Bennington Gothique - web series

Bennington Gothique is about the drama and supernatural occurrences at Bennington House, a private school for girls.
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Gregory Connor
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Video / Web
Los Angeles, California
United States
6 Team Members

“I’ve always enjoyed continuing dramas and horror films.  As a writer/director, I wanted to put my stamp on the genre and Bennington Gothique is a perfect blend of both.  It has all the allure of a romance novel engulfed in the supernatural.  We have been blessed to be able to start production on our own and have shot some amazing footage, but have to come to a point where we need help to continue the vision and bring you a web series that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”

G. Connor, Creator

The Story

Bennington Gothique is a web series that harkens back to old school supernatural-mystery drama like Dark Shadows and The Edge of Night with an up-to-date feel of today’s continuing sagas like Gossip Girl. If you're a fan of mystery, suspense and romance, you will love Bennington Gothique!

Bennington House, School for GirlsWoodburyStory House is Bennington House, School for Girls

CAST (In Order of Appearance)

Cast of Bennington Gothique

Tash Phillips is Angela Wentworth
John Wuchte is Attorney Thomas Parsons
Karina Lissi-Du Bois is Millicent Devereaux
Michele Weaver is Bladen Swift
Joshua Cherof is Macklin "Mac" Ferguson III
Robert Dunne is Skip Bartholomew
Mark Christian Jaeger is Frederick Fleischer
Yumi Ishibashi is Kyle Toyoma
Brittany Joyal is Tiffany White
Deirdre Wagner is Clarice Jefferson
Liza van Deventer is Victoria Hemsdale
Libby Webster is Raven Chandler
Nick Baker is Brad Fitzgerald
Anthony Perullo is Sheriff Allen Manatt
Debbon Ayer is Mrs. Evelyn Manatt
Patrick Reid is Sebastian Craven
Evan McKenzie is Jonathan Craven
Alexander Chance is Lucien Craven
and Sally Kirkland is Rosalyn Karr

Sally Kirkland
Academy Award Nominee/Golden Globe Winner Sally Kirkland

WE NEED YOUR HELP

We now need you to help us continue to bring this captivating web series to life for you.  Be a part of the world of Bennington Gothique, it will take your breath away!

Your contribution will ensure that the first season will continue to retain the standard of excellence that we have started.  We are offering some pretty cool perks, including postcards, t-shirts, mugs, posters, Season 1 DVDs, reserved seating at Season 1's Red-Carpet Premiere and much more.

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Your contribution will go towards:

Insurance
Location Rental
Equipment Rental
Obtaining permits from L.A. Film Commission(s)
Craft Services (Feeding Cast and Crew)
Miscellaneous production needs that arise

You can also help by volunteering to be a production assistant on Bennington Gothique.  Go to www.benningtongothique.com and subscribe for updates and let us know how you would like to contribute. 

THE TEAM

CREATOR - GREGORY E. CONNOR

Gregory E. Connor, Creator

 A native Washingtonian, Gregory has studied acting, dance, writing, photography and directing.  He attended New York University where he received his BFA in its Tisch School of the Arts’ Dramatic Writing program.  Grad school brought him to California where he received his MFA in Directing Theater, Video and Cinema at California Institute of the Arts.  He received a Grammy nomination when his music video "Melinda" was included on recording artist James McMurtry’s long form video album, Where'd You Hide the Body.  He has completed numerous video shorts.  Aside from Dark Shadows, his other influences are the films of Hammer Studio, the Innocents, Carrie, and The Children's Hour.  His Reel can be viewed in the Gallery.

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - RYAN A. VERBEL

Ryan A. Verbel, Director of PhotographyRyan Verbel is a graduate of Temple University’s Film and
Media Arts program. There, he worked on numerous film and video productions, learning the skills to become a Director of Photography. Ryan has ample experience with multiple  formats including RED, super 16mm, 35mm, HVX200, and 7D.  Ryan's work is highly narrative in nature and is inspired by the particular story being told. All lighting, camera work, and lens choices are motivated from within the story world. He works with the director, production designer, and costume designer to help immerse the audience into the story.  A film that Ryan photographed won an award at the 2011 Diamond Screen Film Festival for Best Visual Screenplay.
www.ryanverbel.com 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - JOHN WUCHTE

