Cry From the Dark

Two young boys decide to play in the sewer next to the graveyard, despite their friends' tale of a monster nearby. Their worst fears become reality.

  • Mark Morris, Nathan Callahan
    Director
    The Bomb, Slow Gin Fizz
  • Mark Morris, Nathan Callahan
    Writer
    The Bomb
  • Nathan Callahan, Mark Morris
    Producer
    Slow Gin Fizz
  • Greg Morris
    Key Cast
    The Pit, Dracula, The Mummy
  • Rod Miller
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4.3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Culver City International Film festival
    Culver City
    United States
    December 3, 2016
Director Biography - Mark Morris, Nathan Callahan

An L.A. cinematographer of features, docs, commercials and TV, and a director of re-enactments for History and Discovery docs. A former partner in a production company and an award-winning producer of commercials and videos, he grew up shooting films on the streets of LA as a teenager. Cry From The Dark, was one of his first.

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Director Statement

What better place for two young boys with active imaginations to play than in the sewer!
This adventure will bring back fond memories for anyone who grew up in Santa Monica forty years ago and knew about the exciting summertime activities that kids were into. Cry From the Dark was filmed in 16mm at the sewer slide in Santa Monica, California…behind the Riviera Country Club.

Some of the scenes in the sewer were filmed in actual candlelight with the fastest B/W film available.

The opening voice-over features the voice of famed character actor Sebastian Cabot’s wife.