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.
Writer, Director & Producer
is a musician and composer based in NYC. Highlights include: playing “that’s what friends are for” with Stevie Wonder at AMFAR, “pump it up” with Elvis Costello at Night of a Thousand Stars, and “lola” with Ray Davies in his hotel room. Occasional forays into theatricals include the role of Shkp in the original production ofHedwig and the Angry Inch. He is a longtime member of the Loser’s Lounge band which has a long standing following at Joe’s Pub.
Flute & Clarinet
Saxophonist, multi-reedist and composer Sam Sadigursky has performed with, among others, the Mingus Orchestra, ECM recording artist Anat Fort, pianist Brad Mehldau, grammy- nominated Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, and Colombian singer Lucia Pulido. He appears on numerous recordings for labels such as Fresh Sound/New Talent, EMI, Playscape Recordings, Chonta Records, and World Culture Music and has played in New York venues such as Brooklyn Academy of Music, Joeʼs Pub, and Lincoln Center and worldwide. For more information, visit www.samsadigursky.com.
Live Sound Design
has been a core member of DigIt Audio since 2002. John has had a varied past in the world of film, working as a locations sound mixer, a stop motion animator, and motion picture camera repairman. His passion has always been sound and his recent credits include shorts, features, documentaries and video games including sound editor on SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY and SOUL POWER, dialogue editor on HALF NELSON and foley editor on SUGAR. John Moros is a drummer and musician as well.
has been working at DigIt Audio since 2008 as a technical engineer and sound editor. He was sound editor on BITTER FEAST, STAKE LAND, THE TILLMAN STORY and UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: REGENERATION, among many other titles. MAN ON THE LEDGE is Sellye’s first radio program.
Shaun Brennan is a Foley Artist by day (and night), and a rock-n- rolla by night (and day). Working in the top sound studios in New York and singing/playing guitar in the rock band Kung Fury. He currently lives in Manhattan and has been creating custom sound effects for films, television, radio plays and video games for more than nine years with over 120 film credits to date. Shaun studied Fine Art in Philadelphia and Photography in Northern Virginia, and has been writing and performing music since grade school. Other interests include, home recording with a variety of instruments and household products, marathon running, graphic design, writing, animals, people, collage and more…
Clay McLeod Chapman is the creator of the rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show. He is the author of rest area, a collection of short stories, the novel miss corpus, and the new middlegrade series The Tribe (book one: Homeroom Headhunters, book two: Camp Cannibal). He occasionally writes for his geek gods Marvel Comics and Fangoria Magazine. He teaches writing at The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University. Visit him at www.claymcleodchapman.com
is a NYC artist, animator, designer and enabler responsible for the art direction on the Glass Eye productions NO TELLING, I SELL THE DEAD, BITTER FEAST and STAKE LAND. She created the on-line film festival CREEPY CHRISTMAS and animated the short films THAT CREEPY OLD DOLL, PHANTOM LIMB, PERFECTLY PERFECT, MARIONETTE, and UNCLE BEN. In another life she was publisher of the NYC based children’s periodical ZUZU which was distributed throughout the tri-state area and on-line.
is an actress/light designer/sound designer/playwright with an MFA in playwriting from the Actors Studio Drama School and is a current member of the Playwright/Directors Workshop at The Actorʼs Studio. She hails from Alabama and Tennessee and greatly enjoys experimenting in the kitchen whenever possible. You can follow her cooking and theater exploits at creativecookingforthepostgrad.blospot.com.
Dixon Place Tech
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.
Ashley Thorpe was born in Inverness, Scotland in 1972 yet grew up in Devon, England. After studying Fine art / Film in Canterbury Ashley relocated to Manchester where he worked briefly for the BBC. After a number of years pursuing illustration in London and a brief sojourn in Athens,Greece as a comic artist, Ashley returned to his Devonshire roots in 2005, and focused all his energies upon creating a series of animated shorts using neglected aspects of English mythology as inspiration and source material.
So far there have been four ‘Penny Dreadful’ animations: ‘The Vampire‘ 2002 (featuring a cameo by Derren Brown), ‘Scayrecrow‘ 2008 (winner of the Media Innovation Award 2009 and The Judges Award at ‘Horror UK’ 2009) and ‘The Screaming skull’ 2008 (nominated at Raindance for Best UK Short Film 2009 and winner of Best Animated short at the ‘The Night of Horrors’ Film festival Sydney 2010). The most recent film – ‘The Hairy Hands’ (2009) – based on a Dartmoor legend and featuring voiceover work from Doug Bradley (‘Hellraiser’), Nicholas Vince (‘Hellraiser’) and BBC DJ Jo Loosemore, has reaped critical acclaim from periodicals such as Fangoria and Rue Morgue magazine. In 2010 after receiving the ‘Visionary award’ at the ‘Buried Alive!’ film festival Atlanta, Ashley started work on the fifth in the Penny Dreadful series: ‘Spring Heel Jack’.