Pennsylvania, United States
|Occupation||Writer, Actor, Director|
Chad, Matt & Rob
Chad Villella co-founded Chad, Matt & Rob with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Rob Polonsky in 2007. The group is known for their unique blend of comedy, adventure, sci-fi and horror. Among their numerous short films is the viral found footage style video Roommate Alien Prank Gone Bad and five installments of their first-of-its-kind series of Interactive Adventures. As of November 2013, their shorts have received near 70,000,000 views on the Chad, Matt & Rob YouTube channel.
After the dissolution of Chad, Matt & Rob, Villella formed Radio Silence with Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and Justin Martinez. The group directed a segment in the feature film V/H/S," which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Magnolia Pictures. Their segment of V/H/S is titled 10/31/98 and according to Ain't It Cool News the story is "set on Halloween as a group of friends go in search for a Halloween party."
The following year, they made Devil's Due for 20th Century Fox and their film Southbound premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and was released theatrically by the Orchard on February 5, 2016.
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- "V/H/S" directors, Radio Silence, take on Found Footage Frankenstein Story Archived June 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
- Radio Silence Eyes Frankenstein Found-Footage Film
- Sneider, Jeff (2015-10-8) The Wrap http://www.thewrap.com/the-orchard-buys-anthology-horror-movie-southbound-after-toronto-debut/
- "New film from "V/H/S" standouts Radio Silence gets date". Fangoria. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
- "First Generation "V/H/S": Radio Silence". Diabolique. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
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