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’.
“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.”
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.
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.
Michael Bogden is currently a sound engineer for Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” and for The New York Metropolitan Opera. He has interned at DigIt since Fall 2010.
has been with DigIt since 2006. With a solid background in music and audio engineering, he has recorded ADR, Foley, and VO for the company and has served as sound editor on recent projects such as Kit Hui’s FOG and Peter Callahan’s AGAINST THE CURRENT. Eric plays double bass when not slaving at DigIt.
DigIt audio is a full service audio post production facility specializing in Sound design and mixing for film and television. Digit has provided sound design and mixing facilities from action features like UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: REGENEARTION to indie classics HALF NELSON, LAUREL CANYON, HAPPINESS, HIGH ART, ANOTHER GAY MOVIE, JOSHUA and dozens of documentaries from SOUL POWER to ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED. DigIt audio has partnered with Glass Eye Pix on over a dozen projects since 2001 including WENDIGO, THE LAST WINTER, THE ROOST, TRIGGER MAN, AUTOMATONS, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, LIBERTY KID, I SELL THE DEAD, BITTER FEAST, and STAKE LAND. www.digitaudio.com