This week we feature “Blood Riddle,” a short film from recent Trinity University graduate, Keaton Davis. Davis graduated in 2012 with a degree in Communications and Business Administration.  He also served as executive producer for the university’s campus television station TigerTV, filmed sporting events and even spent time recording many of the theatrical and dance performances that took place in the Stieren Theater.

Keaton Davis, Trinity Graduate and San Antnonio Filmmaker

Outside of Trinity he has entered videos in local and national video contests and festivals with an incredible amount of success, including a first place showing in’s “Roommate of the Year” contest and third place in Hayward Poolside Stars video contest.  The video we are spotlighting this week won the Black Box TV’s 2012 film festival. Recently Davis worked as a production assistant for American Idol when the show came to San Antonio for auditions.  Later this summer, Davis will be leaving San Antonio to work for an ad agency in New York City.

Made in a little under one month’s time, “Blood Riddle” is a beautifully shot, gripping horror film. The film was shot at SAPD headquarters, on Trinity’s campus and at Davis’ own home in New Braunfels. At just under 20 minutes, this “short” film pushes the nomenclature, but trust that you’ll be on the edge of your seat the whole time.

YouTube video

Davis may not be a “local” filmmaker much longer.  Still, if “Blood Riddle” or his other projects are any indication of the film and video making scenes in our city, I think we are in good shape.

Check out the rest of Davis’s work on his Facebook pageYoutube account, or on Vimeo.  You can also follow him on Twitter.

–Donald Dimick

Rivard Report video editor & Trinity University student, Class of ’13.