Duane Bruce - Santa
10 true & amazing facts about Duane Bruce:
1. He is not dead.
2. At the age of 6, he saw a UFO hovering over his house.
3. His favorite person is John Lennon.
4. He used to work as a radio personality in Maine at WTOS-FM and in Boston at WFNX-FM and WBCN-FM.
5. Favorite shows as a child were “The Night Stalker” and “Dark Shadows”.
6. Chuck Taylor’s are usually what you will find him wearing.
7. Halloween is his favorite holiday.
8. He resides in a Massachusetts city that is big on Halloween.
9. Republicans make him itch.
10. At the age of 12, he saw Johnny Cash in concert.
Tara Henry - Martha & Dr. Shackleton
Tara Henry is a California native who holds her B.A. in Theater Performance from CSU, Long Beach. Upon graduation, having never lived on the East Coast, she threw her fears aside and moved to Boston. Thankfully, she met Greg and Mike while working on another film project, and her newfound love for all things horror related began. Tara has spent most of her time on the stage, where she takes to characters of a non-naturalist and non-traditional base. So naturally she was game when Greg and Mike asked "do you want to portray the voices for a child AND a creepy old man?" Um...YES!
Highlights of Tara's past roles on stage, in California and Massachusetts, include: "The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild" as Mildred Wild (Costa Mesa Playhouse), "The Lying Kind" as Gronya (Chance Theatre),"Cinderella The Musical" as Queen Masie (Fair Oaks Theater Festival), "Christmas in the Land of Oz" as The Scarecrow (Garbeaus Acorn and Oak Theatre) , "Amphitryon" as Sosia, "Doctor In Spite of Himself" as Martine, "Harlequin Refine by Love" as Trivelin and "Weasel" as Andronico (Imaginary Beasts) well as Lyn in SlamBoston's winning production of "Cantaloupe Girlfriend" (Company One).
Tara is also a co-creator and performer in the full length play "21 Pieces of This & That" based on the work of Russian absurdist Daniil Kharms.
You can catch a quick glimpse of Tara in Drive-In Horror Show in the episode "The Meat Man," as well as the female voice for the ghost movie patron throughout the movie.
Tara once quit her job to appear in New Line's "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" for the first 5 minutes of the film. It's a featured, non-speaking part, but leaving work to stare at Matthew McConnaughey all day was well worth it!
Tara has made the move back to California where she still continues to pursue theater (just without the Boston accent). You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Ansin - Creator & Animator
Greg Ansin is a Boston-based film maker. He is the producer and writer of Drive-In Horrorshow which is now available from MidNight Releasing. Greg has worked on many independent features and documentaries over the past ten years. A few highlights are Laban : The Meaning of EDSA revolution, Growing Old and Preventive Warriors.
Greg was a founding partner of SurfMerchants and is on the board of directors at Hearth, a non profit organization dedicated to elimination of homeless elders
Outside of work, Greg enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and watching NFL football. He is a guitarist in the band BILL.
Michael Neel - Creator & Animator
Michael Neel has worked in a variety of genres, including documentaries, horror films, comedies, and music videos. He is the director and writer of Drive-In Horrorshow, which HorrorHound Magazine called "a creative spin on throw-back anthology horror!" He got his BA in Film from Vassar College in 1999, and has been working in the industry ever since. Past projects include Growing Old, Laban: The Meaning of the EDSA Revolution, Veil of Blood, and Preventive Warriors.
Nick Flanagan - Art
Jeff O'Brien - Art
Jeff O'Brien is a special fx artist and tattooist. He has worked on Shuttle, God of Vampires, Drive-In Horrorshow, The Red Right Hand, and Inkubus. Jeff is a life-long horror fan, and is excited to work in the genre that he loves.
Jeff is a movie buff, and is a huge fan of The Room, which is one of the most wonderfully horrible films ever made. In his free time, he likes to raise the dead and use his special mind-control juice to make them do his bidding.
Eric Welsh - Music
Over the last few years, Eric has been working primarily on Audio Post Production/Foley and music composition for Film and Commercial work and is also Part Time Faculty at The New England Institute of Art.
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Todd Cuff - Guitar
Todd Cuff - Is lead guitar player, and a founding member of the Massachusetts based band Hotblack (www.facebook.com/hotblackrocks). Together they hope to achieve "Rock Dominance", and eventually be able to afford Yachts, Speedboats, and other luxurious water based amenities. Hotblack's debut album, "Rock n Roll Will Destroy Your Life" was released in late 2010, and will be available for digital download early in 2011.
Josh Cuadra - Drums
Josh Cuadra is a professional drummer and music synthesist. He began studying drums in 1996 in Los Angeles, where he studied both drum set and marching percussion. He also received several Superior awards in Solo and Ensemble competitions. Later, Josh and his family moved to Texas, which proved to be be a very positive experience musically. He was in several rock bands which played throughout the Dallas area. While attending Collin College in Plano Texas, Josh was awarded the Kris Berg Endowed Jazz Scholarship. During college, Josh played with many professional artists such as Chris Vedala, Dennis DiBlasio, Frank Mantooth, Jimmy Heath and Kevin Mahoganny to name a few. He toured Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Washington, and Vermont with The Collin Jazz Big Band. The Collin Jazz Big Band opened up for George Benson, Pancho Sanchez, Ramsey Lewis, Kurt Elling, and more.
Featuring the amazing voice of Larry Coe