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Blue Suitcase

Oliver returns to his hometown to visit an old friend, however, he’s haunted by his regrets and old wounds remain unresolved.


Nihilist Nights

A man who undergoes hypnosis therapy to find clues in his subconscious about a past identity.


Outtake Reel #2

Posted by Matt on January 5, 2017  /   No Comments

Here is our second Outtake Reel. It features outtakes from our films ‘Esoteric Tales’, ‘Pointless’, and ‘Day Nineteen’. httpss://


Barfly Lounge Web Series Teaser

Posted by Matt on September 11, 2016  /   No Comments

Coming this winter we will be producing a 5 episode web series for the first time.  We’re very excited to give this a try and have begun the writing process and set design to this …


Member of Motive Direct Seriously Injured in Accident

Posted by Matt on July 13, 2016  /   No Comments

James Welsh, who is a member of our Motive Direct crew was seriously injured Sunday morning (07/10/16) while riding his motorcycle, when he collided head-on with a deer in rural Sherrard, IL. He was airlifted …


2015 Cans Film Festival

Posted by Matt on December 8, 2015  /   No Comments

On November 28th, 2015, Motive Direct participated in the first annual Cans Film Festival.  The festival was put on by QC7D winner, Jeremy Wernli and fellow independent filmmaker, Devon Presley along with the Princeton Players …


2015 Muscatine Independent Film Festival

Posted by Matt on November 6, 2015  /   No Comments

The 2015 Muscatine Independent Film Festival is November 5th, 6th, and 7th.  Over 90 films were submitted and 46 films were accepted.  We were lucky enough to get 3 of our films accepted into this …


QC7D Award Winners

Posted by Matt on October 13, 2015  /   No Comments

The first annual Quad City 7 Day Film Project has come and gone.  We came into the night being nominated for 6 awards.  We ended the night winning just one; we took home the Viewers …


Quad City 7 Day Film Project

Posted by Matt on October 6, 2015  /   No Comments

We are participating in the first ever Quad City 7 Day Film Project.  This Sunday, October 11th, we will be debuting our newest film “Pointless“, along with the other directors that participated in this project.  …


2015 MIFF Trailer

Posted by Matt on August 23, 2015  /   No Comments

We have submitted 3 films for the Muscatine Independent Film Festival that takes place November 5-7 in Muscatine, IA.  We won’t know if any of our films made it into the festival or not until …


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