Midnight Strikes Films are a feature film, television, and music video production company located in North Texas. It was founded in 2019 by Eric Wayne Jones. It has since partnered with Mike L. Hall and Jeremy Settles with GOT FILMS. The company has a number of feature film projects in development in a variety of genres: The Bluesman (Thriller/Horror/Musical); Famously Unknown (Romantic Comedy); Stray Cats and Hungry Wolves (Comedy/Drama); One Night at the Surf (Drama/Musical); Raiders of Eternity (Science Fiction/Thriller); The Sadistic Vision (Horror); Halloween Party Night (Comedy) and My Dad, Arlo & Me (Comedy).
Eric Wayne Jones began his love for film-making in his early childhood. From 1995 to 1996 he attended Adam Rourke’s Film Actors Lab in Dallas where he learned how to direct actors. He was involved with developing various film projects in the late 1990's. In 2000, Eric Directed a music video called Blackout for The Nixon's which he won an award for Best Rock Video at Worldfest Houston. In 2001, his short film Bar Flies was released, which he Directed, Wrote, and Produced. It became a finalist for Best Short Film at the Dallas USA Film Festival that same year and is available on YouTube. In 2003, Eric moved to Los Angeles where he worked for various studio executives at Warner Bros. He has also worked for Sony Pictures and Universal Studios. After a fourteen-year absence from the business to pursue other endeavors, Eric returned to his passion for film-making in 2019. He has also written two other feature film projects that are currently in development: the romantic comedy Famously Unknown and the comedy/drama Stray Cats and Hungry Wolves based on his short film Bar Flies.
Actor/ Writer/ Producer
Mike L. Hall began his acting career over twenty years ago in theater and over the years has done more than 80 stage productions including great dramas like Twelve Angry Men, Diary of Ann Frank, and To Kill A Mockingbird. He then started doing background work on TV shows and films appearing in TV shows like Dallas, The Chase, Prison Break, Without A Trace, and The Gilmore Girls. He appeared in the feature films Devils Deal, Something in The Woods (which he co-produced), and Love Land. Taking a stab at writing Mike wrote a short film Tough Love: The Movie, the Buddy Holly inspired screenplay One Night At The Surf, and the first draft for The Bluesman before bringing co-writer Eric Wayne Jones to round out the story. You can find Mike on Facebook @ActorMikeL.Hall or on the web @ https://mikehallactor.wixsite.com/mysite
Jeremy Settles has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of film and video production. He is an established DP, Sound Mixer, Gaffer and Producer. He is also a member of IATSE 702 local and is able to work both Union AND Non Union jobs. Jeremy is available with or without equipment for various crew positions. Each resume is extensive. Some of his clients include NASCAR, Bellator, Forensic Files, RV Countdown, American Restoration, Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, Wife Swap, Pharmacare, The Captains, Top Chef, and Funny or Die. He has produced numerous films including Mr. Ice Cream Man, Redemption of the Fall, The Gambler, Boys of Summer, Pauly Shore: Pauly~tics, Pauly Shore: Vegas is My Oyster, Unwitten, and The Sugar Shack. You can see most of Jeremy's work at http://www.gotfilms.com/
Anna Stadler is an American actress and producer whose passion became obvious at the age of 6 when she began writing and performing one-act plays for family, friends, neighbors, and/or anyone who would accept a ticket to the performances. Since then, she’s continued formal training in both acting and voice. Her focus began in theater, eventually moving to film and TV in 2019. She’s been cast in both supporting and lead roles in short and feature films, booked several commercials, been featured in print, has modeled for a NY clothing line and is a celebrity spokesperson for The Lazy Surfer. In 2021, she also signed with Platinum Planet Records as a songwriter and has several songs being pitched to industry entertainers and as soundtracks.
Anna has an impressive list of eleven projects on IMDb in development. Five as lead characters. She was cast in the role of Molly for The Bluesman and will play the lead role of Ariel Crawford in Famously Unknown as well as serving as a producer with Midnight Strikes Films on the fun/feel good romantic comedy.
Cameron Law was born in Dallas, TX and grew up just east of the city in Mesquite. There he learned the values of hard work, dedication, respect for others and to follow your dreams relentlessly. In high school, he studied theater arts and found his true love for acting. He went on to study it in college, moved out to Los Angeles, CA and found his biggest lesson learned in show business. Here's the story in his own words: "I moved out to LA to become and actor, and instead I became a banker. While working at the bank one day, I met a guy who would change the outlook on my acting career forever. He had his own production company, and would come into the bank often, usually to make deposits. So one day, I asked him what kind of advice would he give to someone like me. He said, Cameron, you have 150,000 actors/actresses right here in LA trying to network, mingle with this person or that person, hoping to get hired by someone else. You have 15,000 directors/writers right here in just LA trying to do the same thing, not to mention people all over the world coming here hoping to get hired by someone else to make their dreams come true. What you don't have is very many people going out and creating their own content and making Hollywood watch them. When he said that, a light bulb moment went off in my head and I realized that if I'm going to have any kind of an acting career, I've got to take matters into my own hands. Within two weeks of that conversation, I quit my job at the bank. I told my boss at the time that I'm going to be too busy with traveling and building a career that I would no longer have time for a full time job. From there, I bought up film equipment that I didn't even know how to use, moved back home to Texas to save money, got an agent, joined a weekly acting workshop and began taping auditions to learn how to use the new equipment I just bought. I began writing my own projects and assembling a team of people who can help create movies. I worked on film sets as an actor and also picked up extra work in marketing so I could learn how to promote my films and grow a business. In creating my first project, the basis on the film is the story I just described. And so the journey begins."
Born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Christan is a multi international award winning, optioned Screenwriter/Producer known for Watchdogs, The Details, High Stakes, Can't Drive a Stick and Not in a Million Years. She began filmmaking in 2008, in Seattle, joining many small production companies to assist in the production of shorts and learning the craft. She obtained her Master Screenwriting Certification through Gotham School for Writers in 2010. She has been the staff Screenwriter for six production companies and is an Official Film/Screenplay Juror of the International Cinema Center and Waco Faith & Family International Film Festival as well. She has received over 300 wins/accolades via the film festival circuit for her screenwriting. She has many optioned screenplays, screenplays in development and many projects in pre production.
The Bluesman has a great line up so far, with Bill Moseley "Chop Top" - Texas Chainsaw Massacre II/ "Otis Driftwood" - Devils Rejects. Along with Edwin Neal -"The Hitchhiker" - Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre , John Dugan " Grandpa Sawyer" Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre , and Duane Whitaker " Maynard" - Pulp Fiction / "Luther" - From Dusk Till Dawn II.
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An old hippy father and his estranged son come to love and understand one another as they embark on a hilarious and fun filled road trip adventure across country to the one place his dad never made it to...Woodstock!
Mike worked as both actor and producer on David D. Ford's thrilling feature film that follows the remarkable story of the Hartman family as they come face to face with one of the world's most controversial creatures, Bigfoot. The Hartman's live in the piney woods of northeast Texas in the late 1960's as they encounter the giant hairy man. Well-crafted story, thrilling and dramatic, amazingly portrayed, Something In The Woods is a story about a strong willed man who will do everything possible to protect his family.
Mike was the character "Levi" in the Lionsgate release of "Devils Deal".
Hell has come to the town of Burning Bush. The terms are due on a deal with the Devil made long ago. Now, the innocent must fight for their lives as the Devil tries to destroy everything and everyone in the town, and reap the souls he was promised.