Special Effects Makeup, Producer
Steve Saturn is a practical effects makeup artist from New York and a 2006 graduate of the Drexel University School of Media Arts and Design in Philadelphia. Steve specializes in SFX makeup application, prosthetics, mold making, and prop fabrication.
He is the Co-Owner of the Philadelphia based production company, Federal Film Reserve, LLC where he helped produce the film, Birth of Separation. He also designed effects for the shorts, Monster Party, and Whom God Helps. Since November of 2011, Steve has worked with Brian Spears and Pete Gerner, and has assisted on films like We Are What We Are, Condemned, and Cold in July. He also assisted on the film Epidemic with Sara Poskonka.
Steve has also led and designed the SFX for the film American Exorcist, and Matt Braunsdorf’s short, John The Carpenter.
Director of Photography, Producer
Matt Braunsdorf is a director, DP, and editor whose body of work includes film, television, Broadway, music videos and web content. His background is in film production and financing, having worked at iDeal Partners Film Fund for 6 years. In his time there he oversaw the production of the films Dirty Girl, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, Pump, and many others.
Since then he has shot and edited TV spots for Broadway shows like Something Rotten, On the 20th Century, Waitress, and many others. He has also edited for television on shows like New York’s Funniest and Blissful Thinking. His work in web content includes Saturday Night Live, People Magazine, The Nerdist, Above Average Productions, College Humor, UCBComedy, and Improv Everywhere.
His short film John the Carpenter, which screened at Dances with Films, Hollyshorts, NYC Horror Film Festival, and won awards for best cinematography at the Nightmares Film Festival and best musical score at Other Worlds Austin in 2016, can be seen on Vimeo and YouTube.
Alexa Rae O’Neill
Alexa Rae O’Neill is a 28-year-old Costume Designer currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. She originally hails from the suburbs of Philadelphia and has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art & Design.
Alexa’s design aesthetic relies heavily on color psychology, and real-life situations. She believes the clothes a person wears always tells a story. She worked on costume design for horror films such as A Place in Hell, American Exorcist, and American Gothic. Alexa’s work can also be seen in music videos for Circa Survive’s Premonition of The Hex, and The Wonder Years’ Sister Cities.
Alexa is a member of IATSE United Scenic Artists Local 829, in the Costume Design & Wardrobe Styling category.
She spends her free time designing t-shirts and cosplaying as her favorite anime character.