Scot D. Ryersson is the author of numerous critiques and essays on film and literature. He is also an award-winning illustrator and graphic artist who has lived and worked in London, Toronto, Sydney and New York City. Trained at London's prestigious Chelsea School of Art and Design, for many years Ryersson excelled as a prolific motion picture poster designer in the United States, Canada and Europe. Numerous credits include advertising campaigns for such Academy Award winning films as The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Ghost (1990) and Witness (1985). Other credits include The Changling (1980), Children of the Corn (1984), Working Girl (1988), She Devil (1989), Pet Sematary (1989) and Presumed Innocent (1990). Ryersson was presented with two Art Directors of London Awards for his poster designs for the British films Evil Under the Sun (1982) and Another Country (1984). Among many other citations, the concept poster design for The Silence of the Lambs was voted fifth place of the 'Fifty Greatest Film Posters of All Time' by Britain's Empire magazine, while earning sixteenth place for the same accolade by the U.S. publication Premiere. And in 2008, his work on The Hunt for Red October and The Silence of the Lambs was included in '25 Perfect Movie Posters Since 1983' by Entertainment Weekly. Ryersson co-edited Spectral Haunts and Phantom Lovers. In addition, he receives many private commissions to create one-of-a-kind, mixed-media art objects known as Arcanifacts. Ryersson is Co-Director of The Casati Archives.
Michael Orlando Yaccarino writes on genre films and their creators, unconventional historical figures and the occult. A film studies graduate from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, which included an extended internship at The Film Study Center of the Museum of Modern Art, his critical writings and interviews have championed world fringe cinema for more than twenty five years. Yaccarino graduated from an extensive training programme in Sufi mysticism. He co-edited Spectral Haunts and Phantom Lovers and authored Heart Vision: Tarot's Inner Path–having researched, practiced, taught and written about the topic of the latter work for many years. Two pseudonymously penned collections of erotica received international acclaim and were published in several editions. Experiential reports from a year-long psychedelic exploration appear in Psychedelic Press Journal XXIV and in Volume III of The Psychedelic Anthology. He has also created several audio projects exploring various aspects of mysticism and spirituality. Yaccarino is Co-Director of The Casati Archives.