Thomas smith, writer/director/producer

Thomas Smith chased his friends around the woods with a camcorder in 2007, and kicked off a decade of award-winning and critically-acclaimed filmmaking. His first feature, The Night Shift, was named Best Fantasy Feature at Shockerfest International, Best Area Film by Mod Mobilian, and garnered a distribution deal through R-Squared Films. Its follow-up short, Night of the Krampus, received 1st Runner-Up in the prestigious Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Additionally, Smith’s work has been seen in numerous festivals throughout the country, and favorably reviewed by outlets including Fangoria and Ain’t It Cool News. He’s married to Erin Lilley Smith, and they live in Mobile, Alabama with two extremely spoiled chihuahuas.


erin lilley, writer/producer/actress

Erin began her acting career at age three, performing in her family's living room. Her love of the stage continued with principal roles in community and university theatres, and eventually led to an internship with Mobile Opera and the title role in American Family Theatre's national tour of *Beauty and the Beast (*she was the Beauty). Erin began working with Fighting Owl Films at its inception, starting as an actor and working her way up to producer. Away from the camera, she is an accomplished classical singer.


soren odom, composer

Soren began his career with Fighting Owl Films in 2007 as a script supervisor on the short Camp Hill. He has since discovered himself in a variety of production positions including: director of photography, assistant director, actor, and writer. Soren's favorite contribution is providing original music and underscoring the fantastic worlds conceived by our team.


kris skoda, director of photography/production

Kris Skoda is a native Mobilian, formerly an owner of entertainment website Mod Mobilian, and studied creative writing and TV/film production at the University of South Alabama. He has worked on many films, TV commercials, and has a background in all aspects of video production, post production and photography. Skoda is usually most happy with a camera in his hand, and we at Fighting Owl are happy to oblige him.