Fans at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans this weekend can experience the comedy thriller Bad Kids Go To Hell, right from the source!Bad Kids Screening, Panel Featured At Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans
Fans at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans this weekend can experience the comedy thriller Bad Kids Go To Hell, right from the source. Meet the guys who Yahoo! Movies claimed broke the big publisher and hollywood mold to create the successful Bad Kids comic book/movie franchise when Barry Bazz Wernick (Creator, Producer), Matthew Spradlin (Creator, Director), James Hallam (Writer, Producer) present their insights on the comic/movie franchise in an Independent Creatives panel on Sunday at noon (Room 294), highlighting a weekend of all things Bad Kids.
On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview's alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts
Attendees who havent yet seen the live-action film can attend a free screening of a newly re-colored and digitally remastered version, starring Judd Nelson (Breakfast Club, Billionaire Boys Club), Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG-1), Cameron Deane Stewart (Pitch Perfect, Aquarius), Alii Faulkner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1), Augie Duke (Coyote, The Badger Game) and Marc Donato (Degrassi: The Next Generation). The screening is set for Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in room 294.
In addition to signing comics, posters, and DVDs at screenings and panels, they will be at Booth 338 all weekend, taking pictures at the selfie station step and repeat with fans. There will also be a Bad Kids cosplay and 'spin the wheel promotion at the booth for FREE and discounted cool Bad Kids merch!
More on the principles:
Bad Kids Co-Creator/Producer
Barry Bazz Wernick earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and his law degree from the SMU Dedman School of Law, and has been a Member of the State Bar of Texas since 1998, and in addition to serving as in-house counsel and managing member for several companies from the financial services industry to entertainment industries, he is a certified mediator. Bazz began his acting career as a child, in improv/sketch comedy and musical theater. He later studied under Uta Hagen at HB Studio in New York and joined the Screen Actors Guild in 1999. Bazz can been seen in numerous TV commercials (Heineken, Chevy Blazer, Amtrak, Dockers), and has played various roles on Television (Help Me Help You, Wonderland, Bull, Sex and the City) and in Movies (Julien Donkey-Boy, 28 Days, CinderElmo). He starred alongside Christine Elise (Beverly Hills 90210, ER, Route 30) and Lance Greene (On Broadway, The Company Men), in the outrageous indie comedy Shoots & Ladders, which he produced, co-wrote, and co-directed. He is the co-creator of the Bad Kids comic book/movie franchise. He has turned both Bad Kids Go to Hell and Bad Kids Go 2 Hell comic book series into live action feature films as writer and producer on both. The second movie in the series, Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, is scheduled to hit theaters in 2016.
Bad Kids Co-Creator/Director
Matthew Spradlin studied film at Chapman University (Orange County) and upon graduation, it was off to Hollywood, where he honed his skills at GNOMON, immersing himself in CGI, 3D animation and digital compositing. He worked as an EFX Supervisor and EFX Editor for over 7 years on films as big as Paramount's Beowulf (with EFX giant Sony Imageworks) and films as small as his own award-winning comedy The ThunderPussies (2001). His most recent directing efforts in the short film, The Social Contract, won him numerous accolades including acceptance into the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Over the past 10 years, Spradlin sold several comic book related film properties, one of which was the TV pilot True Believer (SciFi Channel - Rosario Dawson/ Producer). In 2012, Spradlin directed the worldwide theatrically released feature film Bad Kids Go to Hell, based on the best-selling independent comic book series of the same name, that he co-created with Barry Bazz Wernick. He most recently teamed up with Wernick again in following up the first installment of the Bad Kids comic book franchise with the sequel comic book series, Bad Kids Go 2 Hell.
Bad Kids Executive Producer / Writer
James Hallam holds a BA from St. Edwards University and a MBA from Southern Methodist University. Hallam is responsible for all Bad Kids marketing and business strategy. He serves as the architect behind the building and execution of all marketing of properties, including managing the digital and social teams, as well, as all media partners. Further, James is the Executive Producer of the live action feature films Bad Kids Go to Hell and the sequel which he co-wrote with Wernick, Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, due out in theaters in 2016. Hallam has mentored entertainment property teams on market strategy, supply chain logistics, DSD practices, corporate culture and operations management as it relates to the distribution practices of the company. In addition to his strong ties to the industry, Hallam brings over 20 years business experience currently as Vice President of Marketing and Legislative Affairs for the beverage division of Ben E. Keith Co.
Cosplayer/Gaming Champion Monica Th3 Rogue Zelak
Gamer, 8 time Toronto Sun Sunshine Girl, Geek Girl for GeekXGirls.com, Model, Lead in The Gamers, cosplayer featured in NerdGirlPinUps.com, e3 booth babe Finalist and G4TV booth babe finalist, comic book character inspiration, and all around awesome chick. Back in her Halo days you would have feared Th3 Rogue for her top ranked Warthog gunning on H3 Wheelman. She not only pwn noobs on her Xbox at home but does it at her job working for Game Asylum. She has co-hosted F!GHT Brand Wrestling, and has been the booth babe for Pure Pwnage, Bad Kids Go to Hell, & Game Asylum. Th3 Rogue would like you to know that she puts booth babe in quotations because she's not a fan of being called babe... or toots... or any other stupid names like that. Also, if you watch the movie Bad Kids Go to Hell, youll see a cameo of her and a little bit of her acting she does on the side.