John Schuermann (visit IMDB profile) has been an active filmmaker and film composer for 25 years, with numerous shorts and feature films under his belt. With "THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO STEPHENSON," John hopes to make a film that approaches the vampire genre from a truly unique and thoughtful point of view - one that explores how our society would actually react to the arrival of what appears to be a supernatural being in our midst. The themes of science vs. religion and the skeptic vs. the believer have always been of extreme interest to John, and he hopes to explore those themes within this film.
As screenwriter, songwriter, and producer of his own musical (LOST AGAIN), Jim brings a unique combination of creative affinities to the development process and the production environment. As head of his own entertainment company - BITxBITxBIT Productions - he brings his experiences with leading producers and artists in the worlds of film, Broadway, and music. As a man of science, over decades of exploring the human psyche (psychotherapist), his vision as creative consultant helped shape the unique themes of this film.
Ralph Giordano has been involved with film and video production for over 25 years. He writes, produces, and directs video productions ranging from commercials, training and marketing videos, to short independent films and videos. He is a co-creator of the Pikes Peak Film Council, manager of the Peak Film Forum, and has served on the Colorado Springs Film Advisory Board. Ralph is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production.
Rick Kartis is not new to movies, television, or the stage. Rick has written short stories and has written and directed many local and national television commercials and radio spots. He has acted at the Fine Arts Center and at the Pikes Peak Center plus worked with the Star Bar Players. Two of his biggest accomplishments were winning First Place in 1987 for the annual StarAwards for “The Best :30-spot in Television” (as writer, director, producer, actor), as well as creating the area’s longest and most involved screenwriters group in 1995: The Pikes Peak Area Screenwriters (PPAS).
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Aaron has been working in high-end production for the past six years. He has worked with a variety of clients (UCCS, University of Colorado Boulder, Western Union, PPCC, and Cripple Creek) and celebrities (The Shins, Sarah Barilles, Tony Todd, and Tommy Hinkley). As a cinematographer Aaron draws inspiration from the works of Roger Deakins (Skyfall, No Country for Old Men) and Matthew Libatique (Requiem for a Dream, Iron Man). His most recent works include Creep! (Producer) and Sarah Barilles "I Choose You" (DP).
FX MAKE-UP ARTIST
Kevon Ward has had an intense passion for art from a young age, creating home movies and participated in high school theatre where he first exposed himself to makeup. While attending the Art Institue of Colorado he began an internship with LaFond FX, creating sets, props, and theme design for haunted houses, amusement parks and film. His first feature "Hans Crippleton: Talk to the Hans" features several effects by Kevon including makeup, set fabrication, puppetry, animatronics, graphic design, and digital post production. Refining these crafts earned Kevon a spot on this upcoming season of Face Off, a hit reality TV show where special effects makeup artists put their skills to the test.