THE BLACK HATCHET
FILM AND GRAPHIC NOVEL
CREATOR - WRITER - PRODUCER MICHAEL X
Michael X Trachiotis has optioned two screenplays and is an award winning short horror filmmaker that featured stop motion animation. Michael worked for Penny Marshall and Parkway Productions in story, script and project development. In fact, the first comic preview of "Once Upon A Time in San Francisco" was so well done it impressed Stan Lee, who offered Michael valuable insight and recommendations to enhance the story you see today. Many producers and writers have hired Michael to consult and strengthen their narratives including editing and rewriting screenplays or producing original material. Michael has Bachelor degrees in Journalism (Advertising and PR), Cinema (Screenwriting) and an MFA in Producing and Directing from Academy of Art University, where he later taught and mentored students in the art of building Hollywood stories, scripts and screenplays. He is also a skilled film editor. As well, Michael is also an accomplished artist, illustrator and graphic designer and used these skills to create a very lucrative Augmented Reality apparel business; hand drawing and printing graphic T-shirts that projected films, animations and videos. Additionally, he built a very successful boutique ad agency, PR and design firm that included writing, producing and directing print, TV and radio commercials and campaigns.
producer samuel toole
Samuel received his BFA in Film from Concordia University in Montreal Canada and later received an MFA in Production from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco California. As a Producer & Production Coordinator, Samuel has traveled extensively working on film projects throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
COVER ARTIST ALLAN JEFFERSON
Comic artist from Minas Gerais (Brazil), he started his career at the age of 14. He debuted with DC Comics in 2017, and has published comics for Marvel, Dark Horse, Ardden Entertainment, Image and IDW.