The much anticipated world television premiere of prolific filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s (Angry Asian Murder Hornets, 5G Zombies), new creature feature The Beast Beneath starring genre stars Brinke Stevens (The Slumber Party Massacre, Nightmare Sisters) & Mel Novak ( Bruce Lee’s Game Of Death, An Eye For An Eye opposite Chuck Norris), is this Friday August 7th at 10pm Central Standard time (CST) on WGUD-TV’s extremely popular After Hours Cinema show hosted by noted film historian Lee Turner. This broadcast will feature a scene exclusively in 3D.
Synopsis: A record Earthquake rocks a small, resort town after a 2000 year old prehistoric blood thirsty beast is unleashed to feast on the local community. It’s up to Aaron (Eric Prochnau, Meathook Massacre 6) and his brilliant scientist sister (Stevens) to crack the case and put a stop to the mayhem before time runs out, all while the cunning town Mayor George Reid (Novak) tries to cover up the monster’s bloody tracks.
“I wanted to take this opportunity to create a throwback to the 1970’s made-for-TV Creature Feature I love so dearly. Films like ‘Rattlers’, ‘The Savage Bees’ and even the drive-in hits ‘Bog’, and ‘Blood Beach’ served as big inspirations for this. I only hope I managed to do that era justice,” said Ferguson.
The film is produced by SCS Entertainment in conjunction with After Hours Cinema. Alana Evans, Sheri Davis, Mike Ferguson, Jennifer Nangle, D.T. Carney and Turner round out the cast.
Iconic actress Dawna Lee Heising is making her mark in Hollywood. She has starred in over 60 feature films and has acted alongside legendary actors such as Tom Sizemore, Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, Eric Roberts, Tommy Wiseau, Rebecca Knight, Nicolas Turturro, Lorenzo Lamas, Olivia Hussey, Coolio, Aki Aleong, Mel Novak and many others.
This noted actress has been awarded by countless film festival internationally. She won Best Actress for her role as Barbie in Dustin Ferguson’s “Nemesis 5: The New Model” at the 2018 LANFA Film Festival; “Actress of the Year” at the 2018 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Awards, and Best Supporting Actress for Gregory Blair’s “Garden Party Massacre” at the 2018 Lucky Strike Film Festival. Additionally, she was named Best Host for “Eye on Entertainment on Amazon Prime” at the 2017 WIND International Film Festival, where “Eye on Entertainment” was also awarded Best Television Show.She also won Best Actress for Jared Masters’ “Teacher’s Day” at the 2014 Mockfest Film Festival, and a 2013 EOTM Award for Outstanding Television Talk Show Host for “Eye on Entertainment”. She has also been honored with seven Best Ensemble Acting awards for Blair’s “Garden Party Massacre”.
Dawna is trained in Tang Soo Do martial arts, kickboxing, ballet and pole dancing. This accomplished beauty queen is a former Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, Ms. World, Ms. Universe, Miss San Francisco Universe, Miss Orange County Universe, Miss California Hemisphere and Mrs. California United States, among many other titles.
Dawna recently portrayed the inspiring role of Vivica Stevens (aka RoboWoman) in multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s “RoboWoman.” Ferguson has announced that the RoboWoman franchise will be a trilogy, with RoboWoman 2 shooting in late 2019. Dawna also played the powerful role of Esmeralda, Lucifer’s wife, in William Lee’s “Black Mamba” and crazy, but hilarious, Melanie in Gregory Blair’s multi award-winning “Garden Party Massacre”.She recently played Connie in Richard Rossi’s faith-based film “Canaan Land”, Medusa in Albert Pyun’s “Cyborg: Rise of the Flesh Eaters”, Winney Swinney in Adam Steigert’s “The Horrific Evil Monsters”, and Deana the Psychic in Ron Becks’ and Tina Le’s “Las Vegas Vietnam”, starring Eric Roberts, Branscombe Richmond, Lorenzo Lamas and Nicholas Turturro. “RoboWoman”, “Black Mamba” and “Dark Classics”, which features Dawna’s Lady Macbeth monologue, have all been accepted into the 2019 Action On International Film Festival.
This busy working actress is portraying the character Skye in John Reign’s war film “Finding Purpose” from Polestar Productions. There are epic war scenes in this film, and Reign expanded her role as his ex-girlfriend as the shoot went on. “Finding Purpose” ended up being Dawna’s first love story!She will be reprising her role of Skye in the upcoming big budget sequel from Polestar Studios. Dawna also performed the challenging Lady Macbeth’s Scene 5 monologue in Brian Barsuglia’s documentary “A Bard for the Ages:Shakespeare’s Timeless Effect” with much passion and dedication.
She is signed with Kevin C. Kellum’s Ascendent Talent Management, and will be playing a villain in his nationally broadcast “Vice Squad Los Angeles” television series. Academy award-winner Chris Tashima is a part of the “Vice Squad” franchise on the production end so the series is sure to be outstanding.Dawna has been cast in the pivotal role of Lavender in a’Ali De Sousa’s movie and miniseries “The Bench” alongside noted character actor Jeff Doucette.
