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Production Staff

 

Armand Mastroianni, Director

Armand Mastroianni has been directing feature films, mini-series, movies of the week, TV pilots and episodic series since 1979, beginning with his first feature film He Knows You're Alone, which was released by MGM in 1980 and featured the screen debut of Tom Hanks. That led to a string of features including The Clairvoyant (developed with William Friedkin), The Supernaturals, Distortions, Cameron's Closet and Double Revenge. In between shooting feature films,


Armand began to produce and direct episodic television shows like Dark Shadows, Against the Law, Friday's Curse, War of the Worlds, Mann & Machine, Wes Craven's Nightmare Cafe, Freshman Dorm, Reasonable Doubts, Touched by an Angel and The Dead Zone. Working almost non-stop, he directed several highly received mini-series including Danielle Steel's book The Ring (based on her book) and Robin Cook's Invasion.

In October 2008 Mastroianni formed a production company, Silver Screen Pictures, with Kyle A. Clark. Their first film under Silver Screen Pictures was Safe Harbor (2008) with Treat Williams and Nancy Travis, followed in January 2009 by Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington starring Cybill Shepherd and in April with Citizen Jane starring Ally Sheedy, Meat Loaf, and Sean Patrick Flannery. Both films directed by Armand were for the Hallmark Channel.

Silver Screen Pictures has produced several movies for various networks including Lifetime Television's Secrets in the Walls, Amish Grace, William and Kate: Inside the Royal Wedding, Carnal Innocence, The Bling Ring, Drew Peterson: Untouchable and We Have Your Husband, Lies in Plain Sight and The Craigslist Killer; Smooch for Hallmark Channel, and The League a comedy pilot for Fox TV's FX.

Lynny Prince, Producer - Writer, Screenplay, Novelist

Ms. Prince is an award-winning producer, author, and musician. Her music video work includes "Ride it Out" winner of the EQQUS Film Festival in New York City and currently a 2019 "Official Selection" at the EQQUS International Film Festival. She is the author of the award-winning novel Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller upon which the Ghostiller screenplay is based.

 

She is a founder of the non-profit organization Red Road Awareness a non-profit that shares Indigenous culture and history with area youth. Lynny has worked on such films as Nice Guys Sleep Alone and The Legend of the Reno Brothers in various capacities.

Dennis’ first producing job was Friday the 13, Part 2  for Paramount Pictures. More recently, he was Co-Producer of Phantom starring Ed Harris and David Duchovny. Co-Producer of two seasons of The Bridge for FX Network and a Producer of the independent Fire City: King of Miseries in 2015.

 

On IMDb, Dennis has an impressive 51 producer credits and 33 Production Manager credits. Dennis passed away in January of 2018 unexpectantly. We will dedicate this film to him in honor of his life and his love of this project.

Dennis Stuart Murphy, Line Producer in Memory of 1945 - 2018 

Frederick Agnew, Producer - Contributing Screenwriter

When asked to participate in developing Ghostkiller, Fred jumped at the opportunity to do so. Falling back on his MFA in Theatre and 30 years of entertainment experience, he helped Lynny polish the script into a unique, one of kind screenplay.


Fred has an MFA in Theatrical Production and taught at the Community College level for four years before moving to Southern California to transition from  live theatre and to head up Art Departments for both TV and Feature Films including; What We Do is Secret, Driftwood, Alone With Her, Splinter, The Virgin of Juarez, Big Brother and The Surreal Life. He recently returned to school and acquired Certification as an Associate in Project Management.

Paul Weber CSA, Casting Director       


As Former Executive Head of Television Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios, Paul Weber notably cast the wildly popular Stargate franchise. Other TV credits include Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena, Dead Like Me, She Spies, Poltergeist, and The Outer Limits. These series and others have garnered numerous honors including 21 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

 

For the big screen, Weber has advised on numerous MGM features including the blockbuster James Bond franchise, Fame, Zoo Keeper with Kevin James, Hot Tub Time Machine, Red Dawn with Chris Hemsworth, Joss Whedon’s Cabin In The Woods, and Robocop.

Anne McCaffrey, Co-Producer - UPM

Anne joined the Ghostkiller team in 2018 after assisting with both high and low budget versions of the project. With experience as UPM, Production Supervising, and Production Coordinating she is an excellent addition to the team. Credits include; South of Heaven, West of Hell, Not Forgotten, Powder, Dance with the Devil, Young Guns II, Knight Rider 2000, Ingenious, Red Rock West, and many more. Anne currently teaches “Producing” at the New York Film Academy.

Matthew Black Eagle Man, Associate Producer -

American Indian Consultant

Matthew is a member of Long Plain First Nation Indian Reserve in Manitoba, Canada,  and a descendant of the Dakota 38. He is a highly respected spiritual leader and public speaker who has been asked to speak at such events as the Fort Knox Native American Observance, Signature Healthcare’s World Peace and Prayer Day, Veteran Hospital's Native American Heritage Month celebration, Festival of Faiths, the United Nations in New York, and Parliament of the World’s Religions.

