MEET THE TFFers
are the dedicated individuals who go to great lengths to ensure that your film, your screenplay, and you, are treated with the professionalism and courtesy that you deserve. They spend many long hours bringing you the best festival possible!
CUSS, Festival Director
Born into a family of cinematic felines, Cuss runs his festival with an iron paw. He don't tolerate no rude behavior and he lets you know it by
randomly leaping onto your foot and chewing away!
Favorite Cinema: Cat People; What's New Pussycat?; That Darned Cat; Garfield; Josie & The Pussycats; Thomasina; Catwoman; any Kevin Smith.
Favorite Music: Tom Jones!
Personal Quote: “The juxtaposition of spectacle and venture amalgamate to proliferate a guerdon of exalted virtuosity and exigent desideratum."
CLAW, The "Other" Festival Director
Claw is an award-winning filmmaker and drummer who loves making movies and music. He spends most of his time in front of his computer with a bottle of scotch, doing all kinds of dirty deeds...for dirt cheap!
Favorite Cinema: Robocop; Halloween; The Crow; Enter The Dragon; Spiderman; Bubba Hotep; El Mariachi; Romeo & Juliet; Planet of the Apes; any Rod Serling; The Princess Bride; Zombi; Citizen Kane; Superargo.
Favorite Music: Queen; The Beatles; Elvis (Presley & Costello); Violent Femmes; The Pretenders; Led Zeppelin; The Undertones; Blondie; Eddie Money.
Personal Quote: “Express yourself honestly and never be boring.”
PRINCESS HORROR, International Star
Star of film and stage, the Princess is a ballet dancer, a dual-octave opera singer, an actress, and a multi-award-winning filmmaker. She loves animals, fashion, making movies, and excellent adventures!
Favorite Cinema: The Bad Seed; any Vincent Price; any Hitchcock; any Zombie; any Horror; any Audrey Hepburn; any Marilyn Monroe; any Bette Davis; any David Lynch; any David Cronenberg; any John Waters.
Favorite Music: The Doors; Pink Floyd; George Clinton & The P-Funks; Bad Company; David Bowie; any Doo-Wop; Any Motown; The Buggles; Frankie Goes To Hollywood; any 70’s; Any 80’s.
Personal Quote: “Don’t be afraid to be who you are.”
GRACELAND, Director of Marketing
Graceland is a long time fan of art, dance, philosophy and expressionism. She enjoys writing screenplays, making award-winning films, and running
from the law. She once had a date with Elvis...Wait! Graceland? Could she be...the one that got away?!
Favorite Cinema: Vertigo; Halloween; Psycho; Wizard of Oz; House on Haunted Hill; A Touch of Evil; Nightbreed.
Favorite Music: Deep Purple; Saliva; the British Invasion; Psychodelic Rock; Old Blues.
Personal Quote: “Get away from me! Leave me alone! Elvis, where are you?!”
MICK JAGRRR, Caterer
An award-winning master of movies, music and munchies, Mick truly loves a well-crafted film. He's a film historian who knows EVERYTHING about movies all the way back to the 1920's. He plays drums, a mean harmonica, and enjoys screaming for no apparent reason!
Favorite Cinema: The Tingler; Poirot; Sherlock Holmes; Robert Louis Stevenson; Shane.
Favorite Music: The White Album; On The Border; Robert Johnson; any Doo-Wop; Janis Joplin.
Personal Quote: “It doesn’t cost anything to be kind.”
DOUBLE D, Head of Production
Double D has three feature films under his belt (two as award winners) and hundreds of hours behind the camera as Director and DP. His favorite pastime is sitting in the dark and sobbing uncontrollably, while sobbing uncontrollably in the dark!
Favorite Cinema: Night of the Living Dead; The Aviator; Planet of the Apes; Waterworld; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; The Road Warrior; Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
Favorite Music: George Harrison, The Rippingtons, Smash Mouth.
Personal Quote: “Repeated Expletives.”
JIMMY DIFI, Technical Auteur
Jimmy Difi is a classically trained Shakespearean actor, published author, and accomplished film director, with many films in his repertoire', and
all have screened around the world. One in particular, "The Hookman of Beaver Valley", is the predecessor to "I Saw What You Did Last Summer". Jimmy also lives in an asylum for the filmmakingly insane. Fortunately, he escapes every year, just in time for Terror Film Festival!
Favorite Cinema: Horror; any Mob/Gangster.
Favorite Music: Blues; Progressive Jazz.
Personal Quote: “We must never see a day without art.”
SHY MARCY, Scripts Department
mistress of computer and information science, Shy was weened on horror films and loves all aspects of great gore cinema. She voraciously studies film theory and is a devoted film fanatic who truly adores a great script. Lovecraft!
Favorite Cinema: The Fearless Vampire Killers; The Conqueror Worm (aka Witchfinder General); Last House on the Left; South Park the Movie; Performance; Audition; Oldboy; The Haunting (1963); Kwaidan; Evil Dead I and II; any Val Lewton; any Hammer Studio; any Herschell Gordon Lewis.
Favorite Music: Nirvana, Melvins, the Strokes, Bad Brains, Wu Tang Clan, Blood Brothers.
Personal Quote: “I love a good horror film.”
THE TERROR FILM FESTIVAL BACKSTORY
Terror Film Festival
was founded by a group of passionate young artists whose films and
scripts were rejected by every film festival in the world. After several
years of being thoroughly brow beaten by the critics and their peers,
these young upstarts realized that it wasn’t their work that sucked, it
was the rest of the world who couldn’t see their self-described genius
that sucked! So, they gathered together one cold and darkened eve, in a
backyard tree fort, to form a new breed of film festival. A film
festival where the filmmakers, screenwriters and fans matter. And,
huddled around the blazing glow of the mighty dime store lighter, they
decided to name their new monster, "Terror Film Festival". Then, after a
moment of awkward silence, pride began to fill their innocent young
hearts, as these misguided idealists came to understand that from that
day forward, they would always forever for eternity be known as...The
Five Filmmakers of the Festival Apocalypse!
There was HORROR! Dressed in stark red and wielding the mighty sword of mediocrity, Horror rides against the evils of bad filmmaking! FANTASY!
Armed with the colossol power to roll the highest numbers possible in
D&D while still cleaning his room before Mom gets home! SCI-FI! Confused, yet head strong, this time-traveling avenger can go from here to there while holding the camera steady! Almost. THRILLER! With
his noir mentality and need to be loved, Thriller fights the
never-ending battle for truth, justice, and great plot
twists everywhere! And finally, PSYCHO! I mean, DRAMA!
With the awesome strength to spew inappropriate comments at the wrong
time, and mixed with ineffective dramatic pauses and sentences that seem
to run on forever as if not knowing when to stop or how to pace the
delivery of a monologue within a film or screenplay, Drama fights to
keep bad character development to a minimum! Together, these five
fearless warriors ride their Big Wheels blindly into the wind, spitting
and screaming randomly, armed with the blazing bragging rights of…Terror
FILM, FASHION, BLOOD, & GUTS!!