Sunday Short Theatre – The Dark Thought

This week’s Sunday Short Theatre, The Dark Thought delivers a twist on the parental struggles of having a new born. There is a twist, it’s not actually from the parents but from the older siblings.

The short animated film is directed by Kris Theorin and  Kurtis Theorin. It’s an intriguing style of animation, an animatic seven minute film giving the whole look a distinctive style. Here’s the synopsis…

While babysitting her newborn sister, a young astronomer struggles with a dark thought after encountering something eerie in the night sky.


This short film was recently premiered on Film Shortage and here’s what the directors said about their film…

The film is based on an award winning short screenplay written by Nik Theorin. Kris and Kurtis Theorin directed the film, the animation was done by Actuality Films using artists from around the world. In order to clearly communicate what we were looking for in animation we created a live action animatic with actress Evangeline Young (watch video below). We wanted to create a film that had an ambiguous supernatural component while also having a unique visual style. Being fans of the psychological horror genre, we all really liked the script Nik wrote and decided that it would make a memorable short film. The original soundtrack was written by Nick Angeloni with an additional original song by Olivia Dalessandro.