Must-Watch Suspense Short Film Itsy Bitsy Spiders

Must-Watch Suspense Short Film: Itsy Bitsy Spiders

In Itsy Bitsy Spiders, suspense short film by Bertrand Paré, Edwin has a dark obsession with drawing spiders. His mother does her best to curb his increasingly odd behavior, but unbeknownst to her, a terrifying mystery will soon be solved with the help of these sinister drawings.

Director Bertrand “Bert” Paré, was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He then went on to study at NYU Tish film school. Upon graduation, Bert landed his first gig as a cameraman for MTV.

Working his way up the ranks of the live music industry he now is a highly sought after live concert video director and designer. Bertrand tours the world with such artists as Rihanna, Maroon 5, and currently Lady Gaga. When Bertrand is not touring, he directs and edits commercials and music videos.

Itsy Bitsy Spiders has been very successful in film festivals around the world. Some of the prizes and nominations for the film include:

  • WINNER: Best Horror Short- FilmQuest
  • WINNER: Best Sci-Fi/Horror Short:-Toronto Independent Film Fest
  • WINNER: Best Director- Pasadena Film Festival 2014
  • WINNER: Best Short Film- Cal Shorts 2013
  • WINNER: Best Screenplay- Nevada Film Festival

The film has also been included in the official selections for:

  • Samain du Cinema Fantastique- Nice, France 2014
  • Montreal Festival Des Films Du Monde 2014
  • Fargo Film Festival 2014
  • Fear + Fantasy Film Festival 2014

The cast and crew for the film include:

  • Director: Bertrand Paré
  • Producer: Lynne Thomas Paré
  • Co- Producers: R.H. McClurg/ Amanda Jacoby
  • DP: Clayton Moore
  • Editor: Bertrand Paré
  • Music: Joshua R. Mosley
  • VFX: Josh Meeter
  • Colorist: Mark Sashen
  • Costume Design: Ashley Bruce
  • Sound Designer/ Re-recording Mixer: Jamey Scott
  • Art direction: Bertrand Paré
  • Writer: Bertrand Paré
  • Key Makeup and FX: Jasmine Ringo
  • Spider Pod FX: R.H. McClurg
  • Sound Recording: Tommy Mullins/ Kevin Bass


  • Edwin: Julian Feder
  • Agatha: Jessica Galinas
  • The Collectors; Britt Prentice/ Matthew Vorce
  • Doctor: Joe Maggard
  • Newscaster: Bruce Hammond
  • News Reporter (Jim Rambley): Gabriel Burrafato
  • Detective O’Malley: Rusty Meyers


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