Braindead Productions

Braindead Productions A Wisconsin based production company that specializes in horror films; from the writing room to the cutting room floor.

Ben is a writer/director/dp/editor. Natalie is a writer/producer/pm/ad. Natalie started her career in LA at a since deceased horror network (RIP FEARnet) and moved back to Wisconsin to work independently. Ben is just getting started with the independent film scene in Wisconsin and keeps busy with camera and editing gigs. Working on Field of Screams together brought their horror aspirations back from the dead and so Braindead Productions was born. He likes Halloween and she likes Friday the 13th, so like, don't ask about that. But otherwise, they get along pretty well and they're good at making movies together.

02/02/2020
Dearest Trailer

DEAREST | Official Trailer (2020)
Trailer by Emma Siewert
Film by Megan Gale

The Last Kiss - Dream SequencePhoto by Jordan Biagomala
11/04/2019

The Last Kiss - Dream Sequence
Photo by Jordan Biagomala

That's a wrap on #TheLastKiss! Big thank you to our cast and crew, and congrats @heyim_benmead πŸ‘πŸ’€πŸŽ¬
11/04/2019

That's a wrap on #TheLastKiss! Big thank you to our cast and crew, and congrats @heyim_benmead πŸ‘πŸ’€πŸŽ¬

D2: Dream #TheLastKiss  @ Montello, Wisconsin
11/03/2019

D2: Dream #TheLastKiss @ Montello, Wisconsin

D1 on #TheLastKiss.Dir by @heyim_benmead DP @mrorigin .#horror #shortfilm #indiegogo #braindeadproductions
11/03/2019

D1 on #TheLastKiss
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Dir by @heyim_benmead
DP @mrorigin
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#horror #shortfilm #indiegogo #braindeadproductions

We're making another film! Check out our campaign and help us make it happen!
10/13/2019
The Last Kiss - Short Film

We're making another film! Check out our campaign and help us make it happen!

Love after death. | Check out 'The Last Kiss - Short Film' on Indiegogo.

"The Last Kiss" From Writer/Director @heyim_benmeadFilming November 2019
09/29/2019

"The Last Kiss"
From Writer/Director @heyim_benmead
Filming November 2019

#bellydouble 🀰🏿
09/22/2019

#bellydouble 🀰🏿

It’s the King’s Birthday! What are some of your favorite Stephen King books/adaptations?
09/22/2019

It’s the King’s Birthday! What are some of your favorite Stephen King books/adaptations?

Our little baseball horror movie still has legs! Creeping into the Midwest Horror Fest 2019 🀟🎞
09/18/2019

Our little baseball horror movie still has legs! Creeping into the Midwest Horror Fest 2019 🀟🎞

Take a look at this home grown Horror Short from A Women in Horror, "Field Of Screams"

A woman tries to sell the baseball field she inherited from her parents, but the team isn't ready to let it, or her, go…

Natalie Pohorski: Director
Alex Jacobs: Writer
Natalie Pohorski: Producer
Francisco C Torres: Key Cast
Simone LaPierre: Key Cast
Ashley Ellison: Director of Photography
Jeffrey Pohorski: Executive Producer/2nd Unit DP/Asst. Camera

https://www.facebook.com/abraindeadproduction

Fall is always a busy time for Braindead Productions... We will be making another short film in early November and we ar...
09/17/2019

Fall is always a busy time for Braindead Productions...
We will be making another short film in early November and we are casting for the following roles. Please email with your availability to receive auditions sides for video submissions. Thanks! πŸ‘»

#Dearest...#bts #sfx #creepy #horror #halloween #indie #horror #portrait #evil
09/09/2019

#Dearest
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#bts #sfx #creepy #horror #halloween #indie #horror #portrait #evil

Quick shot from Day 1 of #Dearest! Gearing up for Day 2...🎬.Director Megan Mercier DP Emma SiewertAC Lauren BarkerSound ...
09/07/2019

Quick shot from Day 1 of #Dearest! Gearing up for Day 2...🎬
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Director Megan Mercier
DP Emma Siewert
AC Lauren Barker
Sound Audrey Martinovich and Maya Weatherall

