Experiencing Interruptions?


A young woman is walking home from work when she meets a very cute, friendly, and playful dog; however, things don't turn out the way she planned.

  • Alex Moore
  • Ali Akbar Jafri
  • Blaise WIlliamson
  • Blaise Williamson
    Key Cast
    "The Woman"
  • Weston Nickerson
    Key Cast
    "The Man"
  • Weston Nickerson
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Suspense, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 29, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    25 USD
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  • Student Project:
  • Pickering Five Minute Film Festival
    Pickering, ON
    September 17, 2019
    2nd Place People's Choice, Best Cinematography Finalist, Best Directing Finalist, Best Editing Finalist
Distribution Information
  • Used Tissue Films
    Country: Canada
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Alex Moore

Alex is 17, living in Ontario. He is in his graduate year of high school. He has previously directed a play (The Bottom of the Lake, June 2019) which sold out both nights. His love of movies sparked the passion for entertainment he wishes to share with the world.

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Director Statement

The inspiration for Stray was a myth that we were heard; the story of creatures turning into animals, tricking people into letting them in, so that they can kill and feast. Thus, the main concept was born. A big part of that myth is that the victim falls for the cute animal disguise, the average person’s desire to provide help and love for animals is preyed upon. In our story, the protagonist makes that mistake, falling for the literal puppy dog eyes. As for the ending, it’s left to the audience to decide. Some people may see it as a skinwalker, while others could see it as the ghost of a dog and a man tied together. I felt that leaving it to interpretation makes it scarier. This project was my first time directing for the screen (as opposed to the stage) and overall, I am happy with the final product, especially with the self imposed time constraint of under five minutes and real life scheduling conflicts. It was a great project to dip my toes into the film-making world and I hope you enjoy(ed) watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.