"Aaron is one of the best first-time directors I’ve ever worked with and could have ever hoped to work with."

- Christopher Denham

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"Dark and Frightening, Chilling to the Bone."

- addictedtohorrormovies.com

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"Camera Obscura is definitely a cut above."

- variety.com

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"Tense and enjoyable ride from start to finish."

- culturedvultures.com

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"The audience has a front row seat to the slow inevitable crumbling of a good man's sanity."

- scifimonkeys.com

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Newsroom

Bloody-Disgusting
“New Anthology delivers Scary Package"
Entertainment Weekly
“Scare Package Horror Anthology: First Look"
Film Shortage
“Film Short: Honor Student"
Nightmarish Conjurings
“Short Film Review: Honor Student."
Lights Camera Austin
“Aaron B. Koontz Interview; co-writer/director,"Camera Obscura"
ASBURY PARK PRESS
“Catherine Curtin Talks Topical Horror of ‘Camera Obscura’” by Alex Biese
HORROR HOUND MAGAZINE
“Camera Obscura” Review by Audrey Lane.
THE TIMES-PICAYUNE
“Summer Movie Preview 2017: 10 Horror Movies on Tap The Season” by Mike Scott.
GOOD DAY NEW YORK
Christopher Denham appearance.
411 MANIA
“The Gratuitous B-Movie Column: Camera Obscura” by Bryan Kristopowitz.
ABORT MAG
“Film: Camera Obscura - Directed by Aaron B Koontz” by Clayton Cyre.
ADDICTED TO HORROR MOVIES
“‘Camera Obscura’ Chills to the Bone (Review)” by Matt Molgaard.
AIN’T IT COOL
“AICN Horror Looks At It Comes At Night! Camera Obscura! Dead Within! Besetment! Don’t Knock Twice! Cookers! Dolls! Plus Advance Review of Devil’s Whisper!” by Mark Miller.
BIRTH MOVIES DEATH
“Camera Obscura Review: Photos of the Dead” by Jacob Knight.
BLOODY-DISGUSTING
“Focus in on the First Image From Chiller’s ‘Camera Obscura’” by Brad Miska.
BLUMHOUSE
Trailer, synopsis, release date, and key art posted by Rob Galluzzo.
BORROWING TAPE
“Camera Obscura - Q&A With Director Aaron B. Koontz” by Trysten Cain.
CINEMA SLASHER
“Chiller Films’ “Camera Obscura” Secures Release Date” by Blair Hoyle.
COLLIDER
Exclusive 'Camera Obscura' Trailer Sees Dead People” by Haleigh Foutch.
COMING SOON
“Camera Obscura Exclusive Poster Reveal” by Chris Alexander.
CULTURED VULTURES
“Camera Obscura (2017) Review - Gimmicky But Effective Horror” by Patrick King.
DAILY DEAD
“Horror Highlights: Camera Obscura, The Bigfoot Project, Splathouse Productions’ Blue Caveman, Justice Served, Black Rose” by Tamika Jones
DEADLINE
“William H. Macy’s ‘The Layover’ Lands at Vertical & DirecTV; Chiller Films Clicks on ‘Camera Obscura’” by Amanda N’Duka.
ENTERTAINMENT VOICE
“‘Camera Obscura’ Writer-Director Aaron B. Koontz Discusses What Inspires Him” by Alex Aronson.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Billions Star Gets Creeped Out In Clip From Horror Film Camera Obscura” by Clark Collis.
FILM-ARCADE
“”Camera Obscura” Review by Tim Hellman” by Tim Hellman.
FILM INQUIRY
“Nadja Bobyleva Discusses Her First Foray Into Horror With Camera Obscura” by C.H. Newell.
FILM MUSIC REPORTER
“‘Camera Obscura’ Soundtrack Announced.”
HORROR HOUND
“Chiller Brings Camera Obscura to Theaters & VOD In June” by Jessica Dwyer.
HORROR PATCH
“Chiller Films to Release Anticipated Horror Film Camera Obscura This June!” by Michael Juvinall.
JB SPINS
“Camera Obscura: Another Unusual Camera” by Joe Bendel.
JOBLO-ARROW IN THE HEAD
“Exclusive: Check Out This NSFW Clip From Camera Obscura” by Mike Sprague.
JOHNNY ALUCARD
“Film Review - Camera Obscura” by Kim Newman.
MODERN HORRORS
“New Trailer For ‘Camera Obscura’ Tests Your Grip on Reality” by David Draper.
MOVIEMAKER
"Frame of Mind: Take Advantage of Darkness to Craft Jump Scares, Says Camera Obscura Director Aaron B. Koontz (Video)" by Max Weinstein.
MOVIE TICKETS
Exclusive clip premiere.
PARADE
“Filmmaker Aaron Koontz on His New Horror Thriller Camera Obscura and Watching Scary Movies on HBO as a Child” by Samuel R. Murrian.
PIX 11
“These Are The Summer Movies To Watch Out For.”
PUMPKIN ROT
“Now Playing: The End.”
REDDIT
Catherine Curtin AMA “Ask me anything.”
REEL NEWS DAILY
“Review: ‘Camera Obscura’ Is A Well Developed Horror” by Liz Whittemore.
RELEASES
Inclusion in VOD listings
RUE-MORGUE
“Starry Eyes Producer Directs Camera Obscura for Chiller Films; Release Info” by Michael Gingold.
THE MARTYRCYCLE
“Review: Camera Obscura” by Derek Smith.

About Us

Paper Street Pictures is a boutique Austin based production company known for creating unique and challenging genre films since 2012.

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Aaron B. Koontz

CEO & Founder

Aaron serves as the primary Writer, Producer, Director, and Editor for Paper Street's productions. A former Producer at Universal Studios Florida and Full Sail grad, Aaron has over a decade of experience in the entertainment industry with over two dozen credits to his name. This includes Executive Producer of the horror feature 'Starry Eyes' that debuted at SXSW 2014.

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Cameron Burns

Producing Partner

Cameron is a Film School graduate of Full Sail University. He has worked various crew positions on multiple Central Florida productions, and has co-written several screenplays. Since Paper Street's inception Cameron has served as a co-writer on all Paper Street productions, as well as Producer, Assistant Director, Production Manager, and Casting Director.

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Alex Euting

Producing Partner

Alex graduated from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) with a focus on Film, Theatre, and TV Production. He directed several award-winning short films, including the action/comedy 'Justice Never Reloads'. A Jack of all Trades, Alex has served as a Producer, Writer, VFX Supervisor, Stunts Coordinator, Second Unit Director, and Editor on Paper Street productions.

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Shawn Talley

Producing Partner

The newest addition to the Paper Street team, Shawn is also a fellow Film School graduate of Full Sail University who's worked in production and multimedia for the last twelve years. Along with handling much of the company's marketing and social media presence, Shawn serves as a Producer and Production Manager on all Paper Street productions.

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ContactUs

Actors, Crew, Musicians, Fellow Filmmakers
We want to talk to you! Whether it is about how you can work on one of our projects, or how we can work with yours, let us know!

4605 Pinehurst Dr. S. - Austin, TX 78747
(512) 666-0626
info@paperstreetpictures.com