Andi is an actor, stunt, and creature performer. She was raised in Napa Valley, but cut her chops jet hopping between Seattle and New Orleans, before settling in Los Angeles.By the time she reached 4th grade, she was notorious for devising productions at recess, bullying her friends into joining her, and convincing her teachers to let her perform for the class. They were always the story of the villain.As soon as she was able to audition, she was performing non-stop in high school productions, at the local junior college, and eventually graduating with a BFA in Acting from Chapman University. You’d think it would be a hop, skip, and a jump to LA from there, but never one to take the straight path, Andi moved across the county several times, dabbling in a few other careers to support her acting addiction. By the time she reached LA, she had several film and television credits under her belt, amongst a wide variety of live theater credits.She quickly fell in love with the world of motion capture and her work there can be seen in more than a dozen video games, VR experiences, and tv shows – primarily playing the treasured role of the monster or villain.Andi is also the managing director and performance conditioning coach at Mind’s Eye Tribe: Action Actor’s Academy where she is able to share her love of motion capture and creature performance with other up and coming performers.She is Team Red Vines.
Born in France and raised in Italy, Barbara Magnolfi was drawn to the stage at the age of four when she began dancing ballet. Being a natural overachiever, she rose to lead ballerina at the age of ten. At 15, Magnolfi became a model and was soon appearing in print ads worldwide. In much the same way many young models do, she soon began acting, and appeared uncredited in a few films (including Sergio Corbucci’s Di Che Segno Sei?) before landing the role of Floriana in Sergio Martino’s thriller, The Suspicious Death of a Minor. Not long after that, she could be seen harassing Jessica Harper about snakes as Olga in maestro Dario Argento’s seminal classic, Suspiria, and as the troubled female lead in Enzo Milioni’s wildly sleazy, The Sister of Ursula. The beautiful Magnolfi also appeared in films by other Italian stalwarts, including Ruggero Deodato’s violent actioner Cut and Run, as well as Duccio Tessari’s La Madama, Gianni Martucci’s, Blazing Flowers, and Aldo Lado’s television film I Figli Dell’ Ispettore. In these polizia actioners and sexy romantic comedies (which are prized additions to any Euro-cinegeek’s collection, and will hopefully one day find their way onto disc as part of the flood of recent re-masterings), Magnolfi is always a magnetic presence in any film with her dark, exotic good looks and ebullient personality.
Barry is a monster that lives under your bed, but not the scary kind. He's here to get to know what makes humans tick, what makes them laugh, and share all his spooky experiences with you.
Bekka Prewitt is a professionally-trained SAG-AFTRA actor performing for more than two decades. She’s appeared on award-winning television series such as Nashville (ABC), The Middle (ABC), Impress Me (Amazon), General Hospital (ABC).She has also acted as lead in numerous award-winning films such as Marie Claire, Mediterranean CANNES winner. In her film work, she is often quoted about as stealing the show & everyone's favorite character.Bekka is an accomplished voice actor & performance capture actor. She does the voice & performance capture for Bela Dimitrescu in the newly released Resident Evil VIII – Village. She’s also had roles in The Descendants video game, mocap for XBox Gears of War 4 - The Nightmare Reborn Trailer, etc.She voices Kitty Cheshire in Ever After High (Nickelodeon & Netflix), video games characters such as those in Evil Within 2.Bekka has a plethora of commercial VO spots including national Marshall's, Lean Cuisine, US Bank, Target, etc.She is also a model and host. Some of her clients include ABC, FOX, NBC, CW, Disney, CoverGirl, Nike, Footlocker, Macy's, Toyota, BlackBerry, Crest, Max Factor, Nationwide Insurance, KeyBank, YMCA, Lexus, Keybank, Time Warner Cable, Lenscrafters, Target, Arbonne Cosmetics, Mattel, the list goes on…Bekka is a multi-faceted performer who works in films, television, commercials, theatre, industrials, spokesperson work, print, and runway. Bekka is a former music video show host, TV & radio news reporter, and disc jockey. She was trained in theatrical arts at Miami University and has studied under LA & New York based acting coaches.
The last living team member of the Original Disney Imagineers, Mr. Bob Gurr is responsiblefor shaping and creating much of the fantastical playland loved by millions. His numerouscreations gave Disneyland the timeless yet futuristic character admired by aspiring designersand kids-at-heart everywhere. His creations are immediately recognizable as Classic Disney including the Monorail, Autopia, Submarine Voyage, Matterhorn, Peoplemover, Haunted Mansion Doombuggies an many more. His positive contributions to and deep influence upon the cultural and economic direction of the entire State of California are inestimable. Bob is a vanguard of the risk-taking spirit which shaped California’s reputation for creative excellence globally; he is one of the original Dreamers who developed the ethos which continues to this day.
Brandi C Creason
For over 27 years, Brandi Creason has solidified herself as a valued member of the art department team, striving to put her passion and her work ethic at the forefront of her career, she has had the privilege of working on some of the most amazing and experiential projects in the industry. She has held varied positions throughout her tenure within art departments in all genres of the entertainment industry: film, TV, commercials, theatre, theme parks, restaurant design, live exhibits and even more. Most of those years, Brandi has worked freelance and more permanently, by the side of Universal’s HHN Production Designer, Chris Williams. She has become an integral part of the HHN Design Team, helping to lead and guide the process that takes Chris’ designs, from the initial pen-to-paper, all the way through on-site and installations. She is always happy to extend her knowledge about her job and the art department and its process. She leads with passion, focus and drive, which she hopes to instill in others.
