Women in Horror: Noelle Bye

10357583_10152724248702171_1991104167547999911_nWhen working as a producer or cinematographer in independent films, it’s easy to lend your talents to other departments and to be forced to juggle multiple hats. Perhaps no one knows this better than Cleveland native Noelle Bye. Since she started her career in horror cinema almost ten years ago, her dedication and passion towards making an independent feature look like a million bucks is surpassed only by her knowledge of all technical aspects of production.

Her biggest achievement can be seen with murder-mystery Chill, which has been retitled as Chill: The Killing Games after recently being acquired by Alchemy Werks for distribution. Co-created with Meredith Holland and Roger Conners, Noelle Bye has always been one of the driving forces behind the film and is one of the biggest reasons why it is being released to VOD and retail stores Fall 2015. While working on Chill: The Killing Games, Noelle was a co-writer, co-producer, and co-direction; but she also handled a number of other jobs including cinematographer, digital effects, editor, location manager, production designer, production manager, property master, and sound editor.

Never one to be daunted by the idea of spreading herself too thin, Noelle Bye has worked on a number of other horror titles where she tackled two or more jobs behind-the-scenes. They include Legend of Diablero (assistant director, cinematographer, sound editor), Dark of Moon (cinematographer, editor, second unit director), Kandie Land (cinematographer, editor), Raw Focus (cinematographer, producer), and Night of the Living Dead: Rebirth (assistant director, cinematographer, lighting technician).

If you live in the state of Ohio and need someone who knows a lot about film production, then look no further than Noelle Bye!


Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)