ROY NUGEN is an award-winning writer, producer, property master plus actor. He comes from a family of musicians, wildcatters, carpet salesmen, cops, lion tamers, and engineers. Roy learned about the magic of movies when, at the tender age of 3, he saw BATMAN (1989) in the theater and was mesmerized. After a brief detour into law enforcement and armed private security, Roy turned his sights back to filmmaking.
He has written 15 short films including BAG FULL OF TROUBLE, POTBOILER, HANDLE WITH CARE, DEATH IN LAVENDER, and most recently, HOLE IN THE GROUND, many of which have played across the country. He’s presently finishing production on his feature film ARRIVE ALIVE. He has been the property master on 17 short films and 2 feature films.
Roy is also a prolific book reviewer and collector of vintage pulp books. You can read his reviews on his blog bloodyspicybooks.blogspot.com, and multiple magazines including Paperback Fanatic, Hot Lead and Sleazy Reader. He has also written afterwards for novels and for various websites.
Roy will be presenting a workshop about prop weapon safety.
TODD TERRY, a native Dallasite, began his career in television, film and theater over 30 years ago. He studied theater at The National Youth Theater of Great Britain, American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and Professional Actors Conservatory in Los Angeles. In 2022, he completed production on the third season of the series Vindication as Detective Gary Travis, currently available on Amazon Prime and Pureflix. In 2023, he can be seen opposite Patricia Heaton and Zachary Levy in the film Unbreakable Boy and in The Senior with Michael Chiklis. Additional film releases in 2022 included Running the Bases and Pulled from Darkness. Past film credits include Five Feet Apart, Old Man and the Gun, El Camino, Unplanned, Beyond the Farthest Star, Because of Gracia, Waiting for the Miracle to Come, Arlington Road, and Walking Tall II. He has co-starred, guest starred and recurred on such shows as Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead, Queen Sugar, The Winchesters, Mr.
Mercedes, American Crime, Drop Dead Diva, Dallas, My Generation, Chase, Walker- Texas Ranger, Friday Night Lights, and Wishbone. He has also appeared in commercials for Home Depot, Home Title Lock, Texas Oncology, Mutual of Omaha, Fast Signs, American Airlines, Visionworks, Cabella's, Cooper Tires, Showtime, Blockbuster, TXU,
Service King, Brookshire's, Pepsi and Braum's. He served as the President of the Dallas/Ft Worth branch of the Screen Actors Guild in 2001. Todd has been married for 26 years to his wife Anna, and they have two boys, Austin, 24 and Conner, 18.
Todd will be presenting a workshop about acting for film.