 

He is the founder of Red Road Awareness, a non-profit organization that helps Native Americans in crisis nationwide. Matthew will head up the team working on cultural sensitivity and historical accuracy.

Gregory T. Fugate - Contributing Screenwriter

 

Gregory T. Fugate is a successful screenwriter (Vigilante 7, House Call), novelist (The Peruvian Connection) and playwright (Keep Hope Alive). He’s also produced and directed a number of films (The Cleaners, Death Room), as well as appeared on stage (Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor) and on-screen (Mom and Dad starring Nicholas Cage and Selma Blair). He is also an accomplished graphic artist, animator, and voice actor.


A native of Indiana, Greg has a love of animals, swimming, and music. He has recently taken it upon himself to learn to play the Theremin, much to the dismay of his neighbors.

Jonathan Carlson, Production Designer

Jonathan has designed numerous Movie's of the Week, feature films and television projects of various budgets including The Desperate Trail, Mortal Kombat, Beowulf, Highlander Endgame, That Darn Kat and many others. Lately, just prior to Stomp the Yard, Jonathan’s adventures have taken him on three mini-series back to back including Frankenstein in Slovakia. 


The multitude of television series Johnathan has worked on as a Production Designer are to numerous to list here.

Kent Johnson, Visual Effects Supervisor

Kent Johnson is the award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor of dozens of films.  An avid sailor and diver, his projects have taken him around the globe from Cape Town to Budapest, from Nassau to London.

 

A native of Texas, he honed his artistic skills in live theater with a degree in set- design before arriving in Los Angeles to build a 25-year career in Visual Effects. His film credits include Con Air, Stargate, Ali. Keanu, Bastards, Keeping Up With the Joneses, and  Mighty Joe Young. Nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects - Miniseries, Movie Or A Special - Gettysburg, with J. David Everhart, Mike Yip, Jon Rhinehardt, Jason Korber, Jared Jones, Ethan Summers, Brent  Steinberg & Max Poolman, and a nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects - Series - The Walking Dead (Days Gone Bye), with Michael Cook, Jason Sperling, Kristin Johnson, Anthony Ocampo, Michael Enriquez, Sam Nicholson, Christopher D. Martin & Gregory Nicotero.

David Atherton, Makeup and Hair Supervisor

David Atherton has been working in the entertainment business for nearly 30 years as a Hollywood makeup artist. His feature film credits include the Oscar Awarded Dances with Wolves as Key Makeup Artist, Thunderheart, Tombstone, Face/Off, Ladder  49, Holes and The New World to name a few.

 

In television he has created the makeup designs for two Lonesome Dove sequels: Streets of Laredo and Dead Man's Walk as well as many other small screen projects including Paramount’s Sci Fi time travel series 7 Days.

Adam, an active Screen Actors Guild member since 1987, is currently stunt-coordinating Facebook's first scripted TV series as well as a handful of other projects for TV and Film. One of his greatest achievements to date is having a safety record of zero injuries on any project under his coordination. Credits include; The Sandman, Double Line, Turnt, King, and Pawns. Stunt Performing in such films as  Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Brothers, IndependenceDay and many more.

Adam Gomez, Stunt Coordinator

Bill graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Accounting in 1987 and earned his M.B.A. in Finance from Indiana University (Bloomington) in 1993.  In July 2004 he joined Strothman & Company as the Partner-in-Charge of Special Services Group. Strothman & Company is a leading regional CPA firm based in Louisville, Kentucky.

In February 2009 he joined DMLO as Director of Business Valuations and Litigation Services. DMLO is the largest CPA firm in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In September 2009 Bill started his own firm.  Production Accountant credits include; The Ultimate legacy Where Hope Grows, The Intervention, Split, Dismissed and JL Ranch.

Sid Jay Yost,  Animal Coordinator

William E. Wingate, CPA Kentucky Financial Incentives Consultant

Sid comes from Federal Way, Washington where he made the decision to go to Colorado State University.

After finishing his academic career, he purchased a 40-acre ranch in beautiful Evergreen Colorado, where he purchased two African Lion cubs and began his career in training animals for film work. Beginning in early 2010, Sid and Amazing Animal Productions expanded from California to Louisiana.

In Sid’s current position as head animal coordinator, he is responsible for script breakdowns, creating working budgets, coordinating all animals, wranglers, and trainers. Sid also works closely with the Directors and the DPs to help set the shots when animals are involved. Recent credits include; Twelve Years a Slave, Homefront, The Walking Dead, Antman, Terminator Genesis and more.


Stephanie Whonsetler,  Kentucky Development Consultant

Stephanie Whonsetler is an independently contracted Producer, Line Producer, and Production Manager. Her experience is focused primarily in feature narrative film and television mini-series.

She attended Denison University for her undergraduate degree, where she attained a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and English Literature, with a concentration in Organizational Studies in 2009.

She has 10+ years in production with 15 distributed feature films. She is skilled in budgeting, breakdowns, scheduling, crewing, and writing. She’s managed projects, logistics, and details in all stages of production from development through distribution  Her credits include: Altar Egos, Trust Fund, War Room, One; The Woodlawn Study, The End of Me and more.

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