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A young girl is woken up late at night by a strange knocking heard outside her door.

  • Will Martinko
  • Will Martinko
  • Will Martinko
  • Isabel Robin
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Snyder
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Connelly
    Director of Photography
  • J. Emmett O'Hare
    Assistant Director
  • Matthew Santangelo
    Assistant Camera
  • Patrick Wiegand
    Assistant Camera
  • Patrick Celidonio Moyses
  • Bradley McGowan
    Sound Recordist
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  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    November 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First Take Shorts Series
    Ambler, Pennsylvania
    United States
    April 8, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Jersey Shore Film Festival
    Asbury Park, New Jersey
    United States
    July 22, 2020
    Best Qwik Qlip Thriller
  • 60 Second Horror Challenge
    Charleston, South Carolina
    United States
    October 17, 2020
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • LaCie
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Will Martinko

Will Martinko is a director and writer as well as the head of That's Fantastic! Films. He started out with Lego stop-motion and worked his way up to live-action projects. When he was twelve, his film LEGO Green Lantern (2011) was picked up by Warner Brothers and still remains on Comcast/XFinity On Demand to this day. When he was fourteen, he directed his first commercial for the official Lego Company's line of Speedorz. In high school, he released his short films School of the Dead (2014) and The Distinguished (2015) and finished with his first feature film, Teardrops of PainT (2017). In October 2017, William along with his cast and crew presented their short film We Need to Talk (2016) at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square. Today, he is working on new shorts truly run through his production company That's Fantastic! Films while attending Temple University. He is working towards his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Directing within Temple's Film and Media Arts major.

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Director Statement

Although Mirror was made for the #BehindTheDoor Short Film Competition on LaCie's Collective platform, it was a film that we were all insanely proud of, and a film that deserved to be seen by more people. The film ended up being a finalist in the competition. Inspired by the works of David F. Sandberg and Guillermo Del Toro, I wanted to the simplicity of Sandberg's works with the beauty of Del Toro's creating a unique blend of the two in Mirror.