Jason StutterAnaheim University is excited to announce our next Live from Hollywood Guest Speakers, Writer, Director & Producer John Callas & Director, Actor, Screenwriter and Cinematographer Patrick Brice, who will be doing online Q & A sessions with students and alumni on Friday, February 11, 2022.

John Callas is an award–winning writer, director & producer who has helped create over 100 titles and Patrick Brice's recent Netflix feature was named one of Variety’s “Best Horror Films of 2021"!

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST (California time) Writer, Director & Producer John Callas

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST (California time) Director, Actor, Screenwriter and Cinematographer Patrick Brice

Anaheim University students and alumni are invited to join us for this special online event. Please RSVP by clicking the link below and we can send you the access information for the session. Please also review the bio below and bring your questions for the Q & A portion of the presentation.

RSVP John Callas & Patrick Brice

John Callas is a veteran writer/director/producer in the entertainment business. His experience ranges from the worldwide release of feature films to numerous motion picture trailers, national and international commercials, live action title sequences, laser disc projects, a documentary shot on location in Russia, as well as having been the Worldwide VP for The Walt Disney Company while working at a large post production facility. John wrote and directed the feature film “No Solicitors” starring Eric Roberts and has adapted NY Times bestselling author, William H. LaBarge’s book, “Lightning Strikes Twice.” John is also a published author which includes: SECRETS, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS, CHRISTMAS VOICES, NO SOLICITORS, AND FIRST TIME PARENTS SURVIVAL GUIDE TO UNNECESSARY AND WILD SPENDING. John's prowess can be seen on live action teasers for Ransom, Dennis The Menace, Body Of Evidence, The Golden Child, Spaceballs, The Glass Menagerie, Cocoon II, Poltergeist III, Betrayed, My Girl, Glenngarry Glenn Ross, As Well As Title Sequences For The Two Jakes and A Few Good Men and a promotional film for an amusement ride from Showscan. John also directed an award-winning short film THE WHITE GORILLA. While creating live action teasers for feature films, John had the opportunity to work with notable actors including Mel Gibson, Walter Matthau, Jack Nicholson, Madonna, Eddie Murphy and Mel Brooks. In addition to working on feature film teasers, his work can be seen in projects for HBO, The Disney Channel, Show Time, the Broadway Play Phantom Of The Opera and the 1993 redesigned TRISTAR LOGO. John's extensive background also includes over 200 commercials for such clients as Kellogg's, Dodge, Sunkist, Sprite, Toyota, Fuji, Volkswagen, Honda, McDonalds, Mazda, Minolta, Jedi Merchandising, Kraft, Jordache, Sea World, Givenchy and Sonassage with celebrity George Burns and industrial projects for Corporations including Vidal Sassoon, Salomon North America, Nissan and The Kao Corporation Of Japan. John's television experience includes directing a 14-week series entitled Potentials, with guests Buckminster Fuller, Norman Cousins, Ray Bradbury, Gene Roddenberry, Timothy Leary and others. He also directed 80 segments for Bobby's World, which has been rated the #1 show on Fox 11 Television in its time slot; garnering John an Emmy nomination. A multi-faceted filmmaker, John's work can be seen in music videos for Glenn Frey Of The Eagles, Bill Wyman Of The Rolling Stones, Jefferson Starship, Sammy Hagar, Rick Springfield, Doobie Brothers, Styx and more. John has been recognized with: An EMMY nomination for Bobby’s World, THE NEW YORK CRITICS CHOICE AWARD for Lone Wolf, BEST FEATURE at Fright Night Festival & BEST DIRECTOR at Scar A Con festival for No Solicitors - Several awards for his short THE WHITE GORILLA, A CLIO and BELDING for his work on the Sunkist campaign, BEST OF THE WEST for directorial work on a one-woman show, and an MTV AWARD FOR BEST CONCEPT for Glen Frey's Smuggler’s Blues. John holds a Master Degree from Occidental College, and is a member of The Directors Guild of America.

Patrick Brice was born and raised in Grass Valley, California. He graduated with a BFA from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) School of Film & Video. CREEP, his first feature-film as director/writer/actor (co-starring Mark Duplass) was produced by Blumhouse Productions, premiered at SXSW 2014 and was released through Netflix. His second feature as director/writer, THE OVERNIGHT (with Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling and Jason Schwartzman) premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by The Orchard. He wrote and directed CREEP 2 starring Duplass and Desiree Akhavan which was released in 2017 through Netflix. His fourth feature, CORPORATE ANIMALS starring Ed Helms and Demi Moore, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by Screen Media Films. His latest film is THERE'S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE, an original feature for Netflix produced by Shawn Levy and James Wan, was named one of Variety’s “Best Horror Films of 2021” and spent its debut week as the #1 film on Netflix. His commercial work includes spots for clients Blizzard/Activision, Traeger Grills and Lyft. He is based in Los Angeles.