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Pitch Competition

October 5, 2023 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

The Eerie Horror Fest received submission entries that included horror film project ideas with scripts, images, and a pitch deck. This year’s 6 finalists will pitch their project, live and in-person, to our panel of industry professional judges in the Warner Theatre’s 2nd Floor Lounge. Festival attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Each Pitch Competition Finalist will receive hotel accommodations at our partner, Red Roof PLUS+ & Suites, for the duration of the festival. The winning project will receive a consulting package from Blood Oath, a free subscription to InkTip, and a “Skullie” award designed by “Monster” Mark Kosobucki.

Meet the Pitch Competition Judges

Aaron B. Koontz

Aaron works in development and production at Blood Oath. A former Universal Studios Production Group producer with two decades in the film industry, Aaron founded the boutique genre studio Paper Street Pictures in 2012.

With Paper Street, Aaron has Written, Directed, and Produced multiple genre bending films, including CAMERA OBSCURA, a psychological thriller released by NBC/Universal. SCARE PACKAGE I & II the cult hit horror-comedy anthology franchise via AMC’s SHUDDER and THE PALE DOOR a horror-western he co-created with renowned author Joe R. Lansdale.

Brandon Hill

Brandon works in distribution and acquisitions at Blood Oath. Based in Los Angeles, Brandon has a decade of successful experience in foreign sales, and production, who specializes in domestic acquisitions and distribution. He is currently heading up the acquisitions department for CINEVERSE and SCREAMBOX where he most recently oversaw the release of the massive cult hit TERRIFIER 2 which grossed over 15 million at the box office.

He worked previously as the VP of Distribution & Acquisitions for CINESTATE & FANGORIA, where he built out and oversaw both departments. This included analyzing and acquiring films, managing and working with multiple teams on each film release, negotiating strategic partnerships, and keeping each release organized, while mitigating financial risk.

Ashleigh Snead

Ashleigh works in budgets, incentives & line producing at Blood Oath. With an MBA from NYU, Ashleigh brings years of business & industry experience. She has produced 15+ films including THE RANGER (SXSW 2018), THE BLOCK ISLAND SOUND (a Netflix Original), THE ARTIFICE GIRL (SXSW 2023), Paper Street’s SCARE PACKAGE I & II (Shudder), OLD MAN (RLJE), THE PALE DOOR, SORRY ABOUT THE DEMON (Shudder), and SHELBY OAKS. Her films have played festivals including SXSW, Sitges, Comic-Con, Fantasia, Fantaspoa, & BIFAN.

Tina Romero

Tina, daughter of George A. Romero, is a filmmaker, professor, Vice President of the George A. Romero Foundation, and DJ (DJ TRx) based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated as a Cinema Studies major from Wellesley College in 2006 before attending the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduate film program. While at NYU, Tina received the Warner Bros. Film Award and the Steven J. Ross Scholarship for her accomplishments in filmmaking.


October 5, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
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Eerie Horror Fest
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The Warner Theatre
811 State Street
Erie, PA 16501 United States
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