Disaster Capital prides itself in discovering and supporting breakthrough filmmakers in horror, sci fi, and action as an homage to our lifelong love of genre. We are constructing a company with a pay-it-forward attitude where finished filmmakers mentor the next class of talent with their own debut films.
Disaster Capital aims to be an inclusive launch pad for emerging genre talent, providing the tools and connections needed for their immediate and future projects alike. Like Roger Corman, but with catering!
JENNA PAYNE rented Robert Wise’s THE HAUNTING for her 2nd grade slumber party and has proudly creeped out friends, family, and colleagues ever since. Hobbies include: buckets of blood, fast talking, and dangerous women. Her first short film "Feline Frenzy" about a serial killer of orange tabby cats and her Appalachian Godfather for television pilot script SHINER has been recognized by festivals and competitions. Jenna is eager to make her mark and build a sustainable way for Hollywood to uplift diverse
storytellers—with a bite!
KELLY KRAUSE is an archaeologist turned screenwriter via burlesque—you heard right! Despite her love for rhinestones and sequins, she has a flair for the macabre, earning several accolades for her genre work. Kelly is a Co-founder of Nyx Horror Collective, a community of diverse women horror creators, and a Festival Producer for 13 Minutes of Horror. She is also a practicing witch and isn't afraid to use her powers for good.