Charity is an award-winning live-event producer, experience architect and dream weaver of immersive activations. She is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Epic Entertainment Group, LLC. - A collective of producers, experiential marketers, creative designers and technical builders focused on developing, producing and operating live events and immersive entertainment experiences. From creative direction to strategic execution, Charity’s live engagement experience spans two decades including the mediums of film, television, theater, location-based entertainment, festivals, themed attractions, haunts, award ceremonies, concerts, fashion shows, launches, sporting events, and publicity stunts. Known for producing some of the largest annual seasonal attractions in California including Dark Harbor and Chill at the Queen Mary, Holiday by the Bay at San Diego Hilton Bayfront, and the Taste of Downtown series for the City of Long Beach, Charity’s versatility encompasses Strategic Operations seen at Miami’s newest phenomenon NightGarden, a dynamic light show at the world renown Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens as well as creating and producing Dark Horizon in Orlando, Florida. Her professional experience on stage and in front of the camera in both feature films and television, affords her a unique perspective into the theatrics needed to translate live attractions into fully immersive experiences. At the helm of one of the few shops in the country, capable of creating, building, producing, and operating large-scale productions in-house, Charity’s passion for cutting-edge entertainment fuels her drive to stay at the forefront of immersive engagement.
Cody Chavez is captain of the Nostalgic Nebula. NN produces immersive fan events including classic film screenings, music performances, filmmaker Q&A's and a series of cast/crew commentary watch parties broadcast live on YouTube.
David Wally is key player in the world of immersive experiences, film, theatre, brand activation and live events - including Halloween. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Mycotoo – The Entertainment Development Company recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies by Inc 500. David’s key credits include: Films (Scent of a Woman, Hostage, Meet Joe Black); Theatre Six Degrees of Fornication, In & Out: The USofAlienation); Activations (HBO #SXSWestworld, Bleed #ForTheThrone, Blade Runner 2049, The Inkhole, The Irishman Little Italy Takeover, CES Westworld); Live Events (The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Dark Horizon, Six Flags Aftermath 2 and Warner Bros. Horror Made Here). David’s life and career have been distinguished by an ever-present dedication to inclusion and diversity. He leads and mentors diverse talent teams of disparate ages, genders, ethnicities, experience, specialization when hiring Actors, Experience Designers, Writers, Dialect Coaches, Managers and more. His management style is grounded in the motto of ‘One Team One Dream’ which greatly cultivates a collaborative and inclusive environment that allows all individuals working within the team to thrive.
Diane has been designing and running Rotten Apple 907 Haunt for 30 years. The haunt, has developed into an iconic Burbank event that draws people from all over Southern California. Diane’s love for decorative painting started when her daughter was young which turned into a career with teaching all over the states and publishing over 13 books. Her love for both Halloween and decorative painting collided to help make Rotten Apple 907 Haunt one of the highly rated haunts for quality of set design and props.
Erik Olsen is a film producer. His credits include Thirteen Ghosts (2001), Orphan (2009), and The Book of Eli (2010).
George The Giant
George The Giant is a larger than life side show performer. Standing at 7 feet, 3 inches he is the worlds tallest sword swallower. His TV show appearances include The Tonight Show, Touch By An Angel, The Guardian, The Strip and According To Jim. Not to mention his appearances on CNN, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The Travel Channel. He also appeared as Colossus in Tim Burton's film Big Fish.
Howard Berger is a special Fx make-up designer with KNB EFX Group. His credits include Army of Darkness (1992), The Walking Dead (2010-2021), and Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021).
James H. Carter II
Founder / Co-Owner of Creepy Kingdom, James H. Carter II is a podcast host, writer, & filmmaker, directing “Foolish Mortals” a documentary about Haunted Mansion fans.
Jamie Bartkowicz has worked within the art department across various entertainment mediums including: film, TV, live events, and theme parks. Since 2016, she has had the privilege of being a part of the Halloween Horror Nights production team at Universal Studios Hollywood. During her career there, she has held a variety of roles, such as: Design Coordinator, Set Decorator, and Production Design Supervisor. When she's not immersed in HHN, Jamie also lends her art department knowledge to students through The Essential Art Department- an educational platform her and co-founder, Brandi Creason, started in January 2021.
John Frizzel is film and television composer. His credits include horror and comedy films such as Thirteen Ghosts (2001), Ghost Ship (2002) and Office Space (1999).
Best known for scoring MGM's cult classic, KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, cherished American composer, John Massari has created music for iconic brands such as Disney, HBO, MGM and Sony Pictures. Massari's innovative gifts have proven greatly inventive and ahead of the times.
As Creative Director for Universal Studios, John Murdy has been responsible for the creative development of a wide variety of rides, shows, attractions and special events for Universal Studios theme parks worldwide. Since 2006, John has served as Creative Director/Executive Producer of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, creating “living horror movies” based on popular genre franchises such as Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Ghostbusters, Us, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, The Exorcist, The Shining, and many others. Halloween Horror Nights was voted “The Best Halloween Event in America” in a national poll by BehindTheThrills.com.
Self taught professional artist. Currently on season 3 of Making It on NBC. Creator of Poppy Hollow Home Haunt and Poppy Hollow Home Decor
Katie O’Hagan is best known for providing the voice and motion capture of Mia Winters in both Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Resident Evil Village. She is an accomplished film and TV actor although not always easy to spot, as she is often either covered head to toe in special effects makeup or doing the animation voice-over. Katie is a dual citizen of Ireland and the United States, and she currently resides in Los Angeles.