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Posers is a coming-of-age creature feature from Missouri State University's Electronic Arts program. On Halloween night, Derek and his ragtag group of mismatched friends accidentally awaken a shapeshifting monster that threatens their reputations--and their lives.

  • Sean Thiessen
  • Sean Thiessen
  • Becca Thompson
    When Morning Comes, Counting to 1000
  • Becca Thompson
  • Rebecca Bouchard
  • Noah Jermain as Derek
    Key Cast
  • Molly Grotha as Sami
    Key Cast
  • Michael Watterson as Stephen
    Key Cast
  • Carissa Cassil as Billie Jean
    Key Cast
  • Logan Triplett
    Director of Photography
  • Nicklaus Martin
    Sound Design
  • Josh Moore
    Sound Design
    Counting to 1000
  • Jacob Dailey
    Visual Effects
  • Desmond Dornak
    Animation and Credits
  • Nicklaus Martin
    Original Music
  • Desmond Dornak
    Original Music
  • Lauren Johnson
  • Quinn Caton
    Production Design
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci Fi, Thriller, Creature Feature, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Video
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Electronic Arts Showcase
    Springfield, MO
    United States
    May 13, 2017
  • San Jose International Short Film Festival
    San Jose
    United States
    December 7, 2017
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    October 25, 2017
    Nominated: Ralph R Clemente Student Award
  • Irvine International Film Festival
    Irvine, CA
    United States
    January 26, 2018
  • Spring Creek Festival
    Springdale, Arkansas
    United States
    September 27, 2017
  • Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts
    Las Vegas
    United States
    April 22, 2018
    Best of Festival Multimedia Sound Design; 2nd Place Narrative Film
  • Chattanooga Film Festival
    United States
    May 6, 2018
  • Austin Student Film Festival
    United States
    May 12, 2018
    Best College Film, Best College Actor
  • Worldfest Houston 51st International Independent Film Festival
    United States
    April 20, 2018
    GOLD Remi Award
  • Kansas City FilmFest
    Kansas City
    United States
    April 11, 2018
  • Best Shorts Competition
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 22, 2018
    Award of Excellence, Film Short/Student
  • Missouri Broadcast Education Association Student Competition
    Kansas City
    1st Place, Intermediate Film, 1st Place Animation for Title Sequence
  • Rated SGF Film Festival
    Springfield, MO
    March 31, 2018
  • Film Score and Scruffy City Film & Music Festival
    Knoxville, TN
    United States
    July 26, 2018
Director Biography - Sean Thiessen

Sean graduated from the Electronic Arts program at Missouri State University. He has written a number of award winning short films that have screened in festivals across the country, including the 2016 Comic-Con Festival in San Diego. Telling stories that deal with the fundamental questions and issues for young adults is his focus and passion.

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