The next installment of the “Dissecting Horror” digital panel series will take place Wednesday, July 8th at 6 pm PST and be with the creative talent from Global View Entertainment’s hit film Followed. Panelists include director Antoine Le, composer Jason Soudah, writer Todd Klick and editor Matthew Brewbaker. Dread Central editor Joshua Millican (that’s me!) will be moderating. Followed can currently be seen in theaters.
When aspiring social media influencer “DropTheMike” is offered a lucrative sponsorship to grow his channel, he’s joined by his video crew on a visit to one of the most haunted hotels in America, where he’ll give his audience a horrific night of thrill-seeking the likes of which they have never seen before. What begins as a fun investigative challenge including the infamous Elevator Ritual quickly descends into a personal hell of true evil, begging the timely question: how far would you go to pursue internet fame?
“Dissecting Horror” will be streamed on Dread Central’s Facebook page through Facebook Live (as well as other streaming platforms). The panel will also be made available on our official YouTube channel.
Dread Central and Impact24 launched the “Dissecting Horror” digital panel series on April 15th with a focus on horror film scores. Panelists included composers Ronen Landa (Dark Sky Film’s 1BR), Devin Burrows (IFC’s The Wretched), Christian Davis (Vertical Entertainment’s Behind You) and Rafaël Leloup (IFC Films’ The Other Lamb).
The second installment of the series took place on May 6th and spotlighted the stunts of some of your favorite genre projects. Panelists included Emmy-winning stunt coordinator Hiro Koda (Netflix’s Stranger Things), stunt double and coordinator Jahnel Curfman (Netflix’s Bird Box), stunt coordinator Harry Dakanalis (Universal Pictures’ The Invisible Man) and stunt coordinator and double Jennifer Badger (The WB’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
The third panel took place on May 27th and focused on effects. Panelists included Heath Hood (special effects coordinator for Universal’s Halloween & Halloween Kills), Marcus Taormina (visual effects supervisor for Netflix’s Bright & Bird Box) and Jeremy Hays (special effects supervisor for Sony Pictures’ Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Doctor Sleep) and Jason Piccioni (visual effects supervisor for Hulu’s Castle Rock, FX’s American Horror Story).
The last panel was centered around LGBTQ+ creatives for pride month. Panelists included John Berardo (writer/director of Dembanger), Carla Patullo (composer of Porno), Paul Etheredge (director of Hellbent), and Chris Crane (production designer for Disappearance at Clifton Hill).
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Antoine Le: Director & Producer
Antoine Le was born in Vietnam and moved to Los Angeles in middle school. After graduating from college with a business degree at The University of California, Davis, he embarked on his dual career as a filmmaker and financial consultant. He is known for his short films Bar Union and the Max Payne fan film. Antoine is one of the owners of Viscape Arts, an independent movie production company he formed with Greg Berlant and Matthew Ryan Brewbaker.
Matthew Ryan Brewbaker: Editor & Producer
Matthew Ryan Brewbaker started his career working in development for The Donner’s Company (X-Men, 16 Blocks) and New Regency (Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Revenant). He was later hired on Beowulf and A Christmas Carol as an office/editorial assistant to Academy-Award winning director, Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) and producer, Steve Starkey (Cast Away, What Lies Beneath). Matt is currently the chief producer at Viscape Arts, an independent movie production company he formed with Antoine Le and Greg Berlant.
Todd Klick: Writer & Producer
Todd Klick is an award-winning screenwriter and producer, and the bestselling author of Something Startling Happens: The 120 Story Beats Every Writer Needs to Know and Beat By Beat: A Cheat Sheet for Screenwriters. In addition to his nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the Sydney Indy Film Festival, Todd’s stories have also earned accolades with the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship and the PAGE International screenwriting competitions.
Jason Soudah: Composer
Born in Tokyo, and of Irish/Cypriot descent, Jason’s passion for music started from a young age. At 5 he was playing piano and by 13 he was recording original songs, first programming the tracks on his keyboard then overdubbing vocals and guitars between two cassettes on a twin tape-deck!
It is this infectious determination, energy, and versatility, coupled with the essential ability to turnaround projects on a tight deadline, that keeps his collaborators coming back.
In 2018, Jason co-founded the Songwriting Mentorship Program at University High School in Los Angeles with music teacher and composer Micah Byers, where small groups of students are coached from the inception of songs, through to recording and mastering. Jason passionately encourages music students to follow their dreams, guides and advises them in their creative endeavors in music, and is rewarded by witnessing each student’s abilities and self-confidence flourish throughout the year-long program. Jason is also a regular panelist for USC Adjunct Assistant Professor and legendary composer Christopher Young’s “Assistants Panel,” where students completing their Masters in Film Scoring get valuable insights and candid advice.
Jason recently “trailerized” the song “Falling Sky” by UK artist Kirsty Bertarelli (writer of “Black Coffee” by All Saints), which is currently available for licensing. Listen to both the original song and Jason’s trailer version on the MUSIC page.
Right now, Jason is writing music for multiple film projects, his main project being the feature film The Dougherty Gang, co-writing and co-producing songs for a forthcoming musical, mixing scores (most recently for BAFTA-supported composer Emily Rice), and collaborating with other songwriters and artists (as a co-writer and/or producer) with a view to creating songs for them to perform or to be cut by other artists. Jason also produces backing tracks for KIDZ BOP, collaborating with Gary Philips, writes for commercials and other promotional films, and is a freelance composer for several music libraries based in the US and UK.
Before becoming a Composer, Jason performed regularly in the UK and US as a singer/songwriter, garnering national US radio play for his debut EP six hours, which included “Wallowing”, #1 add on independent radio when it was released. This EP was produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Kids In Glasshouses, The Blackout…). The beginnings of buzz in the US triggered radio attention in the UK, with interviews and live performances on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Wales, and Capital FM South Wales, and spurred on national press coverage. Jason went on to make an album with Sylvia Massy (RHCP, Smashing Pumpkins, Skunk Anansie…) as Producer/Engineer, and Michael C. Ross (Vanessa Carlton, Lisa Loeb, Counting Crows…) as Engineer/Mixer.
Jason moved to Los Angeles in 2009 and was invited to intern at Hans Zimmer’s studio complex, Remote Control Productions. Jason was promptly recruited by ascending composer Matthew Margeson (Rocketman, Kingsman: The Secret Service & The Golden Circle, Rings, Eddie The Eagle, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children…), and they have been collaborating ever since. In this “additional music” capacity, Jason has also worked with composers Henry Jackman, Fil Eisler, Dominic Lewis, Heitor Pereira, Jim Dooley, John Jennings Boyd, Al Clay, Tim Davies, Todd Haberman, Daniel Heath, J2 (Jay Singh), Benjamin Wallfisch, and Ryan Taubert, among others.
As a composer in his own right, Jason recently scored Braking For Whales which won him his first award: Best Music (along with Music Supervisors Frankie Pine and Mandi Collier) at The Boston Film Festival, 2019; as well as scoring and score-mixing the multi-award-winning Horror Feature Followed, and scoring the Emmy-Awarded Documentary Feature Paradise Reef: The World Is Watching.
In terms of synch, Jason has had songs featured on MTV (The Real World, Teen Mom…), he wrote “A Sporting Chance” for the movie Eddie The Eagle, “Ladyphones” for the movie GI-JOE: Retaliation, and co-wrote “Handy Candy” for the movie Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children with composers Matthew Margeson and Mike Higham.
The panel will be moderated by Yours Truly!
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