Do Us Part

A wedding videographer and his apprentice answer a mysterious invite to shoot a wedding in a secluded, ramshackle barn. When they arrive, they find they are not shooting a wedding at all, and are the last thing standing between the world and a demonic apocalypse.

  • J. Dylan Mehring
    Director
    Spot, The Madness in the Grooves
  • J. Dylan Mehring
    Writer
  • J. Dylan Mehring
    Producer
  • Evan Gloyd
    Producer
  • Kelly Maggio
    Key Cast
    "Leslie"
    Wonder Woman 1988
  • Don Lampasone
    Key Cast
    "Frank Fehringer"
    The Madness in the Grooves
  • Spencer Kate
    Key Cast
    "Peggy"
  • Rick Boradman
    Key Cast
    "Reverend Le Verrier"
    The Madness in the Grooves
  • Laura Boellner
    Key Cast
    "Lilith"
  • Evan Gloyd
    Editors
  • Evan Gloyd
    Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 17, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.66:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Stevenson University
Director Biography - J. Dylan Mehring

J. Dylan Mehring is a multi-talented filmmaker from York, Pennsylvania, currently residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mehring started his filmmaking career in high school, where he found his love for the art and met his wife and frequent collaborator, Macy Mehring. He went on to study film at Stevenson University in Maryland where he filmed his award-winning shorts, The Madness in the Grooves and SPOT. He currently works in crew on productions in the Northern New Mexico region, while pursuing passion projects on the side.

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Director Statement

Do Us Part is the ultimate labor of love and by far the longest script-to-screen process of my film career so far.

Shot as a final project for my junior year at Stevenson University, the film sat unfinished as my partner Evan Gloyd and I went to focus on our senior films. In this interim, I directed The Madness in the Grooves and Evan directed Trick or Bleat with co-director Jimmy McDonald. Both films were very successful in festivals and we were very happy with our work, but the cloud of our unfinished business loomed over our heads. Do Us Part had to be finished!

Now finally, over two years before its principal photography, Do Us Part is here for the world to see. It's a fun mishmash of a traditional cult horror film, found footage, Eurotrash horror influences, and Evan and my experiences as wedding videographers.

The character of Frank Fehringer was the seed of the whole idea, an amalgamation of real-life curmudgeonly wedding workers from our travels. We thought, "Well, we haven't seen this world on the screen," and so we sought out to fix this cinematic blindspot. If there is a film more authentic to the wedding scene in the Mason-Dixon area, I'd love to see it!

Do Us Part is a snapshot of a period in my life and I'm so excited to finally share it with the world.