After the brutal murder of His Wife and Son, Stanley Reid confronts Leonard, a trusted member of the town of Redwater, Colorado. Reluctantly, this Widower seeks the help of local occultist and clairvoyant "Nancy The Necromancer"

  • Shawn McDonald
    Portrait of Pearl, Linen, Mercy Kill
  • Shawn McDonald
    Portrait of Pearl, Linen, Mercy Kill
  • Shawn McDonald
    Portrait of Pearl, Mercy Kill, Linen
  • Caleb Jon
    Portrait of Pearl
  • Nick Holland
    Key Cast
  • Samantha Scott
    Key Cast
    "Nancy The Necromancer"
  • Casey Likes
    Key Cast
    "Stanley Reid"
  • Nicole Christine Page
    Key Cast
    "Susan Reid"
  • Raegan DeBord Likes
    Key Cast
  • Danny Kilgore
    Key Cast
  • Jaes McDonald
    Key Cast
    "Italian Clown"
  • Caleb Jon
    Portrait of Pearl, Linen-Behind The Scenes
  • Shawn McDonald
    Portrait of Pearl. Linen, Mercy Kill
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror, Neo Noir, Noir, Thriller, Western, Occult
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 : 1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Horsetooth International Film Festival
    Fort Collins
    United States
    September 8, 2020
    Audience Choice Award
  • Super Indie Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    April 3, 2021
    Best Thriller Short
  • L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Online Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 30, 2020
    Los Angeles
    Gold Short film
Director Biography - Shawn McDonald

Born in Boston, Massachusetts 1979.

My Uncle Johnny, who was actually my Godfather, introduced me to a world outside of the South Boston Housing Projects. I would spend every other weekend with Johnny as a kid, we'd stay up late and watch everything from 60's and 70's Horror to Science Fiction and Kung Fu movies.

As a teenager, I would go to movies as often as I could afford it, luckily you could sneak into the theater easier back then! One of the most profound moments of my life was seeing "Goodwill Hunting" , I went alone, and even at 17 years old, I couldn't hold back the emotional impact of the film. I believe that was the moment I realized what film can do for people, and I've wanted to make stories ever since, as an Oil Painter, a Tattoo Artist and finally as a Filmmaker.

I'm fortunate to have two teenage Sons, who also share a passion for Cinema. My Directorial short films are "Portrait Of Pearl" (Drama/Dark Comedy) , "Linen" (Horror/Neo Noir/Western) and I'm currently working on my third short film "Mercy Kill" (Crime/Drama)

I Co-Own Devil Red Films, a production company in Northern Colorado, with Cinematographer/Producer Caleb Jon.

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Director Statement

Writing and Directing has given me a chance to expand my storytelling beyond the buttery surface of an oil painted canvas. I want to make stories We can escape into, and yet walk away with a unique experience.

History, Art and Music are important influences on my Filmmaking. I love learning and working with people who passionate, creative and hardworking, and aren't afraid to be themselves.