As with all stories, "Dark Dignity" started with a spark. Here are the creative people who helped build a flame.

CASSANDRA NICHOLSON (Writer/Executive producer)

Cassandra is a screenwriter and independent filmmaker with a passion for the television and film industry, both on the creative and business sides. In addition to serving as an assistant director and/or a producer on several projects, she has organized a variety of film and screenwriting events geared toward the filmmaking community. Cassandra also covers film and television for the podcast "Educating Geeks" and the film review site, "The Reel Critic."

In 2013 and 2014, she organized a short screenplay competition for Phoenix Comicon's annual film festival, which encouraged Arizona writers to submit their own sci-fi or horror scripts. In 2015, alongside a skilled Arizona director/producer team in Kevin R. Phipps and Ruben Angelo, Cassandra executive produced a short film based on the 2014 first-place winner Davaun Sanders' script, "Vault of Souls." The short, titled "Vault of Souls: Prologue," has since screened at three venues, with more festivals to come in 2016.


Eva participates in the film community as an actress, filmmaker, and in a media role with her company Chronic Behavior and supporting team where they provide video reporting (via Talking the Five Talk Show) as well as event coverage through the company blog Film and Fashion Futures.   Eva is also known for her work in social media, marketing and positive promotions of artists and individuals in film, fashion, arts, music, and entertainment. 

You will often find her on the red carpet at regional and local fashions show, film festivals, and networking events interviewing attendees and connecting others.  She spends her time helping artists and businesses focus on their passion and sharing their gifts with the world.  Some major milestone accomplishments include reaching 5 year anniversary for company, producing successful charity events, production of fashion runway commercial, and supporting a publication company business launch.


Most of Rae's visual effects experience goes back to when she started film school in 2007. While in school she was the film club president for 2 years, and was able to combine the students in visual effects degree and the students in film degree together on a film noir project, "Push Over Babe." The project went on to win top honors in the Micro-Short category at the 2010 Arizona Student Film Festival. Rae's film credits also include "Bullet," a sci-fi/drama web series about a Native American Soldier of Fortune helping his United Sovereign Native Nations.

Rae graduated with her Bachelor's of Arts degree in 2011, and has since worked on numerous short films, television shows, as well as working with small business companies as a freelancer videographer and photographer.


Daniel Blunck's resume reflects his creative talent in front of and behind the camera. He is a successful actor, having appeared in the award-winning short films, "Conundrum" and "The Woman of the Mountain", as well as commercials and feature-length films. Daniel has also served as associate producer on two projects, "Ryan in the Park" and "Vault of Souls: The Pact." 

In addition to being the Business Operations Analyst for Chronic Behavior LLC, Daniel also teaches at The Artist's Box acting studio. Previous to being a teacher there, he had completed the Sanford Meisner Approach to Acting program at the studio under the tutelage of Kevin R. Phipps.