After being dubbed the “mom and pop” of horror by FrightFest founder, Ian Rattray, married filmmaking duo Benjamin R. Moody (writer/director) and Rachel Moody (producer) laughed at how true that statement was. The couple started working together in 2008 when they created their production company Blue Goggles Films.
Starting as a two-person crew, the team built their filmmaking family while making over 20 short films and ultimately their first feature film, Last Girl Standing, which debuted at FrightFest in 2015, went on to play festivals around the world and was picked up for distribution by MPI Media Group (US) and Icon Film Distribution (UK), among other territories. They are currently working on their next feature film.
BENJAMIN R. MOODY (Writer/Director)
Benjamin R. Moody was raised in a small town in Maine in between a Crystal Lake and Stephen King’s fictional town of Castle Rock. Needless to say, horror has been in his blood since birth. After making home movies in high school, Ben attended film school in New York City and then moved to Los Angeles. There, Ben worked on movie trailers for blockbusters and independent films alike before transitioning to content creator for a Viacom gaming site. Eventually he sought to pursue more story-driven work and moved to Austin, TX where he has been focusing on writing and directing.
RACHEL MOODY (Producer)
Rachel Moody was introduced to horror films at a very young and impressionable age when she caught the beginning of “Twilight Zone: The Movie.” The phrase, “Do you want to see something really scary?” has forever been etched in her brain as well as the thrill of a good scare. At that moment, a horror fan was born. Rachel’s partnership with director Benjamin R. Moody started over a shared love of a great scare. Together, the two started Blue Goggles Films in 2008 and started by making short films and web series before moving into feature films.
Last Girl Standing is an extremely impressive calling card for Benjamin R. Moody.
Moody has made a hell of feature film debut.