Dan Repp - Writer/Director
Dan Repp is an Austin writer, director and producer. He learned to love all genres of film while studying at the University of North Texas, but there has always been a soft spot in his heart for horror and sci-fi. Since its inaugural festival in 2014, Dan has been the Senior Programmer and Event Director for the Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival. He has produced and acted in two shorts films, “The Encouragement Clown” in 2016 and “It’s History” in 2014.
Lindsay Young - Writer/Director
Lindsay Young is an Austin writer particularly fond of dark comedy and horror. her first short screenplay, “Barney” was a semi-finalist in the SoCal Screenplay Short Competition in 2016. She has worked as a production assistant on short films “Roadside Assistance” and “The Encouragement Clown.” Lindsay has volunteered for Fantastic Fest, Austin Film Festival, and Other Worlds Austin. Currently, she attends a weekly screenwriting group and was thrilled to be a first-time director on “Cutter.”
Bears Fonté - Producer
Bears Fonté is the Founder and Artistic Director of Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival, the top SciFi-focused film festival in America. From 2012-2014, he served as the Director of Programming for Austin Film Festival, overseeing some 200 films selected to screen at eight venues over eight days. Bears was one of the producers on the Sundance Jury Award-winning short film “The Procedure,” which played over 100 festivals in a year and was a Vimeo Staff Premiere. His own shorts, “Roadside Assistance” and “The Secret Keeper,” have been selected at over 90 different festivals including Fantasia, Phoenix Film Festival, SciFi London, Lund International Fantastisk Filmfestival, Shriekfest, and Dances With Films. Vicious Circle Films released his feature thriller iCRIME, on DVD, VOD and streaming in 2011. In addition to Other Worlds Austin, he programs the midnighters for San Francisco IndieFest, and has consulted on the launch of five film festivals, including intimate Alexander Valley Film Festival and million-dollar-plus budgeted Greenwich International Film Festival. He serves on the Arts Commission for the city of Austin representing District 6 and is a board member for aGLIFF, the longest running LGBT festival in Southwest. He is currently filming a feature length documentary, “Wicked Eden,” about online female domination and how it is empowering women in the sex industry.
Scott Honea - Producer
Scott Honea is an American film producer, composer, screenwriter and novelist. He was executive producer of the 2015 short "The Procedure" which won the Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It was his third appearance at the festival after composing the score for "The Rambler" in 2013 and producing "The Oregonian" in 2011. In 2010, he wrote and directed his debut feature, "Believe You Me," which premiered at the 2011 Asheville Cinema Festival before making its Texas debut at the 2011 Lone Star International Film Festival in Fort Worth. The film went on to find distribution through Hulu. He was also co-producer of the 2012 feature "Satellite of Love," which premiered at the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival. He has written and directed two shorts, and his feature script "Winners" was a finalist in the 2013 Sundance Producers Lab. A native Texan, he lived in Los Angeles and Austin before settling in Dallas. In 2016, he published his first novel, "Devil in a Sleeping Bag.”
Nadia Alexander - Actress playing Raelyn
Nadia Alexander began acting at the age of six, working in over 30 productions in Pittsburgh regional theater. She moved to NYC at 13 and was accepted into Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts’ drama program and graduated as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. While in high school and college (where she double majored in Physics and Psychology), Nadia appeared in a number of TV series, including "Boardwalk Empire", "Elementary", and "The Following" and films such as "Ten Thousand Saints", "Admission" and "Fan Girl". Upcoming films include lead roles in Boaz Yakin's psychological thriller "Boarding School" and Justin P. Lange's zombie drama debut, "The Dark". In 2017, she joined the cast of Netflix's “Seven Seconds” and co-starred in the film “Blame” alongside Chris Messina and Quinn Shephard, for which she won Best Actress in a US Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival. Currently, she can be seen in the USA series "The Sinner" starring Jessica Biel.
Leslie Fender - Actress playing Kathy
Leslie Fender is just a small town girl living in a storytelling world. She adapted an ardent imagination as a means of adjustment and entertainment while her working class family moved often in search of the next best job. She inherited this work ethic and restlessness and became a career nomad—performing as a legal assistant, nonprofit rep, bookkeeper, barista, farmer and stylist—before heeding the call to become an actress. It is in this role that Leslie finally grew roots, connecting and collaborating with a curious community of creatives. See Leslie in her slothful (not-so-) supporting role in the laureled action short ‘Tip Your Waitress’. She recently wrote her first script, ‘Windows’, which is set for production in 2018.
John Knudsen - Cinematographer
John Knudsen is an emerging Director of Photography and seasoned Gaffer who grew up in small town El Campo, Tx. He graduated from The University of Texas school of Radio-Television-Film receiving an award for UT’s Best Cinematographer and a nomination for The American Society of Cinematographers Student Film Award for Cinematography. To date, John has completed work on 14 feature films as well as many commercial spots, shorts and music videos with credits as director of photography, gaffer, key grip, and 1st assistant camera. When he’s not “makin’ the movies and livin' the dream”, John enjoys playing Brewskee-ball (a national competitive skeeball league), backpacking and crafting fine leather goods.