Indy Horror Film Maker
Award-winning indie horror filmmaker Joe Sherlock is a veteran of over 30 feature and anthology films. Writing, directing, shooting, editing and scoring most of his own projects, Sherlock’s extensive body of work includes “Drifter,” “Blood Creek Woodsman,” “Bloodsucking Redneck Vampires” and “Twisted Fates,” which have been screened at festivals, conventions and cool theater pubs across North America. His work as director of photography for other indie directors include “Dead Ink,” “The Evilmaker” and “Platoon of the Dead.” An accomplished illustrator, Sherlock’s graphic novel “Demonized” was published in fall 2015. Cult movie expert Joe Bob Briggs comments, “Drive-In Academy Award nominations for Joe Sherlock, the writer/director/composer/editor, for doing things the drive-in way.”
Growing up a competitive figure skater, big ‘dreams’ have always been part of Vanessa Froehling. Born in Iowa and raised in St. Louis, MO; she later relocated to Oregon to make her Fashion dream a reality.
Being a self taught designer and seamstress, she began her career in 2004. Using inspiration from shape, structure, and color, each of her designs focus on flattering every women’s body. Vanessa’s creations bring a modern perspective to classic silhouettes, and encourages the wearer to express their individuality. Serving as a maker of identity, she views fashion as the articulation of a lifestyle.
Her Ready to Wear label, Stitches by V; features Bamboo, Organic Cotton, and Denim designs for women and men. These designs have been shipped worldwide; and have even been featured in television commercials, music videos, and several runway fashion shows.
After winning the Evening Wear category at a fashion designer challenge in 2014, it inspired her to launch of line of glamorous gowns, playful lingerie and swimwear, and even artistic costumes.
As a result, Fräulein Couture emerged.
Since its conception, designs have been featured on the cover of Oregon’s, Eugene Weekly, published in fashion magazines, and have been part of several art collaborations that later went on to be displayed at Las Vegas’ Henry Mohney’s Erotic Museum. Her designs have also won 7 Fashion Awards, including the most recent Metamorphose Designer Challenge in April 2015, where she was the winner of People’s AND Judge’s Choice for Swimwear, and was also the winner of People’s AND Judge’s Choice for Evening Wear!
Fantasy Pin up artist and Illustrator
Nicole Brune is a traditional pin-up artist working in graphite, digital, and oil paint. Her new and different take on characters really got the attention of fans that refer to her as “the next Olivia”. Over the years, the requests and commissions have steered her pin-up art towards comic, fantasy and sci-fi themes. As the world turns digital, because of the intricate detail of her oil and pencil work, she is becoming the artist’s artist. Nicole is always happy to share advice and techniques with aspiring artists. Combined with her beauty on and off camera, as well as her friendliness and approachability, her fan base continues to grow exponentially!
Nicole is a frequent guest of comic cons around the country, and her works have been seen in Koncept Magazine, Married to Rock on E!, PlayboyTV, G4TV and more. Her pin-ups have been licensed for use on drum sticks, guitar picks, guitars, boats, shirts, vintage metal signs, stickers, posters and sold-out Limited Editions. She has designed tattoos, and cosplayers are even making outfits based on her unique takes on existing characters. Her newest full sized book was released at the end of 2014, and in mid 2015, her art was seen on the cover of Lady Death!
Model, Make Up Artist, Stylist, Horror enthusiast
Meghan aka lady Elle is an alternative tattoo model based out of Sothern California. Her ethnic background, as she is commonly asked, is half Filipino and half Caucasian. Her career as a model was on accident. It began when she was the Make-up artist on a photo shoot set and was asked to step in front of the camera for a few shots. Not knowing what was in store for her. Those few images launched her modeling career and the rest is history. Her life has changed dramatically, practically overnight.
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International Fetish Model & Movie Producer
Anastasia was born in a small town in Switzerland and is currently living and shooting movies in Los Angeles, California. She never dreamed she would become one of the most popular fetish model and adult film producers in north America
She has modeled for hundreds of companies, magazines, TV shows and appeared in countless movies. Including on premium stations such as HBO, Cinemax and Playboy. Her work ranges from glamour, fetish, super heroine parodies to mainstream. For many years now, she has been producing her own very successful line of adult videos distributed all over the world.
and now Anastasia has crossed over to the Art world by teaming up with her partner, fantasy and pinup artist Lorenzo Sperlonga.
Adam Kreutz Gallardo – Author, comic writer
Adam is best known for his work writing comics, especially pertaining to the world of Star Wars. He lives in Oregon with his wife and sons. He’s the writer of Star Wars: Infinities – Return of the Jedi.
