About Us

The Buried Alive Film Fest comes from the same group of twisted minds and horror film buffs that founded Gorehound Productions and Atlanta Horrorfest 11 years ago. Together we strive to promote true underground filmmaking in the Southeast and beyond, while providing the Atlanta area with the best independent horror has to offer.  Our long history of partnership with such Atlanta community standbys as the  Chambers of Horror Haunted House, Zombie Walk Atlanta, Zombie Pub Crawl Atlanta, and Splatter Cinema leaves us in a unique position to promote both those new to filmmakers and longtime underground icons.

Blake Myers
Blake Myers, Festival Director: Blake is a fixture in the Atlanta film community as both a filmmaker and art director. Blake specializes in blood and special effects makeup and works on various independent and big-budget movies and is currently working on the crew of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Blake has worked with the Atlanta Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival for several years and has been the Director of Buried Alive for the past 8 years. When not making gore, Blake enjoys watching weird movies and reading comic books.

Lucas Godfrey
Lucas Godfrey, Event Director: Lucas is the architect behind Gorehound Productions and creator or co-creator of the Atlanta HorrorFest, Zombie Walk Atlanta, Chambers of Horror (the #13 Must See Haunted House in the Nation), and Splatter Cinema(Multi-award winning Best Film Series in Atlanta). He has done effects and production on everything from student films to Halloween 2. He is currently working on the crew of AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Alyssa Wessinger
Alyssa had watched all of the Universal Monster movies with her dad by the time she was 6. She attributes this to most of her problems and all of her coolness. Alyssa has worked with Buried Alive and Gorehound Productions for the last 8 years. She enjoys doing amateur special f/x and force-cuddling her multitude of pets. Her favorite horror movies are Freaks, Cannibal Holocaust,Texas Chainsaw Massacre and all varieties of campy-eco horror.If you have any questions regarding festival logistics or public relations please contact Alyssa at info@buriedalivefilmfest.com

Mark Malek
Mark Malek, Director of Marketing: Mark Malek was born 3 days before the theatrical release of The Hills Have Eyes. He spent his childhood watching horror films on Saturday afternoon TV, and his adolescence making off-the-cuff camcorder short films and watching Evil Dead 2 on VHS until the tape broke. For the last 2 years Mark has been a fixture in the Silver Scream Spook Show at the Plaza Theatre. He has also played bass in a Misfits cover band at the Atlanta Horrorfest the last 3 Halloweens in a row.

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