This is a profile for Writing/Directing team Brodie Spaull and Paul Krysinski. Their current project is the award-winning web series, "Dark Before Dawn", which has screened at various international film festivals.
Brodie and Paul began collaborating together as early on as high school in rural Ontario. Their pursuit of film led them to Toronto where Brodie attended York University and Paul to Humber College, where they completed studies in film production.
They both worked in several disciplines in the industry; experimenting with cinematography, lighting/grip, writing, directing, and editing. Ultimately they began working together once again in physical special effects, with credits on Repo! The Genetic Opera, Spiral: From the Book of Saw, and the upcoming Chucky TV series.
Brodie and Paul’s breadth of technical knowledge and yearning for a creative outlet is what led to the creation of their web series Dark Before Dawn. Spanning several years, the duo spearheaded the creation of this series independently; they shot episodes whenever they had enough money and time to devote.
Dark Before Dawn has been featured at numerous film festivals such as Toronto After Dark, Blood in the Snow, and the upcoming FilmQuest in Provo, Utah. Paul and Brodie are hard at work writing new and original feature scripts, as well future DBD content.
  • Producer (7 Credits)
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  • Writer (7 Credits)
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    Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY2019
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  • Director (7 Credits)
    Dark Before Dawn | BLACK ROBE2019
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    Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN, CONVOY2019
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    Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE2019
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    Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY2019
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  • Acting (6 Credits)
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    Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY2019
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  • Composer (5 Credits)
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  • Special Effects (5 Credits)
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    Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY2019
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  • Production Design (4 Credits)
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    Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY2019
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  • Camera (2 Credits)
    Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE2019
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    Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY2019
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  • Special Effects & Make-up (1 Credit)
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  • Cinematography (1 Credit)
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BEST WEB SERIES nominee
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN, CONVOY
FilmQuest Festival (2020)
Provo, Utah
2021
BEST WEB SERIES nominee
Dark Before Dawn | CONVOY
FilmQuest (2020)
Provo, Utah
2021
BEST WEB SERIES nominee
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN
FilmQuest Festival (2020)
Provo, Utah
2021
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | BLACK ROBE
Slash Night
Bremerton, WA
2020
AUDIENCE AWARD
Dark Before Dawn | BLACK ROBE
#MutantPalooza
2020
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
TwoBox Film Festival
Ottawa, ON
2020
BEST ACTION FILM - finalist
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
Austin After Dark Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2020
BEST INT'L FILM AWARD finalist
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
Oregon Scream Week
Portland, OR
2020
BEST WEB SERIES finalist
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
HorrorHaus Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2020
AUDIENCE AWARD
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
#MutantPalooza
2020
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN, CONVOY
Two Box Film Fest
Ottawa, ON
2020
BEST ACTION FILM - finalist
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN, CONVOY
Austin After Dark Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2020
BEST WEB SERIES finalist
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN, CONVOY
HorrorHaus Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2020
AUDIENCE AWARD
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN, CONVOY
#MutantPalooza
2020
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | CONVOY
TwoBox Film Festival
Ottawa, ON
2020
BEST ACTION FILM - finalist
Dark Before Dawn | CONVOY
Austin After Dark Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2020
BEST WEB SERIES finalist
Dark Before Dawn | CONVOY
HorrorHaus Film Festival
Los Angeles, California
2020
AUDIENCE AWARD
Dark Before Dawn | CONVOY
#MutantPalooza
2020
AUDIENCE AWARD
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN
#MutantPalooza
2020
BEST INT'L FILM AWARD - finalist
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE
Oregon Scream Week
Portland, OR
2020
AUDIENCE AWARD
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE
#MutantPalooza
2020
BEST INT'L FILM AWARD - FINALIST
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE
Oregon Scream Week
Portland, OR
2020
AUDIENCE AWARD
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE
#MutantPalooza
2020
BEST WEB SERIES - Canada
Dark Before Dawn | BLACK ROBE
Director's Cut Int'l Film Festival
New Westminster, BC
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
New York Lift-Off online
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
Toronto Lift-off online
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2019
BEST WEB SERIES - Canada
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
Director's Cut Int'l Film Festival
New Westminster, BC
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN, CONVOY
New York Lift-Off online
New York
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN, CONVOY
Toronto Lift-Off online
Toronto
2019
Official Selection (CONVOY)
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN, CONVOY
Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2019
BEST WEB SERIES - Canada
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN, CONVOY
Director’s Cut Int’l Film Festival
New Westminster, BC
2019
Official Selection (CARAVAN)
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN, CONVOY
Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | CONVOY
Toronto Lift-Off online
Toronto
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | CONVOY
New York Lift-Off online
New York
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | CONVOY
Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Toronto
2019
BEST WEB SERIES - Canada
Dark Before Dawn | CONVOY
Director's Cut Int'l Film Festival
New Westminster, BC
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN
New York Lift-Off online
New York
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN
Toronto Lift-Off online
Toronto
2019
BEST WEB SERIES - Canada
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN
Director's Cut Int'l Film Festival
New Westminster, BC
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | CARAVAN
Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival
Toronto
2019
BEST WEB SERIES - Canada
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE
Director's Cut Int'l Film Festival
New Westminster, BC
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE
Amsterdam Lift-Off online
Amsterdam
2019
BEST WEB SERIES - Canada
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE
Director's Cut Int'l Film Festival
New Westminster, BC
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE
Amsterdam Lift-Off online
Amsterdam
2019
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
Amsterdam Lift-Off online
Official Selection
Dark Before Dawn | HOUSE, DIVIDE, CARAVAN, CONVOY
FilmQuest Festival (2020, date TBD)
Provo, Utah
This is a profile for Writing/Directing team Brodie Spaull and Paul Krysinski. Their current project is the award-winning web series, "Dark Before Dawn", which has screened at various international film festivals.