Private Project


In order to maintain his lavish lifestyle of collectibles and taxidermy, as well as provide for this quirky family, Ford Blackwell creates a fake ghost hunting business. Through his Southern charm and big personality, he successfully scams his small town into believing that he can communicate with the afterlife. His overnight fame catches the attention of an out of state reality television crew who are currently searching for their next unsuspecting target.

  • Kieran Mahoney
    Rules, Invitation to Follow, False Bravado
  • Kieran Mahoney
    Rules, Invitation to Follow, Bear Creek Elementary
  • Daniel Mahoney
    Invitation to Follow, False Bravado
  • Debra Mahoney
    Invitation to Follow, False Bravado
  • Ross Riley
    Key Cast
    Where Beans Grow
  • Pierce Jones
    Key Cast
    The Secret of Rain and Lightning
  • Babe McGuire
    Key Cast
    Shotgun Honey, Passing Black, The Ferryman
  • Linda Dunbar
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1920 x 1080
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Dusty Film & Animation Festival
    New York
    United States
    May 7, 2016
    College Film Festival Premiere
    Post Production Audio Package Award for Live Action Short
Director Biography - Kieran Mahoney

Kieran Mahoney is an original Oklahoma native, who is currently living in New York City continuing her career in Screenwriting/ Filmmaking. Her Okie roots are as deep as her love for dark comedy, her family, and cheese fries. In 2016, she graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC with a Bachelor's Degree in Film Directing. She enjoys creating content that can make an audience laugh, cry, and whatever emotion that falls in between.

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Director Statement

Most of the stories and scripts I create are heavily influenced by my home state of Oklahoma and my wacky family. The story of "Antlers" began as a two sentence idea on an airplane napkin when I was 16. I began to develop these eccentric characters and quirky plot based upon that. The idea for "Antlers" stayed in the back of my mind throughout the next few years. As I began my college career, I found myself wanting to write things that were quick, humorous, and engaging. When it was time for me to plan my Senior thesis project, "Antlers" was the first thing that popped into my head. I wanted to create something genuine with a just a dash of dark humor. When I first began developing the story, I envisioned it taking place in Oklahoma, so I always pushed the idea aside to do later in life because I knew that would require a lot of pre production for me to shoot my Thesis out of state. Ultimately, Oklahoma was my number one option and I decided to be ambitious. I was willing to take the plunge because I knew how rewarding it would be to make a film in my home state. I raised money, drove a van full of equipment across the country, flew my entire crew from New York to Oklahoma, cast the film locally, and finally brought "Antlers" to life. This slice of life story is not only inspired by Oklahoma, but also by my great grandfather and the stories he would tell throughout my childhood to make everyone laugh.