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        CURT MARKHAM (writer/producer/director) has written industrial films for Eastman Kodak and was an in-house videographer and usability engineer at Xerox Corporation. He has been part of the TV production crew for the PBS station WXXI-TV, where he served as segment producer for "Homework Hotline" and "Assignment: The World" and was weekend director for the talk show "Sound Bytes". He was a crewmember on the Ken Burns film "Not For Ourselves Alone" and was an extra in the recent Troma film "Poultrygeist". He co-starred in the web series “The Whitemeats” and wrote and acted in the horror comedy short "Enter the Dagon", which won first place at Horrorfind Weekend and has screened at NecroComicon and the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. His previous low-budget feature, "Curse the Darkness", was screened at the Liberty Film Festival in Hollywood.


        J. D. EDMOND (Josh) has lent his comedic leading-man talents to the 2004 short horror spoof "Enter the Dagon", which has won recognition at festivals and conventions including Horrorfind Weekend, NecroComicon, and the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. He has gone on to appear in the comedy short "Snuffed – The Musical” and the web series "The Whitemeats". He directed, wrote, and played multiple roles in the short film "The Pitch". He has also performed stand-up comedy with the Nuts and Bolts troupe in Rochester, New York.

        REUBEN JOSEPHE TAPP (Terrance) has performed onstage with several Rochester, New York theater troupes including Blackfriars, Shipping Dock Theatre, and Downstairs Cabaret Theatre. He has appeared in commercials, acted in the films "Blood Lightning" and "The Sharing Stone", and performed voice narration for educational software and for the documentary series "Aging Trees of Knowledge".

        JOHN KARYUS (Bert) has enjoyed a long and notorious career in the B-movie industry, and is particularly notable for being the first and most gruesome casualty in the Troma film "Poultrygeist" (as the cemetery groundskeeper) and for acting in the films of cult auteur Chris Seaver. His many other credits include "The Trek", "Mother" (in which he played Ed Gein), "Kottentail", the Sci-Fi Channel movie "100 Million BC", and Comedy Central's revival of "The Gong Show".

        LIZ MARIANI (Laurel) is a spoken word artist from Buffalo, New York, where she organized the Spoken Word Sundays poetry series and was profiled in Artvoice magazine, a publication which nominated her as Best Local Poet in 2008. She has published a collection of her poems, "imaginary poems for my imaginary girlfriend named anabel", through Sempreverdi Press.

        WENDY FOSTER (Aymee) is a poet, technical writer, ballroom dancer and former ski instructor. She has performed her poetry with the Erotic Nights monthly improv show, put on by the artist advocacy groups CSWA (Culture Stars With Art), and is also part of CSWA's "Sistas Sayin' Something'" female artist support group. This is her first acting role.

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