Private Project

Don't Feed It

A woman struggles to feed a ravenous demon that resides in her basement.

  • Joey McManus
  • Joey McManus
  • Violet Eadie
  • Caitlyn Henry
  • Kingsley Lims
    Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Catherine Bagent
    Key Cast
  • Cole Makkonen
    Key Cast
    "The Croak Monster"
  • Theo White
    Key Cast
  • Joey McManus
    Director of Photography
  • Joey McManus
  • Samuel Tony
  • Jack Babel
    Production Sound Recordist
  • Grace Vance
    Makeup and Wardrobe
  • Elizabeth McManus
    Special Effects
  • Tiana Coreus
    Technical Advisor
  • Gavin Jackman
    BTS Crew
  • Dakota Smith
    BTS Crew
  • Joey McManus
    Sound Design and Score
  • Joey McManus
    Editor and Colorist
  • Elizabeth McManus
    Poster Design
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Mystery
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,270 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic Design
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Columbus College of Art and Design
  • CHROMA: Best of CCAD
    United States
    May 3, 2023
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Joey McManus

Joey McManus is a filmmaker, musician, video editor, and audio editor from Columbus, Ohio. Through his years of engulfing himself in these arts, he has strengthened his passion to create stories - through many sonic and visual mediums. Creating all of the original assets for his work is one of his favorite things about what he does.

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Director Statement

Don’t Feed It is a metaphysical horror film about anxiety and stress in the form of an animalistic demon. It's a very personal story to me. Cameron becomes isolated in her home, overworked and under-slept - bottling up her stresses until they manifest into a hungry creature out for her blood. I struggle with intense anxiety. Under times of stress, I lack sleep and start experiencing nightmares. Many of those dreams inspired Don't Feed It.