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The Crew

Executive Producer: John Lane

John Lane has been involved with the film/video community for over 35 years. He started out as a promotor working with acts like Steve Martin and Cheech and Chong and went on to produce his first film LOBSTEROIDS in 1989. Since then he has produced 3 films with Emptyhouse Film and Motion Media. He is currently working on a very big project in Texas.




Producer: Olin Smith

Olin Smith has worked in the film/video business for over 25 years. His great camerawork has earned him many respectable jobs, including being a regular broadcast shooter for many television programs. Recently, he has been producing films as well as overseeing an online training company.




Director: Andy Davis

"Monster In The Woods" is Andy's 4th directorship on a full length film. His other writing/directing credits include THE PUMPKIN MAN, THE DARK, TV NATION, MECHANAZOID, BENEATH THE FROST LINE, MUD, I'M SORRY, and "2". In his spare time, Andy enjoys exploring abandoned insane asylums.




Screenplay by: Al Lamanda

More information about Al coming soon.








Assistant Director: Eric Sillanpaa

This is going to be the sixth film that Eric has worked on with Andy Davis. Eric started in 2002, as a publicist on Andy's short film called The Dark, and has worked on other Emptyhouse Film projects such as Beneath the Frostline, Mud, I'm Sorry, 2, and now Monster in the Woods. He was also a Production Assistant on a film, Creature From the Green Mist, produced by Duva Films in 2004. Eric is currently working on a couple of his own short films now, and hopes to start production on one sometime this summer or fall.

Assistant To The Producer: Shawn French

Shawn French, aka The Movie Hippy, got his start performing as a stand-up comic at age 16. He helped establish the Maine comedy scene in the early '90s and appeared on Comedy Central back in the day. After leaving the stage, he traveled the country for a decade and dabbled in several fields videogame playtesting and design, comedy writing, boxing, fight choreography and had a three-year stint as the sports editor of a weekly newspaper. Shawn is currently the film critic for the Hamden Daily News in Connecticut and he's working on a short script he plans to shoot in 2008, entitled "Escape From Jesus Island."


Logo Design/Artwork/Concepts: Mordicai Sulk

Mordicai Sulk is a horror illustrator and designer living in Westbrook Maine. He's a horror movie junkie loving the entire genre, although his favorites are of the low-budget, horribly acted type. He works late into the night painting portraits of various different monsters, with zombies being his favorite subject. His work can be seen at www.needmorebrains.com

He first got in touch with Andy to do the logo design for the film "2", then went on to do a 1950's inspired movie posted for the film as well. He jumped at the chance to do more graphic design for Andy for "Monster in the Woods", as well as some preliminary concept art of the monster, which can be seen at: needmorebrains.blogspot.com

This will also be the second film he's acted in for Andy and Olin. He first got bit by the acting bug playing a zombie in their film "2", which in itself was a dream come true. Now, with the role of Shadow Man, his reel keeps growing.


Web Design: Shane Trusty






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