The Pragmatics

In this horror movie trailer spoof, The Pragmatics are moving to a new neighborhood, but only if the situation is just right.

  • Paul Preston
  • Adam Witt
  • Paul Preston
  • Adam Witt
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Pragmatic"
  • Rebecca Battoe
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Pragmatic"
  • Astoria Vivirito
    Key Cast
  • Justin Bowler
    Key Cast
  • Karen Volpe
    Key Cast
    "Real Estate Agent"
  • Philip D'Amore
    Key Cast
    "Crazy Man"
  • Paul Preston
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Horror
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 38 seconds
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Director Biography - Paul Preston

Paul has over fifteen years of professional experience in the industry and a lifetime of experience before that "just winging it".
He likes Raiders of the Lost Ark more than you and runs the online comedy show and website The Movie Guys(.net). His short film Sweetener played in numerous festivals and was distributed by the Spiritual Cinema Circle. He is the founder of Digital Mind Productions, which has a history of being able to expertly make that thing you want, creating numerous shorts, music videos, commercials, corporate and event reels and more.

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Director Statement

I have run for ten years and in that time, the website has hosted 200+ episode of a comedy podcast about movies called The Movie Showcast. The co-hosts were myself, Adam Witt, Karen Volpe and Bart Kias. When "The Conjuring" opened, we were inspired to write and perform an audio sketch goofing on horror movie tropes. That became "The Pragmatics". After a while, The Showcast ran its course, but there ended up being a pile of great evergreen material that could be transformed into bigger things. "The Pragmatics" is the first one we've translated to a short film, and we hope there'll be more!