Projects

“MISTER TWISTER” – narrative 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. It’s like high noon — with balloons.

Background: A quirky comedy that takes a fun and absurd look at the art (and rivalry) of balloon twisting. To be filmed in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“TAPESTRY” – narrative/commercial short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray; produced by Charlotte Bilingual Preschool

Status: post-production

Synopsis: As a man reflects on the tapestry of his life, he realizes all of his successes began at one very special place in his childhood. Now, he aims to start his daughter down a similar journey of happiness and success.

Background: A narrative film commissioned by and about Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, “Tapestry” features a cast and crew comprised of Charlotte-area creatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 


“SPECULAR” – narrative short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray, based on a story by Shane Grant

Status: post-production

Synopsis: On the run from her abusive, mobster husband, a woman’s possible means of escape may lead her into even more danger. She learns there are even greater monsters to fear.

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

IMDB: “Specular”

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


“HOPE” – narrative 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 an all-volunteer cast and crew and was shot around the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

IMDB: “Hope”

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” – narrative short film
written, produced and directed by Kevin Murray

Synopsis: He can save the world; he just can’t talk to a girl. Seemingly-average Matt shleps through his workdays at a local convenience store, mostly unnoticed by everyone, including his coworker Maddie, the girl of his dreams. Little does anyone know that Matt is actually quite a remarkable fellow who single-handedly saves the world from destruction every night.

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

IMDB: “For Love”

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/231806052

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

 

Accolades: “For Love” won Best Comedy at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Comedy at the 2017 New York Film Awards, Best Comedy at the 2018 Stranger Days Independent Film Festival, 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 at the 2017 MPCWS Short Film Gala, the QC Film Award at the 2018 Queen City Cinephiles, and was a Best Fiction nominee at the 2018 ConCarolinas Short Film Festival. It also was an official selection of the 2018 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, the 2018 Carolina Short Film Showcase, the 2018 Longleaf Film Festival, the 2018 Real to Reel International Film Festival, the 2018 Joedance Film Festival, the 2018 Skyline Indie Film Fest, the 2018 Indigo Moon Film Festival, the 2018 Studio City International Film and TV Festival, the 2017 100 Words Film Festival, the 2017 Sylvia Theater Film Festival and the 2017 Carrboro Film Festival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Synopsis: They’re going to milk him for all he’s worth. 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: Made in collaboration with Cosmic River Films for the 2017 Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project, “Mark” features an all-volunteer cast and crew.

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” – narrative short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray

Synopsis: Your room awaits. When a 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 an all-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.

 

 


mementomori-poster“MEMENTO MORI” – narrative short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray

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 an all-volunteer cast and crew.

IMDB: “Memento Mori”

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” – narrative short film
written and directed by Kevin Murray

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 and features an all-volunteer cast and crew.

IMDB: “Hello”

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.

 

 

 

 


wigu“WHEN I GROW UP” – narrative short film
co-directed by Cameron Voris and Chris Bollinger; written by Cameron Voris

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

Background: Filmed in collaboration with Cosmic Films Films around the Charlotte, North Carolina area with an all-volunteer cast and crew for 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.