The Traveler(directors cut)
$16.00 On sale
Deep in the woods of Pennsylvania, a terrible evil is about to be unleashed. Seven people come to an old, ramshackle house with a violent past. Two arrive by accident and the rest are there for thrills. They will all come face to face with a force darker and more horrifying than their worst nightmares; a being of incredible power and malice known only as… The Traveler.
STARRING SHAWN BURKE JONATHAN R. SKOCIK
MELANIE D’ALESSANDRO DAVID PENN ERICA HIGHBERG
SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS BY STEVE TOLIN EDITED BY DAVID EGER CINEMATOGRAPHY BY JONATHAN R. SKOCIK AND MARK RAPP
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER STEVE TOLIN
WRITTEN, PRODUCED, AND DIRECTED BY JONATHAN R. SKOCIK
Low Budget sick gore flick from some years past. This is a directors cut with less bullshit and more gore! Great hidden trash flick that I personally love!
Limited to 50 units... includes personally intro from the director and film star for this Toxic Filth release! Sweeet!
Art work by: Mr. Horse(dead format)
Also includes mini poster.. blooper reel.. trailer reel.
Jonathan R. Skocik was born in Washington, Pennsylvania and grew up in the town of Canonsburg. The son of two teachers, both skilled in language and the arts, it is only natural that from an early age Skocik was well-spoken and displayed an aptitude for creativity. From the moment he saw his first motion picture, he never seriously considered any other profession. In his youth he watched every horror, science-fiction, and adventure picture he could get his hands on. Later in life he branched out, discovering the beauty of other genres, such as drama, film noir, and foreign cinema. In high school, he took an audio-visual course which solidified his passion for film production.
After graduating high school he briefly attended California University of Pennsylvania, but quickly grew bored with his studies there. Since it had nothing to do with film, it was of no use to him. Lacking the funds to attend a high-profile film school like UCLA, he instead took classes at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, where he laid the groundwork for his continuing self-education in every aspect of motion picture production, as well as various other disciplines.
After successfully completing his courses at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, he interned at Performance Lighting, where he learned about various lighting and grip equipment. After that, he kept busy by producing several short films and working on various independent films, both shorts and features, in the Pittsburgh area. He performed every possible task on these projects including production assistant, grip, sound, camera assistant, camera operator, assistant director, and even special make-up effects assistant.
But none of this was enough for him. He would not be satisfied until he had directed his own feature-length motion picture. So he scraped together what money he could, rounded up some actors, and started shooting. He wore many hats during the shoot, serving not only as writer, producer, and director, but also as line producer, unit production manager, location manager, transportation coordinator, supporting actor, cinematographer, grip, set decorator, special make-up effects assistant, and more. Like most ultra-low-budget movies, the shoot was chaotic, but against all odds he pulled it off. In an arena where most independent filmmakers never even finish their movies, Skocik not only saw his film to completion, but actually secured a distribution deal which includes both foreign and domestic markets.
His second feature film, The Idea Thief won best feature at the 2014 Flagler Film Festival.