Mark Redfield is an American actor, writer, artist and filmmaker.
Redfield is the publisher and editor of Poe Forevermore Magazine, and he is the producer of Poe Forevermore Radio Theater, creating and starring in audio plays and audio books based on classic and original works of mystery and imagination. For many years he produced live entertainment and literary events to raise money for The Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, and when the city ended funding of The Poe House, he was asked to serve as Vice President of Poe Baltimore, Inc., helping that new organization get on its feet during its first year. A heart attack in 2013 forced Redfield to prioritize his very busy schedule, and he resigned from his position, leaving the organization in capable hands. As a devotee of Poe, his life and work, Redfield supports all Poe institutions around-the-world. Redfield is in production with an epic audio play biography of Edgar Allan Poe, called ALONE: THE LIFE OF POE. The biography, with full cast of actors and guest stars, music and sound effects, will be available soon both as a deluxe CD set and on iTunes. The Audio Play series VAMPIRE HUNTERS INCORPORATED also debuts soon.
Redfield's feature film credits include: COME HELL OR HIGH WATER (Justin Gatewood), DARK AND STORMY NIGHT (Farper Twyly), THE DEATH OF POE (Edgar Allan Poe), DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE (Jekyll/Hyde), & COLD HARBOR (Roger). Television credits include: ARMED ROBBERY ORGASM (as Ron–Channel Four, London), & IN THE GRIP OF EVIL (as Father Hughes–Discovery Channel) among many others. During his career he has acted in, or directed, over seventy plays professionally. Redfield has founded two successful theater companies; Industrial Strength Theater and New Century Theater, respectively, and has toured internationally. He received training in theater and film from Towson University, UNESCO’s Theatre Of Nation’s University, and The Actor’s Conservatory. Redfield's first novel, THE CHANEY MURDER CASE, will be published in 2014. . Redfield is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actor's Equity. He owns the production companies Redfield Arts and Damfino Media, and makes his home on sets all over the world, but collects his mail in Los Angeles and Baltimore.
Stuart Voytilla is a script writer, script consultant, and author of two critically acclaimed books on story and genre, Myth and the Movies, and (with Scott Petri) Writing the Comedy Film, published by Michael Wiese Productions. As co-founder, writer and producer for Redfield Arts, his film credits include The Death of Poe and the award-winning screen adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He co-wrote with Mark Redfield the novel Cult of the Nosferatu: Book One Vampire Hunters, Inc. and wrote the script for Poe Forevermore Radio Theatre’s Black Aggie. His non-fiction scriptwriting credits include writing multi-media promotional campaigns for The Baltimore Sun newspaper, the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Monarch Beach Resort, and others.
Stuart was a member of the development team behind the creation of Innoventive Software’s FrameForge Previz Studio, a storyboarding and previsualizing software for television and motion picture production, which earned an Emmy Award for Technical Achievement by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Stuart has over twenty years of university teaching experience, and currently teaches screenwriting and critical studies at San Diego State University’s School of Theatre, Television and Film. A four-time recipient of TTF’s “Most Influential Faculty” award, Stuart additionally serves as Faculty Fellow for the Course Design Institute through SDSU’s Instructional Technology Services. As Faculty Fellow, Stuart specializes in effective instructional design and integration of media (film/video, AR, VR) in the classroom to engage learners and enhance active learning. He has consulted on hundreds of projects across media including short and feature films, television, documentaries, stage plays and musicals, web series, and multi-media marketing campaigns.