A Film by Alex Kralie

Alex Kralie

Director / Writer / Editor / Actor

Alex Kralie, born April 4th 1986, has been into making films since his early childhood, when he would make short sketch comedy videos starring himself and his cousins with his parents camcorder. He would then show them at “premieres” to his friends and family. That love has since remained with Alex, where he has been involved in many different capacities in various filmmaking communities. He is a double major in both filmmaking and photography, with a minor in theatre. He originally wrote Marble Hornets during high school and has continuously tweaked and polished it throughout his time at the university. He’s very excited to finally see it all happening after years of work!

Likes: Film, Directing, Art, my dog rocky.
Dislikes: Fakery, creative bankruptcy, passionless people, 9 to 5 jobs, unambitiousness, bad movies and film.


Brian Thomas


Brian has been attending the university for three years, and is hoping to graduate after his next couple of semesters with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in video production. He originally met Alex in Dr. Warren’s cinematography class where they collaborated on quite a few projects together. He’s very happy to be making his acting debut in Marble Hornets!


Sarah Reid


Sarah is an actor based in and around the university area. She has been involved in many productions both onstage and in front of the camera. She was most recently seen as Celia in the university’s production of As You Like It.


Tim Wright


After originally meeting Alex through their mutual friend Brian, Tim was brought on board to the Marble Hornets cast after a promising audition. He is attending the university He will also soon be scoring the film, bringing in a unique analog style rarely heard in films these days.

Seth Wilson

Camera / Co-Editor

Bio coming soon!

Jay Merrick

Bio coming soon!


Note to self: remember to set publicly visible

Blog #1:

Hi everyone, I figured I should make a blog section on here so everyone can get updates on the production process. I’m working on finding a “coder” for this site to make it look really good, because I won’t have the time to put into it once production starts.

But let’s get to it! Today I finished the first draft of Marble Hornets. In case you couldn’t tell I finally decided on the name. It was very difficult for me because it needed to be something thematically significant to the plot, but the plot has so many significant moments and points to choose from. I felt bad having to throw out all the other titles I had in mind. Maybe I can use them for all of the great projects that come after this one!

That’s all I have for right now!
-A. Kralie out

Blog #2:

I was finally able to reserve a room in the film school’s building to do the first casting call of Marble Hornets. I’m so excited to hear the script finally spoken aloud! I did a few read throughs on my own, of course, but that’s not quite the same as hearing the words from someone who thinks they can play one of the many varied characters I have for them.

Giving my characters over to someone else feels strange. I know that in the audition period I’m not quite giving them the characters, more like a brief rental before they’re returned to me. But I still feel like I’m giving away a part of me. I wrote this script over so many years that I feel like these characters can’t belong to anyone but me.

That’s probably just me being overly analytical again. I do that a lot. Anyway, if you’re reading this and are interested in auditioning, come on down! Here’s a link to the flyer I made and hung all around campus. Feel free to print it out too and spread the word!

-A. Kralie out

Blog #3:

Just got back from the casting call, and I must say that it went very well! The turnout was way higher than I thought it would be and that’s saying something, ha ha!

I’m going to need to go back and look at the tapes of all the auditions again and compare them with my notes. I know of a few standouts but I really want to give everyone that came a second look because I might’ve missed a moment of genius in there when writing things down. I think everyone deserves the same chance as everyone else. I bet a lot of directors don’t do that these days, honestly.

-A. Kralie out

Blog #4:

I’ve got the movie cast! Well technically not entirely, but the characters of Tim and Brian are! Those of you that came to the audition or saw the sides probably noticed that there was no character named Tim, but it’s the name I’m replacing the “friend” character with. However in a lucky twist, Brian Thomas has been cast as the character “Brian”, and Tim Wright is cast as the friend, so I figured “why not?” I’ll just make that character named Tim as well! Movies can be really strange like that sometimes.

After hearing the script spoken aloud I think I’m going to spend a few days punching up the dialogue to make it flow better. It flowed nicely in my head but that was before I was around potential actors with different cadences to their voices. Sometimes you know the exact person you’re going to cast only to have it changed around by who you have to work with.

-A. Kralie out

Blog #5:

I’ve spent the past few days punching up the script now that I know the actors I have at my disposal. Most of what I’ve done centers around changing up a few lines of dialogue and action for the character of Tim. I’m mainly doing this because, upon further thought, I should make the character of Tim mesh better with the actor of Tim, who is also Tim. Two reasons I felt I should do this. One being the fact that I don’t want Tim the actor to have to stretch himself too much more than the other actors, since he’s not been in a film before. The second is that I want his first experience to be a good one! I’m taking a chance with him but I know he won’t disappoint me.

In other news, I may be going out on a location scout soon. I’m planning on bringing my camera with me this time to get a few shots for later reference. If I can remember, which I probably will, I’ll be sure to share any non-spoiler locations on here for everyone to see!

-A. Kralie out

Blog #6:

I went out and did that location scout about a week ago, but then came down with something that took me out of commission for a few days. Luckily it didn’t push back the schedule too badly, and I’m feeling fine now!

Anyway I found a few decent places for some scenes I have in mind. I think I’ll post some of the shots I got in a few days after I have time to look through them all.

-A. Kralie out

Blog #7:

As promised here’s some raw footage from my location scout! I did a few test camera moves, as you can probably tell :)


-A. Kralie out

Blog #8:

Things are coming along nicely! I shot a screen test with Brian today. I wanted to make sure he’s is comfortable in the character’s skin before the cameras roll for real. He was fairly impressive considering it’s the first time he’s read the most up to date script.

It probably won’t be that interesting to anyone not looking at it from a director’s perspective, but here’s a link to some of the raw footage from today:


-A. Kralie out

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