A short film by Vanessa Query and Desmond Arnold.
— “Did you know that there’s a monster in the woods? It’s as big as four jaguars and it has four ears.”
— “I heard it has a leg that can bend back so it can leap up on you better.”
— “It has 152 brains and 153 hearts.”
— “It’s afraid of stamps.”
— “That is not true!”
— “Instead of a mouth, it has four butts.”
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Story by Vanessa Query and Desmond Arnold
Directed, produced, shot, and edited by Vanessa Query
Starring: Leith Sadoway • Desmond Arnold • the Monster as Itself
Production crew: Haley Anderson
Shot on location in Turners Falls, Massachusetts – summer 2017
Jabari Jones • Elyssa Serrilli • James Maynard • Paul Duane • Amber Hillman
“Mythical Monster” feedback
We showed “The Mythical Monster” to a friend of Des’, who’s 6. She was clearly kind of scared, and nervous, but then, at a jump scare (the only one, I want to note), she laughed—a big, genuine laugh.
But, then, a moment later she said, “That was scary.”
“Was it funny and scary at the same time?” I asked.
Sam Raimi, eat your heart out.
“I love it … the boys are great … it looks great …it IS great.” —Kevin Allen
“Really Class Vanessa! Stars in the making ?” —John Turrell
“Bloody great fun!” —Smoove