Private Project

The Untelling

After news of his Grandfather's death, Henry must travel to Maryland and take care of family business. He soon discovers there is more to his past than he could ever forget.

  • Russell Whaley
    Director
  • Russell Whaley
    Writer
  • Russell Whaley
    Producer
  • John Livesay
    Key Cast
    "Henry"
  • Jessica Felice
    Key Cast
    "Girlfriend"
  • Russell Whaley
    Editor
  • Russell Whaley
    Cinematographer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Haunted House Fearfest
    Morecambe Bay
    United Kingdom
    October 25, 2019
    UK Premiere
    Finalist - Best Script / Official Selection
  • Montevideo Fantastico
    Montevideo
    Uruguay
    December 23, 2019
    Uruguay Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Bare Bones International Film Festival
    Muskogee, OK
    United States
    April 25, 2020
    North American Premiere
    Best Family Drama Nominee / Official Selection
  • Maverick Movie Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Finalist - Best Editing
  • Melkbos Short Film Festival
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    Special Mention
  • Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival
    Porto Alegre
    Brazil
    Brazilian Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Russell Whaley

Russell Whaley, born and raised in Yorkshire, England had an interest in film at a young age. After moving to Los Angeles he started making short films with friends. His debut feature-length directorial effort DisOrientation, a college comedy premiered at Dances with Films Festival at the Hollywood Grauman's Chinese Theater in 2012.

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Director Statement

Russell is currently working on improving his craft writing and shooting short films that explore psychological horror and fantasy/sci-fi genres.

Favorite Director: David Fincher
Favorite Show: The Twilight Zone