Monday, Sep 25 2017
Jason Hignite Film Festival Director

Jason grew up a monster kid, watching Scooby Doo and Groovie Goolies. His love of horror was a direct result of late night, horror hosted programming … Fritz the Nite Owl, Sammy Terry, and Dr. Creep. He spent years involved in horror theater and working in seasonal haunted attractions, even directing the stage adaptation of Dracula. He was a vendor at the first HorrorHound Weekend in 2007. In 2008, he got involved in the Dark Carnival Film Festival in Bloomington, Indiana. Soon thereafter, Jason began writing for HorrorHound Magazine, covering indie horror as a representative of Dark Carnival. In 2012, Jason collaborated with Cassandra Peterson, teaming HorrorHound with Elvira’s HorrorHunt, a film festival competition.

David Pruett Operations Manager

David Pruett is a professional video editor who studied cinema history at Indiana University. His professional relationship with movies goes back more than 20 years, when he wrote film reviews for the Ball State Univeristy daily newspaper. Since then, he has written about movies, and produced, acted in, and done special effects for nearly a dozen film projects. David has spent more than a decade producing local genre film festivals, and has also worked with several national travelling film fests, including the Manhattan Short Film Festival and the Banff Mountain Film Festival.