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We are raising money to produce an amazing new short film.  In March 2020 the pandemic shut down thousands of businesses, including most of the arts.  During these challenging times, a sense of survival kicked in and we wanted a way to create work for ourselves.

Enter Bill Timoney.  A multi-talented mentor who wrote the stunning script for The Envy of Satan.  His background and knowledge of horror films inspired him to create a humorous, surprising screenplay for us!

"When two wealthy eccentric sisters seek a filmmaker to make a fetish parody video for a birthday gift, they hire a filmmaker notorious on the dark web for his torture “snuff” films that may (or may not) be actual human sacrifices in satanic rituals. "

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Our cast includes the tempting Dan Becker, the whimsical Ellen Williams, the refined Kristin Samuelson and the resourceful Dani Martineck.  The film will showcase their outstanding talents.


          Dan Becker as Snuffy

Snuffy, played by Dan Becker, is out to do a job.  Hired by two wealthy and eccentric sisters, he arrives to help them film a fetish parody video.  His extensive background as a torture “snuff” filmmaker will surely serve him well in this venture.

Dan has appeared in notable television series such as One Tree Hill and As the World Turns.  Coming from a blue collar, hard-working, nose to the grindstone background, he incorporates that same drive and mentality to his acting craft.  He is a true believer in “do what you love”.

          Ellen Williams as Agatha

Ellen Williams, playing the role of Agatha, is one of the eccentric (to say it mildly) sisters.  Teaming up with her sister Emily, played by Kristin Samuelson, these two ladies hire a torture “snuff” filmmaker from the dark web to make a fetish parody video as a birthday gift.  Three cameras and a crackling fire…what could go wrong?

After retiring three years ago from the classical singing /teaching world, Ellen threw herself into the acting scene in NYC.  Appearances in television shows such as Scene of the Crime and A Perfect Murder are just the beginning.  Her latest film, Invisible Blanket, was awarded the Best Short Award at the San Francisco Green Festival as well as the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival.

          Kristin Samuelson as Emily

Emily is the no nonsense sister of Agatha, played by Ellen Williams.  Together, these two wealthy sisters seek to make a fetish parody video for a birthday gift.  They hire a filmmaker notorious on the dark web for his torture “snuff” films.  And let’s just say…they’re all in for a treat.

Kristin Samuelson has won 8 Best Actress Awards for the cunning senator in Extradition, a political drama.  Horror films include, Don’t Kill It with Dolph Lundgren, Jake’s Road with Eric Roberts, Rook and Buttercup Bill.  On a less violent side are Hitler’s Folly by Bill Plympton, The Historian with William Sadler and The Price of Flowers.  Good with voices, she narrated the touching documentary about senior citizen runner, Joy Johnson, called Every Day, for ESPN.  She has also been seen on Memphis Beat, Scream Queens, Mansions and Murders and iWitness.  Onstage she has done Lorraine in A Lie of the Mind, Gertrude in Hamlet, Josephine Finn in Hogan’s Goat and many performances as The Woman in You Are Perfect, a play about Susan Atkins of Charles Manson fame. 

          Dani Martineck as Maitland

Maitland is a huge fan of Snuffy and the dark web.  Snuffy is known for his torture “snuff” films that may (or may not) be actual human sacrifices in satanic rituals.

Dani Martineck is a New York-based non-binary actor, writer, and sometime scientist from Richmond, Virginia by way of Knoxville, Tennessee. On screen they're known for Blue Bloods (2019), Succession (2019), and Potion Masters (2019), and several short films and series. Their first audiobook narration, for We're Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey for Penguin Random House, won an Odyssey Honor. Through both their acting and their writing, Dani celebrates moments of connection that bridge our experiential differences and create radical empathy. 


          Bill Timoney – Writer/Director

Bill Timoney has brought together three actors and an incredible script that taps into the horror genre of today with plot twists and turns. It is fun and entertaining, and honors film history in a very unique way.

Bill wrote and directed the short film Fright Site to promote the online Horror web site of the same name.  Fright Site starred actor Bryan Cranston, the multiple Emmy Award winner of TV's Breaking Bad.  Bill and Bryan also acted together in the Broadway productions of ALL THE WAY and NETWORK, and in the feature films WAKEFIELD and THE INFILTRATOR.  Timoney served as the associate producer & stunt coordinator on Cranston's indie feature film directorial debut, LAST CHANCE. Bill also coordinated stunts for the indie horror movies UNHOLY (starring Adrienne Barbeau) and SEA OF DUST (starring Tom Savini). Bill's acting credits include Martin Scorcese's THE IRISHMAN and the "one-shot" Horror feature LET'S SCARE JULIE. Bill is best-known to TV audiences for his long-running role of Alfred Vanderpool on the soap opera All My Children, and for his role as Senator Royce on the SyFy Channel's 12 Monkeys. A veteran voice actor, Bill provided death groans for Bruce Willis in THE SIXTH SENSE and agonized screams for Gary Oldman in HANNIBAL. He voiced roles in the English language versions of the French zombie movie THE HORDE, Japanese director Sion Sono's J-horror cult classic EXTE: HAIR EXTENSIONS, and Babak Anvari's multiple award-winning ghost story from Iran, UNDER THE SHADOW.


Kat Silvia
New York, NY

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