Tim O'Leary (Showrunner)
Tim O'Leary is the creator, director, and head writer of Demonhuntr. He began his writing career as a New York playwright, and his works have premiered in the New York International Fringe Festival and Gay Fest NYC. While in New York, he taught playwriting at the Harvey Milk High School, a school designed as a haven for LGBT youth. He also trained in fight choreography with the Vampire Cowboys theater company.
Following a SAG-produced reading of his pilot Wolf Island, Tim moved to Los Angeles. There he wrote and co-produced a pilot for the series Al Malone, Private Eye, which starred Angela Lewis (FX's Snowfall) and was directed by Q Allan Brocka (the Eating Out series, Boy Culture.) Tim is a graduate of the UCLA Professional Program in Television Writing, and was one of the co-creators and writers of the comedy series Moms Anonymous, featuring the late, great 80s video vixen Tawny Kitaen.
Two of his scripts were recently featured at the esteemed Austin Film Festival, and his pilot Helen is currently placed in the top 1% of over 64,500 scripts on Coverfly.
When not writing or directing, he works as a fight coordinator for film and theater, and his fights have appeared in such films as Disciple (by Hustling creator Sebastian La Cause) and The Zoo (Denim Richards) as well as Demonhuntr.
Tim is the founder of the LGBTQIA TV Writers in LA, the only group for queer writers in Los Angeles. He is also the co-founder of Freaky Fighty Funny Films, a production company dedicated to queer genre projects.
Robert Rice (Producer)
Robert Rice is a producer on Demonhuntr, and portrays the character Harold. He is an LA-based actor and singer who spent several years performing in musical theater in New York City before moving to Los Angeles. He is a frequent guest artist on the Instagram series Wait What (@waitwhatcomedy) and makes frequent appearances in sketches by Youtube comedian David Spates. He and his barbershop quartet, The Accidentals, were recently featured in the national GEICO commercial "A Barbershop Quartet Plays Basketball."
He has appeared on Pink Collar Crimes on CBS and Riggle’s Picks on Fox, as well as @Midnight and Mini-mocks on Comedy Central. He also recently performed alongside Vanessa Bayer and Jeff Goldblum in the Jenny Lewis On the Line telethon. Robert is a co-founder of Freaky Fighty Funny Films, and is dedicated to fostering new inclusive works in genre film.
Zach Nycum (Producer)
Zach Nycum is an associate producer and stunt coordinator on Demonhuntr, and wrote the episode "Genie in a Bong." He also plays the character Jonathan in the episode "Go-Go Boy Sex Monster." He lives in Los Angeles with his partner. He is passionate about creating and supporting more queer content and projects, and helping fulfill the need for more representation in media. He is also a Twitch game streamer, fostering a community and safe space for others interested in pop culture, video games, and queer topics.
James Stanley (Producer)
James Stanley is a producer, assistant director, and stunt coordinator on Demonhuntr. He is an out and proud gay man, cat dad of two, and loving partner. Growing up on the east coast his entire life, five years ago he took the leap and moved out to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry. He is passionate about working with more LGBTQ+ creators and being a part of the conversation of bringing more representation into the industry.
Paul Bertolino (Director of Photography)
Paul Bertolino is the Director of Photography and Set Designer on Demonhuntr. He was raised in Setauket, NY, about an hour east of New York City. Since childhood, Paul has been an avid storyteller and creator. At the age of 7, his father introduced him to the world of moving images when he gave Paul his old VHS camcorder. Since then, Paul has been fascinated with creating stories through the manipulation of light and lens.
Paul attended Rhode Island School if Design and received his BFA in Film/Animation/Video. At RISD, Paul's passions became technically backed, and he began to develop an arsenal of skills in both the realms of 16mm film and digital cinema, alongside RISD’s traditional fine arts education.
Since then, Paul has been actively working on projects that allow him to further develop his creative style while challenging him technically and narratively. Paul is particularly interested in the way in which cinematography interacts with the human psyche and has excelled in darker, dramatic narratives, though he has worked on several comedies, music videos, and promotional videos as well. His work has been screened internationally and he has received several awards and nominations for Best Cinematography.
Paul is currently based in West Hollywood, CA and is available for work in the realm of cinematography, photography, art, and design.
Remy Campbell (Head Hair and Makeup Artist)
Remy Campbell is an SFX makeup artist & hairstylist in Los Angeles who trained at MUD Makeup Designory, graduating in 2019. She was the Head Hair and Makeup Artist on Demonhuntr. In addition to creating the looks for all characters, she also created several creature designs, including the Incubus in Episode 3 and the Goblin in Episode 5.
"With Demonhuntr, I was so lucky have so much creative freedom bringing the demons and ghouls to life! The passion everyone brought to the project was incredible, and not your average set to say the least!"
More of her work can be seen on her Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/remy.makeupfx/
Jill Rivera (She/They) (Editor)
Jill began her editing career with behind-the-scenes documentaries on large studio films and reality television shows. She has since expanded her work to include live concert editing, music videos, promotional content, and scripted shorts and series.
Anton Du Preez (Composer)
Anton du Preez is responsible for all the music you hear in the Demonhuntr episodes. He is a composer, singer, and songwriter in Los Angeles. He is a regular performer and recording artist, and also composes and produces for various projects. His credits include a number of Hallmark and Lifetime films, singing for video games including Destiny, Diablo, and World of Warcraft, and he has released several solo albums. He is also a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a registered therapy dog team, a US Navy veteran, and comfortably gay.
In 2018, Anton earned his Master of Music in Film Composition, studying with two-time Emmy Award winning composer, Hummie Mann, in the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program at the Seattle Film Institute. In 2017, Anton was a featured soloist with the Seattle Symphony for their Celebrate Asia concert. He is a former member of the Seattle Symphony Chorale and works as a sessions artist for commercial music and soundtracks.
He has been singing since he took his first breath, embraced the trumpet and piano when he was 6 years old, and later picked up guitar and percussion. He honed his formal training at Nebraska Wesleyan University with a primary focus on vocal performance, as well as trumpet, piano, and composition, publishing/performing several original pieces for brass quintet, chorale, and pop ensembles.
After college, Anton served as a musician in the United Stated Navy as the Pacific Fleet Band’s lead vocalist/entertainer. One of the biggest highlights was performing for a crowd exceeding 10,000 people on the streets of Ambon, Indonesia. He also played other instruments as needed, while composing originals and arranging/orchestrating charts for each ensemble.
His greatest joy in life is sharing and experiencing music. Its ability to simultaneously convey and elicit emotion to enhance the experience of life and film, and to express complex feelings with the vast array of tiny nuances or grandiose breadth that words alone can never express. Anton hopes to share this experience with you!