Projects

“SPECULAR” short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray, based on a story by Shane Grant, Cameron Voris, Scott Strange and Kevin Murray
Status: pre-production

Synopsis: On the run from her abusive, mobster husband, a woman’s possible means of escape may lead her into even more danger.

Background:  A thrilling chase story with elements of horror and the supernatural, “Specular” will be feature an all-volunteer cast and crew and be shot primarily in the Shelby, North Carolina area.

 

 

 

 

 

 


“MISTER TWISTER” short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray, based on a story by Ted Patterson and Zade Patterson
Status: pre-production

Synopsis: Two balloon twisters vie for the same job at a child’s birthday party.

Background: A quirky comedy that takes a fun and absurd look at the art of balloon twisting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“HOPE” short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray
Status: post-production

Synopsis: No longer content with killing, a hitman has one last job to complete before he can retire — but to what end? After a long career of taking lives, he is uncertain what, if anything, he has that is worth living for … until he meets a peculiar young woman who inspires a certain something within him — hope.

Background: A “loose prequel” to the action short “Memento Mori,” “Hope” features a small, volunteer cast and crew and was shot around the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

IMDB: IMDB page

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/275330881

Photos: See behind-the-scenes photos on the Thingamajig Media Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

Accolades: The “Hope” script was one of top three finalists in the 2017 Scripted Charlotte competition.

 

 

 

 

 


“FOR LOVE” short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray
Status: completed; under festival consideration

Synopsis: Matt, who seems to be quite the average fellow, sheepishly shleps through his workdays at a local convenience store, mostly unnoticed by his customers and colleagues, most especially and unfortunately by his gorgeous coworker, Maddie, the girl of his dreams. Little does anyone know that Matt is actually quite the remarkable fellow, one who single-handedly saves the world from utter destruction every single night.

Background: A lighthearted tale with elements of comedy, action and fantasy, “For Love” features a small, volunteer cast and crew and was shot around the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

IMDB: IMDB page

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/231806052

Photos: See behind-the-scenes photos on the Thingamajig Media Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

Accolades: “For Love” won Best Comedy in the 2017 Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Comedy in the 2017 New York Film Awards, Best Editing in the 2018 Melbourne City Independent Film Awards, the Director’s Award in the 2017 North Carolina Film Awards, Audience Choice at the 2017 Reedy Reels Film Festival , Viewers Choice at the 2017 Big Fandom Film Festival, 3rd place in the 2017 MPCWS Short Film Gala, and Best Editing in the 2018 Melbourne City International Film Awards. It also is an official selection of the 2018 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, the 2018 Carolina Short Film Showcase, the 2018 Longleaf Film Festival, the 2018 ConCarolinas Short Film Festival, the 2018 Queen City Cinephiles, the 2018 Real to Reel International Film Festival, the 2018 Joedance Film Festival and the 2018 Skyline Indie Film Fest, and also was an official selection of the 2017 100 Words Film Festival, the 2017 Sylvia Theater Film Festival and the 2017 Carrboro Film Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“MARK” short film
co-written by Cameron Voris, Kevin Murray, Chris Bollinger and David Superville; directed by David Superville
Status:
completed

Synopsis: Mark is a busy single dad, trying to get through the morning routine in order to get his kid off to school, when a suspicious housing inspector shows up at the door. What transpires next is a series of unfortunate events that drive Mark to a confrontation with tragic consequences.

Background: The film was made in collaboration with Cosmic River Films for the 2017 Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project.

IMDB: IMDB page

 

 

 

 

Accolades: “Mark” won runner-up (second place) as well as an award for best use of character in the 2017 Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project. It was an official selection of the 2018 Underexposed Film Festival in Rock Hill, S.C., and the 2018 Longleaf Film Festival in Raleigh, N.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“LITTLE ANGEL” short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray
Status: completed

Synopsis: When a young woman’s car breaks down on a desolate road on a dark and stormy night, she fears the worst — no cell signal, no one around — until she sees the Little Angel Bed and Breakfast. Is this quaint house a safe haven from the night, or are the woman’s terrors just beginning?

