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Ven Scott

Having been born into a theater family, Ven Scott had little choice but to perform and entertain. Not in a “forced-into-the-carnival” way… in a “in-the-blood” sort of way.

At the ripe old age of twelve he was cast as Sean Rains a.k.a. Red Boy 13 in the feature film “Red Boy 13”.  His love affair with theater and music began here.  In the following years he would pick up extra work in films like “Dazed and Confused” while just as confused-ly (it is a word, damn it!) pick up roles with the Kids Acting Studio in Austin, Texas. He graduated into supporting and lead theatrical roles, many Shakespearean, and this would continue for many years. Favorited roles of his include Mike in “A Lie of the Mind”, Trinculo in “The Tempest” and Eric in “Tales of the Lost Formicans”.

As any young actor should progress, his desires turned towards directing. Upon graduation, however, life was allowed to interrupt Ven’s desires. Though he continued to perform, his focus on film direction waned. For twelve years he performed with his award winning heavy metal band, Dead Earth Politics, in lieu of acting or directing of any kind.  It wasn’t until he co-produced the music video for Dead Earth Politics’ “Runescarred” that Ven caught the bug again. In 2016 he went on to produce the short film “Shilo” with Tyler Russell directing. This was enough to get everything in his black little heart churning again.

The following months would see coaching, writing and networking peak for Ven.  After moving to Llano, Texas, he was struck with a masochistic desire to piece together a film. “Date From Hell” was born. Considering this his directorial debut, damn near twenty years later than schedule, Ven is poised for greatness. In his living room. With his dogs.

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Brandon Torres

Sketching Light Productions is comprised of 3 skilled professionals who have come together for a combined experience of over 20 years in the industry.
Brandon Torres is a Cinematographer/Director known for his fierce passionate style and eccentric problem solving. Brandon’s work spans many genres from “twenty somethings style comedy” to “western horror”. Summer of 2015, web series “People with Issues” was noted as “Best of Austin Web Fest”. Other accolades have poured in about Brandon’s work for the recent release to DVD of “Kill or Be Killed” directed by Duane Graves and Justin Meeks of GREEKS Films.

When not on set working, Brandon loves spending time with his wife and four kids. He creates art in various mediums like painting, drawing, sculpting or fabricating with his wife for her cosplay endeavors. His children have all grown to find their own art due to he and his wife’s efforts.

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Jason Zentner

As a young child, Jason Zentner grew up watching classic horror films such as Frankenstien and Creature From the Black Lagoon, and loved seeing aliens from Star Wars and Star Trek. When he was 8 years old he saw An American Werewolf In London and was fascinated by the transformation scene created by Oscar winning SFX make up artist, Rick Baker.

As he grew older, he fed his fascination for monsters and aliens with more films and books. He began college as an art major, but switched to anthropology after finding being discouraged by art teachers for always creating monsters for his assignments. Towards the end of his college career, he began to dabble in make up, creating Halloween costumes for friends. This renewed his interest in monster making and he began to pursue the arcane rituals of the make up effects artist.

As a self taught artist, learning from books and videos, he began his SFX career in 2010. Now he has worked on several projects in the Texas indie film industry, ranging from music videos to feature films.