ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo is thrilled to welcome celebrated movie director Leif Jonker as an honored guest at our Year 7.0 event!
Leif Jonker wrote his cult splatter flick DARKNESS at age 17, started filming it in Wichita, Ks at 19 and was 21 when the movie was finished. Produced for a budget of less than $5000, partially raised by selling plasma to the local blood bank, DARKNESS was released on video all over the world. It played several film festivals and was covered by every major horror movie publication and website, including FANGORIA and RUE MORGUE, and was hailed as “the goriest vampire movie ever made” by HORRORHOUND Magazine.
A native of Wichita, Leif is probably best known locally these days as the founder of WICHITA BIG SCREEN, an initiative to promote film festivals and theatrical showings of classic, independent and/or cult movies happening in Wichita and surrounding areas. He’s been working with the Warren Oldtown Theater for 12+ years as founder/programmer of the month-long OCTOBER AT THE OLDTOWN Horror Movie Festival. He also curates and promotes special screenings at the Starlite Drive-In and Augusta Theatre!
Leif is currently finishing work on a restored worldwide BluRay release of DARKNESS: THE FINAL CUT coming soon from the prestigious ARROW VIDEO out of the U.K. for its 30th Anniversary!