Momentum is momentum.

A sci-fi action short I directed for Red Giant in 2012 to show off Trapcode. This particular short was a little more ambitious than it probably should have been. We had no idea how to approach about 75% of the visual effects sequences in the film when we started. We learned a lot, to say the least. And the result was a pretty badass little action film.


"One of the Six Best Sci Fi Shorts of 2012."

- Slate

Visual Effects Breakdown


"It's exciting whenever a hard-concept type of film sets its premise, proceeds to meet each and every hopeful expectation you might have given that premise, and then goes even further than you could hope for."

- No Film School


Original Trailer


Tempo's original score was composed by my brother, Ben Worley, and -- personally-- I think it's some of the best work he's ever done.


FILMMAKER Magazine wrote up a great Behind The Scenes piece, which you can read here:


Director: Seth Worley
Executive Producer: Aharon Rabinowitz
Producers: Neil Hoppe, Shannon Hoppe
Writers: Seth Worley, Neil Hoppe, Aharon Rabinowitz
Associate Producers: Mark Cowart, Josh Auman
Director Of Photography: Mark Cowart
Art Designer: Paul Conrad
Music: Ben Worley
Visual Effects: Seth Worley, Harry Frank, Aharon Rabinowitz, Matt Hail, Cameron Childs
Gaffer/B Camera Operator: Chris Adams
Assistant Camera: Justin Wylie
Sound: Matt Hail
Grips: Cameron Childs, Nick Serban IV
Script Supervisor: Jeremy Flick
Production Assistants: Tabby Reed, Joshua Briggs, Caleb Watson, Alex Keller


Harp: Darren Vandergriff
Burke: Emily Landham
Melnik: Chip Arnold
Grenade Thug: Neil Hoppe
Paint Can Thug: Micah Lanier
Bees Thug: Ben Worley
Scientists: Matt Hail, Cameron Childs, Nick Serban IV, Paul Conrad
Harp Stand-Ins: Micah Lanier, Ben Worley

Filmed at BE Music & Entertainment, The Terrazzo in Nashville TN

Created with Trapcode Suite 12
Also Created with Magic Bullet Suite, Effects Suite, Keying Suite, PluralEyes, Retrograde

Special Thanks: Crumplepop, Re:Vision FX, Video CoPilot, Rampant Design, Smartsound, Michael Blanton, Kevin Jarrell, Brent Hoppe, Dennis Worley, Doug Paisley, Eddie Lunn III, Mike Fernandez, Ray Mullican, Jake Stansell, David Coalter, Juan Salvo, Max Taylor
Special Thanks: Peder Norrby