SPACE, NOTHING STAYS DEAD FOREVER
Brad Sykes got his first hi-8
camera at age fifteen, and hasn't stopped shooting since.
Growing up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Brad made eight features on
video (many of which involved Karo syrup, red food coloring and stunts of dubious safety) while still in high school.
He attended Boston University's film program in 1993 and by the
time he graduated cum laude in 1997, he had already worked for both
Paramount Pictures and Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Productions. After moving to Los Angeles, Brad continued to work in film
in various capacities both here and abroad (a stint at Castel Film,
Romania) before landing his first writing-directing job in 1998.
By 2000, he was writing and directing full-time, with many genre
credits such as DEMON'S KISS, MAD JACK, and the well-known CAMP BLOOD.
Brad has continued to make his mark in horror with more recent
projects like DEATH FACTORY, GOTH, WITHIN THE WOODS and MUTATION.
His films have been distributed worldwide and can be found at
rental outlets like Blockbuster and Netflix.
Brad's films have received attention in many publications
including Fangoria, The Dark Side, Indie Slate, Rue Morgue, Videoscope, LA
Weekly, Mad Movies, and Legacy of Blood: A Comprehensive Guide to Slasher
Movies. Brad lives in Los Angeles with his wife, producer Josephina Sykes,
where they operate Nightfall Pictures, a full-service development and
production company. PLAGUERS is Brad�s latest project.
in Bucharest, Romania, Josephina fell in love with film from a young age,
encouraged by her uncle, a Director of Photography for the National
Spending her childhood on soundstages and screening rooms created a
passion for storytelling that led her to attend the National Film School
she organized international film festivals, worked as a copywriter,
and wrote several 35mm shorts.
She also spent a semester at La FEMIS film school in Paris, France
in 1998 after being awarded a scholarship by the French Foreign Ministry.
After graduating with a major in screenwriting, she worked for the
country's two largest film studios, Castel Film and Media Pro Pictures.
Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2001, Josephina continued to
work in film, both as a screenwriter and in production on indie features
including BACK BY MIDNIGHT, LORD OF THE VAMPIRES, THE HALFWAY HOUSE and
In 2004, together with her husband, writer/director Brad Sykes,
founded Nightfall Pictures, a full-service development and production
She has since produced four feature films, thriller WITHIN THE
WOODS, drama COLD ONES (starring C. Thomas Howell and Geoffrey Lewis) and
the sci-fi actioner MUTATION.
PLAGUERS, starring Steve Railsback, is her latest film as Producer.
Spears has been working in film and video production for over twenty
years. He started out making working with Super-8, making short
comedies and horror films with his friends. He has shot over twenty
feature films, numerous short films, commercials and music videos.
Scott won an Emmy Award for his photography on the short film, "The
Birthmark" which aired nationally on PBS. Among Scott's more recent
projects have the boxing drama, "The King of Irontown," the snow
boarding drama "White Air" featuring Riley Smith, Dominique Swain and
Tom Sizemore and the drama "Cold Ones" with C. Thomas Howell.
Enge received his bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech, where he
also minored in Building Construction and Industrial Design.
During that time he also worked on homes as a carpenter, doing
everything from foundations and framing, to roofing and finishing.
His ten year career in the Architecture and home construction
industry culminated in a forty five hundred square foot custom home in
north east Pennsylvania, which he designed, drew the blueprints, oversaw
the construction, and also did much of the work himself.
then moved to Los Angeles where he's worked as a Production Designer ever
since, and has already built up a large filmography.
He is currently a member of the Artctors Guild, local 800,
part of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
Terry Michael Huud
Michael Huud is an award winning composer who operates his own recording
studio in Hollywood California where he composes and experiments in a
variety of musical styles and techniques. His work covers wide released
theatrical feature films for Miramax/Dimension Films and others,
television series', television specials, many documentaries, commercials,
art exhibits and multi-media events. His work is a permanent addition to
the Smithsonian Institutes music archives listed under "The Art of
Avery was born February 3, 1963 in Battle Creek, Michigan.
She learned to sew at an early age, improving her skills through
high school, then continuing her education at the Institute of
Merchandising & Design in Lansing, Michigan. Finding the mercantile
nature of fashion design creatively stifling she turned her attention to
She designed and built costumes for local theaters working her way
up the ranks of regional theaters, including Studio Arena Theater in
Buffalo, New York.
She also worked at New Mexico's prestigious Santa Fe Opera.
A coastal shift from East to West found her at the Los Angeles
Opera in California.
The move to California provided the opportunity to break into the
Vicky has worked for several special effects costume companies.
Most recently she has created many costumes for film and TV at the
of Muto- Little.
Her work can be seen in such films as The Island, Dodgeball: a True
Underdog Story, Seraphim Falls, Tropic Thunder as well as costumes for
theatrical shows including Mamma Mia and Spamalot. Her screen design
credits include The Halfway House, as well as Plaguers.
Jacques was born and raised in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Upon seeing
"STAR WARS" at the age of eight, Brad knew he wanted to pursue
taking several filmmaking classes at New York University, Brad began
working as a Production Assistant in the Boston area on films such as
"MERMAIDS", "HOUSESITTER" and "SCHOOL TIES".
Eventually, Brad became one of the "go
to" Assistant Editors in New England, working on many films including
"THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE", "BLOWN AWAY" and "TRUE LIES".
1999, Brad moved to Los Angeles and became an Editor on several
independent films. "PLAGUERS" represents Brad's 13th feature
film as an Editor and his 3rd collaboration with Director Brad Sykes.