Shockfest is THE ultimate underground Film Festival experience, designed to break every convention in the book of the festival circuit and provide the highest value of entertainment, engagement and interactivity for both the filmmaker AND the audience member.  We organize multiple live and interactive events in 3 major cities (New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood) designed to highlight and showcase the works of those who submit their films and screenplays even before receiving the official selection notice for our main event at the end of the year, SHOCKFEST FILM FESTIVAL. 
A Submission to Shockfest is a submission to something you've never experienced before. 

Forget all the other film festivals...you just found the only one.

Meet the Shockfest Crew

Guil Claveria

Festival Director

Jeffrey macabre is everybody's favorite friend!  He's nothing like Guil, the former festival director.  He's much nicer and will give you lots of surprises throughout the year and will be sure to make Shockfest the very best time of your life!  Come to shockfest, submit your film and trust jeffrey with your life.  You will be glad you did!


Alesha Claveria

Operations Manager

Alesha Claveria is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California-Santa Barbara and a Eugene Cota-Robles fellow. Her research interests include Native North American theater and performance and Indigenous theory. She currently holds an M.S. in Public Relations from Montana State University - Billings, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Fiction. Her recent article was published in The Eugene O'Neill Review. She is also a contributor for a forthcoming edited volume on Native American rhetoric to be published 2019 by the University of New Mexico Press. 

Matt Rosvally

Production Manager

Matt is a long time entertainer and team member of the

Shockfest crew, having served as Production Manager for the film festival since 2013.  He is also the host of the Telly Award Winning Travel Series, Haunted Routes and has worked alongside the rest of the Shockfest team filling multiple roles on their various productions.

Candice Rollins

Event Coordinator

Candice is the in house editor and occasional Director of Shockfest Horror Factory.  She spends most of her time on the computer, creating the media, trailers and occasionally feature films produced by the Shockfest crew.  Her Director credits include the Telly Award Winning documentary, "Haunted Routes: Wicked West Coast" and "I Am Miranda: Chains Chainsaws and The Cricket".  She is a Horrorhound award winner, loves the film judging process and is excited to be a part of this year's Shockfest Film Festival.

Derrick Blacknall


Derrick is a part time entertainer and a long time Shockfest crew member having worked with Shockfest on multiple projects from films, web series and film festivals. Whenever there's a Shockfest project in the works or a Shockfest film festival being held. You can be sure you'll see Derrick somewhere running around working, sweating, and hustling alongside the Shockfest Crew. 

Maribel Ramos

Technical Manager

Jojo B. Aguilar

Technical Manager

Amanda Alston

Technical Manager

Rebecca Jimenez

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