Jordan, a North Carolina native, holds a B.A. in Acting from Greensboro College. Transitioning from stage to screen in the years after graduation, he has starred in several short films on the festival circuit. While living in Los Angeles, he appeared in a number of film school productions as well. He currently lives in Chattanooga, where he co-founded the Chattanooga Film Collective. The group recently completed a horror short called Girls Night Out.
Jon Lance Bacon Writer & Director
Lance has been directing his original stories since 2005, when he and his partner, Steve, co-founded Dagtype Films. Lance came to filmmaking by way of literary study, having earned a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Flannery O’Connor and Cold War Culture, published by Cambridge University Press, as well as essays on film noir, apocalyptic fiction, and horror comics. Drawing on his English background, Lance has adapted two screenplays from works of classic American literature: The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Imp of the Perverse by Edgar Allan Poe. He plans to direct both scripts after helming the feature-length version of Oh Crappy Day.
Peyton Lea Cinematographer & Editor
Peyton has wide-ranging experience as a filmmaker, starting with his studies at Elon University and a professional internship through the inaugural “Elon in Los Angeles” program. In 2012, he launched his own company, Peyton Lea Productions. Although he’s based in North Carolina, his work for corporate clients has taken him around the world, from South America to Southeast Asia. In addition to filming corporate videos and narrative shorts, he has written, produced, and directed a dramatic feature called Just Tom, set in his hometown of Charlotte. He is currently writing his second feature.
Jess Barbour "Katie"
Jess is a Raleigh actor with more than 100 credits, including commercials, television projects, and feature films. Most notably, she played one of the leads in Bombshell Bloodbath, a supernatural horror film that screened at festivals in Spain and Mexico. With a B.F.A. in Theater from Elon University, she has also worked extensively onstage — in productions ranging from A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Sweeney Todd and Rent. She recently completed a course of study at the William Esper Studio in Manhattan, and she teaches acting herself, in association with Raleigh Little Theatre and other groups. For two years, she served as artistic director of North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre.
Steven P. Neilson Producer
Steve brings more than two decades of business experience to his role as producer. Since earning his M.S. in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis, he has held various executive positions in the pharmaceutical industry, primarily in the areas of corporate planning and operations. As a co-founder of Dagtype Films, he has combined his managerial expertise with his lifelong passion for the movies — a passion instilled in him by his Grandma Rose, who took him regularly to the Arnold Theater in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.
David Wimbish Composer
Inspired by his parents, David began his musical education in the woods of Waxhaw. He went on to study ethnomusicology at North Carolina Central University and music production at Full Sail University. Now, he spends much of the year performing with his orchestral-folk band, the Collection, whose music has been featured on NPR, The A.V. Club, and American Songwriter. When he’s not touring, he composes and records music for documentaries, narrative films, and various commercial projects.