Home Invasion (2016)Film by Benjamin Mead
09/04/2019

Home Invasion (2016)
Film by Benjamin Mead

Wow thanks to our supporters and the Seed&Spark team that helped us cross the finish line... DEAREST IS FULLY FUNDED! We...
09/04/2019

Wow thanks to our supporters and the Seed&Spark team that helped us cross the finish line... DEAREST IS FULLY FUNDED! We start shooting this Friday, so stay tuned for updates and behind the scenes! #Dearest #braindeadproductions #horror #crowdfund

LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO PLEDGE! Consider supporting and following along with our #ladyled horror short that starts filming...
09/03/2019

LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO PLEDGE! Consider supporting and following along with our #ladyled horror short that starts filming this Friday. #dearest #seedandspark #horror #braindeadproductions

seedandspark.com/fund/dearest

Only $158, but every dollar is important! Even a $10 or $20 pledge helps with a festival submission, crew meal, and gas ...
08/19/2019

Only $158, but every dollar is important! Even a $10 or $20 pledge helps with a festival submission, crew meal, and gas money. We are so grateful for your help. We can't wait to make this movie! #Dearest Seed&Spark

YA'LL ARE THE BEST
08/17/2019

YA'LL ARE THE BEST

08/15/2019

Today's Featured Incentive: Custom Lullaby for a $50 pledge!

A $50 pledge is equal to one of the following:
- 1 Day of SFX Makeup
- 1 roundtrip gas from Milwaukee
- 1 Crew meal
- 2 Film Festival submissions
- 1/2 our location cost

https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/dearest#wishlist

We still have a little over $200 to go, but we got the Green Light which means we get to the keep the money we have rais...
08/12/2019

We still have a little over $200 to go, but we got the Green Light which means we get to the keep the money we have raised.
Thank you for supporting indie film!

08/08/2019
'The Lady in Black' (2019) | Horror Short Film

WORLD PREMIERE: The Lady in Black (2019)
Two amateur private investigators are hired to kill a client's ex.

Written and Directed by Benjamin Mead
Starring Amy Radloff, Ben Ruyle, Bryan Royston
Featuring Jacob Maphia Johnston
Introducing Jon Ruyle

Starring Amy Radloff, Ben Ruyle, Bryan Royston Featuring Maphia Johnston and Jon Ruyle Written and Directed by Benjamin Mead Produced by Natalie Pohorski A B...

DAY 3 - Big thank yous to our first round of pledges for the #Dearest Seed&Spark campaign! Some fun incentives have alre...
08/07/2019

DAY 3 - Big thank yous to our first round of pledges for the #Dearest Seed&Spark campaign! Some fun incentives have already been claimed. Get in on the action at seedandspark.com/fund/dearest

Today's Featured Incentive - A custom horror movie poster starring YOU for just a $25 pledge! 🎬🀩πŸ”ͺ #Dearest Seed&Sparkwww...
08/06/2019

Today's Featured Incentive - A custom horror movie poster starring YOU for just a $25 pledge! 🎬🀩πŸ”ͺ #Dearest Seed&Spark

www.seedandspark.com/fund/dearest

Our "Dearest" crowdfunding campaign is LIVE! Please give us a Follow and consider pledging for fun incentives. We are fu...
08/05/2019

Our "Dearest" crowdfunding campaign is LIVE! Please give us a Follow and consider pledging for fun incentives. We are fundraising for FX makeup, location costs, transportation, and crew meals. Thank you!

https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/dearest#story

seedandspark.com/fund/dearest
08/05/2019

seedandspark.com/fund/dearest

TOMORROW IS THE DAY! Excited to share more about our project and reveal some of our fun incentives for pledgers.  #DEARE...
08/04/2019

TOMORROW IS THE DAY! Excited to share more about our project and reveal some of our fun incentives for pledgers. #DEAREST Seed&Spark

08/01/2019
DEAREST Teaser Trailer (2019) | Horror Short

Dearest
"As a young woman’s pregnancy nears its end and her husband grows distant, a series of unsettling events begin to unfold around her."

We have partnered with Seed&Spark to help build funding and support for our upcoming women-led short "Dearest," shooting in September. We will launch our campaign AUGUST 5TH so there are many exciting updates to come, but first a teaser trailer!
#Dearest

As a young woman’s pregnancy nears its end and her husband grows distant, a series of unsettling events begin to unfold around her. Filming September 2019 in...

