Momma, Don’t Go

A mother and daughter struggle to survive a deadly home invasion.

“This is an absolutely amazing short that features great performances and a lot of emotional depth without skimping on the horror elements.” – Morbidly Beautiful

“A great, self-contained short that hits all the right spots, Momma, Don’t Go is an example of a more complete short film experience.” – Horror Obsessive

“Writer/director Rafael De Leon Jr.’s short is gripping and gruesome, boasting taut suspense and fine special effects makeup work, along with great performances from…” – The Scariest Things Podcast

“If you ever wanted to show somebody a short film to showcase efficiency and payoff within a very short amount of time, then look no further.” – Horror Facts

Now streaming on ARROW PLAYER.

Press links:

Review at Ubiquitous Horror
Review at Bloody Disgusting
Review #1 at Nightmarish Conjurings (spoilers)
Review #2 at Nightmarish Conjurings
Review at Beats, Boxing and Mayhem
Review at Horror Obsessive (major spoilers)
Review at The Aisle Seat
Review at Morbidly Beautiful
Review at Horror Facts
Review at The Scariest Things
Review at Horrornews.net
Interview at TerrorWeekend.com
Interview at Twelve Cabins

Winner – Best Short Film – Highlands Horror Film Fest
Winner – Best Short Film – Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival
Winner – Best Makeup/Special Effects – Spook Screen Film Festival
Winner – Best Makeup – Things 2 Fear Film Fest

Nominated – Best Recurring Nightmare – Nightmares Film Festival
Nominated – Best Horror Short – GenreBlast Film Festival
Nominated – Best Director – Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival
Nominated – Best Cinematography – Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival
Nominated – Best Gore – Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival
Nominated – Best Director – Houston Horror Film Festival
Nominated – Scariest Film – Spook Screen Film Festival
Nominated – Best Horror Micro Film – Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival
Nominated – Best Actress (Julia Tolchin) – Reel Horror Fest
Nominated – Best SFX – Reel Horror Fest
Nominated – Best Short Under 10 Minutes – Peekskill Film Festival
Nominated – Best Twist – Vancouver Horror Show

Official Selection:

Nightmares Film Festival – October 27, 2019 – Columbus, OH

PDXtreme Film Fest – December 7, 2019 – Vancouver, WA

Panic Fest – January 25, 2020 – Kansas City, MO

Cryptshow Festival – June 26, 2020 – July 31, 2020 – Barcelona, Spain (virtual)

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – August 29, 2020 – Amherst, NY

GenreBlast Film Festival – September 5, 2020 – Winchester, VA

Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival – September 19, 2020 – Seattle, WA (virtual)

Coney Island Film Festival – September 22-October 2, 2020 – Brooklyn, NY (virtual)

Santiago Horror Film Festival – September 30, 2020 – Santiago, Chile (virtual)

Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival – October 3, 2020 – Philadelphia, PA (virtual)

Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival – Oct. 9-15, 2020 – Silver Spring, MD (virtual)

Killer Valley Horror Film Festival – Oct. 9-Nov. 1, 2020 – Ashland, OR (virtual)

iHorror Film Festival – October 15-16, 2020 – Tampa, FL (virtual)

HorrOrigins Film Festival – October 17, 2020 – Atlanta, GA (virtual)

Atlanta Horror Film Festival – October 17, 2020 – Atlanta, GA

LUSCA Fantastic Film Fest – Oct. 23 (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) & Nov. 11, 2020 (Mayagüez, Puerto Rico)

Vancouver Horror Show Film Festival – Oct. 26, 2020 – Vancouver, Canada (virtual)

Northern Frights Festival – October 28, 2020 – North Bay, Ontario, Canada (virtual)

Frightening Ass Film Fest – October 30-31, 2020 – Chattanooga, TN (virtual)

HorrorHaus Film Festival – November 1, 2020 – Los Angeles, CA (virtual)

Panic Fest presents Tricks & Treats – November 1, 2020 – Kansas City, MO (virtual)

Anomaly – The Rochester Genre Film Festival – Nov. 12-15, 2020 – Rochester, NY (virtual)

Monster Fest – December 9, 2020 – Melbourne, Australia (screened in front of The Dark And The Wicked)

Be Afraid Horror Fest – December 23, 2020 – Gorizia, Italy (virtual)

Minimalen Short Film Festival – January 12-17, 2021 – Trondheim, Norway (virtual)

Grave Plot Film Fest – February 6, 2021 – Seattle, WA (virtual)

Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival – June 4-13th, 2021 – Milwaukee, WI (virtual)

SENE Film, Music and Arts Festival – June 18, 2021 – Providence, RI

Houston Horror Film Festival – June 26, 2021 – Houston, TX

Peekskill Film Festival – August 20, 2021 – Peekskill, NY

Spook Screen Film Festival – September 16, 2021 – County Cork, Ireland

New York Latino Film Festival – September 17, 2021 – New York, NY (virtual)

New York No Limits Film Series – October 3, 2021 – New York, NY

The Dead of Night Film Festival – October 3, 2021 – Liverpool, England

Halloweenapalooza Film Festival – October 8, 2021 – Ottumwa, IA

Highlands Horror Film Fest – October 9, 2021 – Highlands, NJ

Sin City Horror Film Fest – October 10, 2021 – Las Vegas, NV

Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival – October 14, 2021 – Portland, OR – Website

Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival – October 15-17, 2021 – Sleepy Hollow, NY (virtual)

Things 2 Fear Film Fest – October 16, 2021 – Winchester, VA

Terror in the Bay Film Festival – October 20, 2021 – Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Spooky Empire’s International Horror Film Festival – October 22, 2021 – Orlando, FL

Reel Horror Fest – October 30, 2021 – Lombard, IL

Devil’s Night Gallery: Film + Art Event – October 30, 2021 – Waterford, MI

Beer + Blood Film Festival – October 30, 2021 – Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

Hellifax Horror Fest – October 31, 2021 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Bleedingham Horror Film Festival – October 31, 2021 – Bellingham, WA

Studio City Film Festival – November 19-22, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA

Central Florida Film Festival – January 21-23, 2022 – Mount Dora, FL

Idaho Horror Film Festival – TBA 2021 – Boise, ID

Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival – TBA 2021 – North Carolina

Starring:
Julia Tolchin
Leanne Watson
Melissa Sutkowski
Anthony Franqui

Written/Directed/Produced by Rafael De Leon Jr.
Cinematographer: Brendan Engle
Makeup FX: Anthony DiFolco
Sound Recordist: Raymond Rodriguez
Production Assistant: Joseph Rubino