Writer & Director

Fred Pelzer escaped the strip mall wasteland of New Jersey at the age of 18 for a theater and creative writing double degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He followed this up with improv training at iO in Chicago, where he now lives with his wife, whom he loves, and his dog, whom he also loves, but not quite as much.

His short stories have been published at a variety of literary magazines, and a collection of his stories, Static, was published by the University of Indianapolis's Etchings Press. His plays have seen stage productions in Chicago and Pittsburgh. He created and executive produced the webseries Losers, overseeing production and writing most of a 27-episode series. He was a co-writer on the pilot for the Firework TV series Behold. He also co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred in the found footage horror podcast “Cooking the Books”.

He has previously held the positions of Executive Producer for Cloud Gate Productions, Artistic Director for Redeye Theatre Project, and Fiction Editor for Wyvern Lit.