John has been an actor/producer/director for 25 years.  He has worked with the RAKKA THAM! Theater Company in New York and Sacred Fools Theater Company in L.A.. He can be seen in two indie horror features Blood Rush and Horror House.  John is doing double duty on Bennington Gothique, producing and portraying duplicitous attorney, Thomas Parsons. www.johnwuchte.com 

COMPOSER – MICHAEL DANIEL

Michael Daniel began composing music at the age of 16 with his first musical, a rock opera adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. After Frankenstein, he went on to compose a musical farce (The Show Must Go On), an operetta adaptation of Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow.  Since moving to Los Angeles in 2008, Michael has scored the music for such feature films as Blood Rush (2012), and Horror House (2012). www.michaeldaniel.net 

ATTORNEY - SANDRA M. NUTT, ESQ.

Sandra earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she graduated with a degree in Theatre and Drama.  Her passion for the stage led her to New York where she performed Off-Broadway at the famed Negro Ensemble Company, performing in the WE series of plays written by Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Fuller.  Sandy has shared the stage with Samuel Jackson, John Amos, Charles Weldon and numerous acclaimed actors.  She later produced The Offering, written by Gus Edwards as her inaugural production at Riprap Studio Theatre in North Hollywood, CA which she owned and operated for 8 years.  Sandy wrote and performed in a weekly TV production Riprap Entertainment Television, produced at her theatre from 2006-2007 which aired weekly on KVMD TV.  She has a thriving law practice and preparing for her next endeavor, a documentary about her bout with cancer and how education Beat the Thief! www.sandranuttattorneyatlaw.com

ART DIRECTOR - JACQUELYN HILE

Jacquelyn was born and raised in small-town Ohio. In 2011, she graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in Media Communications. She now works as a freelance Production Designer/Art Director.

GRAPHIC WEB DESIGNER - iPop

iPop, based in Baltimore, MD, is where Rachel Jones “creates” and “solves” design solutions. Since 2002, Rachel has worked as an independent professional Graphic Designer, with a diverse client base of individuals, businesses and organizations.  She conceptualizes and executes everything from identity/branding to environmental and website design. Rachel always says, “good design” is one of the foundations of any successful brand, product or service. www.ipoponline.com

ASSISTANT PRODUCER - KARLYN FARRIS

Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Karlyn attended UC Irvine majoring in Psychology. She attended graduate school at Claremont Graduate University.  She's worked in non-profit arena for 20 years managing children/youth program. This is her first foray into series producing.  She has worked as a photographer for The Brima Productions, wrote bios and did public relations for musical group, Lippressure.

 

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  • $15USD
    Freshman

    A sincere thank you on our website and Facebook page and the official postcard

    3 claimed
  • $25USD
    Sophmore

    A sincere thank you on our website and Facebook page and a poster or mug displaying the Bennington Gothique logo

    3 claimed
  • $50USD
    Junior

    Exclusive Bennington Gothique Poster/T-shirt or mug

    1 claimed
  • $100USD
    Senior

    Invitation to premiere and the Bennington Gothique T-shirt/Poster.

    1 claimed
  • $250USD
    Graduate

    Invitation to Premiere and a swag bag filled with goodies like T-shirt, BGothique playing cards, etc.

    0 claimed
  • $500USD
    Professor

    Invitation Reserved Seating at Premiere and swag bag, "Special Thanks" in credits, plus copies of Karina Lissi-Du Bois and Tash Phillips' Eps.

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Dean

    Invitation Reserved Seating at Premiere, After-Party, swag bag and "Special Thanks" in credits.

    0 claimed
  • $1,500USD
    Provost

    Invitation Reserved Seating at Premiere, After-Party, swag bag and and "Special Thanks" in credits, DVD of the pilot with special features

    0 out of 4 claimed
  • $2,500USD
    Head Master/Mistress

    Invitation Reserved Second Row Seating at Premiere, After-Party, swag bag, and Producer Credit, DVD of the First Season with special features

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  • $5,000USD
    Board of Trustees

    Invitaton Front Row/Red Carpet/Step and Repeat/Co-Producer Credit or Undead Victim Extra Role in Series (including screen credit)/Premiere/Reserved Seating/DVD (Season 1) with Exclusive First Look for Season 2

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