Adele Hartley is the founder and director of Dead by Dawn, Scotland’s International Horror Film Festival. The festival celebrated its 25th Edition in April 2018.
She is regularly invited to give lectures to film students on successfully navigating the festival circuit and also to literary fiction students on effective horror storytelling. She has run genre panels for the Edinburgh International Film Festival and is a consultant programmer for Amsterdamned and Rotterdamned film festivals.
She has been a presenter for the Arts Show on BBC Radio and is the editor of three volumes of the Read by Dawn short horror story collections.
Chris is a writer, director and animator working for London-based production company Wilder Films. He's made three award-winning short films, and worked on several TV shows and feature documentaries including Michael Caine's My Generation.
His latest short film Holy F__k, an exorcism sex comedy, played at 40 international festivals and won 11 awards including Best Short Film at Full Moon Horror & Fantasy Film Festival. He recently finished shooting a new short horror called Tickle, a psychological and supernatural horror about the trauma of domestic abuse, which is now in post-production.
Luciana is an archaeologist and has a PhD in History (Archaeology) from the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, where she works as a research assistant.
She has worked as a graphic designer with heavy metal bands from across the world, like Dark Funeral, Nightbringer, Mare Cognitum, Ashbringer, Ghost Bath, Descend into Despair, Highland, Chaos Invocation, Kalmankantaja and many more.
She has created many artistic illustrations and imagery for big organizations from the USA, like Grey Faction and The Satanic Temple.