MacKenzie is a Canadian filmmaker that tells offbeat stories in the suspense and dark comedy genres. His inspiration grows from an obsession with graphic novels and a whimsical imagination.
His fictional worlds pay tribute to the Golden Age of dark, twisted and suspenseful comics that shaped his imagination since childhood. The quirky nature of his tales often have an unintentionally humorous undertone. His films are best enjoyed when taken lightly moviegoers… along with a stiff beverage.
Ashleigh Coffelt is an award winning Filipino American director based in Los Angeles. Over the last few years, Ashleigh has written, directed, filmed and edited over 70 short films, 15 of which have screened at film festivals both internationally and nationally. In addition to being a Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab Semi-Finalist, she has been awarded numerous awards including “I For I” (director, cinematographer), winner of Best Director at Festival de Cannes with Creative Mind Group, “5ive” (writer, director, cinematographer, editor), winner of the Grand Jury Award at the Adrenaline Film Festival and RAW:Baltimore Filmmaker of the Year. Coffelt is an Act One Fellow and alumni of the Creative Mind Group. She holds a BS in Psychology and Electronic Media and Film from Towson University. She focuses on creating projects that empower women and help change media portrayals of women and minorities.
Michael Simpson Jr was born in East Lansing, Michigan to Michael Simpson Sr and Laura Mask. He holds several degrees in Theater and Music, and has been in over 40 theater productions, TV shows, films, and commercials. He now resides in Los Angeles, California, where he continues acting and filmmaking.