a ghost robot world

Team

Zachary Mortensen

Zach Mortensen

Creator / Writer / Producer

Sometime in the 90’s Zach fell off a turnip truck, fresh from Colorado, and landed in the East Village, NYC. He has lived there ever since. Zach has produced short films, feature films, music videos, commercials, a couple daughters, and a lot of fun dinner parties. At night, when he isn’t working on developing sci-fi story worlds, he dreams of building a better solution for personal and family media archives. Zach is the co-founder of Ghost Robot, a New York City based creative studio. With Ghost Robot he has produced feature films such as Benjamin Dickinson’s critically acclaimed, Creative Control and First Winter, Peter Callahan’s Against The Current starring Joseph Fiennes, Michelle Trachtenberg and Mary Tyler Moore, the Gotham Award winning feature film Choking Man by director Steve Barron, and the critically acclaimed documentaries Cropsey by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio, George Ratliff’s Hell House, and Sara Lamm’s Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox and Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & The Farm Midwives.

Mortensen has developed and produced groundbreaking short form work, including the world’s first narrative shot in 360° immersive video, The New Arrival, by writer/director Amy Talkington and Encyclopedia Pictura’s multi-award winning collaboration with Bjork, Wanderlust in 3D.

With Ghost Robot, Mortensen is constantly in production on multiple commercial, music video and branded content projects.

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Diana Williams

Diana Williams

Producer / Editor

Diana Williams is the founder of Roller Coaster Entertainment (RCE). RCE’s diverse slate includes: Broken Girls – action/thriller graphic novel adaptation, producing with Kickstart Productions (Wanted); Pledged – a southern gothic horror feature film; and Chinafornia – an animated webseries co-created by Ellie Lee and Peter Dowd. RCE is currently in production on Peter Panzerfaust with BBC Worldwide Productions and QT Digital and The Digits, a cross-platform interactive narrative webseries and math app “Fraction Blast” created by Scotty Iseri.

Previously Ms. Williams has produced critically acclaimed narrative films which include Our Song and documentaries Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible for Encore, the Emmy©-winning Sylvia Drew Ivie, the Cine-Golden Eagle winning Another First Step, TV movie Gun Hill for BET, soccer documentary Gringos at the Gate and consulted on Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis for Starz Entertainment and Room 237 (currently in theaters). She has also collaborated with Double Barrel Motion Labs on the development and production of animated motion comics for Tron: Legacy, The Muppet Show, Spartacus: Blood & Sand, Repo Men, and Torchwood: Web of Lies, an animated webseries and interactive game co-written by Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Ryan Scott for BBC America, based on the BBC series Torchwood created by Russell T. Davies.

A past Independent Spirit Awards nominee for the prestigious Motorola Producer Award, Ms. Williams is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and was previously on the Board of Directors for the Tribeca Film Institute. Prior to producing, Ms. Williams was an Assistant Director on several studio films and television series including Clueless, Dante’s Peak, and The Larry Sanders Show.

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Sutu

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Artist

Sutu (aka Stuart Campbell) uses art and technology in new ways to tell stories. He is known for his interactive comics including Nawlz, Neomad, Modern Polaxis and These Memories Won’t Last. He has been commissioned by the likes of Marvel, Google and Disney, to work on properties such as Doctor Strange and Ready Player One.  He has also created three VR documentaries; Inside Manus for SBS, Mind at War for Ryot Films and The Battle of Hamel for the Australian War Memorial. He holds a Honorary Doctorate of Digital Media, is a 2017 Sundance Fellow and is the co-founder of EyeJack an Augmented Reality company.

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Mark L. Haynes

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Consulting Editor

Mark has been working in and around comics, television, and pop culture for more than twenty years. In addition to writing the critically acclaimed comic book series 24 (based on the hit Fox television show), he has also specialized in adapting licensed intellectual properties from the worlds of film and television into the sequential storytelling format of comic books. He crafted agreements with companies such as Universal Consumer Licensing, Pearson Television, and theSyFyChannel, and launched comic book incarnations of the classic Battlestar Galactica and the alien invasion thriller First Wave.
Among his most recent projects are the well received pilot script for Flying Apart, the brash, insightful drama that examines the working world and private lives of America’s Air Marshals, and Phase 6, a ripped-from-the-headlines medical thriller.

James Cordatto

Artist James Cordatto

Artist / Issues 9 – 

James began his professional career drawing for the Marvel comics adventures Iron man. He usually gets involved with works that allow him to create and develop ideas in an expansive way, so he has already designed his own line of furniture based on his artistic concept, in addition to having designed for some brands in Brazil. He is focused on learning from his craft so that one day he can express his total creativity through independent productions.

Thiago Rocha

Color // Issues 09 – 

Thiago Rocha is a digital illustrator and comic book colorist based in Amazonas Brazil, besides the great Amazon confluence (wich he has neven been to). 5 years of experience with a degree in Graphic Design, Thiago is passionate about creating good art, playing games and apply a semiotic approach to his craft.