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.

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 on...
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
new-horror-fest

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.

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†

03/17/2018
Matron of Honor | Official Trailer (Horror, Short 2018)

This has nothing to do with St. Patty's Day πŸ–€

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...

Ben's got a new demo reel up! With some sneak peeks from Matron of Honor and The Lady in Black! Enjoy...
03/16/2018
Demo Reel 2018

Ben's got a new demo reel up! With some sneak peeks from Matron of Honor and The Lady in Black! Enjoy...

2018 demo reel

03/09/2018

#femalefilmmakerfriday shout out to our favorite trailer editor Emma Siewert 😍 Links in comments!

Shipped! Thank you to the cast and crew - we can't wait to share with you πŸ’‡β€β™€οΈπŸ‘°πŸŽžοΈβœ”οΈ (Poster Art by ...
03/01/2018

Shipped! Thank you to the cast and crew - we can't wait to share with you πŸ’‡β€β™€οΈπŸ‘°πŸŽžοΈβœ”οΈ (Poster Art by Benjamin Mead)

Home Invasion and Field of Screams are finally available for public viewing and sharing on our YouTube channel. Enjoy! #...
02/20/2018
Braindead Productions

Home Invasion and Field of Screams are finally available for public viewing and sharing on our YouTube channel. Enjoy! #indiefilm #wisconsinfilm #womeninhorrormonth #wihm

"Field of Screams" is a short horror film written by Alex Jacobs and Produced/Directed by Natalie Pohorski. A woman tries to sell the baseball field she inhe...

02/16/2018
About the Video: Hearsay

Real Horror: Find out more about the "Hearsay" video project that Natalie has been working on with the #FacingBlue team. The multimedia event and movement kick-off is happening tomorrow and all ticket sales go towards fighting human trafficking and helping the victims. (Special s/o to DP Jordan Biagomala who makes several appearances in this behind the scenes look, along with Emma Siewert, Jake Raether and even a Benjamin Mead cameo if you can spot him)

🎟️facingblue.com/tickets

*Bummed we will miss our friends at Wildwood Film Festival this weekend, but if anyone is sticking around Madison we hope you can make it out for Hearsay instead.

Join Laurie Lang, Rachael Peterson, Natalie Pohorski, & Alma Cook behind the scenes of their "Hearsay" video collaboration. And learn more about Facing Blue,...

Thank you Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival for the love! Field of Screams and Home Invasion will be screening toge...
02/16/2018

Thank you Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival for the love! Field of Screams and Home Invasion will be screening together for the first time in April. More details to come.

Benjamin Mead and Kenneth Pearsall are doing WORK on post for #MatronofHonor. I couldn't help but giggle at this hilario...
11/29/2017

Benjamin Mead and Kenneth Pearsall are doing WORK on post for #MatronofHonor. I couldn't help but giggle at this hilarious screengrab of Louis Sather. Special thanks to all of our extras for creating a moment that needs no words...

11/15/2017

Excited to announce that we will be partnering up with longtime friends and film-mates at Ironside Productions on a feature film starting production in Indiana this week.

The Lady in Black
11/06/2017

The Lady in Black

What's your favorite Halloween movie?
10/31/2017

What's your favorite Halloween movie?

Photos from Braindead Productions's post
10/16/2017

Photos from Braindead Productions's post

Directed by Benjamin MeadShot by Jeffrey PohorskiStarring Ben Ruyle and Amy RadloffMakeup by Bugg Splat FX/Mason James B...
10/16/2017

Directed by Benjamin Mead
Shot by Jeffrey Pohorski
Starring Ben Ruyle and Amy Radloff
Makeup by Bugg Splat FX/Mason James Brown

Idaho Horror Film Festival is getting the party started tonight and Field of Screams plays on Saturday at 7pm. Bummed to...
10/12/2017

Idaho Horror Film Festival is getting the party started tonight and Field of Screams plays on Saturday at 7pm. Bummed to be missing out on all the fun... but wishing everyone a Happy Friday the 13th Weekend!

Please join us in congratulating Kenneth Pearsall on receiving a late birthday gift of 2 nominations for his work on Fie...
09/22/2017

Please join us in congratulating Kenneth Pearsall on receiving a late birthday gift of 2 nominations for his work on Field of Screams!

