Brian Yuzna has never been very far from the works of H.P. Lovecraft. He directed Bride of Re-Animator, Beyond Re-Animator, and the anthology film Necronomicon: Book of the Dead, and also produced the original fan-favorite and cult classic Re-Animator and its spiritual counterpart From Beyond. More recently, he directed the Lovecraftian Beneath Still Waters in 2005 and his latest, Amphibious: Creature of the Deep was released in 2010. Read more
A prolific author in many genres, Richard A. Lupoff first encountered Howard Phillips Lovecraft on a Sunday morning in the First Baptist Church of Bordentown, New Jersey. The year was 1946. The young reader was eleven years old. The Olde Gentleman had been dead for nine years, but Richard didn’t know it. Read more
Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. is a phenomenon in contemporary weird fiction: an impressionistic, prose-poetic style that boldly confronts the reader with vivid metaphors, images of raw horror and exquisite beauty, and a refusal to shy away from the extremes of human experience—love, sex, death, terror, and ecstasy. Pulver draws upon H. P. Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers, and other classic writers for his inspiration, but he takes his cues also from rock music, avant-garde prose and poetry, and, most of all, from the spectacular phantasmagoria of life in the twenty-first century. Read more
Clay first became interested in filmmaking while attending screenwriting classes from writer/director Tom Vaughan. After writing screenplays for the class and assisting others as an extra and PA, Clay decided to partner with musician/record producer, Scott Ayers to produce their first film, “The Shadow on the Wall.” Clay’s second film, “The Picture in the House,” is a stylized adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft short story. When not writing or filmmaking, Clay works as an engineer in Houston.
During his high school years, Brian developed an interest in drawing comics and creating role-playing stories which lead him to attend Columbia College in Chicago with a focus on animation. He was required to take Movie Production courses, and after attending a Film Tech class, his became focused on developing movies rather than animating them. His first short film wasn't created until December of 2010. Since then he has made 11 short movies. “Nefarious” was the first short movie he made under the Familiar Moon Cinema name.
Russ Lukich is a Creature and Makeup FX Artist based in California. He has been a lifelong fan of all things horrible and fantastic. With his sculpture work, paint design and as a puppeteer, his work can be seen in film franchises including Hellboy, Underworld, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Men In Black, and most recently Pacific Rim. In what spare time is left after his film and television schedule , Russ creates full size character displays in silicone for private collectors, and limited run pices to the public.
Ives Hovanessian is a screenwriter and author of noir, uncanny and horror fiction. Her prose work appears in anthologies from Aetherial Publishing and Obsolescent Press. Her first screenplay, Trendsetters, was optioned by Colossal Entertainment. A debut collection of short stories, "I Am Death," Cried The Vulture, will be released in the summer of 2013. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
Originally from Minsk, Belarus, I grew up in Los Angeles, California. I started drawing when I was five years old and haven't stopped since. I get my inspiration from fantasy art, old children book illustrators, Grimm fairy tales and real life situations and characters. Much of my work depicts fantasy and fairy tale related themes. Fantasy art for me has always been a way to escape into another realm where anything is possible. Each of my products is an expression of imagination, magic and wonder. Read more
Robert P. Olsson has produced, written and directed his third Lovecraftian short called Fyren (Keeper of the Light) screening at this years HPLFF. His earlier efforts inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's work’s, 13:de mars 1941 (March the 13th, 1941) and Kammaren (A Legend Told), screened at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in 2005 and 2007. Read more
David was introduced H P Lovecraft and the world of Arkham House at the age of twelve and has continued collecting the genre to this day. His training and background is in fine art, but recently he has moved into illustration. He has done the covers for seven editions published by Hippocampus Press, and his work will soon appear as interior illustrations in editions by Centipede Press. Read more