Creative Director at Ghost Walk Studios in Ohio where we primarily make movies to entertain, and to earn the money to make more movies.
Award-winning filmmaker Rocky Karlage is the Creative Director, Screenwriter and Producer of American film company Ghost Walk Studios, "Where Myth Meets Reality"; co-founded with best friend Victoria Vardon.
Rocky has been a professional screenwriter for over 10 years, and films "wherever I'm needed" crew member for his studio and others.
Developing feature film "Dead Slate" for 2023 production, "The End Was Then"; as well as the Top Secret crime drama "Twice Upon A Time In Sin City" with several interested film stars.
Official Selection
Unbind (with Queen Malvolia hosting)
Filmyway International Film Festival
Goregaon, Mumbai
2022
Finalist / Award Winner
Unbind (with Queen Malvolia hosting)
Sarah of Horror Festival
Online Youtube
2022
Official Selection
Unbind (with Queen Malvolia hosting)
BestLov Film Festival
Online Festival
2022
Award Winner: Best short movie (horror, drama, comedy)
Unbind (with Queen Malvolia hosting)
Vesuvius International Film Festival
Campania
2022
Official Selection
Unbind (with Queen Malvolia hosting)
Stockholm City Film Festival
Stockholm
2022
Semi-Finalist Award
Unbind (with Queen Malvolia hosting)
London Indie Short Festival
London
2022
LAMP Award Winner
Maggie Shayne's Embrace The Twilight
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2022
Official Selection
Maggie Shayne's Embrace The Twilight
Imaginarium Convention Film Festival
Louisville, KY
2022
Official Selection
Maggie Shayne's Embrace The Twilight
Vesuvius International Film Fest
Campania
2022
Best International Feature Film Gold Trophy
Maggie Shayne's Embrace The Twilight
Birsamunda International Film Awards (BIFA) Gold Trophy
Charring Cross
2022
Semi_Finalist Award
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Santa Monica Film Awards
Santa Monica, CA
2022
Official Selection
Unbind (with Queen Malvolia hosting)
S.O.S. Indie Horror Film Fest
Chillicothe, Ohio
2021
Episode 5.13
Unbind (with Queen Malvolia hosting)
Film hosted on "Malvolia, the Queen of Screams" channel
Los Angeles
2021
Gold Trophies for Best Film Feature | Best Production Design
Maggie Shayne's Embrace The Twilight
The IndieFEST 2021 Film Awards
La Jolla, CA
2021
Finalist Award
Unbind (with Queen Malvolia hosting)
Hollywood International Golden Age Festival
New York, NY
2020
Finalist Award
Unbind (with Queen Malvolia hosting)
Venice Shorts
Venice, California
2020
Best Narrative Feature | Best Producer | Best Original Score | Best Poster | Best Costume Design
Maggie Shayne's Embrace The Twilight
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas, NV
2020
Official Selection
UNBIND
Hollywood International Golden Age Festival
New York City
2020
Official Selection / Finalist
UNBIND
Venice Shorts Film Awards
Venice, California
2020
Screening
UNBIND
The Funmill Films Fest and Competition
Cleveland, Ohio
2020
Semi-Finalist Award
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Madras Independent Film Festival
Chennai
2020
Red Carpet
Maggie Shayne's Embrace The Twilight
Theatre Red Carpet Premiere
Euclid, Ohio
2019
Official Selection
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Sicily International Film Festival 2018
Sicily
2018
Best Suspense Feature
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Sicily International Film Festival 2018
Sicily
2018
Nominated for Best Animation
Ghost Walk: The Harvest Ball
2016 Finow Film Festival and Script Contest
Eberswalde, Germany
2016
Best Short Film nomination
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Venice Film Week 2016
Venice, Italy
2016
Official Selection, Nominated for 3 film awards
Ghost Walk: The Farm
International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema London
London, UK
2016
Official Selection
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Epp Films
Cleveland, OH
2016
Official Selection, and nomination for "Best International Short Horror" film
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Wendy's Shorts Film Festival
Online - from DreamReal Pictures
2015
Best Narrative Feature Selection
Ghost Walk: The Farm
The Strange Film Awards
Canada
2015
Official Selection; Nominated for "Best SFX" and for "Best Sound Design"
Ghost Walk: The Farm
FANtastic Horror Film Festival 2015
San Diego, CA
2015
Official Selection
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Legends of Hollywood Film Festival 2015
Los Angeles, CA
2015
Official Selection paired with "Carlos Dunn's Katherine"
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Lake Erie Arts & Film Festival 2015
Sandusky, Ohio
2015
Official Selection
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Dead Winter Con 2013
Somerset, KY
2013
Official Screening
Ghost Walk: The Harvest Ball
Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Cleveland, OH
2012
Official Selection
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Madison Horror Film Festival and Convention 2012
Madison, WI
2012
Official Selection
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Late Night Horror Film Festival HorrorCon 2012
Los Angeles, CA
2012
Best Film Trophy-Horror, Short; & Official Selection
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Cleveland, OH
2012
Official Selection
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Mid Ohio Paranormal Convention 2012
Middletown, Ohio
2012
Official Selection
Ghost Walk: The Farm
Haunted Farm Festival Screening
Pleasantville, Ohio
2011
Official Selection
Ghost Walk: The Harvest Ball
Leapin Lizard Lounge / Zombie Walk
Covington, KY
2009
Official Selection
UNBIND
S.O.S. Indie Horror Film Fest
Chillicothe, Ohio
College
University of Cincinnati
Creative Writing / Engineering / Education
High School
Amelia Senior High
College Prep
Birth Date
March 26
Nickname
Rock
Birth City
Cincinnati
Current City
Cincinnati
Hometown
Amelia
Height
5' 11"
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Blue
Zodiac Sign
Aries
Married To
Jean Karlage
Children
Melanie, Christopher, Jennifer
Once wrote a Spider-Man story submitted to Marvel Comics. Stan Lee read and rejected it, but replied with a note of encouragement and "Excelsior!".
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde
Creative Director at Ghost Walk Studios in Ohio where we primarily make movies to entertain, and to earn the money to make more movies.
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