Mike Lombardo is a writer/director/FX artist who runs Reel Splatter Productions, a small independent film troupe based in Lancaster, PA. He grew up on a steady diet of Goosebumps books, 90’s Nickelodeon, and could most often be found stalking the horror section of the local video store searching for the most grotesque and bizarre movies he could get his hands on. He is the star of the upcoming documentary The Brilliant Terror from Lonfall Films, which chronicles the world of indie horror and the lengths that low budget filmmakers will go to get their projects made. In addition to film making and FX, he occasionally writes short fiction which can be found in several anthologies, and is a podcast co-host on shows such as The Horror Show With Brian Keene, Indie Infestation, and The Horror Syndicate Lives. Along with artist Chris Enterline, he is the creator of the Hellraiser themed webcomic Cenobun.
He has been a festival programmer for Scares That Care Weekend Film Festival, The Lancaster International Film Festival Horror Night, served as a judge for GenreBlast Film Festival and PA Indie Shorts Film Festival and was a member of the jury for the Splatterpunk Awards, a literary competition celebrating hardcore horror fiction. In October of 2017, he was a guest speaker for Girl Scout Troop 40210 and assisted them with shooting their first short film, The Girlie Massacre, earning him not only a Digital Moviemaker merit badge, but also induction as an honorary Girl Scout. He wears the title proudly and hopes to continue teaching younger generations about film making.
In 2017, his first feature film, I’m Dreaming of a White Doomsday: a post apocalyptic Christmas movie best described as “The Road meets Miracle on 34th Street” played the festival circuit around the world, taking home 7 awards and over a dozen nominations. It is now available on blu ray, dvd, and VHS from Scream Team Releasing, and is streaming on various platforms.
If you would like to find more of his insanity, you can find him on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and on moonlit nights wandering amidst the ruins of defunct video stores mourning the death of physical media.
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