Tomorrow is the premiere screening for this year's Madison 48 Hour Film Project (And also Wisconsin Independent Filmmake...
07/28/2019

Tomorrow is the premiere screening for this year's Madison 48 Hour Film Project (And also Wisconsin Independent Filmmakers Day!) Support local indie film and grab your tickets now 🀘🍿

Want to see this film?

Tickets available at
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4272886

Group A

Has Natalie talked about our horror short being made entirely by women yet?! BECAUSE HERE ARE SOME OF THEIR BEAUTIFUL FA...
07/26/2019

Has Natalie talked about our horror short being made entirely by women yet?! BECAUSE HERE ARE SOME OF THEIR BEAUTIFUL FACES 😍😭🎬

More info on "Dearest" coming soon! #braindeadproductions #suddengalefilms

Camp Blood Film Festival
07/02/2019

Camp Blood Film Festival

ANNOUNCING OUR FOURTH OF JULY TAGLINE CONTEST!

Every camp needs a slogan and Camp Blood is no exception. Now's your chance to come up with our official tagline and win $ towards your registration fee. Our camp staff will judge all submissions and pick our top 3 favorites and announce the winner by next week Tuesday, July 9th. Details on how to enter below!

1. Share the flyer to your page (Facebook and/or Instagram) with your creative tagline!
2. Tag @campbloodfilmfest and hashtag #campblood
3. 1st Place wins $50 off registration
2nd Place wins $25 off registration
3rd Place wins $10 off registration
4. Must share by Sunday, July 7th and must register for camp by July 30th, 2019 to receive the discount.

#contest #tagline #creative #campblood #cbff #filmcontest #filmfestival #horror #horrorfilm #summercamp

Check out Benjamin Mead's latest reel! #dp #director #newyork #wisconsin
06/11/2019
Benjamin Mead 2019 Reel

Check out Benjamin Mead's latest reel! #dp #director #newyork #wisconsin

2019 cinematography/editing reel.

Braindead Productions's cover photo
06/11/2019

Braindead Productions's cover photo

04/15/2019
Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival

Matron of Honor was awarded Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Makeup by the Twisted Dreams Film Festival! Congratulations to Ann Marie Lee Redmond, Stephanie Rose Quinnell, Dark Alley SPFX - Special Effects Alex Leene and Laura Fillmore!

Here are the 2019 Award Winners. Congrats to everyone. Laurels will be sent soon.
Thanks again for such a great year. Hope to see everyone's films for next year.

Awards
Jury Award for Best Feature - Straight Edge Kegger
Jury Award for Best Short - The Last Well
Jury Award for Best Wisconsin Short - Upstairs

Audience Award for Best Feature - Lake Michigan Monster
Audience Award for Best Short Film - mi-fi
Audience Award for Best Wisconsin Short Film - Deer Lights

Best Director Feature -The Next Kill-Mike McCutchen
Best Director Short-Filth- Adam Ciolfi
Best Director Wisconsin Short-Deer Lights-Brian Klewin

Best Feature Screenplay-Straight Edge Kegger- Jason Zink
Best Short Screenplay-Crabgirl-Sergiy Pudich
Best Wisconsin Short Screenplay-Upstairs- Jeff Bell

Best Actor in a Feature-Livescream-Gunner Willis
Best Actor in a Short-Last Well-Alen Liverić
Best Actor in Wisconsin Short-The Damned Thing-Michael Thomas Determan

Best Actress in a Feature -Fang-Melodie Reohrig
Best Actress in a Short-My First Time-Lenny Cohen
Best Actress in a Wisconsin Short-Matron of Honor-Ann Marie Redmond

Best Supporting Actor in a Feature-Amazon Hot Box - Jett Bryant
Best Supporting Actor in a Short-Rub me the Right Way-Nico Birnbaum
Best Supporting Actor in a Wisconsin Short-The Masses - Harper Robinson

Best Supporting Actress in a Feature-Amazon Hot Box - Ellie Church
Best Supporting Actress in a Short-Mama’s Boy-Kara Vedder
Best Supporting Actress in a Wisconsin Short-Matron of Honor-Stephanie Rose Quinnell

