Established in a small Kentucky suburban military town in 1973, pre-internet, the idea of a career in the film industry seemed unachievable. It wasn't till later in life after traveling the world and settling in Atlanta, neo-Hollywood, that Dustin decided to return to school and study film.
With over 20 years of production management experience, Dustin has had the opportunity to collaborate and provide technical production planning and support for high-profile Fortune 500 and broadcast companies such as; ESPN, The Atlanta Falcons, The Atlanta Hawks, the UFC, WME|IMG, Coca-Cola, The College Football Hall of Fame, Bud Light, Cumulus, Chick-Fil-A, and WSB Channel 2 Atlanta. Recently having the privilege of working collectively with a creative team including musical visionaries and Atlanta locals Ed Roland, Jesse Triplett, and the rest of the team behind The Sweet Tea Project.
As a veteran Dustin has over 10 years of military experience working in high-pressure combat situations for top military leaders. Living abroad in Egypt, Kuwait, and South Korea including various cities across the U.S. Dustin has unique, culturally diverse life experience, and an understanding of the human condition that makes for interesting storytelling with broad appeal.
An avid horror fan with a passion for cultural and religious mythology, Dustin has a diverse portfolio writing and producing both Narrative Features, Television and Unscripted Documentaries, and Docuseries. Armed with a bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta, with a major in Digital Filmmaking and a focus on screenwriting he hopes to make his mark by providing creative expertise, introducing innovative narrative techniques, telling new and original stories.
“—like the best horror writers—you pay attention to emotion, psychology, and interpersonal relationships, developing all of those aspects of your characters and the characters themselves before plunging them into the surreal.” - Preston Fassel; Contributor, Fangoria Magazine
Posthumously Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama ⋄ Crime A mortician, struggling with bipolar disorder and addiction, makes a deal to save her life and funeral home by disposing of bodies for the mob.
All About The Girl Budget: $0 - $100K | Film-noir ⋄ Crime Following his untimely death at the hands of a vengeful succubus, an offbeat private detective adjust to the complications of the afterlife.
Drawing Down the Moon Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror ⋄ Fantasy A wavering young pagan occultist must choose between the love of her life or ultimate power, ensuing violent and disturbing consequences.
Actaeon Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror ⋄ Drama Following the sordid death of his wife and daughter, a depressed veteran self-isolates in the wilderness resulting in his mysterious disappearance.
Where The Moon Is Budget: $1M - $5M | Fantasy ⋄ Family A successful Native-American writer reflects on his WW II era childhood, taking a fantastic journey through a past filled with loss, heartbreak, and ancestral rebirth.
The Coyote's Calling
Short (Drama, Fantasy and Horror) Writer/Editor As the end of days approach the time has come for Death to reap God. During a meeting to announce a successor to the universe Michael, the Arch Angel, cast a spell binding Death to hell as a rider of the apocalypse.
Film (Drama, Fantasy and Short) Director/Writer/Editor/VFX/Sound Design Marybeth and Arthur Hertz want to have a baby. After a follow up visit with their OBGYN they learn Marybeth is infertile. An angel of the Lord visits Marybeth and blesses her with the gift of a child of God.
Film (Crime, Horror, Thriller and Short) Script Supervisor/Editor/VFX/Sound Design Henry Harper, a vagrant with a passion for torturing and murdering young girls stalks his prey. Lucy, a self-absorbed professional with a busy schedule and solitary social life makes the perfect victim for the nomadic killer.
WINNER - 13HORROR.COM - FILM & SCREENPLAY CONTEST - ACTAEON
QUARTERFINALIST - Screencraft Family Screenplay Contest - Where The Moon Is
WINNER - 13HORROR.COM - FILM & SCREENPLAY CONTEST - Drawing Down The Moon
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 13HORROR.COM FILM & SCREENPLAY CONTEST - Drawing Down the Moon
SEMIFINALIST - Campus Movie Fest - Sanctifying Grace