Panel Discussion Faith in Horror

Monsters Outside & Inside (and why are they so good looking now?)


Chad & Carey Hayes: Talk about The Conjuring and the Demonic


Is Undue Emphasis given to Satan in this Genre?


What Catholic Theology Illuminates in this Genre


Hear Tony's Message Here

Guest Bios

Tony Sands

Tony Sands is a Senior Producer, responsible for film and television projects at Family Theater Productions which for nearly 70 years has created quality TV, Radio, Film and multimedia for the family. Along with the National Director, he administers its Story Department. Tony is an award winning writer and director, with his projects having received such honors as the Gabriel Award, the Telly Award and the Gold Medal from the New York Festivals. 

Prior to joining Family Theater Productions, Tony worked in the film industry, including development, production, post-production and digital special effects. He received credits for several feature films including Dr. Doolittle, Space Jam and Sphere. He is a published co-author, with his novel, Cacique, A Novel of Florida’s Heroic Mission History, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. He also placed in the top 10 for comedies in the Creative World Awards for screenwriting.

Tony graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Film Writing from the School of Cinema Television at the University of Southern California, where he received the Stephen Gentry Fellowship for Writing. He was a Dean’s Scholar for all four years and was involved in USC’s Thematic Options honors program. Tony is active in many organizations including, the Catholic Academy; President of the Board of the Right to Life League of Southern California; President of the Board of the ArcAngel Film Festival; and is a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, to name but a few.  


Chad & Carey Hayes

Prolific screenwriters Chad Hayes & Carey Hayes have been professional screenwriters since their early 20’s. Since writing last year’s breakout hit THE CONJURING, they have been in high demand, writing REDEMPTION, a western for New Line, CONJURING 2, the sequel to their worldwide hit, and SAN ANDREAS, the tent-pole action thriller starring Dwayne Johnson. They have written a pilot for A&E based on the haunted town of Amityville, and are currently in development on JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 3 & 4 for New Line, SEAL TEAM 666, a new action franchise for MGM, a remake of THE ENTITY for Fox, THE TURNING for Dreamworks, and ANGELS for Mark Burnett and Roma Downey under their UA deal. Presently they’re casting their first independent film, CRUCIFIXION, which they wrote, and are producing with Peter Safran, for a summer shoot in Romania.

Identical twins, The Hayes Bros got their first break after writing an attention grabbing spec script, which led to a three picture deal at 20th Century Fox, and their first feature script “Lookers,” with Lawrence Mark producing.

The brothers have been prolific in both features and television. They have written 13 telefilms including USA Cable’s “Down, Out and Dangerous” and NBC’s “Twisted Desire.” They wrote and executive produced “Horse Sense” for the Disney Channel, as well as its sequel, “Jumping Ship,” both of which starred the Lawrence brothers.Chad and Carey wrote TBS Superstation’s “First Daughter” which, at the time, was the most viewed cable movie in the history of television, then went on to write its two sequels, “First Shot” and “First Target,” as well as “Shutterspeed” for TNT, and “Forth and Long” for TBS with John Woo attached.

They went on to write and co-produce the series, “The Crow,” staring Mark Dacascos, and served as writer producers on the development of the BeastMaster series for Alliance/Atlantis, where they had an overall deal. Added into the mix were numerous pilots for NBC, CBS, Fox, Spelling Entertainment, TBS and another overall deal Lions Gate Entertainment. 

Their early feature work includes projects for producer Joel Silver and Dark Castle Entertainment including the 2009 action/thriller “Whiteout,” (Kate Beckinsale) the 2007 thriller “The Reaping” (Hilary Swank) and the 2005 remake of the 1953 horror classic “House of Wax.” They’ve also penned projects for Scott Rudin, Mark Roybal, Arnold Kopelson, Michael Bay, Mark Platt and Roy Lee.


Cindy Osbrink

Cindy started The Osbrink Agency twenty-three years ago in a one room office. Osbrink is currently known as one of the Top 10 Talent Agencies and Cindy one of the top 15 most powerful agents in Hollywood.  Cindy won in 2009 & 2011 for the Youth Theatrical Agent. Osbrink has grown the company into a full-service agency providing the Entertainment and Fashion industry with many visible youth clients in film, television, commercial, voice-over and print.  Cindy loves finding and starting brand new talent.

She has represented numerous fresh faces of Hollywood which include Dakota Fanning (The Twilight Saga: New Moon & Eclipse, The Runaways, The Secret Life of Bees), Elle Fanning (Maleficent, We Bought a Zoo, Super 8), Tyler James Williams (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Go On, Let it Shine, We the Peeples, Everybody Hates Chris), Tyrel Jackson Williams (Lab Rats), Serayah (Empire), David Lambert (The Fosters), Noah Centineo (The Fosters), Aramis Knight (Into the Badlands), Jae Head (The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights), Jake Lloyd (Star Wars), Max Burkholder (Parenthood) Molly Quinn (Castle), Josie Loren (Make it or Break it), Amandla Stenberg (Hunger Games, Columbiana), Kenton Duty (Shake it Up), Blake Michael (Dog with a Blog,(Lemonade Mouth), Colin Ford (We Bought a Zoo, Jake and the Never Land Pirates) Maggie Jones, (Ben & Kate, We Bought a Zoo, Footloose) Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing, Bad Teacher) and Cameron Boyce (Jessie).  Cindy’s passion is to find and develop new talent.  “The magic is to capture and protect the wonderment of each actor’s unique gifts.”  


Kevin Sizemore

Kevin Sizemore has portrayed many memorable characters on the small screen over the years including the Emmy nominated series: Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462.  Other notable shows include NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles, Resurrection, Under The Dome, Drop Dead Diva & more. 

He won the Best Actor & Best Supporting Actor at the 168 International Film Festival in back to back years & this year on the big screen he portrayed “Coach Jerry Stearns” alongside Jon Voight & Sean Astin in Woodlawn. November 18th the movie Believe will open in theaters & where plays opposite Shawnee Smith, Danielle Nicolet, David DeLuise & Ryan O’Quinn.  Kevin is also co-producer on this film.

Kevin has three films coming out in 2017 as an actor and his production company GKg Productions is currently doing the documentary The Founder of ESPN…Bill Rassmussen. In development is a sci-fi action adventure creature feature.

Twitter / Instagram: @kevinsizemore