Best Ensemble in a Feature-Lake Michigan Monster
Best Ensemble in a Short-What Metal Girls are Into
Best Ensemble in a Wisconsin Short-Deer Lights

Best Cinematography Feature-Lake Michigan Monster
Best Cinematography Short-Supine
Best Cinematography in a Wisconsin Short -Deer Lights

Best Makeup Feature -Fang
Best Makeup Short-Cured
Best Makeup in Wisconsin Short -Matron of Honor

Hope to see you tonight at Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival! 'Matron of Honor' plays in the 7PM short films block.
04/05/2019
Films

Hope to see you tonight at Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival! 'Matron of Honor' plays in the 7PM short films block.

Tickets on Sale now at www.timescinema.com

*Festival Announcement*"Matron of Honor" has been selected for the 2019 Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival and will ...
02/05/2019

*Festival Announcement*

"Matron of Honor" has been selected for the 2019 Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival and will be showing on Friday, April 5th. Hope to see you there!

Braindead Productions's cover photo
01/28/2019

Braindead Productions's cover photo

Our Braindead Productions brainchild is officially ALIVE! Registration is now open for the first annual Camp Blood Film ...
01/23/2019
2019 Details Announced! – Camp Blood Film Festival

Our Braindead Productions brainchild is officially ALIVE! Registration is now open for the first annual Camp Blood Film Festival. Like us on Facebook and visit the website for all the exciting details.

1. Build a team
2. Get registered
3. Pack for camp
4. Make a horror movie in 52 hours at a creepy, old summer camp in the Wisconsin Dells this Fall

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#makeamovie #filmfestival #horror #indiefilm #shortfilms #braindeadproductions #filmwi

PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT πŸΏπŸŽ‰After two festival premieres in Illinois and Wisconsin, "Matron of Honor" will have its online p...
11/06/2018
Matron of Honor (Short) | 2018

PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT πŸΏπŸŽ‰
After two festival premieres in Illinois and Wisconsin, "Matron of Honor" will have its online premiere THIS FRIDAY, November 9th at 6PM. The link below will be live at that time. We hope you can join us!

A bride wants everything to be perfect on her big day - but by the time Megan notices her stylist isn't who she seems to be, it might be too late. Starring A...

Matron of Honor has been selected by the Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival! This will be it's second selection an...
08/23/2018
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Matron of Honor has been selected by the Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival! This will be it's second selection and Wisconsin Premiere. Who's in? πŸ˜±πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

#Home

08/17/2018
SHRIEKFEST 2017 PROMO

Is anyone else getting super freaking excited about the new Halloween moving coming out? Same.

Here's a #flashbackfriday clip of our Halloween inspired Shriekfest promo for last year's festival. Enjoy!

What would Michael Myers do for his shot at the Shriekfest laurels? For more info on Shriekfest visit https://www.shriekfest.com/ "Halloween Theme Main Title...

Braindead Productions's cover photo
07/17/2018

Braindead Productions's cover photo

We were there for our Gags friends' killer premiere at Cinepocalypse last week -- can't wait to geek out with more peopl...
07/03/2018
Cinepocalypse 2018 Interview: GAGS The Clown’s Early Origins

We were there for our Gags friends' killer premiere at Cinepocalypse last week -- can't wait to geek out with more people about this movie! (Also, shoutout to the folks at Cinepocalypse 2018 for putting together a great show at such an awesome venue. We'll be back!)

For some Gags backstory and new poster reveal, check out the link below.

#filmwi #indiehorror #creepyclowns #clowncraze #gagstheclown

Looking for someone to blame for your clown nightmares? It’s all Adam Krause and John Pata’s fault.

Hey! It's our first award! Congrats and thank you to Heather Hanlon and Brianna Zitlow on the best blood and guts πŸ§Ÿβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’‰πŸ†
04/25/2018

Hey! It's our first award! Congrats and thank you to Heather Hanlon and Brianna Zitlow on the best blood and guts πŸ§Ÿβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’‰πŸ†

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Maybe this is the right time to be in this genre? :)
Like? LOVE!
100! #teampohorski