Don't Blink

A one-night stand becomes a nightmarish onslaught when a man's hookup morphs into a terrifying predator that strikes whenever he blinks.

  • James Ross
    After Hours
  • James Ross
    After Hours
  • Emma Francis
  • Samuel Isaiah Hunter
    Key Cast
  • Tamara French
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,900 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Florida State University
Director Biography - James Ross

Writer/Director James Ross loved to scare people as a kid, but he loved getting scared even more. That is… until he saw Paranormal Activity when he was ten and was scared a little too much. After graduating from FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts, he’s channeled fear into his passion. Now on a crusade to craft stories that grip audiences with suspense, drawing from his own deepest fears to create a world of terrifying fascination.

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Director Statement

For “Don’t Blink”, I wanted to take a play out of Wes Craven’s book and try my hand at turning something mundane into something terrifying. Blinking is something fundamental, overlooked, but best of all… involuntary. So, for this film, I wanted to draw attention to this seemingly ordinary act and turn it into a source of dread and suspense. And thus, create a new intrusive thought in everyone’s brain that says you might see something out of your nightmares the next time you blink your eyes.