Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
Spiderking Studios LLC, officially created November 16th, 2020, is a small, veteran owned, film production company in Douglas County, Oregon. Our goal is to give southern Oregon more film opportunities while essentially functioning as a community theatre but for film.
Spiderking Studios is very community driven. We’ve worked for causes such as the Human Trafficking Coalition, Battered Person’s Advocacy, Up2UsNow Youth Media Projects, and more.
We stick to our roots of working with the community and filming events, presentations, seminars, etc., but we also love to work on narrative filmmaking and other creative projects like music videos and promotional videos, using nothing but our own means of filming with a team of like minded creative minds who have been there from the beginning.
Meet The Team
Jake Tranter, born in Desert Hot Springs, CA, moved to Roseburg Oregon where he spent the rest of his schooling. During school, he grew a passion for the performing arts and participated in various theatre productions. Jake graduated from Roseburg High School in 2018 then went on to serve in the Army as an infantryman before he was honorably discharged. Now, Jake has continued to peruse the arts and owns a film production company called Spiderking Studios, based here in Roseburg, OR, while also expanding his knowledge in other aspects of the performing arts such as music, vocals, and talent representation. Fun fact about Jake is that he loves spending quality time in the gym!
Taylor Smart was born in Roseburg Oregon in 1995. He participated in community theater and local film projects throughout his life. In 2018, Taylor met Jake Tranter and joined Spiderking Studios, where he has been located since. He has a passion for acting and film making and hopes to someday make a living with it.
J.T. Smith leads our writing team. He has been with the company since the very beginning! He loves movies, history, paintball, laser tag, TV shows as well as trivia games and comic books!
Peyton was born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon and has been in love with the talent/film industry for as long as she can even remember. Some of her earliest memories involve films such as Titanic and Harry Potter, and she would frequently act out scenes from her favorite movies for her family. Peyton’s childhood dream was to act in movies, a dream which has now become a reality multiple times over. Peyton joined Spiderking Studios in early June of 2021 and has been the Social Media Manager since the beginning of her time with the company. In addition to manning the Facebook, Instagram and TikTok pages, Peyton also acts (as well as produces soundtrack music) for projects within the company. She loves volunteering amongst this amazing group of people and considers this to be one of her many lifelong passions.
J.L. Graves, born in Roseburg, OR, is a music composer, actress, and writer who has been with Spiderking Studios since the beginning. During middle school and high school, she participated in band and theater, starting her journey into the performing arts. She graduated from UCC with an Associate of Arts degree in music and is attending OSU to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree. J.L. joined Spiderking Studios in 2017 during the production of “Dead Man Walking”. She directed her own short film, “Runner”, in which she wrote the end title. Doing so earned her the resident music guru of the group. From then on, she became the music supervisor of the board. She prides herself in creativity and wants to impact the performing arts industry by inspiring others regardless of limitations. Fun fact: She has played Dungeons and Dragons since age 12 and became a Dungeon Master at age 18.
Renee is a writer and actress with a career starting in the mid 1980’s. She has recently began adding directing to her skill set producing short films for Spiderking Studios. She loves the chance to travel for productions and has roamed as far afield as Estonia and Lithuania to be on set.
The team members listed above are just the primary production team members for the company. There are a multitude of others who have helped with Spiderking Studios, far too many to list. We wouldn’t be where we are without everyone who has helped us along the way and we are very grateful.