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Craig Draheim 

Co-host & Creative Director, Screenwriter & Filmmaker
ABOUT
ABOUT ME

Born in rural Northern Michigan, Craig was raised as a “video store kid,” which led to his love of the medium, especially the direct-to-video movies of the 80s and 90s. After graduating high school, he spent his undergrad in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area, followed by a 5-year stint in Los Angeles, working as a projectionist with the world-famous Chinese Theatre. Currently Craig resides in Detroit with his wife, daughter, three-legged dog, and overweight cat.

WHAT I'VE DONE

Craig earned recognition in undergrad when the Eastern Michigan University Theatre Department created an award based on his hard work and dedication to the craft. During that same time his award-winning entertainment company, Sad Tire Theatre gained statewide success.

 

While in LA, Craig became a member of National Lampoon’s Lemmings, graduated from the Second City Training Center Conservatory, worked closely with the Pack Theater, and completed Clu Gulager’s Film Acting Workshop. Most recently Craig received his MFA in screenwriting with the David Lynch Graduate School of Cinematic Arts.

WHAT I DO

Craig has been credited with a distinctive artistic voice by peers, mentors, and reviewers through his strong characters and dialogue, work with horror and dark comedy, and vivid surrealistic worlds. Veteran screenwriter, Neal Marshall Stevens explained Craig's style as, “he creates grounded characters in a surreal world.” Famed actor, Clu Gulager stated in his opinion, "Craig has the potential to become one of America's leading filmmakers."

When he's not working on his own creative endeavors, Craig writes regularly for several major horror publications.

 
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Fowl in a Cage

Feature Length Body Horror

Following the tragic death of his pregnant wife, a working-class Michigan man returns home to his dysfunctional family, to find his long-suppressed rage manifest in the form of a sinister and murderous creature living in the chicken coop.

Huntin' Blind

Feature Length Horror

In the days leading up to rifle season, conservation officers tasked with tracking down poachers in the state land find a greater predator hunting in the forest.

Killing the King

Feature Length Political Farce

In her attempt to make a martyr of her increasingly ineffectual husband and salvage his political reputation, a nation's first lady sets off lethal chaos between a hitman, wannabe revolutionaries, rogue politicians, and the staff of a mysterious hotel.

Oi!

Feature Length Drama

While visiting friends in Los Angeles, a punk rock enthusiast begins a intimate relationship with an older woman who's taking care of her ailing father-in-law.

Pilot Smilot

Half Hour Comedy

An anthology series parodying the fads in television over the years with fictional pilots that never reached primetime.

Stealing for Al-Qaida

Feature Length Crime Comedy

At the height of the terror color code in 2004, two amateur bank robbers get more than they bargain for when they are mistaken as Al-Qaeda by the small Midwestern town and an ultra-patriotic agent.

Stepdaughter

Feature Length Thriller

While browsing an illegal adult webcamming site, a man's life spirals out of control when he discovers his 16-year-old stepdaughter is one of the sites performers. 

 
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