Private Project

Some Monsters

A caring father (Michael) attempts to restore harmony in his family after his daughter is raped by a man on her school swim team. As his life and family relationships are affected, Michael tries his hardest to make the best out of his situation while still dealing with the growing revenge inside him.

  • Katelyn Walker
  • Brittany Stahl
  • Brian Bresnehan
  • Jordan Durham
  • Eva Espey
    Key Cast
  • Jenny Malarkey
    Key Cast
  • John Iwanonkiw
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,550 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Katelyn Walker

Katelyn Walker is a junior at Point Park University with an interest of concentrating in directing. While enrolled full time, Katelyn works on as many side projects as she can including her class films. She hopes to progress her career further and as far as she can with traveling, connecting with people, and creating beautiful pieces of artwork within the film industry. Katelyn has various inspirations and motivation to create things that have never been done before. With her unique perspective on life, Katelyn is driven to push the limits on out of the norm questions and show people a new perspective on storytelling. She wants to test artistic boundaries and concepts and offer audiences a refreshing experience on the big screen. Katelyn has high hopes for her future as a professional on and off set and wants to motivate people to progress the way storytelling is executed.

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Director Statement

The goal for this film was to create a vastly different experience with a story that has been told over and over again. Rape is seen commonly in many dramas and television shows and it is not uncommon to see the cliche design in the way that it is told. My vision for this was to create a completely new perspective to the viewer's eyes. Often, people only see one side of a rape story - the victims. Some Monsters is on a spectrum of visuals in which we see the father of a rape victim and how he copes with trying to re establish his family.
The idea behind this was to spectate a realistic storyline in how it actually feels to go through something like this and deal with the after damage effects that come with it. In choosing this approach, I wanted raw performances so that viewers could really relate to the characters on screen in hopes of finding a light in their own personal lives if they were to be going through something similar as the Abner family.
I see too many times, a rape story where everything magically unfolds and settles as everyone finds out who the rapist is and somewhere in between, the victim is suddenly healed and everybody around them is perfectly normal again. I wanted to show the more practical side in what really happens and how the situation does not just magically disappear and everything is back to normal again.
I believe a lot of people are unable to empathize with a situation like this because it so raw and intense. Other movies don’t give a correct depiction of what really happens and to the best of my ability, I wanted to shed light on how it really can affect everybody around you - not just the victim.