Ward Crockett

Ward Crockett

Director, Editor, Screenwriter, Producer, Script Consultant, Script Supervisor, Digital Imaging Technician, Motion Graphic Design, Actor and Author

Chicago, Illinois

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About Ward

Ward Crockett is an award-winning filmmaker in Chicago. In addition to screening at the 2015 Puerto Rico Horror Film Festival, the 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival, and the upcoming 2016 Middle Coast Film Festival and the 12th Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, his short film "Between" won several awards at the 2015 Premiere Film Festival, including Best Cinematography and the Jury Prize for Best Picture, and was nominated for Best Directing. His first feature-length film, a low-budget, Super 16 sci-fi/horror romp called Night Things (currently available on Amazon DVD), screened in the 2011 Motor City Nightmares Festival, Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival, ZedFest, 2012 Denver HorrorFest, and the 2012 Fear Féte Horror Film Festival, where it picked up the Best Fantasy Feature Award and a Best Actress nomination.

Ward is currently in post-production on two short films, a psychological horror film called "There Is No Door" and a slapstick comedy titled "Off We Go." He is also scripting a new dark fantasy short called "Hiding" and a feature-length thriller by the name of "Purity."

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  • Hypno

    Hypno (2016)
    Film (Short, Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Director With the help of her psychologist, a woman explores a hypnotically induced dream world to discover the identity of her sister's murder.

  • There Is No Door

    There Is No Door (2016)
    Film (Short and Horror) Director From childhood to adulthood, Sam contends with the suicidal curse that has plagued her family for generations.

  • Other People's Heads

    Other People's Heads (2016)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Producer Set in a grotesquely decadent world, 12 legal officials are presiding over guillotine executions that go bizarrely wrong when the prisoners have an unexpected reaction to death. The officials have to then come to terms with the unbelievable horror they witness.

  • What Goes Up

    What Goes Up (2016)
    Film (Short and Horror) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Love and Zombies

    Love and Zombies (2016)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Horror) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Cornered by the ravenous undead, a young couple take cheap shots at one another as they argue about the future of their relationship.

  • Between

    Between (2015)
    Film (Short and Horror) Director Kerry is working on her latest house flip when she begins hearing strange sounds from an unfinished space in the basement. As the sounds escalate to visions of a savagely beaten doppelgänger, Kerry finds her mind and life unraveling.

  • Off We Go

    Off We Go (2015)
    TV Movie (Comedy) Director A struggling racecar driver has a showdown with his devilish father, the indomitable Dr. Banks.

  • Anti-body

    Anti-body (2015)
    Film (Short and Horror) Editor An ambitious medical school student synthesizes his experimental vaccine to prepare for a new and highly contagious virus. He spends the next twenty two days dealing with the side effects.

  • Meet Your Maker

    Meet Your Maker (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Editor Add a Plot »

  • Growing Strong

    Growing Strong (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department Growing Strong is a story about a 15-year-old-girl named Lily who is emotionally and physically abused by her father - Wes. After yet another heated argument with Wes, Lily manages to escape her family home in Chicago and finds refuge at her grandmother's horse farm in Midway, Kentucky. Upon the arrival to the farm, Lily finds herself in a rather peculiar environment: her grandmother, Rosemarie, is a spiritual woman who meditates, eats a vegetarian diet, and reads metaphysical books. Despite the seemingly peaceful atmosphere, Lily is haunted not only by the constant threat of Wes coming after her, but also by the psychological effects of the abuse that manifest themselves in flashbacks and nightmares. Unable to deal with the anxiety, Lily turns to alcohol and drugs to repress and numb her emotions. Sam, a local boy whom Lily meets on the farm, becomes an accomplice as Lily plots her next move. The only thing that stands in a way of Lily's self-destruction is Rosemarie whose wisdom and... Written by Rita Ciolek

  • Nostalgic

    Nostalgic (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department An aging scientist must decide whether to give in to early-onset dementia, or to take an experimental drug which locks him into his memories, unable to form new ones.

  • Johnny Learns How to Shoot!

    Johnny Learns How to Shoot! (2013)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Director A found-footage film in which a boy borrows his father's rifle.

  • Tom Svvift and the Amazing Space Cannon

    Tom Svvift and the Amazing Space Cannon (2013)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Director A found-footage film depicting a scientist conducting an experiment.

  • Transitions

    Transitions (2013)
    Film (Short and History) Director A found-footage film consisting entirely of film transitions.

  • Spirits

    Spirits (2013)
    Television (Comedy) Editor Maurice and Bethany's video blog about how to make the perfect cocktail has hit it big, but Maurice's role as the drink-loving host is starting to take its toll on his relationships.

  • The Man Box

    The Man Box (2013)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Erin and Elizabeth are having a girls night before Erin gets married. Elizabeth coaxes Erin to open her fiancés's lockbox to see what he may be hiding. Reluctant at first, Erin eventually gives in and what she discovers shocks her.

  • The Log Jam

    The Log Jam (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Director The Log Jam is gay Republican bar where randy (and Ayn Rand-y) lonelyhearts gather to have drinks, talk to Nancy Reagan, and explain all the reasons why they hate the poor. Can three gay conservatives find love and understanding in a liberal gay world? Written by Pinque Pony

  • Completely Normal Activity

    Completely Normal Activity (2011)
    Television (Short, Comedy and Horror) Director Twenty-something slacker Richie tries desperately to document suspected "paranormal activity," only to unwittingly invite a malevolent force into his apartment.

  • Chip and Daisy

    Chip and Daisy (2010)
    Video (Short, Comedy and Romance) Director Chip and Daisy practice unusually safe romance on their first date.

  • Night Things

    Night Things (2010)
    Film (Horror) Director Two women find themselves trapped between life and death by a dark and mysterious machine. As they search for an escape, they must battle the Lures, a race of creatures determined to imprison them until nightfall, when the vicious Night Things come out to feed upon those who stray from the light. Soon they discover that their only escape is the evil machine itself. But using it may require the ultimate sacrifice... Written by Producers

  • Wiccan Tease

    Wiccan Tease (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Editor Morgana has cast a spell on Rain, but does she feel the magic for him three-fold?

  • Crawlspace

    Crawlspace (2008)
    Film (Short and Horror) Director Richard cannot keep the trapdoor closed.

  • Projector

    Projector (2007)
    Film (Short and Horror) Director Upon discovering a forgotten movie projector in a storage closet, a man unleashes a dark secret that threatens to destroy him.

  • True or False

    True or False (2005)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Six friends gather for a customary evening of relaxation and fun. Then tragedy strikes and they are forced to decide where their loyalties lie.

  • American Dream?

    American Dream? (2005)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy, Drama and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department A three-day emotional whirlwind into the life of a college grad turned lunatic and his oddly-discovered, mentally challenged friend, trying to live out the harsh reality of the present times within society's darkest side. An edgy vision of the fictional subconscious mixed with "real-life." Through "live" hidden cameras, intuitive thoughts, nightmares and unfortunate relationships, West and Art take a cinematic voyage filled with humor, trauma, love, tranquility and chaos. West & Art not only have to live out their saga in the fictional and non-fictional realm, but they must do it with a most intriguing companion intertwined in their fate, 'Nancy the Blowup Doll'. A lunatic, a mentally handicapped and a latex beauty...connect the three. Written by Pure Film

  • The Pill

    The Pill (2003)
    Film (Horror and Short) Director A young housewife is terrorized by her husband's nightmares.

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