Director and Producer of narrative, independent, feature films.
After several decades as a music producer and studio musician, working with some of the greatest talents in the industry, I left the entertainment industry and became a negotiator for big energy companies.
However, within a few years I was diagnosed with a severe case of "filmmaker" and after a protracted bout of Gear Acquisition Syndrome, my status as "normal business person" succumbed quietly.
With the impossibly good fortune of a mentorship under renowned producer Gray Frederickson (The Godfather I II III, Apocalypse Now, The Outsiders), I have since completed 4 feature narrative films that have international distribution, and a fifth is in post. It is scheduled to be released in early 2023.
I have several projects in development and am always looking for other interesting projects in the action, thriller, adventure, or horror genres.
Terry Spears Films
AS THE VILLAGE SLEEPS
SUPER NATURAL THRILLER
Sarah plans a birthday weekend at her family home, bringing together an unlikely group of friends and relatives. While playing a mysterious card game, legend becomes reality and they struggle to survive as the living game turns them against each other.
A skilled young female agent is tasked with capturing a rogue former agent before she can unleash a biological weapon starting with the wealthy and powerful purveyors of the international sex trade.
While on an archaeological expedition on a remote mountain, a group of young people stumble across a piece of jewelry that belonged to Belle Starr. One of them steals the piece and incites the wrath of Belle's ghost.
AMERICAN TERROR STORY
The ghost of a young asian girl who committed suicide a century ago is awakened by a group of college students, who fall victim to their own suicides under her spell.
What They’re Saying About
AS THE VILLAGE SLEEPS
The cabin in the woods subgenre gets a feng shui make-over in director Terry Spears’ unpredictable thriller movie As The Village Sleeps.
Michael Talbot Haynes
The Hangover meets Wes Craven’s Cursed in this teen thriller, As The Village Sleeps, (2021) produced and directed by Terry Spears.
Hoy Sale Cine
As The Village Sleeps by director Terry Spears is a pretty cool horror story, told with a lot of enthusiasm by the cast and cleverly filmed for maximum effect.
Midwest Film Journal
What They’re Saying About
AGENT JADE BLACK
Agent Jade Black, for me, was like watching Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi, which was the indie film that served as his breakout project. Much in the same way El Mariachi was retooled into his Rodriguez’s first studio feature film, Desperado. What’s there to hate about a female Jason Bourne-type sex trafficked as a child, only to grow up and hunt down the very same people responsible for the worldwide sex trafficking business? Director Terry Spears does a great job with utilizing the locations available. I for sure thought the film was shot utilizing at least a few locations from Europe in the films later half.
Action junkies will definitely want to see Agent Jade Black! Writer/director Terry Spears has made the antagonist just as interesting as the protagonist. Spears has created an action heroine that this critic would like to see more of.
Atomic Blonde meets La Femme Nikita in Agent Jade Black by visionary new filmmaker Terry Spears
John M Jerva
Agent Jade Black presents a heroine and a villainess who are both very gorgeous and easy on the eyes, and carry themselves amply well on screen.
Lee B. Golden III
Film Combat Syndicate
NOW IN POST PRODUCTION!
Scheduled for release 2023
Written, Directed and Produced by Terry Spears
JOVI & LOU
An irreverent and sometimes offensive dark comedy in a world where
Jovi (God),and Lou (Satan) negotiate the fate of all humanity,
one game piece at a time.
on streaming platforms within the US and abroad.
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
Terry Spears alongside producing partner Kris Young have proven success with working to create compelling and visual content. Take a look at our current slate of projects below.
BEAUTY GRACE MALICE
Urban Revenge Drama
Grace Green a single mom struggling to make ends meet seeks revenge on her lover and best friend after being set up in the ultimate betrayal.
ORDER & CHAOS
On the edge of bankruptcy and divorce, an ambitious young studio executive struggles with the American dream. When his conniving best friend is murdered, he becomes the next target and must chose between the life he has been working towards or anonymity with the mysterious and eccentric homeless girl he has fallen for.
THE HERMIT KILLER
Still grieving the loss of her child, a rookie detective must regain her self confidents and use her wits to apprehend a disturbed serial killer before a corrupt politician makes her a scapegoat.