Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story

Synopsis: On the hunt for an intriguing news story, a small-town news team follows a crew inspecting repossessed houses. Inside a particularly strange house, the news team discovers a box of video tapes inside a locked closet. Sensing a story, they decide to take them back to their studio. From the tapes, they learn that the family who had lived in the house was not pushed out by the banks, but fled the house in fear for their lives. Trying to decode the story, the crew keeps seeing a faceless figure dressed in a dark suit appear in the footage that causes the videotape to scramble. Their fear mounts when this figure, The Operator as he is deemed, starts to appear in their real lives, standing quietly and always watching them. Tortured and terrorized, the three crew members must track down the mystery of The Operator before it's too late.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): James Moran
Production: Gravitas Ventures
92 min

Wait, he's the one.

- You see it? - No.

Tell me where. I can't see anything.

Use your phone. Turn on the camera.

Turn on the camera.


There's the car.

We can make it.




Jamie, help.


Oh God.


- Where are you? - Jamie.

Jamie, get up. Get the...


Oh my God.


Oh God.

Oh God.


Eli, what are you doing?!

Get in!



I am filming New Year's resolutions.

- You guys have resolutions? - Oh yeah, yeah.

I am marrying this girl. You see this rock?

Mary. Hey, Mary. Getting New Year's resolutions?

Okay. I'm on the hunt through, oh, resolutions.

Did you ...? Nope? Okay.

If anyone has something to say this year,

speak now or forever.

I'm just dealing a little... a little report from Pharmacist Content.

County baths. Great Lexington.


Any promising leads?

Thank God.

You've any New Year resolution?

- I do actually. - Yeah?

This is gonna be my last Percocet 2012.

I did say that in 2011 and 2010, but ...

I mean it this time.

Sara Kovic.

Sara, I'm, uh ...

Sorry, I'm Milo.

- Milo. - Yes.

Oh wait, Sara. Wait.

Are you a chance of Sara, the new reporter of New Straits thing?

Yes, it's me. I'm Sara, the new chronicler,

which means that you must be Milo, the camera guy.

We prefer to call photographers.

You're very good at that. You look very comfortable with it.

I ... That's right, yes.

- That's unfortunate for you. - Well, I don't ...

- Milo. - Yes.

Man of the hour.

- Yes. - So?

What are your New Year resolutions?

New Years? And you're very ultimate actually.

- Oh no. - I do.

- Oh, it's shitty. - No, it's not.

- Oh, it's embarrassing. - No, it's really awesome.

It does ... no, 'cause it comes out every time I drink and ...

Are you here with anybody or ...?

No. Nobody.

- Are you? - Very good.

- Everyone ready? - No.

Nine, eight, seven ...

six, five, four,

Three, two, one.

Happy New Year...

And she's in.

Okay, currency six months. Congratulations.

That was fast. Like a lightning.

Oh, careful. Oh no, Sara.

There's a lot of produce on the ground now.

Yep, don't forget that orange.

I put on the light cameras.


Hi, Marty.

How is it going?

How was your day, Marty?

What did you do?

"I licked things, my hair on everyday. "

Right, treasure?

What did I do? I ... did the usual, you know.

Followed around the camera.

"Why did you do that, Milo?"

I don't...


HAPPY RETIREMENT - Hi, Frank. I'm gonna miss...

GOOD-BYE, FRANK - Sometimes a tragedy is required to ...

Barbara, would you wanna have a testimony on Frank?

Hey, Sara. Hey.

Uh, apparently the guy who's replacing Frank is some douche bag.

- Milo, stop, stop .... - But they bringing him here

- because apparently did not know - Shhhhhhh

- This is Charlie MacNeel. - Hey.

- He'll be replacing Frank. - How're you doing?

I am the douche bag. Nice to meet ya.

Hey, Milo, let's go. We might be late.

Yeah, coming.

Guy just bothers you because you don't know him

and you're suspicious of everything you don't know.

No, he just brings all the way out here with no prep whatsoever.

Who does that?

Guy comes to Columbia from Boston.


Well, its not exactly a lateral move.

- I don't know. Perhaps he moved by the family. - Has a lot of fun?

He is already arrived in time, it's perfect.

- Yes, you're professionals. - Yes, that's right. Good job.

But you'll come inside, I'll show you what's going on here, and I think you'll gonna love it.

...Would you just grab, grab uh, just grab everything, okay?


I'll just drive the van through in front into the house.

MORTGAGE EXECUTED - This is great because it is gonna be a story

it can really sink into your soul, you know it.

Some people actually benefit from.

- It's, it's actually kind of new ... - I know.

A fresh take, uh, look, so ...

- Smart. - Wanna try one?

- I'm thinking. - I'm, I'm using my nagging.

- Yes. - I like where you hands that.

- Alright. Milo? - Yeah?

- Then? - Yeah, you much out there.

Well, I ran a trash of crew.

When a folk old abandoned his house,

so we come in and clean the place up.

We started off cleaning the dusted areas

and this switch over it when, uh ...

market went down and the bank started to call us.

It just gonna be obsessed Mr Day take a stop of, uh, what damage there isn't

and see if there is some valuables we got to move

to keep the place from being loaded.

- Oh, does that happen once? - Yes, it does.

Michael Tobler.

Let's see what's behind the door number one.

Hello? Is anybody home?

Why do I feel like this is going to suck?


Suck it.

One of the person's job is whenever the homos live behind, we got the key.

We stay with what they have left.

You never know what you gonna find through the front door.

It might be toxic mold growing on the wall.

It might be completely disaster area of

...squatters who settled of on the floors. You would never know.

That's great. I don't think ... I don't think we need to ...

we will ... Well, that's fantastic.

- Thank you. Thank you so much. - Okay, good. No problem.

Erm, do u want to go around and get some biro?

Oh, oh no, dude, you're ... You're my shaw.

Hey, Milo, come over here.

- Give a shot of these toys right here. - Okay.

Resells houses and told me some horror stories on foreclosures.

- And there are these people ... - They just get so pissed out.

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Ian Shorr

Ian Shorr is a writer and producer, known for Splinter (2008), Infinite (2021) and Office Uprising. more…

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