Scott Schirmer studied film theory, video production and screen writing at Indiana University, where he received a scholarship for his achievements in video art and a university grant to produce short films. Scott’s first feature was the coming-of-age horror film Found, winner of 15 best picture awards at over 40 film festivals around the world, including Elvira’s Horror Hunt, The International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Phoenix, The New York City Horror Film Festival, A Night of Horror International Film Festival in Sydney, and the Terror Molins Festival in Molins de Rei.
After Found received worldwide distribution in 2013, Scott produced two more features — the cult horror hit Headless and The Legend of Wasco. Harvest Lake is his second feature directorial effort.
Brian K. Williams has spent over twenty years independently studying photography and music. He is also a writer and a storyteller, his writing having appeared in various publications, album covers, and advertisements. Brian’s love of all these pursuits led him to picking up a video camera in 2013 and diving head first into the world of independent cinema. He immediately began producing material, starting with short films and music videos. Then he tackled his first feature film, the crowd pleasing love letter to fans of sexploitation, Time To Kill, which was released in March 2014. The film played all over the world, becoming an underground and genre convention hit. Brian has since collaborated with several filmmakers on different projects, including work as director of photography on The Legend of Wasco for Viva Pictures. He even spent some time in front of the camera in the films Run and Headless. In short time, Brian has made a name for himself in the indie film community and has come to be known for his visually exciting cinematography and aggressive editing style. Brian resides in Bloomington, Indiana, with his wife and son, where he operates the newly formed Bandit Motion Pictures along with Scott Schirmer. Their first co-production is Harvest Lake, which Brian also shot and edited.
A Bandit Motion Pictures Production
Written & Directed by Scott Schirmer
Produced by Brian K. Williams & Scott Schirmer
Jason Crowe as Josh
Ellie Church as Jennifer
Tristan Risk as Cat
Dan Nye as Ben
Kevin Roach as Mark
and Lucretia Lynn
Photographed & Edited by Brian K. Williams
Music by Adam Robl & Shawn Sutta
Special Effects by The Clockwerk Creature Company
Associate Producer Arthur Cullipher
Executive Producer Dr L.K. Gonzo
Sound Recording Tom Roosa
Sound Re-recording Mixer Aaron Marshall
Visual Effects Dustin Mills
Production Assistants Branden Yates, Caleb Giles, Joshua Coonrod
Special Effects Team Shane Beasley, Kirk Chastain, Arthur Cullipher, David Hancock, Christina Land, David E.W. Pruett, Leya Taylor