Gallardo is also the creator of 100 Girls and Gear school Volumes 1 and 2. He crafted his writing skills at the Stonecoast MFA program in Maine, Adam’s debut novel Zomburbia was published in August of 2014 by Kensington Publishing company. Its sequel, Zombified, are both as you would expect Zombie saturated based stories.
Charles Edward Mason
Steampunk designer and Enthusiast / Reality TV contestant
Charles a Local Portland area resident, is a life long fan of steampunk. in case you are unaware
Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery
But now he is a known steampunk designer thanks to the new reality TV competition series Steampunkd’ that premiered on the GSN TV network this past August. a pastry chef by day, Mason’s steady hand and passion for detail also play into his steampunk designs, utilizing materials of all kinds, including scrap metals and leather. He enjoys repurposing masks, props, ad even armor.
Lorenzo was born in 1969 in Rome, Italy and he has been living in Los Angeles, California since 1997.
He is an internationally acclaimed pin up artist who has explored all the intriguing facets of this very successful and popular genre.
Moving from glamour to fetish, from pulp to fantasy, he always paints the most provocative girls in their most suggestive behaviors. He exclusively works with old fashion techniques as acrylics, watercolors, pencils and occasionally with oils.
Lorenzo has been the best selling cover artist for Heavy Metal Magazine since 1999 and he has created countless pin ups for several publications around the world including Hustler, Playboy and Penthouse.
His paintings are currently exhibited in art galleries in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sidney, New York, Las Vegas, Chicago and Los Angeles.
His complete work has been published in four different books: The Art of Lorenzo Sperlonga, Dirty Works, Poison Apples,
Steampunk Dolls and Femmes Fatales.
Lorenzo’s Website: www.LorenzoSperlonga.com
Mixed martial artist, Writer and Creator of Zombie Cage Fighter
Nate Quarry is a retired mixed martial arts fighter who is most notable for his appearance in The Ultimate Fighter, a reality show from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and his co-hosting the show MMA Uncensored Live on Spike TV.
He is a nine year veteran of the pinnacle of combat sports: Mixed Martial Arts. As a fighter he holds a 7-2 UFC record (18-4 Overall), and has been awarded many honors. This is an amazing achievement considering Nate didn’t even start participating in organized sports until he was 24 years old. After he left the octagon Nate Created Zombie Cage Fighter while writing a biography of his life. To say the least, he broke away from the status quo format and created, what he describes as an autobiographical horror: taking from his real life experiences and events while throwing in a zombie twist.
On April 19, 2015 Quarry came out for retirement for a one night’ special exhibition bout for a great cause. “Rumble at the Roseland” Nate “The Rock” Quarry competed against a 19-year old Jacob Beckman whose life long dream was to be in the octagon for a MMA match. Beckmann inflected with Down’s syndrome and has been training in martial arts for a number of years. With the help of Quarry Jacob’s dream became a reality for one special night.
In a remarkable turn of events Quarry was submitted via a leg lock during the second round to a standing ovation. Beckmann was crowned world heavyweight champion’ and adorned with a replica UFC title belt.
It is easy to say Nate “the Rock” Quarry isn’t just an athlete turned writer, but a person with character, heart, and civic virtue. He gave Jacob, his family and friends the chance to live out his MMA dream in one unforgettable night that will not be ever forgotten.
Carel is a true giant in the Industry. Standing over 7 feet tall, it isn’t hard to spot this actor out of a crowd. Mostly known on film in the states as Lurch, the man servant to the iconic first family of Horror, The Adams Family in both modern feature films; The Adams Family and The Adams family Values. Carel also had memorable roles acting with some of Hollywood’s biggest names including Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith in the smash hit Men in Black as well as guest starring on NBC’s Super hit crime drama The Black List.
Struyken was born in Hague, The Netherlands. When he was four years old his family moved to Curacao, an Island in the Caribbean. At age sixteen, he returned to his country, where he finished high school. He graduated from the directing program at the film school in Amsterdam, following which he did a year at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. after school, he collaborated on a number of projects of writer/director Rene Daalder.
He was “discovered” as an actor at the legendary corner of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles by a lady who had abandoned her car in the middle of the intersection, calling after him,
“We need you for a movie!”.
The film was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The turning point in his acting career however was Ewoks: Battle for Endor, a George Lucas Film. In addition to the silver screen, Carel has also appeared on TV, notably as the recurring character, valet Mr. Homn, on StarTrek: The Next Generation and was on the cult hit Twin Peeks