Zombie Army Productions

Meet the Army

John LaFlamboy

JOHN LAFLAMBOY
"GONZO"
Founder/Director of Zombie Army Productions

Fields: Designer, Director, Producer and Actor

EDUCATION

  • Southern Illinois University, Theatre
  • Hauge School of the Arts, Acting and design

BACKGROUND

Haunted Houses: Designer, Director, Producer, Writer, Promoter, Builder and Actor

  • Statesville Haunted Prison 1998-Present
  • The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier 2008-Present
  • City of the Dead Haunted House 2003-Present
  • Dragons Dome Haunted House 2006-2008

Film Making: Producer, Director, Writer, Production Designer, Special Effects, and Actor

  • The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue, Zombie Army Productions & Big Tree Productions
  • The Art of Pain, Feature, Zabba Zabba Productions
  • Squeal, Feature, Simple Seed Productions
  • Haunted House the Movie, Short, Big Tree Productions
  • Take the Money, Music Video, Big Tree Productions

To see more of film resume go to watchbigtree.com

AFFILIATIONS

  • Co-Owner of Big Tree Productions
  • Statesville Haunted Prison
  • The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier
  • HellsGate Haunted House
  • The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue [movie]
  • Art of Pain [movie]
  • Squeal [movie]

Chad Savage

Chad Savage
"Uncle Martha" aka "Unky Chad"
Head of Visual Design, Marketing, Web & Branding

Fields: Marketing, Graphic Design, Web Operations, Networking, Social Media

EDUCATION

University of North Texas, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration & Graphic Design, 1991

BACKGROUND

Owner/operator of Sinister Visions inc., which provides visual design services for print & web to the horror, Halloween and haunted attraction industries. Visit SinisterVisions.com and ChadSavage.com for full lists of credentials, portfolio, etc.

AFFILIATIONS


T-Virus

Tresa Walker
"T-Virus"
Producer & Scenic Artist

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Liberal Artst Southern Illinois University
Set Design, Costumes, Makeup, Stage Craft, Scenic Painting

BACKGROUND

Haunted Houses

Production Manager, Scenic Artist, Stage Manager

  • HellsGate Haunted House
  • The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier 2008-2014
  • Statesville Haunted Prison 1999- Present
  • City Of The Dead 2003- Present
  • Dragons Dome 2006-2008

Film Making

  • Co-Producer, Unit Production Management - The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue
  • Production Manager, Lead Scenic, Art Department - The Adventures of Kitty Zombie

AFFILIATIONS

  • Grey Cat Productions
  • HellsGate Haunted House
  • Statesville Haunted Prison
  • The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier
  • Big Tree Productions

Kyle

Kyle LaFlamboy
"MRSA"
Production Manager Statesville

Fields: Design, Drafting, Architecture, Bus Bartender

EDUCATION

  • Degrees in Architecture and Construction Management
  • Certificates in Green Architecture/Design, LEED Certified, CADD Drafting, OSHA Certified

BACKGROUND

Haunted Houses

  • Statesville Haunted Prison 1998- Present
  • City of the Dead 2003- Present
  • Dragons Dome Haunted House
  • The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier

Film Making

  • Production Assistant, Assistant Director

AFFILIATIONS

  • Big Tree Productions
  • Statesville Haunted House & City Of The Dead
  • The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier
  • Dragon's Dome Haunted House
  • Zombie Army Bus bartender (very important)
  • Holder of the most Zombie Army Game trophies
  • Only Zombie Army member to have been attacked by a tiger

Bobby Schmitt

Bobby Schmitt
Technical Director Statesville

EDUCATION

  • Pending

BACKGROUND

  • Pending

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions

Mike Gimlech

Mike Gehmlich
"Gimme"
Technical Director

EDUCATION

  • Pending

BACKGROUND

  • Pending

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions

Aaron O'Reel

Aaron O'Reel
"Chaka" aka "Sassy Pants"
Audio Engineer

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors Degree in Audio, Arts, and Acoustics, Columbia College Chicago

BACKGROUND

Haunted Houses

  • Statesville, 2010-Present
  • City of the Dead 2012- Present

Audio Engineer

  • JBTV, 2012- Present

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions
  • Statesville Haunted Prison and City Of The Dead

Brad Sauper

Brad Sauper
"Wrandle" aka "Doogie"
Actor Trainer, Makeup Artist, Prop Designer & Set Dresser

Fields: Prop Hunting, Prop Fabrication, Prop Design, New Technology, Think tank member, Printer, Jack of Trades.

EDUCATION

  • Columbia College Chicago, Bachelor of Arts - Scenic Design for Theater, 2006

BACKGROUND

  • Designer, Technician and Fabricator in the Theater, Touring, Film, Corporate and Haunt industries for the last 16 years. I work as a designer, programer, crew lead and artisan in Ligthing, Scenic, properties and am a Draftsman/Render artist as well as designer for a custom scenic company. I have worked for every department through out all the different area’s of the entertainment industry and have brought all that I have learned to the Haunt industry and Zombie Army in an attempt to bridge the gap between the different disciplines as well as bringing the high quality of props and production that ZAP requires to not only their haunted houses but to the parties and film productions.

