No Monsters Allowed

“No Monsters Allowed” is a dialogue-free stop-motion short film about a little girl who gets scared by the horror movie her older brother watches, so can’t sleep that night.

Writer & Director
David Burgis

Jackie Cole

Executive Producer
Zeke Pinheiro

Character Design & Fabricator
Sabrina Castro

Creature Sculpt & Fabricator
Mark Jones

Character Molder
Alex Dinardo

Creature Designer
Mike Coronado

Chris Willett

Music Score
Tyler Paterson

Director of Photography
Doug Frerichs

Doug Frerichs

Post Supervision
Phil Loeb

Sound Mixer
Megan Lutz

Production Designer
Jackie Cole

Odette Mattha

Leader Set Fabricator
Adam Holmes

Aaryn Banks-Levine
Sway Benns

Additional animation
Ed Leer

Scott Key

Production Company:

Fun Size Horror / Why So Dead?

Run Time:

3 Mins


East Lansing Film Festival

Neum Animated Film Festival

International Children’s Film Festival – Bangladesh

Zinetxiki Zinemaldia

Melrose Film Festival


CMS-International Children’s Film Festival

Festival Boca do Inferno VIII


KINOdisea International Children’s Film Festival

Zubroffka International Short Film Festival

BlackMagic Collective Film Fest 2021 – June Pick of the Month

MM Fest

Cinema Steamboat – Honorable Mention

Festival Internacional de Cine Silente

Fantasmagoría – Muestra de Cine Fantástico y de Terror Medellin

Petit Plan: Americana

Kino Pleme

Festival du Fantastique de Béziers

Midwest Sci-Fi Short Film Festival


A Ghost Named Nigel

Nigel doesn’t know how or why he became a ghost. But he’s doing his best. A short 2d animation narrated by Colt Cabana and featuring the voices of Marty & Sarah Love Wrestling.

Written/Animated by David Burgis

Based on a business card by Sarah Shockey

Voices by: Marty DeRosa, Sarah Shockey, Matt Kuhr

Narrated by: Colt Cabana

Sound Design: Megan Lutz

Made in ToonBoom Harmony

Production Company:

David Burgis

Run Time:

1 Min


Burnside – “I’m a Sheep” Official Music Videos

Animated using paper cut-outs by David Burgis

More at: Featured in Lift-Off Sessions Hollywood 2019

Production Company:

Burnside the Band

Run Time:

3 Mins