Director/ Exec. Producer: Mania
Exec. Producer/ Actress: Desolation
Jessica Cameron was born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada and moved to Toronto to initially study fashion at Ryerson University. After finishing her degree, she moved to Ohio in order to work as a fashion designer. While there she took an acting class, the bug bit and Cameron decided to make acting her full-time career.
Relocating to Hollywood, CA, Cameron has been cast in more than fifty projects including music videos, TV shows and feature films, and in 2010 she won an industry award for being a Rising Movie Star. Some of her favorite recent performances include playing Princess Areola in the film Potpourri directed by Elliot Diviney, and her turn in the feature Mr. Hush, in which she starred alongside horror icon Steven Geoffreys. She also had the chance to work with legendary director Jim Wynorski on the Syfy channel film Camel Spiders and with established horror director Jeff Burr on Resurrection. Cameron was also thrilled to play screen legend Marilyn Monroe in The Black Dahlia Haunting, having been a fan of the Hollywood icon for many years.
2013 was the first year in which Cameron stepped behind the camera to direct and produce Truth Or Dare, a torture film that she co-wrote with Jon Scott Higgins. Truth Or Dare would screen nearly 50 times all over the world and win 33 awards. Cameron would direct several short films in 2013 including a segment for the Soska sisters Blood Drive PSA. She would produce 2 more feature films (Utero and Save Yourself) before embarking on her most ambitious project yet – filming 3 movies while traveling across the USA in an motor home with some of her favorite film makers. The team shot 2 narrative features (Desolation and Mania) and the documentary surrounding the process called Kill The Production Assistant. Mania would mark Cameron’s 2nd time directing a feature film.
Producer: Mania, Desolation and Kill The PA
Mem Ferda has long been sought after for his hypnotic presence on screen. Equally comfortable as hero or villain, he has a continually expanding filmography. This extremely talented and intelligent actor was born October 1963 in Chelsea, South West London. The son of a Turkish Agricultural Minister he became fascinated with the art of acting from a very young age. Having landed many TV roles and commercial work through a local agent whilst still in education, it was not until he had achieved a BSc Honors degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) that he then went on to act professionally.
Mem trained and graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Acting from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). His pulsating enthusiasm to perfect his craft, led to further classes at RADA and to further workshops and explorations into various acting techniques. Mem is bilingual, speaking English and Turkish fluently. He is a master of Eastern European and American accents as well as native regional English accents. At 6 ft 2′ with a powerful physique and rugged appeal, he often commands audiences into dangerous places of gangsters, psychopaths and killers, ‘having such magnetism that leads one to believe he has the word ‘charisma’ tattooed across his chest’. Mem’s list of notable ‘baddies’ are forever growing, these include; Dusan (The Crew), Hakeem (The Veteran), Vladimir (ill Manors), Andriy (Legacy), Egor (Emulsion), Kamel Hannah (The Devils Double), Hakan (Pusher) and recently as Ilir Duka (Dirty Money). Mem’s versatility however, is limitless and by no means confined to aggressive personalities alone. In ITV’s popular drama ‘Heartbeat’, in which he plays the guest lead role, Andrei Beschastnykh, he can be seen delivering a very insightful and acutely perceptive performance of a softer, gentler type, which ultimately touches the hearts of viewers.
Mem’s real life background, is as colorful, as some of the characters he leaves burnt into our memories. As a child he witnessed and assassination attempt on his father, as a student he was held at the Serbian border as a suspected drug smuggler and in Istanbul he was threatened at gunpoint. During his rebellious teens he narrowly avoided being the getaway driver in a real life heist! Obsessively punctual, by making him late, the heavy London traffic saved him from drowning on the pleasure craft Marchioness, a delay for which he is eternally grateful.
Jonathan Scott Higgins
Writer/ Exec. Producer/ A.D: Mania
Exec. Producer: Desolation
Jonathan Scott Higgins was born and raised in Tucson, AZ and graduated from the University of Arizona at the prestigious Eller College of Management with his degree in accounting. He fell in love with cinema at a young age and decided to pursue his dream as a film producer and writer. He moved to Los Angeles in 2012 and has been active in the indie film community since then.
In 2013, Higgins produced his first feature film with Jessica Cameron, called Truth or Dare, which has screened worldwide. So far, the film has received 33 awards and counting and is next screening at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and at Frightfest in London, UK. In 2014, Higgins produced his 2nd feature film called Utero, which was directed by Bryan Coyne.
Aaron M. Lane
Director/ Editor: Kill the PA
Aaron M. Lane is a Northern California based independent film maker. His work extends through independent films and web series.
Her first met Jessica Cameron by coming to her aid when her Truth Or Dare hard drives crashed, and had to patiently re-edit the film from start to finish.
Other notable credits include The Game(2007) and Crazy Eights: The Unmaking of a Motion Picture (2007).
Ryan M. Andrews
Director/ Writer: Desolation
Ryan attended both Niagara College and Trebas Institute in Toronto for film production, and graduated at the top of his class. He has spent the past 14 years honing in on his craft. A fan of all things macabre, Andrews lives his life like every day is Halloween and as a storyteller, he feels what is most important is the need to respect the genre and the fans.
Living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Andrews’ films, both features and shorts, have played around the world. Andrews dramatic zombie film Sick released January 6th 2015. Sick examines the bleak loneliness of surviving day to day in such a horrific world. But while the film encompasses an overwhelming sadness as it studies humanity and human interaction, it never skimps on the horror.
In 2014, Andrews went to camera on two more horror features. Save Yourself and Desolation. His films are always different in subject matter, but one thing Andrews’ promises about his horror is that they will always be artful in their approach.
Ellie is an actress based in the mid west who has worked on some really great independent films in the last 5 years. Her career began with the indie gem And Then You Die, over the next few years she would land another dozen starring roles.
A fan favorite is her performance in Time To Kill, which was directed by Brian Williams.
Carlo Mendez was born in 1978 in Los Angeles but raised in Miami to Cuban parents, Caridad Corrales and Juan Carlos Mendez. Carlo has been working steadily for several years with recent appearances on shows like Parks and Recreation where he played “Eduardo” and the series “90210” on the CW network. Carlo has also been keeping busy with movies like “Opious” (2012), “Straight on ’til Morning” (2012), “Beautiful Wave” (2011), “Disrupt/Dismantle” (2011), “Treasure of the Black Jaguar” (2011) amongst others. Showing true range as an actor, his body of work includes comedy, action, drama and horror.
Special FX artist/ Actor: Mania and Desolation
Heather Dorff is a Chicago based, award winning actress, writer, & producer. Born and raised in Chicago, she has also spent time living in Georgia, New York, and Louisiana, as well as visited Italy, Netherlands, France, and the United Kingdom giving her a wide perspective of people and cultures around the world. Most recently Heather has starred alongside fellow indie scream queen actress and director Jessica Cameron in the multi award winning feature film ‘Truth or Dare’, Intrusive Behavior, and again starred with Jessica in the short film ‘The Tour’ shot on location in London, UK.
Apart from acting, Heather has experience in event hosting, public speaking, MMA kickboxing, and web design – being the webmaster of the #KillThePA site itself.