Writer director Glenn McQuaid was born and raised in North County Dublin, Ireland. After working as both a visual effects artist and art director in the advertising world, McQuaid's first foray in cinema came about when he coordinated the visual effects on Ti West's The Roost as well as Larry Fessenden's The Last Winter. McQuaid's feature film debut, the period horror comedy I Sell the Dead enjoyed a healthy festival release and was received well by both critics and audiences alike. 2011 saw him curate and produce the hugely popular audio genre series Tales from Beyond the Pale with partner Larry Fessenden. He also directed the short film Martin, a character prequel for Jim Mickle's Stake Land and co-directed the feature film V/H/S which was selected to premier at the 2012 Sundance film festival. McQuaid also works as a title designer, designing credits for films such as The Innkeepers, Hellbenders, Hypothermia and Angel of Death.