Steve Latshaw - Director of "Return of the Killer Shrews"
Born in Decatur, Illinois, Steve began his film career in a distinctly Corman-esque style, directing a string of successful B movies in Florida in the early 90s. These included the home video/cable hits DARK UNIVERSE (1993) (V) and JACK-O (1995), as well as the cult classic VAMPIRE TRAILER PARK (1991). Relocating to Los Angeles, Steve continued his career as both writer and director, though on markedly larger budgeted projects. With a filmography well into the double digits, Steve's recent screenwriting credits have included the family adventure MERICAN BLACK BEAUTY (2005), starring Dean Stockwell and the upcoming Sci Fi Channel superhero adventure, Stan Lee's LIGHTSPEED (2006). He and his former wife Patricia (divorced 2003) have a son, Ryan Thomas, born 5 June 1986.
Other recent screenwrting efforts include the Sy Fy Channel hits CURSE OF THE KOMODO and PLANET RAPTOR, and Dolph Lundgren's recent Millenium Pictures comeback hit, COMMAND PERFORMANCE. In this recent release, ex-biker turned rock and roll drummer Dolph joins forces with ex Pussycat Doll Melissa Molinaro. Together they tangle with Baltic Terrorists who kidnap the Russian Premiere and his children during a benefit. Critics are calling it "Die Hard at a Rock Concert, a slam-bang, bloody, nostalgic, fun ride back to 1990s action classics.
Dan Golden grew up (in a suburb of Chicago) with an insatiable appetite for fantastic films. At an early age he was so inspired by Roger Corman's filmic adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM" that he and his brother turned their mom's garage into a medieval torture chamber. The sinister siblings delighted in demonstrating their own home-made cardboard and aluminum foil pendulum to unsuspecting, and generally terrified, neighborhood children.
But that suburban chamber of horrors is ancient history now. Since 1978 Golden has lived in L.A. and become thoroughly entrenched in the business of film.
While attending USC film school, where he shot the award-winning sword and sorcery short "ZYZAK IS KING", he landed his first job on a real movie as a stand-in for John Heard in the cult classic "CUTTER'S WAY," starring Jeff Bridges.
Over the next few years Golden found occasional work as a cameraman or camera assistant on shorts, documentaries, and low budget features, though his still photography work would soon eclipse all.
Before the 80's had drawn to a close, Golden had not only done unit still work and specials on a long list of features but enjoyed considerable success as a celebrity photographer, published in over 30 countries around the world. Though his subjects included some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, he was perhaps most gratified by the opportunity to work with Vincent Price, whose villainous roles in Corman's Poe series kept him entertained as a child.
In the early 90's, a spec script and second unit directing experience led to Golden's debut as a feature film director for Roger Corman himself.
"NAKED OBSESSION," a personal favorite of Quentin Tarantino's and winner of Joe Bob Briggs' Drive-In Academy Award for "Best Flick," was the first of several films Golden would helm for Corman including two that aired as part of the Showtime original series, "ROGER CORMAN PRESENTS." Directorial assignments for other companies followed.
In recent years Golden has increasingly focused his attention on producing, with several commercial successes for Lion's Gate and Syfy under his belt, as well as the critically-acclaimed Indie feature BROKE SKY, currently being distributed by IFC.
Golden can be seen in several film-festival documentaries (including "CORMAN'S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL") and has appeared on "ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT," MTV's "REAL WORLD," and USA Network's "UP ALL NIGHT."
Pat Moran - Co-Writer
In 1992 Chicago native Pat Moran wrote and produced the cult video feature VAMPIRE TRAILER PARK, and starred as the trailer trash vampire. Pat also served as producer and editor for WESTERN CLASSICS, a film series hosted by James Best. In 1993, he formed Sharan Productions with Partner Steve Latshaw. Together Pat and Steve produced three Florida based motion pictures for Fred Olen Ray's American Independent Productions in Los Angeles. Pat was screenwriter and Producer for DARK UNIVERSE (1993), BIOHAZARD: THE ALIEN FORCE (1995), and JACK-O (1995). As a screenwriter, he scripted CHEERLEADER MASSACRE 2 (2006) and co-scripted DIRE WOLF (2008). As an actor, he has appeared in EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) and in the western AMERICAN BANDITS: FRANK AND JESSE JAMES (2010) starring Peter Fonda. He has also performed on stage in Chicago, Orlando and Charlotte NC. In 2004, he formed the sketch comedy troupe PSYCHOTIC POOCH which opened for Weird Al Yankovick at the Carowinds Paladium. He is currently a television producer in Charlotte. Awards include a silver In-House Comedy Program Promotion at Promax 2000 in New Orleans, and a first place Chicago CAN for the sports documentary Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Dorothy has been a veteran of the entertainment industry for 57 years.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, California at age seven she appeared in several television shows, "Leave it to Beaver", "Restless Gun", "Wells Fargo", "GE Theatre" hosted by Ronald Reagan; and a Frank Sinatra special where she was featured with several children singing the popular song "High Hopes". Her critically acclaimed
theatre appearances include "The Bad Seed", "Our Town", and "The Miracle Worker".
Her college years at the renowned Theatre Arts Department of Los Angeles City College enabled her to make the difficult
transition to adult actress. She appeared in several productions while honing her craft. "Come Blow Your Horn", "The
Children's Hour", "The Crucible", "Alice in Wonderland", "Oklahoma", "Major Barbara", "How to Succeed", "Stop
the World", "Roar of the Greasepaint"; to name a few. She was part of the theatre company representing LACC at the
First College Theatre festival in 1969 with "The Way of the World" a restoration comedy, executing two roles in the
production. The production was chosen to re-open the Ford Theatre in Washington D.C.; her endeavor was rewarded
with a Best Actress Award. After college, Dorothy was involved in several theatre productions in the L.A. market, includ-
ing an award winning production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park".
She owned, operated and also taught at the James Best Film Acting Workshop in Longwood Florida, along with teaching at
the University of Central Florida.
Dorothy's production credits include a syndicated fishing show, a video release film "DeathMask", a short film "House of For-
ever", which won the "Peoples Choice Award" at the 2004 Melbourne Independent Filmmaker Festival. In 2005 she
again took top honors for Producing the short film "Hellbent for Good Times", which won "Best Dramatic Short" at the
Melbourne Film Festival. She has produced numerous commercials and corporate promos, and most recently live ac-
tion segments with Jeff Gordon for EA Sports new video game based on NASCAR.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Rustin Brewer of the Advent Corporation
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Roma Roth
Sean Hart (Executive Producer)
Devyn Reggio (Executive Producer)
David Estes (VFX Supervisor/Animator/Compositor)
William Speakman (Animator/Compositor)
Solomon Blair (Digital Sculpter)
A.J. Hester (Fur Simulation)