Stray (2020)


A spirit metes out vengeance when a young girl ignores her mother's warning about the Pied Piper myth.


  • Cannes Series, France, World Premiere

  • Dead in Decatur presents: the Art of Fear, Decatur, IL USA

  • HEX After Dark Film Festival, Calgary, AB Canada

  • SIN Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

  • Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis TN USA

  • Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC USA

  • Hollyshort Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA USA

  • Barrymore Film Center Short Film Festival, Fort Lee, NJ USA

  • Dam Short Film Festival, Boulder City, N USA

  • FIXION Fest, Fantastic & Horror Film Festival, Santiago Chile

  • Green Mountain International Film Festival, Burlington, VT USA

  • L'Hospitalet de Llobregat International Film Festival (L'HIFF) Barcelona Spain

  • Papaya Rocks Film Festival, London UK

  • Catalyst International Film Festival, Limerick Ireland

  • Kalakari film fest, Dewas, India

  • Anatolia International Film Festival, Istanbul Turkey

  • Volterra Fantasy Film Festival, Toscana Italy

  • The Roxbury International Film Festival, Boston MA USA

  • The Durban International Film Festival, Durban South Africa

  • Trí Rivers Film Festival, Tyrone UK

  • Muestra Internacional Itinerante de Cine Alternativo en México Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico

  • Thrills, Chills, and Kills Summer Film Fest, Nashville, TN USA

  • Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival, USA

  • Fortean Film Festival, Gloucester UK

  • Idlewild International Film Festival, Detroit, MI USA

  • Z-Shorts International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, CA USA

  • Horsetooth Intl. Film Festival CO USA

  • L'HIFF - Barcelona International Film Festival, Barcelona Spain

  • The Raleigh Film & Art Festival, Raleigh, NC USA

  • Poe Film Festival, Richmond VA USA

  • Eastern Europe International Movie Awards


Directed by Wanjiru M. Njendu
Written by Peres Owino
Produced by Diana Ward

Aneesa Trinity Moriah Jones
Mother Peres Owino
Driver Robert Mcgowan

producers Diana Ward, Wanjiru M. Njendu, Peres Owino
director of photography Bongani Mlambo
original music by Dara Taylor
edited by John Cantú
production design by Brittany Ingram
special makeup effects artist Sarah Brill
unit production manager Shannon Kummer
first assistant director Whitney Shumaker
script supervisor Sia Aleskovskaya
first assistant camera Kylie Hazzard
second assistant camera Juan Chavez
gaffer Victoria Chenoweth
electrician Harper Thomas
electrician Dominic Butts
key grip Bevis Tran
grip Kyle Thor
grip Giulia Governo
gimbal operator Scott Hilburn
stills photographer Michelle Felix
set decoration by Shannon Hardison
set dresser Vanessa Wilson
lead person Daniel Deal
sound recordist Dillon Kane
studio teacher Nicolas Delgado
production assistant Kady Le, Cameron Raser
sound designer John Cantú
re-recording mixer Robert Selvaggio
post-production supervisor Monique McNeil
colorist Andre Rivas
assistant editor Darren Roark
production legal Ghen Laraya
studio production assistant Tani Paige Shukla
special thanks Cheryl Bedford, Priya Desai, Benjamin A. Onyango

© 20th Digital Studios 2020


  • Best U.S Short Film Green Mountain International Film Festival

  • Winner Jury Award Papaya Rocks Film Festival

  • Winner-Jury Special Mention Catalyst International Film Festival

  • Silver Award – Best Horror film Fortean Film Festival

  • Winner: Best Micro Short Film Idlewild International Film Festival

  • Winner - SILVER AWARD- Best Horror short and Best Makeup Eastern Europe International Movie Awards


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