I DARE YOU
I DARE YOU
Over the course of one night, a whirlwind romance between a drug dealer and an underground singer takes them both on a collision course with a dangerous new mind-control drug. As the couple’s wild night takes them through the Los Angeles underground, they discover that each of them is hiding a secret from the other and that one of them will die before the sun rises.
GENE BLALOCK, DIRECTOR
Gene has had an extensive career in the entertainment industry. After performing as the front man for the rock group, The Faded, Gene founded Seraph Films, a production company in Hollywood dedicated to horror/thriller, community-focused indie film making. His greatest achievement was directing the horror/drama feature film, THE NIGHTMARE GALLERY, starring BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER’S, Amber Benson, which is set for release in early 2019. He’s since directed 15 short films, won dozens of inter-national and domestic awards, launched multiple web series, and produced or directed four feature-length documentaries. Before forming Seraph Films, Gene founded Seraph Digital, a Chicago-based firm specializing in the production of audio, video, print, and other forms of media. You can also find Gene on IMDB.
JHAN HARP, PRODUCER
Jhan is the lead producer and head of development at Seraph Films. Jhan wrote and produced Seraph’s first narrative feature, THE NIGHTMARE GALLERY, which acquired multiple distribution offers, including an offer for domestic theatrical distribution. He also provides high-level script consulting services to very select clientele, including a New York Times bestselling author and A-list actors. Jhan served as the senior development consultant at Screen Craft, a boutique script consultancy, since 2013, and has evaluated 10,000+ scripts and has provided in-depth feedback on myriad client projects. Jhan utilizes a combination of perspective gained from Hollywood script development and his education in both science and the arts, courtesy of a BS in physics and a BA in theatre, both with magna cum laude honors, from Purdue University. You can find Jhan on IMDB.
PASHA GERARD, WRITER / ACTOR
Full of passion and immensely creative, Pasha is no stranger to the acting and writing game of Hollywood. With experience from being cast in roles such as the lead in a Drake music video, Pasha offers extensive training and energy to the lead role of GB in CARPE NOCTEM. On top of being a seasoned actor, Pasha is a living encyclopedia of the goth culture of Los Angeles. With a soundtrack of The Cure, Love and Rockets, and The Pixies permanently etched into his brain, Pasha lends an authenticity to the film that’s unparalleled.
PHIL GOLDBERG, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Lawyer by day, film producer by night, Phil has been Gene’s creative partner for years. Licensed in California, Florida, and Illinois, Phil primarily practices consumer protection law, trying to help consumers and level the “playing field.” Phil’s consumer rights law firm, based in Tampa, Florida, following in the Seraph tradition, is called Seraph Legal, P.A. In addition, Phil has a boutique law firm in Chicago as a sole practitioner, catering to clients who need assistance with estate planning (wills and trusts), asset protection, business development, and tax planning. Formerly, Phil was corporate counsel to a multinational LCD monitor and television manufacturer and an alternative-energy firm, after having served as the interim CEO of a business counseling firm. Before this, Phil was a researcher in the Cardiology Department at Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. Since co-founding Seraph Films with Gene, Phil has been instrumental in the creation of each Seraph Films project. You can also find Phil on IMDB.
WENDY SHEPHERD, PUBLIC RELATIONS
Wendy Shepherd is an entrepreneur and marketing expert who has developed dozens of successful websites over the years. She has a background in digital graphics, website design, online publicity, social media management, marketing, online publishing and more. She works with well-known entertainment talent and films and has run a number of high-profile marketing campaigns and has been credited as an associate producer in a couple of films. You can find Wendy on IMDB.
MEET THE CAST OF CARPE NOCTEM
Nina Bergman Joins Cast Of CARPE NOCTEM.
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Post production has begun on the film. More announcements coming soon.
Principal Photography for CARPE NOCTEM will begin on February 4th, 2019 and shoot through March 6th, 2019. More updates soon.
All press and media inquiries should be directed to Wendy Shepherd at Studio Matrix.