BRYAN NORTON has an M.F.A. degree in Film Production from New York University's Tisch School of The Arts Graduate Film Program, and a B.A. in Cinema Studies from Sarah Lawrence College. He wrote and directed the horror thriller Penny Dreadful with a generous grant from Warner Bros which took the top awards from several international film festivals including Screamfest, Fantasporto, SXSW and Stiges. Bryan has taught film directing and screenwriting throughout the United States since 2001 and served as the chairperson of The New York Film Academy both in Los Angeles and New York City. He also has consulted on several books and articles relating to the history and analysis of the horror genre, including Butcher Knives and Body Counts Going To Pieces: Essays of the Formula, Frights and Fun of the Slasher Film and Fangoria Magazine. His work can also be seen in the feature documentaries Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film , Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollwood Rebel and The Psycho Legacy . His upcoming feature film credits include Seven Hells (released November 2014 theatrically) and the All Hallow’s Eve 2. In addition to his writing and directing, Bryan is also an award winning special makeup FX artist.