Can't wait to see (and hear) it on the big screen with a bunch of fellow horror fanatics tomorrow night at the 2017 Chicago Horror Film Festival. Will we see you there?

Happy Birthday to our favorite undead catcher, Evan Weisrock and the composer that makes all our nightmares come true, K...
09/17/2017

Happy Birthday to our favorite undead catcher, Evan Weisrock and the composer that makes all our nightmares come true, Kenneth Pearsall

09/15/2017

Support @indiehorror and screen your trailer at Shriekfest for $100.00 an airing! [email protected]

Festival #3 for #FieldofScreams! Excited to be screening at this year's Idaho Horror Film Festival.
09/14/2017

Festival #3 for #FieldofScreams! Excited to be screening at this year's Idaho Horror Film Festival.

We had fun making a promo for our friends at Shriekfest Horror Film Festival! If you're going to the fest, you'll see it...
09/07/2017

We had fun making a promo for our friends at Shriekfest Horror Film Festival! If you're going to the fest, you'll see it on the big screen! πŸŽƒ

Special thanks to our Michael Myers (Brock Emden), our creepy voiceover talent (Adam Rostad) and our friend's garage (Nancy and Dave Comello)

We have 2 commercial finalists! "Scream Queen Wanted" by @MeganLynnFilm & @MaskedFilms AND Natalie Pohorski's "The Night He..." promo! congrats

We are pretty jazzed about Home Invasion's film festival debut this weekend at the Milwaukee Short Film Festival. Who's ...
09/06/2017

We are pretty jazzed about Home Invasion's film festival debut this weekend at the Milwaukee Short Film Festival. Who's gonna be there?

Thank you Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival for the acceptance!! We'll see you in October! πŸŽƒ
08/20/2017

Thank you Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival for the acceptance!! We'll see you in October! πŸŽƒ

Happy Birthday to our very own Matron of Honor, Ann Marie Lee Redmond! I appreciate her more and more throughout the pos...
08/16/2017

Happy Birthday to our very own Matron of Honor, Ann Marie Lee Redmond! I appreciate her more and more throughout the post-production process because she make the best pre-slate faces EVER. 🀣

Proud to release our first teaser poster for an upcoming project!
08/09/2017

Proud to release our first teaser poster for an upcoming project!

Thank you Chicago Horror Film Festival for accepting 'Field of Screams' into this year's festival. We look forward to sc...
08/03/2017

Thank you Chicago Horror Film Festival for accepting 'Field of Screams' into this year's festival. We look forward to scaring your socks off 😏

Timeline Photos
07/19/2017

Timeline Photos

Happy Braindead Monday! Today we thought we'd share a little bit of what we've been working on. Clips include previews f...
06/19/2017
2017 Reel

Happy Braindead Monday! Today we thought we'd share a little bit of what we've been working on. Clips include previews from our projects still in production, as well as some of our favorites in the can. Screams and murder brought to you by our talented actors. And everything else from crafty to gore to titles made possible by all our bad-ass crew members; with a special thank you to Skunkfilms Inc. Music by Lazerhawk.

2017 show reel.

The partners in crime behind Braindead Productions. More behind the scenes from #MatronofHonor coming soon!
05/11/2017

The partners in crime behind Braindead Productions. More behind the scenes from #MatronofHonor coming soon!

Braindead Productions
05/11/2017

Braindead Productions

Braindead Productions
05/05/2017

Braindead Productions

First frame grab from our upcoming project "Matron of Honor"Dir. Natalie Pohorski
04/25/2017

First frame grab from our upcoming project "Matron of Honor"

Dir. Natalie Pohorski

Matron of Honor
04/24/2017

Matron of Honor

04/13/2017

Looking forward to our partnership with Paul Mitchell The School Madison - We're going to be showing them the ropes of hair styling for film/tv, while they help us play with some of the hairstyles during our next week of filming for MOH. πŸ’‡πŸ’‡πŸ’‡

First day of production for "Matron of Honor" in the bag!
04/10/2017

First day of production for "Matron of Honor" in the bag!

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