Corey Norman Director, Writer, Producer, Editor
Corey Norman is the chair of the Communications and New Media department at SMCC, and a professional filmmaker. He has worked for clients such as: History Channel, Nova, National Geographic and Discovery. He was an assistant editor on Nova’s Bioterror, done in conjunction with the New York Times, which won a Best News and Documentary Emmy Award. In 2011, he was honored as one of Maine Today Media’s “Forty Under 40” for his work on Film Chowdah: The Maine College Film Festival (a festival he founded three years ago). He sits on the board of directors for the Maine Film and Video Association, is the executive producer of the Maine Mayhem Film Festival and is the festival director for the Maine Student Film and Video Festival. His last film, The Barn has been accepted into 8 film festivals across the US. Last year Corey directed and edited Last Chance to Reason’s “Upload Complete” music video for Prosthetic Records, which is currently at 71,000 plays. This summer, Corey worked as a production coordinator for a Zyrtec commercial commissioned by the USA network.
Haley Norman Writer, Producer, Makeup Artist
Haley Norman is a Maine based makeup and special effects artist with over 7 years of experience. Haley is still passionately moving forward looking to learn all she can about the ever evolving industry and techniques. With film, she got her foot in the door when husband, Corey Norman brought her on her first real video shoot in 2008. Since then, she has been actively participating in film competitions and anything that comes her way. In 2010 she won Best Special Effects for a 48 Hour Film Project entry entitled, Inn Season. “It’s amazing what you can do with makeup. The ideas, possibilities, and all of the people you meet are endless. I’m having a blast doing what I love!”
Sasha Brouillard Assistant Director
Sasha Brouillard is a current student at University of Southern Maine studying Business Marketing. Sasha is a graduate of the Communications and New Media Department of Southern Maine Community College where she realized that film was the perfect medium to blend her two passions for creative expression and business. Sasha began her film career working on the Bonfire Films feature The Hanover House and has since been eager to work hard and learn from the talented people she is fortunate enough to be surrounded with in the Maine film community.
Heeth Grantham Producer
Heeth Grantham is a producer of adventure documentaries, reality programming and re-enactment dramas. A resident of Portland, Maine, Heeth’s work has aired on networks including PBS and Smithsonian Network. The past 2 years Heeth has been producing the hit North Woods Law for Animal Planet, and has relished the opportunity to work in – and learn about – his home state. Prior work includes the marquee limited series Alien Deep with Bob Ballard for National Geographic, and the docu-drama series Dates from Hell for Investigation Discovery. He also worked on Bonfire Films’ Tickle… the first time he’d seen his contributions appear on the big screen. Following this Heeth, Heeth returned to Bonfire Films where we served as a producer on the Stephen King adaptation, Suffer the Little Children. An avid SCUBA diver with more than 20 years experience, Heeth especially enjoys projects that take him on – or in – the water. B
Kenn Gonneville Director of Photography
Kenn is a graduate of the Communications and New Media department at Southern Maine Community College. He has been working with Bonfire Films since the winter of 2011, working on such films as: Affliction, which was selected as one of the Best of the Guerrilla 48 Hour Film Festival in 2011, Special Delivery, which was selected as one of the Best of the Guerrilla 48 Hour Film Festival in 2012, and The Barn, which was the official selection in nine different national horror film festivals. He has shot various commercial projects, including The Hood New England Dairy Cook Off, featuring Tom Pizzica of Food Netwrok fame. His previous works include Opiate Dreams, which was featured at the Film Chowdah: the Maine College Film Festival, and at The Augusta savage Gallery at UMASS Amherst.
Ben Heald Director of Photography
Ben Heald has been working professionally in the New England film industry for more than five years. He has worked on feature films such as: Ghostbusters 3, TED 2, Shutter Island, The Surrogates, Siren, You Can’t Kill Stephen King, and recently Last Hours In Suburbia, which premiered on the lifetime network. Ben is a Director, DP, and Gaffer. Recently, his entry into the New Hampshire 48 hour film project (Director, shot on the RED camera) was selected to screen in the “Best Of NH” screening and won the Best Cinematography award.
Anthony Wheeler 1st AC
Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Anthony says that he found filmmaking ‘just in the nick of time!’ First invited to be a production assistant on Bonfire’s first feature film, The Hanover House, he has since been working hard to improve his skills and knowledge of the industry, and isn’t looking back. “I’ve been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity here, and I’m so grateful for that! I can’t even imagine my life without filmmaking anymore.”
Making the transition from student to independent filmmaker has been the most rewarding and fun time Anthony says he has ever had. His real passion lies in the world of screenwriting, and is current working on his first feature-length project.