Ryan LaPlante is a multiple award-winning Filmmaker and Screenwriter with a background in performance of all kinds. Ryan’s screenplays and films have been made official selections and won more than 32 awards at festivals around the globe. His debut feature film HOLY HELL has played 30 festivals thus far on 3 different continents, picking up 8 Best Feature awards and 3 Audience Choice awards. His most recent short film, MOM JAIL, was awarded “Best Short Film” by Academy Award-winner Colin Chilvers at the Hamilton Film Festival.
Ryan is a proud supporter of The Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival, where HOLY HELL made its Wisconsin Premiere.
Celeste Parker is a horror host on Deadgar's Dark Coffin Classics, based out of Kenosha, Wisconsin and airing in Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Madison and surrounding areas. I play a witch accompanied by our main host, the vampire Deadgar Winter, and our other co-hosts, the Deadgirls Maleva Ravic and Victori Belle. I also organize Deadgar's Deadgirls, a group of girls who support and promote the show and whom we support and promote as well. I have a love of all things horror related and creepy, psychobilly and punk music and reading. In addition I am a member of the newly formed Milwaukee Glamour Junkies Burlesque Troupe!
Dick Grunert is a writer/director in Los Angeles, CA, but his roots are in the Midwest. He grew up in Cedarburg, WI, and studied film/video at Columbia College in Chicago.
In 2003, he co-wrote the short film T For Terrorist, produced by the Farrelly Brothers and starring Tony Shalhoub. The comedy about stereotypes in Hollywood played at numerous film festivals all around the world and won awards in New York and San Francisco. His latest short film, the sci-fi/horror/comedy The Trap, has played at over 30 film festivals and has won multiple awards, including Best Director at the Milwaukee Short Film Festival and Best Sci-Fi Short at the Fantastic Film Awards.
Currently, Grunert is a writer on the Emmy Award winning Cartoon Network series Adventure Time.