"Life and art. Same animal."- HC


VICTOR is the story of a struggling comedian, trying to work his way through an extreme case of writers block.  As he fights with bad joke after bad joke, he comes to realize that the real humor is in his everyday life. You may not like him but you WILL love him.


And now, for your viewing pleasure……VICTOR!!!!!


Starring: Gomez Warren IV, Johnny Reyes, Lacey Gray, Erica Nicole, Ingrid Clay, Ian Mattingly and Yassir Lester.



Hilton Carter (Director/Exec Producer/Producer/Writer/Editor/Cinematographer)

Andrea Choe (Production Designer/Puppet Designer/Puppeteer/Wardrobe)

Maia Wagle (Hair/Makeup)

Stro Elliot ( Score)

Cory Dillon ( Sound)

Gomez Warren IV (Associate Producer)

Elizabeth Maulhardt (Assistant to Mr. Warren)

Ian MacDonald (Key PA)



“Stellar first short” – B Weekly

Words about Moth:

B Daily Interview

B The Site MOTH Review

City Paper MOTH Feature

Starring Heaven Murphy. Written and Directed by Hilton Carter. Executive Produced by Penn Badgley.



*ABFF/HBO Short Official Selection
*Milan International Film Festival Official Selection
*Chicago International Film Festival Official Selection
*Santa Monica International Film Festival Official Selection
*Bahamas International Film Festival Official Selection
*Miami Short Film Festival Official Selection
*Hollywood Short Film Festival Official Selection

Story Line: Sophie, a beautiful drug abusing young actress, flies into Los Angeles from New York, for a job. While staying at the home of some family friends, who just happen to be out of town, Sophie finds her boredom and unhappiness to be the least of her problems.

Director Statement:
Moth started out for me as a way of expressing my love for drama in cinema. Being a huge fan of auteurs like Ingmar Bergman, John Cassavetes, Federico Fellini, and others, I was intrigued by the way they could capture genuine moments on camera. I knew I wanted to write a drama and knew I wanted it to be about a woman left alone to her own devices. It wasn’t until a visit to the Lourve, that I found my direction, which came in the form of the painting The Young Martyr by Paul Delaroche.

My first thought was, “Its absolutely breathtaking”. But it wasn’t the execution of the painting, but the story itself. In this painting laid a young woman torn by heartbreak and in the top left corner, a man, standing at the top of a hill in silhouette. The young woman is tied up and left for dead. Now this “man on the hill” played for me as either the man who placed her in the river or the man that has come to save her. i.e. God or the Devil, good or evil.

So I knew at this moment that I wanted to create a film that told a story in this fashion. So the first thing I did was collect images and ideas and referred to films like, A Woman Under the Influence, Persona, etc, to get my inspiration for a sort of tone. And from that came MOTH (which started as Man On The Hill).

Liminal Productions & HC 2010

Here’s the trailer, which actually is just a short of the short.