Haunt Background

  • 11th Hour 2003
  • City of the Dead 2004-2007
  • The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier 2008-2009
  • Container 9 Riot fest 2014
  • Statesville haunted prison 2012-Present

Film Credits

  • Peel It Off, Short - Production Designer
  • The Cur, Short - Production Designer
  • Rita, Short - Production Designer
  • Haunted House the Movie short - Makeup Artist, Stilt Walker
  • The Art of Pain - Air Brush Makeup Artist
  • The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue - Set Dresser/Personal Assistant to Tresa
  • The Adventures of Kitty Zombie Pilot - Co-Prop Designer and Master

AFFILIATIONS

  • Co-Owner, Luper Designes
  • Scenic Designer/Render Artist Production Plus Technologies
  • Technician, TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show
  • Technician, Midwest Haunters Convention
  • Technician, Chicago Room Escapes
  • Statesville Haunted Prison
  • The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier
  • HellsGate Haunted House
  • Container 9 (Recent Megladon Hunter)

Jillian Luce

Jillian Luce

EDUCATION

  • Pending

BACKGROUND

  • Pending

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions

George Kolinek

George Kolinek
Tech Director: City of the Dead

EDUCATION

  • Pending

BACKGROUND

  • Pending

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions

Whitney Rowe

Whitney Rowe
Makeup Artist, Manager

EDUCATION

  • Joe Blasco Makeup East Diploma in General Makeup Artistry and Ajunct Certificate in Advanced Prosthetics and Puppetry

BACKGROUND

  • Statesville Haunted Prison | 2008-Present

AFFILIATIONS

  • Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead

Tiela

Tiela Halpin
"Mouth" aka "Tiela Terror"
Photographer/Actor

EDUCATION

  • Columbia College Chicago-Photography BA (May 2012)

BACKGROUND

  • Actor at The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier & Statesville Haunted Prison
  • Photo editor at Columbia College

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions
  • Tiela Halpin Photography (Owner)
  • BigLittle Comedy (Photographer)
  • SeaDog Ventures Chicago (Docent/Docent Supervisor)

Audra Armstrong

Audra Armstrong
"Pinup"

EDUCATION

  • Pending

BACKGROUND

  • Pending

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions

Cat Bernier

Cat Bernier-Sowell
Costume Design

EDUCATION

  • Pending

BACKGROUND

  • Pending

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions

Stalker

Jeff Walker
"Stalker & Fluffy"
Actor/Entertainment

Field: Construction, Scenic/Costume Designer, Actor

BACKGROUND

Haunted Houses

  • Ghouls by the Pool Haunted House 1994-2006
  • Statesville Haunted Prison 2007- present
  • Dragons Dome Haunted House 2007- 2008
  • City of the Dead Haunted House 2007-present
  • The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier 2008- present
  • Hollywood Horrors (Australia) 2012 - Present

Film Making

  • Production Designer, Set Construction, Special Effects, and Actor
  • The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue, Zombie Army Productions & Big Tree Productions

Education

  • Joliet Junior College, Associates in Arts 2011

AFFILIATIONS

  • Big Tree Productions
  • Statesville Haunted Prison
  • Dragons Dome Haunted House
  • City of the Dead Haunted House
  • The Fear Haunted House
  • Fluffy!
  • Chicago Halloween Guide 2012 Haunt Actor of the Year

Jade

Jade Baylon
"Bambooz"
Stage Manager, Technical Assistant, Actor

EDUCATION

  • 2007 - Present Joliet Junior College, Majoring in Nursing
  • 2003 - 2007, Lockport Township High School

BACKGROUND

Haunted Houses

  • Statesville Haunted Prison 2004- Present
  • City of the Dead 2004- Present
  • Dragons Dome Haunted House 2008
  • The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier 2008- Present

AFFILIATIONS

  • Statesville Haunted Prison
  • City of the Dead
  • Dragons Dome Haunted House
  • The Fear Haunted House

Corndog

Josh Black
"Corndog"
Technical Director, City of the Dead

EDUCATION

  • Romeoville High School 2001-2003
  • Plainfield Central High School 2003-2005

BACKGROUND

Haunted Houses

  • Statesville Haunted Prison 2002- present
  • City of the Dead 2002- present
  • Dragons Dome Haunted House 2006-2008
  • The Fear Haunted House at Navy Pier 2008- present

Film Making

  • Set construction, actor
  • Haunted House the Movie, short, Big Tree Productions

AFFILIATIONS

  • Big Tree Productions
  • Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead
  • Dragons Dome Haunted House
  • The Fear Haunted House

Dana Packley

Dana Packley

EDUCATION

  • Pending

BACKGROUND

  • Pending

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions

Brian Thomsen

Renee Gullo
"Nay Nay"

EDUCATION

  • Purdue University-Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Systems

BACKGROUND

  • Stage Manager & actor
    • The Fear at Navy Pier 2009, 2010
    • City of the Dead 2011-present

AFFILIATIONS

  • Statesville Haunted Prison and City of the Dead
  • The Fear at Navy Pier

Matt Newman

Matt Newman
Front of House Manager

EDUCATION

  • Pending

BACKGROUND

  • Pending

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions

Mary Kate Brophy

Mary Kate Brophy
Costumes

EDUCATION

  • Pending

BACKGROUND

  • Pending

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions

Wendy Bobak

Wendy Bobak
"Brickhouse"
Production Manager: City of the Dead

EDUCATION

  • Pending

BACKGROUND

  • Pending

AFFILIATIONS

  • Zombie Army Productions

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