Raised in Hot Springs, South Dakota, Justin became an Elvis enthusiast around age 12, and began writing scripts for a variety of adventure, comedy and dramatic stories at age 14, even though a video camera was far out of his single mother's low-income home budget. Making do with hand-crafted storyboards and comic strips until he could borrow a Hi-8 camcorder, Justin's autodidactic creativity exploded and led to dozens of short videos produced between 2005 and 2009.
After returning home to Hot Springs in 2012, Justin returned to filmmaking in full force, churning out two feature-length, homegrown films in the "Jamie Klotz's Diary" series, numerous music videos and promotional videos for local bands and organizations, as well as tackling the live stage by writing and directing the plays "Christmas Radio," "The Christmas Heist," and "I Sent My Grandma Into The Past" for the Southern Hills Community Theatre in Hot Springs, SD.
Justin also currently hosts the webseries Blue Suede Reviews.
Director of Photography/Actor
Born in Idaho and raised in many places, Ryan took an interest in acting in film at an early age, citing his first viewing of Ridley Scott’s “Alien” as being his main inspiration. Ryan later took an interest in writing and directing film upon meeting his good friend in high school and fellow star of “Larry & The Monsters,” Keith Melcher. A father of two wonderful boys, Ryan spends his free time focusing on film and family. Previous projects include the H.P. Lovecraft-inspired "Nyar," and other projects currently in development include “Hillbilly Zombie Slayers from Hell,” a B-movie homage to 70’s grindhouse flicks and a drama called “Alone”.
You can check out some of Ryan's past work including "Nyar" and "Larry and the Monsters" here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MagicTimeFilms
BRANDON SCOTT JACOBSON
Born and raised in Minnesota, music and film have always provided a driving force for direction, accomplishment and success for Brandon, ultimately creating values such as autonomy, family, work ethic, tenacity, adaptability and conscientiousness.
Brandon previous created the score for the webseries "Larry & The Monsters," did the sound design for the 2015 short film "Orientation," worked as an actor as well as capturing location sound for "Bonejangles" and currently performs with the band Just Mirlyn.