Category Archives: Short Films

Kids in the middle of the woods + Creatures = Terror (HorrorFest 06) (co-directed) *Top 10 Film @ Cast:  Christian David : Kevin Jaklyn Lyons : Chelsi Matt Thompson : Brett Taleia Mueller : Katie Saul Dapsis as “The Ranger” Crew:  Written & Directed by: Matt Thompson Co-directed by: Justin R. Durban Executive Producer – Susan Laine DP – Yuri Sadovnikov Animation/VFX by: – Elliot Worman Composer / Sound Design / Edited by: – Justin R. Durban Special Thanks: San Bernadino National Forest Susan Burg Russell & Kathleen Flynn Pat / Electrical (Juice) Captain Craig M. Smith for the Bronco Tim Hyten a.k.a. Slimothy Officer Gina Thompson Tim Stithem Strip The Image (Music, “We Believe”)  Audio: “Cruisin’ Down to Big Bear” Performed by: Matt Thompson Awards / Festivals: – DVXUSER Horrorfest 2006 – 8th Place – DON’T GO BACK IN THE HOUSE, BITCH! – NYC – Two Boots Theatre Artwork / Preproduction Location: The…

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A young man relaxes in the peaceful serenity of nature before he heads out for “the biggest date of his life” with his GF. (soon to be fianace’) His two best friends join him in his last moments as a ‘free man’ as they watch on as he agrees to a challenging bet of treading water. “30 minutes – Hands Above the Water” “How long can you tread?” – Official Website – – Now Sinking – Download Mirror 1 Download Mirror 2 Download Mirror 3 DOWNLOAD Score: “Brown Waters – By: Justin” ((BW was shot with a consumer grade Samsung SC-D6550 – Compact DuoCam)) Still 01 Still 02 Still 03 Cast: Jared Durban John Stumpf Seth Moore CRITIQUES from users:: “So far this has been one the weakest entry I’ve watched.” -Noct Senior Member “…You produced in your story something very difficult to achieve. You created a credible dilemma for your protagonist, and its…

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“Some powers are gifted at birth. … Some are not. Some of those with powers are considered heros… … Some are… It’s what you do with your gift.” “The Stars Above” Evil overtakes Good. Duration: 5:12 Camera: DVX100a Credits: Written Directed Performances Camera Edited VFX SFX Music Score (All) Justin R. Durban ScoreA (first half) ScoreB (second half) Special Thanks to everyone @ VFX Shotlist:   Promotional Material:

  “I want it back.” A Hot day in Florida. 2 Kids. 1 SONY Cybershot camera. 1 laptop. 1 Golden Pineapple All sound fx, dialog, taken from the 5mp Cybershot camera. I created a website in flash with more about the film, the characters (my cousins), wallpapers, downloads, and so much more with this little film. All sound design and foley was later captured later that day with the camera later. (footsteps, ambience, running, etc) Official Website:

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