Women in Horror
Panel discussion on marketing, distribution, pitching, social media and more from successful horror filmmakers Jen & Sylvia Soska
Nadine Al-Remaizan is an accomplished self taught special makeup effects artist and began her journey in the makeup effects world in 2013. She grew up an artist, specializing in painting and discovered her love for special makeup effects during her senior year of high school. In 2016, Nadine kickstarted her career in the industry working on web-series, short films, and feature films.
You finished your film, now what?
Panel discussion with Jen & Sylvia Soska
The TwistedTwins Saturday September 23, 2017 3:45pm
Christine Ramirez is a Atlanta based makeup and special effects artist. Her love for makeup and to work on film started at a young age. It all began with her childhood viewing of the original 1978 John Carpenters Halloween. Christine started her makeup career in beauty, but her true passion was always special effects makeup. She now works on feature films in Atlanta and Los Angeles and has been department head and key artist for beauty and effects makeup on many features. She specializes in gore, realistic medical, and blood work.
Special screening of Wes Craven's New Nightmare followed by the Nightmare Panel with Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Marianne Maddalena & Greg Nicotero
Friday September 22, 2017 6:30pm
SFX Make up Panel & Demonstration
with Christine Ramirez of Ramirez FX and Nadine Al-Remaizan
Creating Big Budget looks on a shoestring budget
Saturday September 23, 2017 11am
Stunt Demonstration with John Nittolo of Anti -
Assault Systems and Stunt Woman Juliene Joyner
Friday September 22, 2017 11am
Private VIP Party Thursday
September 21, 2017
John Nittolo is CEO of Anti-Assault Systems, Inc. He has extensive experience training law enforcement and
military personnel from multiple federal and government agencies and training in the private sector. He has also
provided protection for many dignitaries and high profile celebrity figures. He has developed a unique Close
Quarter Combat training program. This program optimizes the survival and success rate of personnel in high risk
situations. John has over 30 years of experience in various martial arts disciplines including Aikido, Michi Budo
Ryu, and Weng Chun. John developed complex programs for Anti-Assault Systems, Inc. Since 2010, John has
developed and is currently working on certain equipment to be utilized for military and security use. These
programs are continually being examined and updated using advanced technology as it becomes available. John
has obtained numerous certifications in anti-terrorism. He is certified as a Police Tactics Instructor for tactical
training. He has provided private instruction to employees of various corporate industries and executives and their
families. He has conducted training for the Department of Defense, including Delta Force covert operations training,
as well as personnel from multiple government agencies, and provided private instruction to foreign dignitaries.
John has also trained several special forces operators internationally, including the Israeli Special Forces and the British S.A.S. John has twice been inducted into the Gold Coast Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year, Police Tactics Instructor of the Year, and Military Instructor of the year. John is constantly working to improve old ideas and develop new ones using the latest state-of-the-art technologies. Currently John is conducting Self-Defense classes and Tactical Shooting courses for the general public. Along with training in the private sector, John is developing a rigorous and intense private training course specifically for stunt doubles in the film industry.
Panel Discussion - Whose Film is it Anyway?
Saturday September 23, 2017 8:30pm
Jen & Sylvia Soska
Nadine Al-Remaizan - Special Makeup FX artist
We will welcome all Film and Screenplay finalists, Celebrity Guests, Press, Festival Staff and Exclusive VIP Pass Holders to get the weekend started in bloody fashion. The party will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel overlooking the water. Entertainment will be provided by Kevin Porter of Hat Trick Entertainment. Horror Themed Hors D'oeuvres and Cocktails will be served. Get your photo taken on the Dead Carpet and meet your favorite Horror Icons.
Christine Ramirez - Makeup and Special Effects Artist
Stunt double for Margarita Levieva in Future World
with Amanda Wyss