BART MASTRONARDI is the creator, writer, director and producer of TALES OF POE. Owner of MastroPiece Productions, Bart wrote and directed "THE TELL TALE HEART", served as cinematographer and co-producer on "THE CASK", and directed and co-wrote "DREAMS" with screenwriter Michael Varrati. Bart teaches camera, lighting, and director's craft at the prestigious New York Film Academy in NYC. His debut feature film “VINDICATION” received overwhelming accolades from horror icon Clive Barker and has been featured in Fangoria Magazine numerous times. “VINDICATION" played many film festivals worldwide, won awards and has been rated as one of Amazon’s top selling independent horror films upon release. Bart is a featured interview in Sean Abley’s best selling book “Out In The Dark: Interviews with Gay Horror Filmmakers, Actors and Authors”. His credits include cinematography for the highly rated documentary, “Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th”, “The Blood Shed”, “Gallery of Fear," “Razor Days,” “Human," plus various commercials.
Bart also serves as host, photographer/videographer and co-editor for the New York City Horror Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas in NYC. His photography work has also graced the pages of Time Out NY.