When the scene calls for a guitar-playing hitchhiker that serenades the group as his way of thanking them for the ride, that’s a role only a real musician should play, and I knew who I wanted. With fingers crossed I sent the screenplay to ECMA award-winning singer/songwriting and recording artist John Curtis Sampson in hopes that he would be interested in being in our movie. Curtis read the screenplay and wrote back to say:“Ya… I’m in.”
I’m super excited that Curtis has joined the Dead Hunt family and I’m sure you’ll be looking forward to his performance as much as I am. Welcome aboard Curtis!
About John Curtis Sampson
Curtis is the winner of two East Coast Music Awards (Country Artist of the Year and Best New Artist) and he won the Galaxie Rising Star Award. Two of his songs, When I’m Drinkin’ and Don’t Cry, Good-bye, made the Top 100 on Canadian radio. When I’m Drinkin’ was recorded by Australian Country Artist Adam Harvey.
Curtis has performed on The Mike Bullard Show and he opened for Terri Clarke., Curtis was the the K94 Country Challenge Grand Prize winner , he won the British Columbia Country Music Awards for Best Song and Best Vocal Performance, the Maritime Broadcasting’s StarTrack Songwriter Award, and he was nominated for ECMA Male Artist of the Year.
When Curtis is not playing music he is a Community Outreach Worker and Counselor providing guidance and shelter for the homeless and addicted in Cape Breton.
About Dead Hunt
DEAD HUNT is the story of six friends on a weekend camping trip that takes a horrifying turn when they are thrust into the heart of a pandemic, and an inconsolable scientist who cannot accept the death of his little girl. Distraught with grief, he unknowingly releases a pathogen that does more than just kill – it brings the infected back with a ravenous appetite for living flesh. The lines between friendship and survival get blurred when the dead are hungry… and the dead hunt.