- Murray productions. She started in post production but turned her attention towards field production after working on set. She has traveled across the United States and abroad to South Africa, Switzerland, Mexico and South America. She has worked with various networks such as, Fox, CBS, MTV, TBS, USA Networks, Discovery, The History Channel, TLC and Women’s Entertainment.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio-Television-Film and Minored in Spanish from California State University of Fullerton.
producer, production manager
Lisa is a partner in The Work Room Productions and feature film producer with work that includes teh critically acclaimed feature film AUTOMATONS as well as SATAN HATES YOU which is currently showing in festivals worldwide. She has worked as a producer and Business Manager for several film companies including Glass Eye Pix (THE LAST WINTER, I SELL THE DEAD, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) and Noujaim Films (CONTROL ROOM, STARTUP.COM), Inc. and heads up all operations at Channel Midnight Releasing, an independent feature film distribution company.
Is the director of the art-horror films NO TELLING, HABIT, WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER and BENEATH. He is a producer on dozens of projects in and out of the horror genre including STAKE LAND, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, I SELL THE DEAD, THE COMEDY, and WENDY AND LUCY as well as the audio series TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, created with the mad Irishman Glenn McQuaid. Fessenden has operated Glass Eye Pix since 1985 with the mission of supporting individual voices in the arts.
Writer director Glenn McQuaid was born and raised on the North side of Dublin. McQuaid’s first Collaboration with Larry Fessenden came about when he coordinated the visual effects on THE ROOST. Since then he has worked on several of Glass Eye Pix productions including THE LAST WINTER, HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and STAKELAND. McQuaid’s feature debut I Sell the Dead was a festival favorite that sold to IFC and is currently available to rent or buy at all decent retailers. He is currently curating TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE, and developing various feature projects.
Los Angeles recording Facility
The Hobby Shop Studio is the brainchild of two transplanted Bostonians: Musician/composer Scott Gilman and Producer/engineer Andrew ‘mudrock’ murdock. Formed in 2004, The Hobby Shop opened just in time to record the platinum selling release ‘City of Evil’ for Avenged Sevenfold. In the seven years since, many great names have recorded or mixed at The Hobby Shop, including Riverboat Gamblers, Lou Barlow, Mark Lanagan, Powerman 5000, Kristin Hersh, Airborne Toxic Event, The Bravery and Black Francis, to name a few.www.thehobbyshopstudios.com