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Vengeur

A feature Thriller

Help us to further the education of film students and make a great piece of community art that we can all be proud of.

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A Film by Dustin Hawkins



People say that we only have one life… but what if they are wrong? What if justice could bend the rules of mortality for a soul who has been so unforgivable wronged, that they deserve another chance. Another chance to make things right.

 

Our story begins in 595AD. Brunhilda of Austrasia is no ordinary soul, and it will take more than death to stop her.

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Dustin Hawkins

 

Director, Writer & Executive Producer

Amanda Fehlner

 

Character: Brunhilda of Austrasia

 

An exceedingly versatile actor, with experience in everything from musical theatre to improv to film. She greatly enjoys Shakespeare, and has performed such roles as Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and Hamlet (yes, Hamlet). Fehlner’s passion for acting and theatre began early in her life and led her to obtain a BFA in both Theatre and Anthropology from the University of South Dakota. Fehlner is also skilled in multiple techniques of stage combat and puppetry.

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Dave Ivan

 

Character: Chlothar

 

Born in 1990 in Augsburg, Germany, then moving to the small town of Mascoutah, Illinois USA as a young boy, actor Dave Ivan (formerly known as David Gray) starting his career at the late age of 26 after leaving the auto industry and pursuing his true passion in the film industry.

Ivan, is a passionate, driven actor known for his sharp film instincts and versatility in the entertainment industry. It seems that performing is in his genes for his diverse  appearances and dialects have helped him to take on many versatile roles in his young career.

Edward Downes

 

Character: King Sigebert

 

In a former life Ed worked in film production as set decorator, scenic painter, props and numerous other behind the scenes roles, including as a scenic painter for Ang Lee’s “Ride with the Devil.” Ed confesses “…but now I don’t have to work as hard.”

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Brock Roberts

 

Character: Prince Merovech

 

Born in St. Louis, Missouri landed the role of Snowy in 88mm's first feature film in 2003, Amphetamine.  He has continued to act and produce both commercial and film production since.  Highly decorated films, such as Rhineland, Game of the year, Sound of Nothing and many more.

Dianne Paukstelis

 

Character: Audovera

 

Dianne has sung and danced her way through recent leading roles in area productions of Mamma Mia, Chicago, Cabaret, CATS, Annie, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Local Films: The Way it Goes, Child, Toy Cars, The Brutal 9, and Alter Ego.  You can also catch her in numerous local and regional commercials.

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James T Wulfgar

 

Character:  Captain Gabriel de Montgomery

An American Actor/Prop Maker/Cosplayer and the CEO of Wulfgar Weapons & Props / CosAwesome Studios.   He has been involved in film and theater projects since 2008 and is best known for his costume builds and character acting in film and promotional roles.  James has plans to continue doing film, music videos, and other projects while growing his for hire costume and prop businesses.

Travis Buck

 

Historical Consultant

Production from Webster University in St. Louis, where he also developed a passion for screenwriting. He works as a producer in the creative services dept at the local ABC affiliate in Columbia, MO. His goal is to combine his two hobbies of writing and history, in a novel set in 12th Century France.

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Phillip Meece

 

Fight Director

Phillip Meece is a Theatre Major from William Jewell College who specializes in stage combat. Phillip participated in a number of workshops provided by the Society of American Fight Directors in 2008 and since has been involved in theatre, film and even an opera, exercising those skills.  Phillip continues to do fight direction for projects as a passionate hobby.

Caleb Wieland

Editor

Caleb Wieland lives in Columbia Missouri. He started making short videos in his late teens and has continued to grow his craft via online study and volunteer work. His interests in the film-making process extend to all of it's aspects. He tries to use every element as an opportunity to fuel and grow his passion with the goal of making his own stories someday.

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Mac Maupin

 

Make-up

Born in rural northeast Missouri and raised on a farm, Mac Maupin moved to Columbia, MO at the age of 19 in 2014. During this time she started working at Sephora and discovered a true passion for makeup artistry. Shortly after, she started attending Paul Mitchell the School to obtain her state licensure for makeup and esthetics, and to eventually become an instructor for her field. Over the course of a few years she has worked for major brands including MAC Cosmetics and Lancôme, while maintaining her freelancing artistry. Currently, when she's not running admissions or teaching a class at Paul Mitchell the School, she fills up her free time by using her makeup artistry for stylized photo shoots, local films/music videos, weddings, and teaching personal makeup classes.

C.J. Johnson

Camera Specialist

C.J. Johnson graduated the New York Film Academy's One Year Directing for Film program in 2004. His early work included scripted live-action TV series for Nickelodeon, as well as many reality TV shows. In 2012 C.J. Co-created and Executive Produced Billy-Bob's Gags to Riches, which went on to become the highest rated pilot in Discovery Channel's history, and was picked up for 6 additional episodes.

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