A team so good . . . it’s scary!

Surrounded by great expertise and new talent

  • Hiroshi Katagiri
    Hiroshi KatagiriDirector / Creature effects sculptor

    Hiroshi Katagiri has become one of the top artists in the field of special effects makeup. As one of the most respected and highly sought out character designers, his work appears as central part of many blockbuster hits such as PACIFIC RIM, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN ON STRANGER TIDES, A.I. WOLVERINE, and WAR OF THE WORLDS. He has helped to realize the visions of a number of acclaimed “A class” directors.

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    • Eva Swan
      Eva SwanPaulina

      Eva Swan is an actress who was bred in the Bluegrass State, cut her teeth both on stage and on camera in Chicago, and moved to Los Angeles to make film and television. Her parents, Terry and Cinda, and her older brother, Asa, all teach at the same University back home in Kentucky. Eva is a big believer in transformation.

      • Simon Phillips
        Simon PhillipsAlan

        Simon Phillips is a British actor and producer working in independent British films. He is best known for the Jack trilogy (Jack Says, Jack Said and Jack Falls) and The Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan features films. He has appeared in feature films with Danny Dyer, Jason Flemyng, David O’Hara, Mark Hamill, Robert Englund, Rutger Hauer, Richard E. Grant, Art Malik and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

        • Doug Jones
          Doug JonesCreepy Old Man

          The youngest of four brothers, Doug Jones was born on the 24th May, 1960, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up in the city’s Northeastside. After attending Bishop Chatard High School, he headed off to Ball State University, where he graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, with a minor in Theatre.

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          • Justin Gordon
            Justin GordonTyler

            Justin Gordon is a stage and film actor known for his work in Mike Flanagan’s “Absentia” (2011) and “Oculus”(2014). He trained at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England, and is a graduate of the Professional Theatre Training M.F.A. program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he trained under a renowned faculty, including famed theatre director Daniel Sullivan.

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            • Matthew Hegstrom
              Matthew HegstromDave

              Matthew Edward Hegstrom is an American actor, singer, dancer, and director currently based in Mie, Japan. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from Nebraska Wesleyan University in the USA.

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              • Sean Sprawling
                Sean SprawlingPepe

                Sean Sprawling is an actor and producer, known for Wolf Mother (2015) and Gehenna – Where Death Lives.

                • SPECTRAL MOTION
                  SPECTRAL MOTIONSpecial Effects

                  Spectral Motion (X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY, LOOPER) is a leader in the Hollywood Practical Effects Industry and is proud to be handling the make up effects for Hiroshi’s Film, GEHENNA.

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                  • JOEY OROSCO
                    JOEY OROSCOSculptural effects

                    Joey Orosco is the former head artist for the legendary Stan Winston Studios.

                    For over 20 year’s Joey has been Designing, Sculpting and Painting well known Creatures and Characters for the Film Industry.

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                    • Mike Elizalde
                      Mike ElizaldeCreature and makeup effects designer

                      Mike Elizalde was born in Mazatlan Sinaloa, Mexico in 1960 and immigrated to the United States with his parents when he was five years old. Mike first became interested in monsters and creature effects as a young child watching films like Frankenstein and The Creature From the Black Lagoon.

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                      • Patrick Gorman
                        Patrick GormanDon Rodrigo

                        Patrick has appeared as a performer in almost all phases of entertainment. He was born in Visalia, California. Although he’s been in SAG over 50 years, he began his professional career as a dancer. He was with Judy Garland at the Palace on Broadway and Donald O’Connor and Sammy Davis Jr. in Las Vegas.

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                        • Steve Wang
                          Steve WangSculptor

                          Steve Wang is known for his work on Predator (1987), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) and The Devil’s Advocate (1997).

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                          • Tim Gore
                            Tim GoreMakeup artist

                            Tim is an innovator with a 30 year track record. His diverse styling has been seen in Passion of the Christ, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Chronicles of Riddick, both Hellboy films, and lots of TV.

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                            • Kouji Tajima
                              Kouji TajimaConcept Artist

                              Young, talented concept artist, based in Singapore, expert at 3-D modeling, worked on Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Godzilla, Transcendence, many others. His Gehenna poster will rock.

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                              • George Kamea
                                George KameaThe Porter

                                Born on the Big Island’s small town of Hilo, George San Miguel Kamea’s parents hoped he would become the future governor of Hawaii. Intent on pursuing a political career with the United Nations, George graduated Cal State Los Angeles with a B.A. in Political Science. He soon realized that his love for Acting outgrew his desire for power.

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                                • Lance Henriksen
                                  Lance HenriksenMorgan

                                  An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor could possibly hope.

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                                  • Katherine Wallace
                                    Katherine WallaceClaire

                                    Katherine Wallace was born on April 25, 1990 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), The Masque of the Red Death (2007) and Yes, Please (2008).

                                    A truly great horror film should first and foremost strive to be a great film.

                                    Too many horror films today feature one-dimensional characters, formulaic story progression, and a reliance on gore. Gehenna – Where Death Lives will rely instead on those elements which make any film great – an excellent story line, believable characters, a talented cast, and tasteful direction. Of course, to be great within the horror genre, the believable characters have to be placed in a predicament, and the depth of the predicament must grow throughout the film, so that worry and concern turn to dread, panic, and terror. Then there is the technical side of a great horror film – also hugely important – in our case, practical effects from an amazing team of effect artists (there is nothing more realistic than practical effects, and our team of artists is second to none), plus the skilled use of lighting, camera, music, and other devices.

                                    Hiroshi speaks about the Essence of Horror