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About Nihil Noctem Films

Izzy Lee

Director, Writer, Producer

Named as one of A.V. Club's 10 female filmmakers to hire, Izzy Lee is a director on the rise.


Lee has directed more than two dozen shorts and shadowed director Adam Egypt Mortimer on the SpectreVision film Archenemy. She’s currently in post on a long-awaited feature film, House of Ashes. Several of her short stories have found publication, including The Beginning in Dark Matter Ink’s Haunted Reels anthology, curated by David Lawson, Jr. Released on 2/13/24, I Can See Your Lies is her first book, also from Dark Matter Ink.


Lee’s award-winning tales have screened at major international genre festivals, such as Fantasia, Overlook, Morbido, FrightFest, Fantaspoa, Brooklyn Horror, Boston Sci-Fi, Boston Underground, Chattanooga, and more. From 2022-2023, Lee earned five Certificates of Completion from Sundance Collab’s directing, producing, and visual storytelling courses.

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"Izzy Lee ... is going to be massive once she gets the break that she deserves."

- Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Steve Johanson

Writer, Producer, Actor

From EP to PA, Steve Johanson has worn a variety of crew hats on several award-winning independent shorts, almost exclusively with Nihil Noctem.


He’s also appeared in front of the camera, with his biggest role as the titular antagonist in Lee’s acclaimed My Monster.


After executive producing her poignant political thriller Re-Home, Johanson produced Lee’s triumphantly morbid Disco Graveyard before co-writing her sci-fi comedy Meat Friend.

Johanson co-wrote House of Ashes, the feature in development, with Lee and is producing alongside her again.


Between film productions he’s a content designer, copywriter, and voiceover artist.

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