Devon graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Communication in Media from the University of Arkansas after studying film a short time at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. He began his film career after interning under Director Tate Taylor in the summer of 2010 during the filming of The Help (Dreamworks).
In 2013, Devon directed Step Into: The King Opera House, a historical docudrama set in 1901, revolving around a small haunted town in Arkansas. It was awarded public broadcast through Arkansas Educational Television Network statewide and recently won two Mid-America Emmy Awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for: Best Director (Devon Parks) and Best Overall Short-Format Program (Chuck King and Devon Parks).
Devon worked as an assistant for Oscar Award winning director, Ridley Scott, in Los Angeles for over a year before continuing his own directing career.
Originally from Oklahoma City, Chuck studied music and drama at Oklahoma Baptist University. For over a decade, he was responsible for the music and artistic direction of the International Christian Embassy’s Feast of Tabernacles Celebration, Israel’s largest annual tourism event, drawing thousands from around the world. Most significantly, Chuck served as the producer of The Covenant, a colorful musical drama that toured throughout Israel, Europe, Canada, and the USA for six years and was filmed in both Israel and Toronto for broadcast and distribution.
After relocating with his family to Fort Smith in 2009, Chuck continues to add to his extensive theatrical resume. Teaming up to start Mad Possum, Chuck has produced and co-written several short film projects, most notably his work with Devon Parks on Step Into: The King Opera House, for which they jointly received a 2015 Regional Emmy Award for their collaborative work.
Elizabeth Barnes is a three-time Primetime Emmy-nominated Casting Director; her credits include the TV shows Lucifer (now airing on Fox), Beyond (coming soon to Freeform), ABC's Revenge, Showtime's United States of Tara, HBO's The Comeback and the 2015 feature Woodlawn, which received the rare A+ CinemaScore rating. She is especially passionate about stories with complex female characters, and stories highlighting faith & social justice issues.
In his 7th year at Alma High School and Performing Arts Center, Terry McGonigle is beginning his 42nd year as a theatre arts teacher and director. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas. He has a Master’s in technical theatre and design from Emporia State University and a second Master’s in Journalism from Pittsburgh State University.
McGonigle served as the costume designer for the National Thespian casts of Ragtime and Thoroughly Modern Millie and he recently directed and costumed a national high school preview production of Sister Act in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He has costumed all of the previous Mad Possum releases.
Travis is a regular in the Northwest Arkansas feature film Grip and Electrical Departments. He has a 10 year history in the area working on lighting crews and in post production. Locally Travis has done Commercials, Films, and TV shows. He also travels the country as a Camera Operator and Director of Photography. Currently he is Post Production Supervisor on the national TV show "American Airgunner", as well as Director of Photography for a new series on the Esquire Network. He has worked on such national shows as "Ghost Adventures", "18 Kids and Counting", "Inside Edition", "Access Hollywood" and "CBS Sports". Travis was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award for his work as the Director of Photography/Producer on the courtroom show "Last Shot with Judge Gunn" which is a Northwest Arkansas production.
Emmy award winning music composer and sound designer Kevin Croxton creates innovative music scores and breathtaking soundscapes for television and film. His resume of work shows his flexibility as a composer to score in multiple styles, as well as his ability to create cutting edge sound effects. His work as earned many accolades, including Addy awards, Telly Awards, Axiem Awards and an Emmy. Kevin Croxton lives with his family in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Kevin teamed up with Devon Parks on Step Into: The King Opera HouseI where he was nominated for another Regional Emmy Award.