SoCal Sinema Studios released their brand new promo poster for multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s “RoboWoman 2.” Filming begins this fall with a talented ensemble cast consisting of Dawna Lee Heising, Brinke Stevens, Sue Price, HPC’s own Vida Ghaffari and Mel Novak as Dr. Michaels. The screenplay is by Mike Reeb, who also penned Robowoman.
This film is the highly anticipated sequel to Robowoman. The original “RoboWoman” follows Vivica Stevens (Dawna Lee Heising, “Blade Runner”, “Nemesis 5”, “Revenge of The Samurai Cop”) on her last night at a temp agency as she accepts a date with a persistent co-worker. Soon she finds herself cornered in a dark park at night and brutally attacked, raped and left for dead by her date and his deranged friends. She’s found barely alive by her concerned roommate, played by Sue Price (“Nemesis 2-5”) and undergoes illegal, experimental “cybernetic” surgery where she is given a replacement robotic arm and visor to correct her vision. However, the new implants don’t settle well because it isn’t long before she decides to seek revenge with the aid of her new attachments. One by bloody one she stalks and kills her attackers before the shocking and revealing conclusion! To view the trailer, please visit: youtu.be/8MzXaGyeK6k
Dirty D “California Bitches” has a full album preview out! Hear a sample from ALL 10 tracks on his upcoming solo debut! Features 5 original songs and 5 remixes from several talented people like Jason Joe King, Steven OLaf, Matt Jordan and Nathan Christensen, including “You Don’t Know Me” with “Double Gee” aka Augusto Gómez. Pre-order your CD today, ships on 10/16/18! It’s $15 for the US and $25 outside the country.
Dirty D aka Dustin Ferguson is a prolific, hard-working and talented filmmaker who has owned and operated several film distribution and production companies, including 42ND Street Films and Sinister Studios.He has directed over 50 features to date, including such notable films as “Camp Blood 4 & 5,” “Silent Night, Bloody Night 2,” which was a sequel of Theodore Gershuny’s film starring Jennifer Runyon Corman (“Ghostbusters,””A Very Brady Sequel”) who happens to be Roger Corman’s real life niece. He is also the editor of “Sleepaway Camp IV” and was asked to direct an “alternate ending to “Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers,” which had been included on the official blu-ray release from Shout! Factory.Dustin has also produced and directed over 80 music videos, and has contracted with Wild Eye Releasing to produce “The Amityville Legacy,””Amityville: Evil Never Dies,” the latter starring Mark Patton (“A Nightmare on Elm Street 2″) and Helen Udy (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”,”My Bloody Valentine”). After mastering the world of horror with ghosts and goblins, this talented filmmaker switched gears with sci-fi with robots and cyborgs by teaming up with legendary filmmaker Albert Pyun on” Nemesis 5: The New Model,” which also starred Sue Price (“Nemesis 2, 3, and 4”). Ferguson is in pre-production for the much anticipated new sci-fi film “Robowoman” starring Dawna Lee Heising (“Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance”), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s “Game of Death”,”An Eye for An Eye” opposite Chuck Norris) and Aki Aleong (“Walker,Texas Ranger”,”V the series”). Dustin is also the cinematographer of the upcoming documentary, “What An Institution: The Story of Police Academy.”
Ferguson has remade “Die Sister, Die!” from Director Randall Hood with 80’s scream queen Brinke Stevens (“Slumber Party Massacre”,”The Haunting Fear”). He also directed several remakes of Todd Jason Cook’s films including “Demon Dolls” ,”Night of the Clown,” and “The Dummy 2.” If all this wasn’t enough, he directed the sequels, “Camp Blood 4” and “Camp Blood 5” to David Sterling’s popular direct-to-video series “Camp Blood.”
Most recently Ferguson has been granted the rights to remake Umberto Lenzi’s “Ghosthouse.” The original film was re-branded overseas as “La Casa 3,” a move made by distributors to connect it to the “Evil Dead” series by Sam Raimi. “La Casa 4” and “La Casa 5” would follow, neither of which was connected to “Ghosthouse” or “Evil Dead.” The remake is set to star Paul “Pinhead” Taylor from “Hellraiser: Judgement” in the role of the Grim Reaper.
Aside from these many “franchise” sequels and remakes, Ferguson has also launched several of his own film series, including “Meathook Massacre 1-3,” “Silly Scaries 1 and 2”,”Terror at Black Tree Forest” and its’ two sequels, “Tales For the Campfire 1 and 2,” a documentary series called “Penny Pinchers” and the quasi-official sequel to 1988’s “Cheerleader Camp” titled “Cheerleader Camp: To the Death” for New Wave Films.
His latest project, “Horndog’s Beach Party,” reunites him with scream queens Stevens and Lee Heising as well as Troy Fromin (Ox from “Saved by the Bell”) and Vida Ghaffari (“The Mindy Project”,”Jimmy Kimmel Live”). Dustin was recently bestowed with Best Director Awards by the Nollywood Awards and the Lucky Strikes Films Festival for his work on “Nemesis 5: The New Model.”