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Founded in 2018 by veteran filmmaker Christian Ackerman, Black Vortex Cinema has released the book trilogy My Favorite Horror Movie, the My Favorite Horror Movie Podcast, and the award winning short film Our Next Caller starring Oscar Nominee Eric Roberts, along with producing the events Blood Read Live: A Tribute to Larry Cohen and the My Favorite Horror Movie Mini Convention. A Black Vortex-produced feature film was slated to shoot May 2020, but you all know what happened to the world.
Los Angeles-based producer, writer, and director Christian Ackerman began his career as a production assistant at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Since then, he has gone on to produce 25 feature films including Portal, Deadly Reunion, Bethany, Stalked By My Doctor: Patient's Revenge, and Family Vanished. In 2019, Slayer: The Repentless Killogy was released in 1500 theaters featuring two music videos he co-produced for the band Slayer with frequent collaborator Felissa Rose. Starting in 2018, spearheaded the revered My Favorite Horror Movie trilogy of books, featuring 150 essays by horror legends and luminaries on the film that shaped their lives.
Actress and Producer Felissa Rose began her career at a young age as the iconic Angela Baker in the classic ‘80s horror film Sleepaway Camp. After graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, she has consistently performed in TV, Film, and Theatre ever since.
Considered one of horror's most prolific scream queens, she lives to work in the genre she loves, appearing in such acclaimed horror movies as Victor Crowley, Camp Dread, Zombie Killers, Satans Playground, Scream Test, Death House, and Terrifier 2.
Aside from acting, she has produced dozens of films, including three music videos for the band Slayer, featured in their feature concert film Slayer: The Repentless Killogy. She co-hosts the popular podcast Casualty Friday with friends Kane Hodder and Tiffany Shepis, is a recurring guest on Shudder’s The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, and contributes to acclaimed documentaries such as Going to Pieces:The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, His Name Was Jason, and Something To Scream About.
An entertainment and film journalist by trade, Sean Decker got his start in 1997 as a news editor and staff writer at Universal Studios’ HorrorOnline.com, before serving as a contributing writer to Fangoria Magazine, FEARnet and Dreadcentral. As a filmmaker, Decker wrote and produced the award-winning short film Yummy Meat: A Halloween Carol, co-wrote and produced the horror satire L.A. Slasher, and produced the feature film The Basement.