Rory Johnston

Rory Johnston, Writer/Director/Producer

A prolific artist, Rory Johnston kicked off the “kids as secret agents” genre with his screenplay The Secret Agent Club, wrote and acted in Prey of the Jaguar, wrote and directed the eight-million-dollar production The Maverick Illusion Show for Warner Brothers, and has directed five music videos and a wide variety of short films. He is also the author of a number of thriller novels, available on

Rory’s IMDB page

Lance Burton

Lance Burton, Producer

Widely considered the best and longest-running magic show in the world, Lance Burton has won “Best Magician” for 11 years in a row from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and has performed 15,000 shows over the past 30 years.  He is currently in post-production on his feature film directorial debut, Billy Topit.

Lance’s IMDB page

Ken Parker

Ken Parker, Producer/Unit Production Manager

Ken has been consistently active in the entertainment field since graduating from the USC School of Business – working at the film distribution company, Greycat Films and working in film and television production on projects such as Taxicab Confessions and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He has produced numerous Las Vegas theatrical productions and countless short films for a wide variety of clients. He has several feature film projects actively in development.

Ken’s IMDB page

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Sheila Conway, 1st Assistant Director

Actress/filmmaker Sheila Conway joins the Guard Dog team as 1st AD.  For the past 10 years, Sheila and her husband, Mike (a Las Vegas filmmaker), have made numerous films and hosted Las Vegas IndieMeet, a weekend-long event for anyone interested in independent film.

Sheila’s IMDB page

Dan Ischo

Dan Ischo, Director of Photography

Dan began his film career later in life. A lifelong love of film materialized into a career as a cinematographer shooting corporate videos, short films and feature films.  His most recent work has been for SpikeTV on a reality show, Criss Angel Believe (TV Series) (camera operator) – Bullet Catch (2013), and a feature film starring Lance Burton (in production) as well as several drama and sci-fi short films.

Dan’s IMDB page

Dale Neven

Dale Neven, Gaffer

Dale is an award winning filmmaker who started out working in various positions on independent feature films, including as a grip with Academy Award winning cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski. Dale has made numerous short films, many of which he was also the cinematographer.

Dale’s IMDB page

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Robert Routin, Key Grip

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Tony Carrison, Sound Mixer

Tony’s IMDB page

Nick Carrison, Sound Mixer

Nick’s IMDB page


Terry Hughes, Boom Operator

Jacquie Patton, Wardrobe Lead

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DennieBlue Mitchell, Make-up/Special Effects Make-up

Niki Gratton

Niki Gratton, Make-up/Special Effects Make-up

A native to Las Vegas, Niki has been working in the special effects and makeup industry for over ten years. She has been lead artist on  feature films and for the prosthetic department of one of North America’s largest haunts. She has recently established her own budding special makeup effects company.


Devin Kolovich, Editor

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Kira Standifer, Assistant Editor

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Tom Engelhardt, Composer

Music has been a major part of Tom’s life ever since he can remember. He is on a constant pursuit to creatively use music in anyway possible to get into the heart and emotions of the listener and hopefully inspire a positive response. In his 25 years of writing music, he has delved into genres such as acapella, acoustic folk, EDM, pop rock, worship, and instrumental scoring. Tom is currently a Worship Pastor at Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, NV.

Tay Tay Singer

Tay Tay Singer, Social Networking Director/Script Supervisor

In the last 5 years, Tay Tay has worked on social networking campaigns for churches, chiropractors, book stores, mission organizations, and other non-profit organizations. She loves to keep people in the know, making sure they get the bigger picture of the story with just a few lines, a video clip, or a picture.


Sherry & Dale Scott, Craft Service/Catering Coordinators