His friends would describe him as fun, spontaneous and the life of the party. His family would describe him as warm, loving, and strong willed. Here at CryptTv, we would describe him as adventurous, dedicated, and the driving force and host behind our new show 'A Little Different'. Born with Fibular Hemimelia, Alex has endured forty surgeries as a child. Its hard to believe that as a child, Alex was an introvert, fearful of joining his peers because of his differences. As he got older, Alex came to appreciate the beauty in being unique and turned his experiences that made him mentally so strong into a catalyst for helping others and accomplishing everything he set out to do. His background in marketing, combined with his love for acting, writing and film, led him to the creators of CryptTv where he is excited to show the world the beauty in being 'A Little Different. ' In his free time, Alex enjoys cooking, playing guitar, writing, crossfit, improv and seeking adventures with his friends.
Adam Bial grew up in Beverly, Massachusetts. He graduated from Chapman University with an MFA in Production and currently freelances as a Cinematographer in Los Angeles. On the weekends, he can be seen on the futbol pitch.
Michael Gaston Bitar graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a degree in critical studies. He is currently working in development at Sony Pictures, while also writing, directing, and producing freelance projects for new media outlets.
Culprit Creative emerged from major branded content and swan-dived straight into their first slate of films. Their work ranges from kid-friendly commercials to R-rated comedy, and most recently one of the most horrifying shorts in history. culpritcreative.com
Matt Carrier is from Jefferson, MD. After graduating with a screenwriting degree from Towson University, he made the leap/tediously-long drive Westbound in order to become part of the veritable “Who’s that?” of Hollywood. After getting his very own star on the Walk of Fame and then subsequently losing it due to the vandalism charges brought on to him by the City, Matt decided to focus his efforts on writing and trying the various eateries around Los Angeles. If only he wrote as much as he ate.
Ryan J. Downey is a writer, reporter, and content creator best known for his work with Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter, IFC, MSNBC, MTV News, MovieWeb.com, and Alternative Press. His favorite horror flick is A Nightmare on Elm Street. RyanJDowney.com
Mike Fitzgerald was born and raised in Jefferson, MD. He graduated from Chapman University with an MFA in Production before moving to Los Angeles, where he writes by day and referees hockey by night. He also directs movies and laughs at inappropriate times.
Alex Goyette is a writer/director from Mercer Island. His obsession with movies began at an early age and by the 9th grade he had created his first movie "The Safe." In 2014, he wrote and directed "Expelled" which ranked #1 worldwide on iTunes during its December release.
Mike Hickey writes, pushes record, hosts, & edits Fright Hype each week from the house in St. John's, Newfoundland that he shares with his girlfriend and their dog. He enjoys scary movies and has a compulsion to eat the blue M&M's last.
Born in St. Louis. Raised in Illinois. Undergraduate at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Graduate school at Loyola Marymount University. Lover of leisure backyard sports and Connect Four. Scared of the dark.
Joshua VanBuskirk is an award-winning filmmaker from Frederick, MD. He fell in love with film after seeing “The Matrix” when he was twelve-years-old. He has worked on a wide range of projects including directing live television, as well as editing documentary and narrative features. In 2010 he walked across the United States as part of a documentary crew. Joshua has a passion for not only telling his stories, but helping others to tell theirs as well. Since 2012 he has been a part of the CBS Diversity Initiative, working to help bring attention to Native American filmmakers. He currently directs, produces and edits the docu-series, “A Little Different” for CryptTV.
Jess is a Hoosier artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. She has a small obsession with Wes Anderson, dinosaurs, and coffee. She has a bachelors degree in 2D Animation from Columbus College of Art and Design and works from a home studio. She does insanely-detailed Snapchat drawings for CryptTV and happily takes requests!
A.W. Gryphon is a Writer, Director and Cancer Fighting Warrior with a passion for pushing boundaries. She has a deep fascination with lore, legends and the supernatural, and a drive to understand people and characters through all of their many layers.
Emily is an award winning director, writer, and editor. She loves strong female characters and hates unnecessary dutch angles. Check out her series VIOLET on CryptTV.
Since graduating from USC, John William Ross has since established himself as a unique voice in film. His short horror films have been featured at festivals around the world and his short drama Things Are Really Insane won Best Director at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. JohnWilliamRoss.com IMDB
Melissa Hammon (Melissa Ann) recently started her own site- HorrorGeekLife.com, after years of working as a freelance writer for various horror sites. She’s extremely passionate about 80s horror, low budget indie horror and practical effects. Her work can be found on Facebook at Facebook.com/horrorgeekmel and on Twitter at @HorrorGeekLife.
Dude who loves storytelling and tech… part time mountain climber & full time hoarder of G-2 Pilot pens.
Develops and acquires all the #WeirdisGood content fit for CryptTV weirdos.
Wharton '14 - Max grew up in Oklahoma where his love of horror storytelling began around the campfire. He loves all things spooky: classic movies, comic books, video games, and haunted houses.