Odyssee Pictures was formed in 2001 by Stacy Davidson, who created award winning industrial films, music videos and short narratives until 2007, when his debut feature Domain of the Damned premiered at the historic River Oaks Cinema in Houston, TX. In 2009, Davidson unleashed his second feature film Sweatshop upon a hapless east coast crowd at the New York City Horror Film Festival where he took the award for Best Special Effects.
In 2011, Davidson formed a partnership with Larry Carrell to develop and produce films in the fantasy/sci-fi/horror genres under the Odyssee Pictures label. The company is already achieving success with the release of Sweatshop on DVD all over the world, with a U.S. release coming September 13th.
Stacy Davidson, President
Stacy Davidson founded Odyssee Pictures in 2001. A jack of all trades, Davidson is an expert screenwriter, director, cinematographer, editor, visual effects artist and occasionally sound designer. Davidson prefers to run his own camera whenever practical, and keeps a tight grip on every technical detail of his own projects to maintain the highest level of production quality.
With ten years of experience in the film/video industry, Davidson has made many shorts and music videos, and written/directed two of his own feature films including his supernatural horror film Domain Of The Damned which was named “DVD Of The Month” by Fangoria Magazine, and the teen “smasher” Sweatshop, winner of five awards including Best Special Effects from the New York City Horror Film Festival and Best Picture from Texas Blood Bath. It has screened in Texas, New York, Utah and Manchester, England with great success, and has received a shower of glowing reviews from numerous horror news sites and magazines including the internationally renowned Fangoria Magazine. Sweatshop has been released internationally on DVD and BluRay, and will be released in the U.S. by Screen Media on September 13th 2011.
In January 2011, Davidson co-produced a the third offering for Odyssee Pictures, Jacob. Larry Wade Carrell wrote, directed and co-produced, while Davidson served as cinematographer, editor and postproduction supervisor.
Davidson has also worked on films like Chillerama (ArieScope Pictures), The Theatre Bizarre (Severin Films), Psychic Experiment (Lionsgate/Upstart Filmworks), Closet Space (R-Squared Films/Upstart Filmworks), Renfield: The Undead (R-Squared Films), The Flesh Keeper (Nott Entertainment), Dead Of Knight (Starship Films) and 100 Tears (Manic Entertainment/Oddtopsy) in any number of capacities such as cinematographer, lighting director, visual effects artist/supervisor, and/or sound designer.
Larry Wade Carrell, Vice President
Born in the small town of Alvin, Texas, Larry Carrell’s passion for entertaining began very early in life. By the age of 10 he was a talented guitarist, performing with bands all over the state. Naturally, his love of music led to an interest in movies. After an inspirational trip to one of Houston’s most beloved Halloween attractions, Carrell become fascinated with stage makeup and special effects. This interest led Carrell to create a $150,000 Live Show Haunted Attraction called “The Nest Haunted House”, voted #1 Best Haunted Attraction by the Houston Chronicle.
After 20 years experience and much success in the Haunt Industry, Carrell realized that all he was missing was a camera. Carrell formed Ungowa Films and made his first feature Game Over: The Secret Life of Game Store Clerks. Ungowa Films won a Platinum Remi Award for their latest film Done at the 43rd Annual World Fest.
Carrell has now joined forces with President of Odyssee Pictures Stacy Davidson, writer/director of Sweatshop and Domain of the Damned. He now resides in Houston, Texas and works as Vice President for Odyssee Pictures.
In January 2011, cameras rolled on Carrell’s second feature film Jacob, a supernatural thriller produced under Odyssee Pictures.