2 pm Sunday April 7th at the Times Cinema
A panel discussion with talented filmmakers who were able to get their film pick up for distribution.
Moderator - Ross Bigley
Ross Bigley is a filmmaker and festival programmer for the Milwaukee Short Film Festival.
Jay Thornton is a writer, screenwriter, filmmaker, gadfly, binge-eater, and non-practicing humanist who—as one half of the Thornton Brothers, along with his brother Chris—has optioned original features, sold pitches, been hired on assignment to write original screenplays and to adapt literary material, optioned one original TV show, scored a development deal on another and is deep in post-production on their directorial debut, the homegrown indie horror-thriller feature CACTUS JACK. Member of the WGAw and represented by Rosa Entertainment and United Talent Agency.
Jay Sapiro is a partner in the motion picture production company Three Tortured Minds, and has been a producer and director for more than 20 years. Jay’s first feature-length horror film, The Nursery (co-producer, co-director, post-production supervisor, editor), was picked up by Uncork’d Entertainment and released internationally in 2018. The Nursery was awarded “Best Actress in a Feature – Madeline Conway” and “Best Director” at Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival. It also screened at The Chicago Horror Film Festival and The Halloween Horror Picture Show.
Christopher Micklos is a writer, director, and partner in the motion picture production company Three Tortured Minds. His first film, The Nursery (screenwriter, co-director, co-producer), was distributed internationally in 2018 by indie horror distributor Uncork'd Entertainment. Micklos and co-director Jay Sapiro won Best Director honors for The Nursery at the 2018 Twisted Dreams Film Festival.