Motion Weekly 35 (Halloween Edition)

Oct 30, 2019 at 10:00 pm by nickcharles

The Motion Weekly is a showcase of awe-inspiring short films, animation, incredible live-action, outstanding cinematography, and wicked cool experimental works. It's all motion, it's all inspiring. So, take the time to kick back and have a look at some fantastic work being produced out there. And, if you like what you see in this segment, please share it.

This week, being Halloween, we are showcasing some incredible horror short films. You have been warned :) 


Written and directed by Antonio Perez, this film is beautifully shot and has a rather unexpected ending.

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Synopsis: After witnessing the brutal slaying of her family at the hands of a mysterious killer, a young girl must try to survive before the cold-blooded killer finds her.

LUNA is an award-winning independent horror short film written and directed by Antonio Perez. LUNA was funded through Kickstarter and won BEST HORROR SHORT at both Screamfest LA and The Los Angeles Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, and BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at Hollywood Horrorfest.


If you enjoy creepy...this great short film will do it for you. I especially love the set design, so be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes featurettes, as well here.

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TREATERS, a short halloween horror film from Treehouse Digital.

A gang of three kids, led by a mysterious, clown-faced mastermind, stage the sweetest heist of their lives on Halloween. They’ve set their sights on the local candy store, but get more than they bargained for when faced with the not-so-sweet store owner.

The Treehouse team decided to document the whole filmmaking process of TREATERS in a series of behind-the-scenes videos. These offer a unique sneak peek inside the writer’s room, they follow the production team on set and they take a look at the awesome VFX the company created. Please share with everyone! “It’s gonna be sweet.”

The Bridge Partner

Well written and acted...this clever short film was a great surprise.

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A timid housewife is jolted into a fight for her survival or sanity at her weekly bridge club when she think she hears her new partner utter a threat.

Directed by: Gabriel Olson
Produced by: Sean Barney
Executive Producer(s): Jason Michael Berman, Andrew Carlberg
Written by: Gabriel Olson, (Short Story by Peter S. Beagle)
Main Cast: Beth Grant, Sharon Lawrence, Robert Forster, Catherine Carlen


I love the look and feel of this thought-provoking short. Check it out and see how you interpret this one...

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“Creswick” by Natalie Erika James

Sam's fear of her childhood home is brought to light when her aging father claims there is another presence in the house.

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Special Day

Clever concept and a great mood to this one. Love the filming of this short. 

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“Special Day” directed by Teal Greyhavens

Emily is a quiet girl who comes from an unusual family. On the night of her 18th birthday, they gather together to reveal an important secret to her. It’s a secret that will shape the rest of her life…

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How To Be Alone

This is the first film from writer/director Kate Trefry who writes on Stranger Things. This one is a bit jarring, and a wonderful artistic work.

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One woman’s simple, three-step guide to surviving a night on your own.

This dark and wickedly fun short film stars Maika Monroe (It Follows, The Guest) as a woman whose deepest fears seem to manifest physically when her husband, played by Joe Keery (Stranger Things), leaves for the night shift. How To Be Alone is the first film from writer/director Kate Trefry who writes on Stranger Things.

For more about this film, watch the Director's Statement here.

Thanks for watching!

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Nick C Sorbin (Nick Charles) is a former Managing Editor of 9 years for Renderosity's CG Industry News. By day, a mild-mannered Certified Pharmacy Technician working in both home infusion and a hospital ER, contrasting creative outlets as a digital artist, sculptor, musician, singer/songwriter, and Staff Writer for Renderosity Magazine. Read his articles

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