The Short With No Name (2012)

Assignment for Mike Traina’s Media 10 class at Santa Rosa Junior College.
Project Parameters: The Challenge — Using a video camera, design and shoot the following scripted scenario:

A person is about to open a door. The person hears a sound and becomes mildly concerned. The person finds the door locked and searches for his or her keys. The person hears the sound again and becomes visibly apprehensive. As the filmmaker, your goal is to build tension and growing panic, using any visual element or device that you can think of. The film closes with the person finally opening the door and getting to the other side safely. Here, you want to communicate to the audience the character’s feeling of relief and safety.

Chuck Starzenski (

Lighting by
Sam Euston (
Mario Morquecho (

Score by
Luc Londe
Sam Euston

Erika Smallen (

Cloud Footage by
Evan and Rachel (

Concept, Written, Filmed, Edited, Special Effects, Foley&Sound
Luc Londe (

Inspired by The Dark Tower, which was in turn inspired by Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns.