After 25 years in the theatre as playwright, actor, director, and teacher I have spent the past 5 years putting my focus on screenwriting, developing an audio drama series, writing story lines and designing puzzles for immersive theatre-based Escape Rooms, and creating Historical Education programming with a focus on the Golden Age of Piracy and the lives of Che Guevara and Allen Ginsberg. I am the Artistic Director of Seven Stories Theatre Company and Creative director of New Mystics Enterprises, a multimedia production company. I am also the author of three novels, 5 nonfiction books, and 17 produced plays.
Unique traits: I write and direct in several different media and genres.
We're Gonna Make(Y)our Film
Film (short) by Vasbinder Entertainment/New Mystics Enterprises (Short) David-Darren Finch Two newbie scriptwriters sell their script to Hollywood… and slowly watch it change. Award-winner at the Cleveland International Film Festival, 2016.
Film by Arthur Leo Collins (Horror) Actor Beautiful socialite Madeline White travels to the Old World to be reunited with her fiancée, Neil Bellamy, with plans to marry. However, on her voyage to the island, she meets wealthy plantation owner Gilles Beaumonde who secretly falls in love with her. Upon her arrival, Neil and Madeline seal their plans to marry unaware that Beaumonde already has his own intentions for Madeline. Beaumonde enlists the help of evil voodoo master Severin Devereaux who commands a crew of zombies with nefarious plans of his own. Although this remake adheres to many elements of the 1932 classic, it also differs greatly in its fantasy steam punk approach. This "White Zombie" includes new characters that flesh out the idea of voodoo as a key element of zombie-lore. In addition to characters carried over from the original are Baron Samedi (the "loa" or guardian of cemeteries,) guede (death spirits,) voodoo witches (reminiscent of those in Shakespeare's "Macbeth") and powerful voodoo priestess Mambo Brigitte... Written by Susan Sheppard
West Virginia Hospital Safe Lift
Industrial by Allegheny Image Factory Patient
Poe: A Haunted Life (one-man show)
Theater by Seven Stories Theatre Company Poe, and 6 of his characters
Film (short) by Dir. Phil Rush, Ex. Prod. Robert Tinnell George
Film (short) by Allegheny Image Factory (Short) James O. Watson A web series about the town of Fairmont, WV and its role in the US Civil War. Produced by Allegheny Image Factory. Written and directed by Robert Tinnell.
Theater by New Mystics Theatre Company Andrew Ladd
The Dining Room
Theater by Seven Stories Theatre Company 9 different Roles