My original short film: “A Little Mischief”!

What happens to a wide-eyed ceramic figurine when the clock strikes midnight? Find out his little secret in “A Little Mischief”, a whimsical short film – and my directing debut!

I started this as an experiment with stop-action software on our iPad while on vacation with the in-laws in Alberta. The little gnome always suggested to me with his slightly over-intense stare that he was up to something… and now I was finally able to bring him to life, and see what he did!

One idea led to another, and when I realized that I had an untapped pool of natural acting talent right at my fingertips – Christie’s cousins and her Mom and Dad! I soon progressed from animator to live-action director.

Back home, I added music, new footage and professional editing touches.

The end result is something I’m quite proud of: short, sweet and whimsical fun. Hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please share it with your friends – I’d love for this to become a YouTube sensation!



Holly McCartney
Trevor Moody
Peggy Moody
Thanks to:
Holly, Peggy and Trevor
Erna Maurer
Christine Abrams
Filmed with an iPad and iPod Touch
Stop-action animation created with myCreate
Edited with iMovie and Final Cut Express

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By Kevin MacLeod

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