RON FORD (writer/director)

Born in Bremerton, Washington in 1958, Ron received his Drama degree from Olympic College (Bremerton, WA) in 1980. While in college he was nominated for the Irene Ryan acting award for his performance as Dodge in Shepard's "Buried Child." He wrote a play, "Outlaws," which was produced for the American College Theater Festival, and was nominated for the David Library Literary Award. That same year (1983), Ron married the woman who played his wife in "Buried Child" in the same theater in which the play was produced. In 1985 they moved to Tucson, Arizona, where Ron worked on the production crew of many motion pictures (including "Can't Buy Me Love" and "World Gone Wild") in many capacities, from driver to make-up artist. There he got his first professional acting roles in the TV series' "Hey, Dude" and "The Young Riders." He made a public access video of Forrest J Ackerman's Lon Chaney story "Letter to an Angel." Ackerman appeared as narrator in the short which won an award in American Film Institute's 1985 Visions of U.S. competition. In 1990 they moved to Los Angeles.

Ron has since appeared in over a dozen motion pictures including "Killer Tomatoes Eat France," "Addicted to Murder," and "The Cool Air." He played Bottom in a film of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" called "Ill Met By Moonlight" (1993). After winning the 1992 Christopher Columbus Screenplay Discovery Award, Ron wrote the 1994 horror hit, "The Fear," with Vince Edwards, Ann Turkel and Wes Craven. As a director, Ron helmed his first feature, "Alien Force," in 1995 for Wildcat Entertainment, in association with his own company (their first venture), Fat Free Features. The action/karate/comedy genre blender (guest starring TV's "Robin," Burt Ward) was successful enough to warrant two more pictures for Wildcat. A succession of feature directing and writing jobs quickly followed for other production entities, including Sterling Entertainment, Vista Street Entertainment and SNJ Productions. In 1999 he wrote and directed an installment of a long-running Horror series -- "Witchcraft XI: Sisters in Blood." The same year also saw the him direct his fist 3-D feature, the sci-fi action thriller "V-World Matrix.". He is currently mounting the giant insect thriller, "Deadly Scavengers," which he will shoot for Vista Street Entertainment later this year. Today Ron can be found busily writing, directing, or doing post production work on some production at any given time.

RON FORD - Filmography

DIRECTOR
V-WORLD MATRIX SNJ/Sterling Ent. 1999
WITCHCRAFT XI Vista Street 1999
HOLLYWOOD MORTUARY Fat Free Features 1999
A PASSION TO KILL (Pseudonym: Mac Cobb) Vista Street 1998
RIDDLED WITH BULLETS Wildcat Ent. 1998
DEAD TIME TALES Fat Free Features 1998
CREATUREALM: FROM THE DEAD (segment) Brimstone Ent. 1997
MARK OF DRACULA Wildcat Ent. 1997
ALIEN FORCE Wildcat /Fat Free Features 1996
ALIEN AGENDA: ENDANGERED SPECIES (segment) Brimstone Ent. 1996

SCREENWRITING
THE FEAR Devin Ent. 1994
MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (sold; unproduced) David DeCoteau 1995
GERMANS (uncredited dialogue re-writes) Rubicon Films 1995
BLAZING FORCE (Co-writer) Wildcat Ent. 1996
MAD CRUSH (sold; unproduced) David DeCoteau 1996
ALIEN FORCE Fat Free Features 1997
MALIBU UNDERCOVER (sold;unproduced) Wildcat Ent. 1997
MARK OF DRACULA Wildcat Ent. 1997
RIDDLED WITH BULLETS Wildcat Ent. 1998
DEAD TIME TALES Fat Free Features 1998
HOLLYWOOD MORTUARY Fat Free Features 1999
WITCHCRAFT XI Vista Street 1999

EDITOR
V-WORLD MATRIX Sterling Entertainment 1999
POWER PLAY (with Shannon Tweed) Santelmo 1998
RIDDLED WITH BULLETS Wildcat Entertainment 1998
MIDNIGHT HEALING Santelmo 1998
ALIEN FORCE Fat Free/Wildcat 1997

ACTOR Film
AMERICAN CRIMINALS (Reggie)Thorton Productions 2000
HUNTING SEASON (Abusive Husband) Sterling Entertainment 2000
V-WORLD MATRIX (Slavin) Sterling Entertainment 1999
CAMP BLOOD (Hunter) Sterling Entertainment 1999
EYES OF THE WEREWOLF (Hunter)Sterling Entertainment 1999
RAGE OF THE WEREWOLF (Hull) Brimstone Prod. 1999
A PASSION TO KILL (Thug) Vista Street Ent. 1999
VAMPIRE FEMMES (Ed) Sterling Entertainment 1999
DEAD TIME TALES (Frankie) Fat Free Features 1998
THE COOL AIR (Repairman) Bryan Moore 1998
RIDDLED WITH BULLETS (Billy) Wildcat Entertainment 1998
HOLLYWOOD MORTUARY (Blasko) Fat Free Features 1998
MARK OF DRACULA (Sheriff Cobb) Wildcat Ent. 1997
ALIEN FORCE (Troy)Fat Free Features 1997
ALIEN AGENDA 2 (Cowboy) Brimstone Prod. 1997
BLAZING FORCE (Priest) Wildcat Ent. 1996
THE FEAR (Security Guard) Devin Ent. 1994
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT (Bottom) Titania Pictures 1994
ADDICTED TO MURDER (Linzer) Brimstone Prod. 1994
KILLER TOMATOES EAT FRANCE (Statue) Four Square 1993
STRANGER IN MY PAST (Charlie - Lead) U. of Arizona 1988
THE LAUGHING DEAD (Cabby) Archaeopteryx 1987

Television
THE YOUNG RIDERS (Henchman) MGM/UA 1986
HEY, DUDE! (Tourist) Cinetel/Nicolodeon 1986

RECOGNITION
Ed Wood Memorial Film Festival, Best Special Effect, Hollywood Mortuary 1999

So. Cal. Motion Picture Council "Golden Halo" Best Independent Director Hollywood Mortuary 1998

Theatrical Angel Award, Hollywood Mortuary 1998

So. Cal. Motion Picture Council "Golden Halo" Best Independent Director Alien Force 1997

Christopher Columbus Screenplay Discovery Award 1993

Lucky Charms Video Award 1993

American Film Institute's Visions of U.S. Award 1985

David Library Playwriting Award (nominee) 1982

Irene Ryan Acting Award (nominee) 1980


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