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Caleb Straus / Bio

Caleb is one half of Snout Productions. He works as a local director, actor, writer, musician/composer, producer and multimedia artist in Austin, TX. He’s been acting for the stage since he was 17, and for the camera since his mid-twenties. He has two theatre degrees: a bachelors in performance and design and a masters in directing, with a cognate in playwriting.

His musical career began with Emzy Enzy in the mid nineties, for which he is the primary vocalist. After several solo experiments that never saw the light of day, including Bloody Mary, and Born, he finally released his first solo outing in 2008, entitled Wurmhole, which he affectionately refers to as “toxic jazz”. He is also the mastermind behind Disgruntled Embryo, and co-writes the music for Plus from the “It’s Over” films, providing the singing voice for the character of Zane Enzo.

Caleb scores his films as well, which include "It's Over", "The Storybook", and "Homecoming II". He has also recently directed a pre-production teaser trailer for the film "Squatch", by Looknow Productions.

His directing for the stage includes Sam Shepherd's "Buried and Child", and Charles Mee's "Big Love", both definitely extreme pieces, but he's ventured heavily into children's theatre as well.

His stage performances include the title/lead roles in Macbeth, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Crucible, as well as roles in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Present Laughter, and Noises Off among others. In addition to co-creating the “It’s Over” mythology, he performs the role of Lucifer in all three films.

His latest project is the film, "Homecoming II", which he directed and provided the score for. The soundtrack is available as a free download and includes the single "Coming Home" for which Snout Productions just released a video that was shot, directed and edited by Errich Petersen, the film's DP.

General Info

Band Members
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Artist Name
Caleb Straus
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/wurmhole
Genres
Jazz / Industrial / Soundtrack

Contact Info

Location
Austin, TX

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