Ysengrin Blackpaw (Wolf Corlett)
A Texas native, Ysengrin has always had a deep interest in his animal nature. After a near death experience in 1974, he became increasingly aware of the spiritual facets of nature. Finding his experiences at odds with his Methodist upbringing, he sought explanations in other religious traditions. In 1978 he started expressing the animal spirits he saw using costume and movement, and examining the echoes of them he found in himself. Much to his surprise, he found the strongest echoes by far were of wolves; this is when he took the use-name of Ysengrin.
Around 1988, Ysengrin met up with a certain gray werewolf (Lance Pope in Vincent). Impressed with the quality of Lance's work, and the depth of his passion, Ysengrin spent the next several years polishing his artistic skills working on and in Lance's Haunted Verdun Manor.
Ysengrin partnered with DarkFang, another Verdun werewolf, and they started the framework for Running Wolf Productions in 2001. However, plans were put on hold while Ysengrin helped put Lance's affairs in order after his untimely death, delaying the actual opening of Running Wolf Productions until late 2003.
Ysengrin Blackpaw is now living in California, and is still following his heart and his artistic visions.
DarkFang Blackpaw (Mike McKiernan)
Born and raised in central Florida, DarkFang grew up with a variety of interests including theme parks, F/X work, character acting and animation, aviation, technical drafting, and of course, wolves and canines.
At the age of 19 he entered the US Air Force pursuing a military aviation career as a C-130 Loadmaster. That same year he discovered an SFX company in Texas named Wolf Studios. Falling in love with their creativity and attention to detail, and connecting with their animalistic spirit and style, he redirected his career to accomadate both.
During this period every moment of free time was spent at either Wolf Studios or in his Colorado apartment turned SFX shop where he practiced sculpting, mold making, airbrushing, and werewolf acting. Following the honorable completion of his four year term he moved to Texas to devote full time to learning SFX and haunting. After the untimely passing of Wolf Studios' founder, Lance Pope, he moved to California with his business partner Ysengrin Blackpaw, where together they opened Running Wolf Productions.
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