Creator / Writer / Producer
Sometime in the ’90s 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 of 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.
Producer / Editor
Diana Williams is the Executive Vice President of Creative at MWM Universe, the IP-focused division of MWM (Madison Wells Media), a diversified entertainment media company focused on premium content creation in film, television, immersive media and live entertainment. In her role, Williams oversees all creative aspects of MWM Universe including content strategy, world-building, and content production.
Prior to joining MWM Universe, she served as a Creative Development Executive and a Producer of Franchise Synergy within Lucasfilm Story Group, an incubator for narrative cohesion and connectivity in the Star Wars universe. While at Lucasfilm, Williams also helped launch ILMxLAB, an immersive entertainment, and mixed reality lab. xLAB’s projects, including Alejandro Iñarritu’s Academy Award©winning experience Carne y Arena, Droid Repair Bay, and Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire for The Void, have successfully demonstrated how stories are being reinvented for story-focused immersive platforms.
Williams is the co-founder of The Gatecrashers (created by Zachary Mortensen) and editor of the accompanying graphic novel series. She is also the founder of Roller Coaster Entertainment and producer of the critically acclaimed feature film Our Song which earned her a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award in the Producer category. Other credits include TV movies Gun Hill and Let The Church Say Amen, and documentaries Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible, the Emmy©award-winning Sylvia Drew Ivie, Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis, Dear Mom Love Cher and Room 237, the thought-provoking analysis of Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel, The Shining.
Artist / Issues 1 – 7
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.
Mark L. Haynes
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.
Artist / Issues 9 – 10
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 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.