Meet the team behind Venomous Little Man Productions

Dave Jeffery - Screenwriter and Author



Dave Jeffery is perhaps best known for his zombie novel Necropolis Rising which has gone on to be a UK #1 Bestseller. His Young Adult work includes the critically acclaimed Beatrice Beecham Series, BBC: Headroom endorsed Finding Jericho and the 2012 Edge Hill Prize Long-listed Campfire Chillers short story collection.

Dave has contributed to several anthologies from a variety of publishers including Dark Continents Publishing, Inc., Wild Wolf Publishing, Imprint Phoenix, Hersham Horror Books, Wicked East Press and Hidden Thoughts Press. His work has featured alongside many zombie impresarios including John Russo (Night of the Living Dead), Tony Burgess (Pontypool) and Joe McKinney (Flesh Eaters). His short story Daddy Dearest features in the award-winning Holiday of the Dead anthology (This is Horror Awards, Best Anthology, 2012).

in August 2014, his Necropolis Rising series was acquired by Severed Press in a five book deal. DEAD EMPIRE is slated for release in late 2015.

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James Hart - Director

James began making films in 2013, having worked on five projects in that time. His first short film, Ascension has earned him the Best Director Award at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival and Best Film at the Worcestershire Film Festival. Ascension has been screened at several Film Festivals in 4 countries. Of the five film projects undertaken, James has directed four, produced three and served as cinematographer on two. He continues to work closely with his production partner, David Jeffery, and has played and important part in the creation of story and narrative in all of the production company's projects. 

Richard O'Connor - Editor

Richard O'Connor

Richard's role in the company began in the fledgling days when the Ascension Movie was still just a small project between a few friends. Richard was called upon by James to take on an editors role due to his experience with television, theatre and all things creative. Richard first started an interest in visual effects in college where he learned how to use Adobe Photoshop and was soon entering regular photo-manipulation competitions. The skills in digital effects that Richard has are normally used for creating marketing materials such as brochures and leaflets but those skills are now being transferred to the moving image for the first time with the Ascension Movie project.

Richard is also the designer and administrator of this website

Carl Braid - VFX Editor

Carl Braid

Carl is VLM's VFX editor and is based in Birmingham. Carl got into computing at 11 years old via an old Amstrad computer. As he progressed through secondary school he spent break times in the IT suite learning and reading as much about computers as he could. After a few years he moved onto website design using HTML, Dreamweaver and also animation in flash. Carl is easily at home building computers and designing networks. He has five years experience of video editing, special FX design favouring systems such as Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro but has significant experience in Vegas and Avid. 


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