Martin Owen has worked in the industry for over ten years. He initially joined the industry as a performer and made the switch seamlessly to the other side of the camera.
Understanding the process from an actor’s perspective has given Martin a useful advantage as a director; understanding his performer’s needs and how to get the very best from any given individual, has allowed Martin to create strong and lasting relationships with talent.
Martin has a clear identity as a director, creating work with an edgy shot choice and vivid color palette but at no point jeopardizing the narrative. Martin lists his influences as Kubrick and Ridley Scott, and lends comparison to movies of the British New Wave Movement of the 1960’s.
Martin has directed many short films including both award winning, shortlisted and technology driven pieces including the first live action stereoscopic 3D short in the UK.
Martin’s short film success paved the way for the next step in his career working in music videos, idents and commercials.
L.A. Slasher marks Martin’s feature film debut as director.
Martin is currently in post-production on his next film, the science fiction thriller Let’s Be Evil.
Jeffrey Wright is first and foremost a businessman and entrepreneur. He has found success in various industries and has been personally recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of the “40 Under 40”, and his company was also recognized as being one of the fastest growing companies in Utah in Utah Business Magazine’s “Fast 50.” Jeffrey enjoys being challenged with new experiences and is now applying his business acumen to the film industry.
Daniel Sollinger is a graduate of New York University’s Film School, and the producer of more than 350 commercials, music videos, and short films for clients including Pepsi, Warner Brothers Records, CBS, Sony, and Comedy Central. His work has won awards from New York University, The American Film Institute, The Accolade Awards and the American Motion Picture Society.
After working on numerous rap videos for artists such as Will Smith, and A Tribe Called Quest, Daniel produced Rhyme & Reason, a feature film documentary on hip-hop culture. It was distributed by Miramax Films and played in 280 theaters nationwide.
Since then, Daniel has gone on to produce or line produce over 30 independent feature films, including The Alphabet Killer, Girls Against Boys, In My Sleep, and Without Men.
He is a member of the PGA and a DGA Unit Production Manager.
Jonathan Willis is a media originator, beginning his career as a lecturer at New York University, an actor on British television, and an author, having sold 286,000 copies of his second title in under six months. Subsequently, Jonathan founded and chairs angel investment network The Ideas Factory, together with having developed 4 original TV show concepts, one of which has been optioned by the Fox network in the States.
As Producer and Executive Producer, Jonathan’s credits include: Clubbed, Twenty8k, 7 Lives, Don’t Let Him In, It’s A Lot, Silent Hours, The Lucifer Effect, Dartmoor Killing, Romans 12:20 (which won the Grand Prize at The Rhode Island Film Festival, ‘Best’ prizes at the LA and NYC Film Festivals and won the Soho Film Festival), and highly acclaimed sci-fi thriller The Machine (winner Raindance 2013 and BIFA 2013 and 3x BAFTA awards, reaching No 2 on iTunes). 2015 sees the release of social satire LA Slasher and sci-fi thriller Let’s Be Evil, both in partnership with director Martin Owen.
Jonathan and Martin are working on three new features, their next being Kung Fu Princess, currently in pre-production.
Abigail Wright’s desire to perform has been apparent since she was a young child. Her first acting experience came at the age of 7 when she begged her mom to let her audition for a community theater production. She continued to perform through adolescence in school musical productions and participating in her high school’s drama and speech team. When adulthood hit, she repressed the acting bug for as long as she could, but has slowly begun dipping her toe back in.
Elizabeth Morris was born in the West Midlands of England. Having being actively involved in the performing Arts from an early age, Elizabeth’s training included tuition from Jaquie Crago from the RSC before starting Theatre with the Focus Theatre Company. L.A. Slasher is Elizabeth’s feature film debut in a role that utilizes her energetic style and natural comedy timing. Elizabeth has just wrapped on her second feature film, the science fiction thriller Let’s Be Evil in which she plays the lead role.
A respected journalist within the horror film community, Sean Decker began his career in 1997 as news editor and staff writer at Universal Studio’s HorrorOnline, before becoming a contributing writer at such popular mastheads as Fangoria magazine, FEARnet and Dread Central. As a jury member on Utah’s celebrated Filmquest film festival and staff member of L.A.’s venerated Screamfest, he has been a longtime supporter of genre cinema. Most recently he was hired to co-pen with Jack Ulrich a feature horror screenplay for August Heart Productions, and is also currently developing a biopic on one of Hollywood’s most legendary directors.
Tim studied Film Directing at the Panico Film School in London.
He was the Creator, Director and Producer of hit show MTV Blag! which received 5 Star TV reviews in The Evening Standard and The Times and which out-rated ‘The Osbournes’ at the time. He is currently working with a number of established Producers on various big budget Movie projects starring actors such as Tom Hanks, Megan Fox, James Franco, Kate Winslet and the new David Lynch project.
Chase Bowman has shot over a dozen feature films on five continents. His work has been screened at festivals including Cannes, SXSW, and Shanghai International. An IMAX film he shot in 2011 will soon have residency at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.
He cut his teeth by studying art and photography in Rome. Fascination with Baroque art led him to his magical realism style; a fondness for garish color and Bollywood dance numbers led him to L.A. Slasher’s neon-noir style.
Chase learned how to play the drums before learning how to read. Although his rock star dreams never manifested, he has had the pleasure of shooting for artists such as Common, The Roots, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift.