Sara, a struggling artist who discovers a unique pencil that can solve all her problems. But her dreams turn into a nightmare when a malevolent demonic creature from Kazakh legends gets unleashed.


  • DIRECTOR /Thomas Schultz
  • COUNTRY /Kazakhstan
  • CATEGORIES /Short film
  • RUNTIME /10:24

Directors Biography

Thomas Schultz

Thomas Schultz, born in Chicago, Illinois, is a filmmaker with an unwavering passion for the art of cinema. With a diverse skill set, and an education in Film/Video from Columbia College, Thomas has honed his talents to excel in a flourishing film career.

Throughout his journey in the film industry, Thomas has worked on various projects, including popular TV shows like Empire, The Chi, Paper Girls, Fargo, Magnum P.I., among others.

Alongside his wife Madina, a skilled producer, Thomas embarked on a remarkable journey to create a film in the captivating landscapes of Kazakhstan. Their collaborative effort resulted in a compelling project that showcases their passion for storytelling and their dedication to the craft of filmmaking.


“Sara” : Mika Saruar
“Danik” : Erasyl Abdrazakov
“Grandma” : Asya Baimakhanova
“Art Studio Worker” : Madina Baimakhanova
“Zheztyrnaq” : Amina Baimakanova


Directed by : Thomas Schultz
Written by : Thomas Schultz & Madina Baimakhanova
Producer : Madina Baimakhanova & Thomas Schultz
Director of Photography : Sain Samaldykov
Production Design : Aigul Nurbulatova
Editor : Katian Kerr
Composer : Allen Pierre
Sound Design : Azamat Konopya