Creative Team

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Writer & Director . Jason Eric Perlman

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An award-winning screenwriter and director, Jason’s debut feature horror/thriller Threshold is a stunning precursor to the vision he’ll realize with Spiral.  After a decorated festival run, Archstone released Threshold in June, 2019 to very positive reviews. The film has already been awarded "Best Horror" at the prestigious Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, won laurels for "Best Feature Film" at FirstGlance Philadelphia, was honored with closing the 2017 Julien Dubuque Int’l, and won Jason himself ‘Best Emerging Artist” at Flixx Fest. Please visit thresholdmovie.com to view the trailer and learn more about this haunting  psychological horror now available on all digital platforms. 


As a successful screenwriter, Jason is currently writing the screenplay for a 40mil adventure film for Warner Brothers. Additionally, Jason has created a television series with Oscar nominee Alexandra Milchan (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Emmy nominee Josh Weinstock (HBO’s Nightingale). He is currently hired by producer Jason Kim to write the feature film version of the award winning book Smogtown by Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly. Jason’s other recent scripts have attracted A-list attachments and have been recognized as finalists at prestigious outlets like The Black List, The PAGE Awards, Slamdance,  Oaxaca Film Fest, ISA Emerging Screenwriters, and Writers Boot Camp.  


In conjunction with writing and directing, Jason has worked for over a decade as an award-winning film editor. In the past two years alone, he has edited six feature films including 2017’s widely-released and SXSW standout, My Father Die. This film also won Jason a "Best Editing" award at Screamfest, LA 2016. 


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Producer . Graham Sibley

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A gifted actor and producer, Graham has premiered films at Sundance, Slamdance and SXSW.  He’s developed and produced material for 20th Century Fox and independently for film and stage. He’s produced and starred in dozens of productions with IAMA Theatre Company, in which he is a founding member, including world premiere productions of Leslye Headland's (Russian Doll) Bachelorette (Second Stage/Weinstein Company) and Assistance (Playwrights Horizon/NBC).  In 2017, Shonda Rhimes came on board as IAMA's Patron of The Arts and has instantly branded IAMA as LA's premiere theatre company and a new voice in contemporary American theatre.  


As an actor, Sibley has recurred and guest starred on a number of shows most recently Fear The Walking Dead, The Affair, Marvel's Agent of SHIELD, Chicago Med, GLOW, Bosch, Jane The Virgin and Netflix's new series, Dark/Web.  He also appeared in many feature films including Clint Eastwood’s Sully, 2019 Sundance Grand Jury selection Imaginary Order, Before The Sun Explodes (SXSW 2016) and the cult classic, Zombie Honeymoon.  Sibley stars in three 2018 independent films, including  Better Off Zed (starring Christine Woods), Threshold and Poor Greg Drowning.  Sibley has also been recognized by the California State Senate for his work with The YOUnited Foundation which he co-founded.  

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Producer . Kelly Hayes

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Kelly Hayes is an independent producer working in feature film, scripted television, and digital series.  For years, he served as the Director of Development and Production for The Walt Becker Company and was integral in shepherding such A-list hits as Old Dogs and Wild Hogs


Kelly's latest film Mope, based on the incredible true story of Steve Driver, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and garnered glowing reviews and myriad sales offers. Kelly was instrumental in the development and sale to Universal of Boys Are Stupid Throw Rocks At Them. He also developed the Black List script, Doppelgangers, written by Evan and Shea Mirzai. 


In television, Kelly has led the sale of numerous projects such as Thunderballs at Spike, Black Girls Are Easy at VH1, and Glory Daze at TBS. He also produced the Fox Digital series Bad Samaritans, which is currently streaming on Netflix. 


Kelly’s exhaustive expertise with positioning highly-visible projects in the marketplace and securing proven return on investment, will serve as a remarkable exponent for Spiral’s success.

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Producer . Benjamin Cooke

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As an accomplished publicist and an entrepreneur, Benjamin Cooke has harnessed the power of the mass media to generate untold marketing value for celebrities, companies, authors, and startups for over fifteen years. One of his most visible projects is Hyperloop Transportation Technologies for which he has generated billions of dollars in advertising equivalency through earned media coverage. 


Leveraging his degree in film production, Benjamin approaches public relations much like a producer by creating a good story with a compelling cast and finding the right distributor in the form of news outlets around the world. His experience and track record provide a significant, if unorthodox, addition to the Spiral production team.