Executive Producer & Producer - Megan Waters Megan Waters is President and Executive Producer of Water Tree Media, Inc. Her 9 years experience in TV and commercial production makes her a sharp producer when it comes to planning, budgeting, and negotiating.   Previously, she produced and general managed the productions and operations of WAS Productions Inc.  Waters was the lead producer on the television shows Chop Cut Rebuild (Seasons 1 through 4), Street Tuner Challenge (Seasons 1 through 3) and most recently The Forum Wars along with multiple automotive broadcast and print campaigns for Kawasaki USA.    She also has a talent for story telling having directed two episodes of American Seductions on SPEED.    All three series have been sold in over 60 territories around the world.  In total, Waters has produced 92 episodes of broadcast television on Fox’s SPEED Channel.  In late 2012 Waters turned her producing talents to film with her first feature film DITCH DAY MASSACRE.  Always putting the story and what is best for the movie first, Waters' led a team of creative talents through the battle of production and post production to create what she deems a new niche with in the horror genre -  "daylight horror".   She resides in Long Beach California where she is co-authoring the tell all of the making of DITCH DAY MASSACRE diary with writer Daniel P. Coughlin.   Before moving to the U.S. in 2005, Waters was a member of the Directors Guild of Canada.  

Executive Producer & Producer - Megan Waters

Megan Waters is President and Executive Producer of Water Tree Media, Inc. Her 9 years experience in TV and commercial production makes her a sharp producer when it comes to planning, budgeting, and negotiating.   Previously, she produced and general managed the productions and operations of WAS Productions Inc.  Waters was the lead producer on the television shows Chop Cut Rebuild (Seasons 1 through 4), Street Tuner Challenge (Seasons 1 through 3) and most recently The Forum Wars along with multiple automotive broadcast and print campaigns for Kawasaki USA.    She also has a talent for story telling having directed two episodes of American Seductions on SPEED.    All three series have been sold in over 60 territories around the world.  In total, Waters has produced 92 episodes of broadcast television on Fox’s SPEED Channel.  In late 2012 Waters turned her producing talents to film with her first feature film DITCH DAY MASSACRE.  Always putting the story and what is best for the movie first, Waters' led a team of creative talents through the battle of production and post production to create what she deems a new niche with in the horror genre -  "daylight horror".   She resides in Long Beach California where she is co-authoring the tell all of the making of DITCH DAY MASSACRE diary with writer Daniel P. Coughlin.   Before moving to the U.S. in 2005, Waters was a member of the Directors Guild of Canada.

 

Director - Joe Hendrick Joe Hendrick is a Narrative Film & Music Video Director as well as a Professional Photographer. After graduating from Film School at UC Santa Cruz in 2003, Joe moved to Los Angeles where he immersed himself in the film industry. Joe began his carreer as a 1st Assistant Cameraman working on notable television shows such as The OC, Close to Home, Numb3rs, Night Stalker, Monk, Chuck & Kitchen Confidential as well as a vast number of theatrically released feature films; all of which earned him his membership into the West Coast Local 600 Union at the early age of 24. Shortly after, Joe made a career change into directing full time. He quickly began making a living as a Music Video director, working for notable & high profile artists and record labels such as Sony Latin America, EMI, Century Records & National Records, etc. After working as a Music Video director & Fashion/Art Photographer in LA, New York, Europe & Latin America, Joe transitioned into Narrative Film by directing Spec Commercials & Short Films. Along with that, his deep interest and passion for films and filmmaking lead to his four year stretch as a volunteer for the Sundance Film Institute. Joe’s achievements as a music video & short film director lead his career into the realm of full length feature films. Shortly after Joe had garnered attention through his latest short film SKITTA MERINK, Joe made his feature lenght directorial debut with DITCH DAY MASSACRE .

Director - Joe Hendrick

Joe Hendrick is a Narrative Film & Music Video Director as well as a Professional Photographer. After graduating from Film School at UC Santa Cruz in 2003, Joe moved to Los Angeles where he immersed himself in the film industry. Joe began his carreer as a 1st Assistant Cameraman working on notable television shows such as The OC, Close to Home, Numb3rs, Night Stalker, Monk, Chuck & Kitchen Confidential as well as a vast number of theatrically released feature films; all of which earned him his membership into the West Coast Local 600 Union at the early age of 24.

Shortly after, Joe made a career change into directing full time. He quickly began making a living as a Music Video director, working for notable & high profile artists and record labels such as Sony Latin America, EMI, Century Records & National Records, etc.

After working as a Music Video director & Fashion/Art Photographer in LA, New York, Europe & Latin America, Joe transitioned into Narrative Film by directing Spec Commercials & Short Films. Along with that, his deep interest and passion for films and filmmaking lead to his four year stretch as a volunteer for the Sundance Film Institute.

