EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / DIRECTOR /
In 1984, Neal Hallford wrote, produced, and directed the first episode of the original run of Uncharted Regions when he was only 17. Despite a subsequent 27 year career as a award-winning narrative designer for the computer gaming industry (Betrayal at Krondor, Dungeon Siege, Champions of Norrath) and a further 10 years experience as a indie film producer, Neal still considers audio drama a favorite medium for storytelling.
SERIES COMPOSER / ORCHESTRA LEADER
Carvin Knowles has a wildly eclectic range of music credits to his name, ranging from Universal's American Pie to Sir Peter Jackson's thehobbitblog.com, and is music has appeared in over 25 feature films. In 2014, he provided the spellbinding score for Swords & Circuitry Studios' highly successful horror short The Case of Evil, and in 2017 became an award-winning filmmaker himself with The Funhouse Waltz.
Michael Ledoux has developed a reputation as the hardest working actor and producer in the San Diego independent film scene with credits on over 15 film including Crowdsorcery, Hookup, The Magician King, and the television series Makeup Wars. He also previously served as a producer on The Case of Evil for Swords & Circuitry Studios in 2014.
ALEX E. McDANIEL
ASSISTANT PRODUCER / COMPOSER
Alex E. McDaniel has been very active in the San Diego theatrical and independent film scenes, and has worked as a sound tech on several productions including the Escondido Patio Playhouse production of Into the Woods, and served a lighting technician for the 2016 San Diego Film Awards. In 2016, Alex created the music for the award-winning short Hush from Slanted View Pictures.
Ben Ragunton is an accomplished musician both instrumental and vocal and is a sci-fi geek and podcasting nerd. He is co-founder of TG Squared Studios, a producer of multimedia entertainment. Ben is half of The Two Gay Geeks who can be heard around the web as TG Geeks Webcast.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / DIRECTOR /
Jana Hallford has been an arts and entertainment reporter for the La Jolla Light newspaper, a research contributor to the SciFi Channel, co-author of the book Swords & Circuitry Studios: A Designer's Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games, co-producer of the award-winning horror short The Case of Evil, and co-founder and Executive Producer of Swords & Circuitry Studios -- the production company behind Uncharted Regions.
Donn Johnson has over thirty four years of experience working at KPBS, the San Diego affiliate of the Public Broadcasting System, and was the director of Crisis in the Arts: Politics, Censorship & Money, and Assistant Director of The Naked Gershwin. He's also President at the Pacific Southwest division of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and serves as Adjunct Faculty at San Diego State University.
KRISTIN NAOMI GARCIA
A Chicago native, Kristin Naomi Garcia relocated to San Diego, California in 2014 to pursue her acting career, and almost immediately made waves in the worlds of theater and independent film production, finding herself in demand by dozens of productions. When she's not in front of a camera, she part of the staff of the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival and a co-host of the Lo-Blow Podcast.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
Haris Orkin is a writer and producer with many productions to his credit including two original screenplays produced by Disney, plays staged at prestigious theaters all around the U.S., and a number of successful computer-gaming titles including Call of Juarez and Tom Clancy's The Division. Haris is a partner in Double RR Studios and Production and casts and directs VO for animation, video games, and audio dramas.
Keith Lane is a photographer, sci-fi geek, and all around tech-nerd. He is co-Founder of TG Squared Studios, a producer of multimedia entertainment. Keith is also the other half of The Two Gay Geeks whose motto is “You name it, We talk about it.” ™
BILLY JOE CAIN
Billy Joe Cain has been in the business of entertainment and computer gaming since 1992, and has worked on a number of successful projects as a designer or writer including Wing Commander Prophesy and many others. Recently he founded the Radical Empathy Education Foundation to generate interactive experiences that open people's minds to the scourge of human trafficking, and released their first product, Trapped: A VR Detective Story, at the 2017 South by Southwest festival.