Background: A spin on the creepy old house horror movie, “Little Angel” features a small, volunteer cast and crew and was shot around the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

IMDB: IMDB page

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/209936798

Photos: See behind-the-scenes photos on the Thingamajig Media Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accolades: “Little Angel” was named one of the best horror films of 2017 by the Spotlight Horror Film Awards! It received a Silver Award, given to “unforgettable films with the third highest scores” from the judging panel.

“Little Angel” won Best Cinematography at the 2017 Horror in the Hills Film Festival in Gatlinburg, N.C., where it also was nominated for Best Music and Best Sound. It also was nominated for Best Picture at the 2017 Asheville Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Scare, Best Atmosphere and Best Sound in the 2017 Independent Horror Movie Awards.

“Little Angel” also is a 2017 Reedy Reels Film Festival in Greensville, S.C.; and the 2017 Halloween International Film Festival in Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

Check out this review by Horror Movie Freaks.

 

 


“MEMENTO MORI” short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray
mementomori-posterStatus:
 completed

Synopsis: She was part of a team of highly-trained professionals. When they crossed the wrong enemy, she found herself on the run and with only one option — revenge.

Background: “Memento Mori” is a female-centric, adrenaline-fueled action flick and a passion project of Murray, a giddy fan of action and spy movies (a la Bond and Bourne films). Filmed in collaboration with Cosmic Films Films around the Charlotte, North Carolina area with a volunteer crew and cast of unknown actors (including local martial artists), this 30-minute, low-budget film follows a female operative who vows revenge against the crime lord who neutralized her team after a failed mission.

IMDB: IMDB page

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/186487582

Photos: See behind-the-scenes photos on the Thingamajig Media Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

thingamajigshindig16UPDATE: “Memento Mori” made its screen debut at the Thingamajig Shindig: Film Screening and Party at C3 Lab Dec. 2, 2016!

See photos from the event on the Thingamajig Media Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 


“HELLO” short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray
Status: completed

Synopsis: A young woman is home alone one night when disturbing phone calls start coming in. Is someone playing a sick joke, or is there something more sinister going on?

Background: “Hello” is a fun spin on a classic horror movie theme. Filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina, this 5-minute, low-budget film features a small, all-volunteer cast and crew and some impressive special effects wizardry.

IMDB: IMDB page

Full Film: https://vimeo.com/235673088

Photos: See behind-the-scenes photos on the Thingamajig Media Facebook page.

 

 

 

 


selfieUPDATE:
“Hello” made its screen debut at the Thingamajig Shindig: Film Screening and Party at C3 Lab Dec. 2, 2016!

See photos from the event on the Thingamajig Media Facebook page.

 

 

 

 


“WHEN I GROW UP” short film
written by Cameron Voris; produced by Kevin Murray; co-directed by Cameron Voris and Chris Bollinger
wiguStatus:
 completed; online

Synopsis: A female street artist undertakes an epic, cross-country journey to honor the memory and artwork of a departed childhood friend.

Background: Written and directed by Cameron Voris. Filmed in collaboration with Cosmic Films Films around the Charlotte, North Carolina area with a volunteer cast and crew, this ambitious, 9-minute, low-budget film was made for and an official selection at the 2016 100 Words Film Festival.

Full Film: https://filmfreeway.com/project/WhenIGrowUp

Photos: See behind-the-scenes photos on the Thingamajig Media Facebook page.

 

thingamajigshindig16bUPDATE: “When I Grow Up” screened at the Thingamajig Shindig: Film Screening and Party at C3 Lab Dec. 2, 2016!

See photos from the event on the Thingamajig Media Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 


“DHMA” promo
directed by Kevin Murray
DHMAstoryboardStatus: pre-production

Synopsis: More details coming soon!

Background: More details coming soon!