Joe’s achievements as a music video & short film director lead his career into the realm of full length feature films. Shortly after Joe had garnered attention through his latest short film SKITTA MERINK, Joe made his feature lenght directorial debut with DITCH DAY MASSACRE

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Writer - Daniel P. Coughlin Daniel P. Coughlin is an American film and fiction writer with three feature films to his credit, Lake Dead, which was selected by Lionsgate for their 2007 After Dark HorrorFest - 8 Films to Die For, Farmhouse (film), and a new film '"Ditch Day Massacre" which is currently in post-production. In addition, Coughlin has three published novels "Ted's Score" (Comet Press), recommended for the Bram Stoker, "The Last Customer" (Hellfire Publishing) and "Craven's Red" (Vamptasy Publishing). Coughlin has always had an interest in horror movies since he was a boy growing up in Watertown, Wisconsin, and has always wanted to be a horror writer. After a stint in the United States Marine Corps infantry where he served as a machine-gunner stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, and served in Operation Desert Fox, he was honorably discharged and then earned a degree in Film and Television/screenwriting from California State University at Long Beach while being mentored by acclaimed television writer Brian Alan Lane (MacGyver, Star Trek: Next Generation, Remington Steel) and interning for his favorite director Wes Craven.

Writer - Daniel P. Coughlin

Daniel P. Coughlin is an American film and fiction writer with three feature films to his credit, Lake Dead, which was selected by Lionsgate for their 2007 After Dark HorrorFest - 8 Films to Die For, Farmhouse (film), and a new film '"Ditch Day Massacre" which is currently in post-production. In addition, Coughlin has three published novels "Ted's Score" (Comet Press), recommended for the Bram Stoker, "The Last Customer" (Hellfire Publishing) and "Craven's Red" (Vamptasy Publishing).

Coughlin has always had an interest in horror movies since he was a boy growing up in Watertown, Wisconsin, and has always wanted to be a horror writer. 

After a stint in the United States Marine Corps infantry where he served as a machine-gunner stationed at Camp PendletonCalifornia, and served in Operation Desert Fox, he was honorably discharged and then earned a degree in Film and Television/screenwriting from California State University at Long Beach while being mentored by acclaimed television writer Brian Alan Lane (MacGyver, Star Trek: Next Generation, Remington Steel) and interning for his favorite director Wes Craven.
Co-writer -  Ryan W. Coughlin Ryan Coughlin was born in “the biggest farm town in two counties,” Watertown, WI in 1980. He began writing fictional material in notebooks as a youth when Atari gave way to Nintendo and movie theatres were still movie theatres and not cineplexes. He was heavily influenced by the written work of William Golding, Daniel Defoe, Mark Twain, and Stephen King. Ryan credits films like Stand by Me, Rocky, and Friday the 13th for inspiring his early fascination of cinema. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he studied finance and film. All the while, the pen never left his hand. In 2002, he moved to Southern California.  His approach to writing is humanistic. It is centered on people’s layers and depth as opposed to single dispositions, basing the work on the belief that we, as well as his characters, are all mixed bags of good and bad. His professional career was kick started when he was hired to write multiple scripts for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has written several feature films on speculation and has recently signed a publication deal for a science-based adventurous illustrated children’s book. Various articles have been circulated by finance and military publications. Ryan resides in San Diego with his wife Alexandra and baby to be (name TBD). He is dedicated to family and friends, and considers himself to be fortunate to have the unique privilege to collaborate with his brother, and best friend, Daniel P. Coughlin.

Co-writer -  Ryan W. Coughlin

Ryan Coughlin was born in “the biggest farm town in two counties,” Watertown, WI in 1980. He began writing fictional material in notebooks as a youth when Atari gave way to Nintendo and movie theatres were still movie theatres and not cineplexes. He was heavily influenced by the written work of William Golding, Daniel Defoe, Mark Twain, and Stephen King. Ryan credits films like Stand by Me, Rocky, and Friday the 13th for inspiring his early fascination of cinema. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he studied finance and film. All the while, the pen never left his hand. In 2002, he moved to Southern California. 

His approach to writing is humanistic. It is centered on people’s layers and depth as opposed to single dispositions, basing the work on the belief that we, as well as his characters, are all mixed bags of good and bad. His professional career was kick started when he was hired to write multiple scripts for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has written several feature films on speculation and has recently signed a publication deal for a science-based adventurous illustrated children’s book. Various articles have been circulated by finance and military publications.

Ryan resides in San Diego with his wife Alexandra and baby to be (name TBD). He is dedicated to family and friends, and considers himself to be fortunate to have the unique privilege to collaborate with his brother, and best friend, Daniel P. Coughlin.