"Sci-fi, horror, to me it's the great escape!" So says Micro-budget filmmaker Andy Kumpon, the Co-Founder of KillerBeam Entertainment. Kumpon has always been interested in sci-fi/horror/fantasy. He is a big fan of the old Godzilla movies, creature feature and of course "Star Wars." Kumpon also points to the unique directing style of John Carpenter as a major influence in his own work.
Kumpon moved to New York City in 2006 and worked in video production by partnering with and creating Malbec Gold Productions. One of the Co-founders of Terra FOSSIL Wines, Andy created Terra FOSSIL TV, which highlights Terra FOSSIL testimonials taken in-and-around New York City. He helped create the Terra FOSSIL web site featuring short films, testimonials, and information for retailers, restaurants, distributors, and wine producers and Youtube videos which netted millions of views. He also co- founded the worthy cause organization Stomp Out Student Loans to work with universities, retailers and brands in an effort to give back - initiating the campaign along with Sonoma State University, Oliver’s Markets and California Student Aid Commission.
An award-winning filmmaker with 15 years experience in all facets of film/video production (writing, directing, editing, composing, marketing), he has worked on several independent series/films/productions in Seattle, L.A., and N.Y. He has produced and directed videos for several successful "viral video" campaigns. His short film "Last Stop Station," was featured at Tromodance 2002 in Park City, Utah, and won best horror film at The Award Winners of Hollywood Scarefest (2005) in Los Angeles. It was picked up for distribution and released on DVD by Vanguard Cinema. Kumpon is also the producer/actor/cameraman/music composer for "Shadows in the Garden”, another short horror piece that tells a story through the monster's perspective. He also directed a segment in the anthology film "Monstersdotcom" (2003) produced by Brimstone Media Productions. Kumpon has several feature length screenplays he is looking to develop, namely his upcoming Sci-Fi, zombie epic “Seeds Of The Dead” featuring a take on GMO produced through KillerBeam Entertainment, and his Action/Sci-Fi screenplay “The Pit”, which he plans on adapting into a Graphic Novel sometime in 2017. His short supernatural thriller KNIT (2016), a proof of concept for a feature film of the same name has won numerous festival awards.
Stricken Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller ⋄ Horror A stroke survivor must conquer his inner demons that manifest into a real darkness that threatens both him and his family.
KNIT Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Horror When an introverted teenage girl receives a mysterious, knitted scarf as a gift, she stumbles upon the curse of “The Old Knitty”, a vengeful spirit who will knit you a gift… to die for.
Film (Short, Horror and Thriller) Director One day, while using a popular broadcasting video app, a teenage girl named Katie discovers the truth about the urban myth known as The Old Knitty. They say that if you stumble upon Knitty's live stream, and she happens to see you watching, she'll call out your name, and mark you. She will then haunt you via any electronic device you happen to own or be on, sometimes weeks at a time. Through this, she sees into your soul. Your deepest, darkest secrets revealed. Her motives, unknown. Her intent, deadly. And all the while she knits you a beautiful gift. And when she delivers that gift... you die. And she can get anyone, anywhere at anytime. Online or offline, the curse of The Old Knitty can never be stopped. Written by A. Kumpon
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Editor The story of one woman's struggle to be the top executive of the oldest profession in the biggest city. In the city that never sleeps, Kathleen Oakmont is considered the gate-keeper to it's darkest desires. A Madam by trade, she runs the most successful and luxurious brothel in Manhattan. A trusted confidant of her clients, Madam Kat, knows how to run a good business. She's ruthless, loyal, and is the keeper of many secrets for her high ranking clientele. It's not until an upcoming election to make prostitution legal, stirs up Kathleen's structure, that makes her worry for her security. Times are changing and everyone is coming out of the woodwork for this new idea, including Kathleen's rival, Georgie Dean, who threatens to turn her business into a meat factory. Luckily, Madam Kat's top client, Congressman Brian Figarello, is here to provide the inside tips and deep pockets. All the characters come out to play, sides are swapped, and needs are satiated, as the underbelly of New York ... Written by Jordan Elizabeth Gelber
Video (Horror) Director A man breaks into a suburban house and ties up the owner as hostage, believing him to be the mass murderer who killed his young daughter. But not just a regular serial killer-this man may be a for real monster who is using the internet to capture his victims. And he then begins to introduce his captor to his world. Written by Andy Kumpon
Shadows in the Garden
Film (Short and Horror) Actor Eric Gollinger, Diana Spitzer, and Andy Kumpon star in this unusual micro-budget mood-piece in which the fate of a rainy town rests in the hands, the claws, of a monster. But the real star is the monster itself, who must fit the clues together in time to prevent the next victim -- his own beloved! Written by Wayne Spitzer
Last Stop Station
Video (Comedy, Horror and Short) Director Two tabloid journalists fight for credibility amidst the weirdest of truths-- that being a gas station run by creepy materialistic reaper like aliens. Fueled with greed, see who runs out of gas "and luck" in the end.