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Key people
  • Adam Brooks
  • Jeremy Gillespie
  • Matt Kennedy
  • Conor Sweeney
  • Steven Kostanski

Astron-6 was a Canadian film production and directing company founded in 2007 by Adam Brooks and Jeremy Gillespie.[1][2] The company later expanded to include Matt Kennedy, Conor Sweeney and Steven Kostanski, who are now equal partners in the company. Astron-6 is known for producing low-budget, 1980s-centric independent movies that often combine horror with comedy.

A planned 2012 documentary No Sleep, No Surrender, which detailed the making and production of their 2011 film Father's Day, was never completed, though a teaser trailer was released.[3] The follow-up to Father's Day, a Giallo-inspired horror comedy, The Editor, was directed by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy in 2014.

In 2016, Astron-6 produced the web series Divorced Dad. The series was described by the filmmakers as 'a love letter to the endearingly incompetent cable access television shows created by far from screen-ready small town celebrities during the 1980s and 90s'.[4]

Gillespie and Kostanski directed the 2016 horror film The Void, intended as a departure from Astron-6's more comedic work. The film showcases more of Kostanski's creature and practical effects as seen in Astron-6's earlier films.



  1. ^ "Fake Trailer leads to movie deal for locals". Winnipeg Free Press. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Women in Horror 2013: The Ladies of Astron-6". Fangoria. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. ^ "No Sleep, No Surrender: The Making of "Father's Day" - Teaser Trailer". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Astron-6 Return with "Divorced Dad" Web Series". 2016-03-19. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Astron-6 (review)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Father's Day". Fangoria. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ "Father's Day". Fangoria. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Astron-6 team tap Kier, Risk for "THE EDITOR"". Fangoria. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Jeremy Gillespie (MANBORG, W is for WISH from THE ABC'S OF DEATH 2". Dread Central. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  10. ^ a b Saucedo, Robert (2019-07-05). "Saying Goodbye To Astron-6". Birth.Movies.Death. Retrieved 2021-05-30.
  11. ^ "Chowboys Trailer". Vimeo. Retrieved 4 December 2018.

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