- Founder / Festival Director
Denise moved to Los Angeles from Orlando, FL. Denise has been in the entertainment business for more than 20 years primarily as an actress. She can be seen in the latest Mel Gibson movie "Get the Gringo" AKA "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," "The Last Ride" with Dennis Hopper and on such tv shows as "The Office", "The New Adventures of Old Christine", "Samantha Who?", "Veronica Mars","Fashion House", "Believers Among Us", "Superboy","Guilty Or Innocent", "The Life of Tonya Harding", "What Should You Do?", a recurring role on "Zoey 101", "Drake & Josh", "Born on a Bad Day", "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant", "Untold Stories of the E.R", The Michael Jackson Trial on E!", "Scene of the Crime", and "The Great Imposter". Denise has also had lead roles in many feature films. Denise started this film festival after starring in the horror film "Chain of Souls". She can also be seen in the SciFi film "Decaying Orbit" and the horror films "La Llorona", "Carnies", "The Mutilation Man", "Fright Club", and in the upcoming "The Cellar Door 2: Preymate."
TODD BEESON - Business Advisor
Todd came out to Los Angeles from his home town of Grand Haven, Michigan 23 years ago. He began his career working at Walt Disney Imagineering. While at Disney he worked on numerous theme park projects. Todd also loves to play golf.
MARIE DAVID & DAWN KENTELA - Submissions Dept & Publicity
JESSE REISMAN - Webmaster
TODD ALAN JOHNSON - Poster Design
TIM CURNS - Ms. Gossett's assistant
KENNY SEKLKO - Photographer
Heather Wixson (Dread Central)
Scott Shoyer (Anything Horror)
Tim and Rosie Semek
Tim, an avid horror enthusiast since his childhood days, has been assisting Denise with Shriekfest for the past several years and is also a sponsor of the Best Short Film Award. He hopes to see Shriekfest grow bigger and bigger every year! He counts Creepshow and Let the Right One In among his favorite horror films.
Carolyn Carol Scott
Adam Simpson-Marshall (Caliber Media)
Denise Gossett, founder and director of Shriekfest Film Festival is a truly incredible and powerful woman in the world of horror. She has passed me on to many horror film critics, all who gave me great reviews and helped to advance my career. - Devon Mikolas, writer and director of, "Salvation By Blood" and founder of Lost Key Films
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