Cathrine Freeling struggles to protect her family after her son Alex is given a computer for his birthday that houses an unknown horror that seeks to corrupt and kill the young boy.

  • Derek G.
  • Derek G.
  • Derek G.
  • Grace Wagner
  • Tori Dellwardt
  • Katie Swajanen
    Key Cast
    "Cathrine Freeling"
  • Nick James
    Key Cast
    "Christopher Freeling"
  • Tanner Parkin
    Key Cast
    "Alex Freeling"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Horror, Body Horror
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,360 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Cannon C300mkii Cinema
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University Of Colorado Denver
Director Biography - Derek G.

Derek G., a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver. He is a writer and director who specializes in making genre films. He’s been working as a video editor since 2016.

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Director Statement

I’ve always been fascinated by the way technology shapes a person’s identity. When my little brother was given his first phone, it completely changed who he was. He became more distant and interested in technology and wanted to spend more and more time online. This divide grew as he became older. Many children undergo a similar transformation under the influence of technology. In the fall of 2020, I had the idea to write a film incorporating these themes in the horror genre. This was the birth of "Motherboard." This film looks to start a conversation about the influence of technology in the lives of our youths.