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Shorts (Live Action) Competition

Of Pets & Dinner

6 minutes 31 seconds|Singapore,United Kingdom

Director:

Kew Lin

Country:

Singapore,United Kingdom

Year:

2019

Film Duration:

6 minutes 31 seconds

Producer:

Hendrika Josepha Nieuwstad

Cast:

  • Michael Boccalini
    Key Cast
  • Rhiannon Hopkins
    Key Cast

Synopsis

A comical triptych featuring the most revered animal of all time – the human being – in its natural habitat. Watch how he interacts with the other animals around him.

Director's Statement

The 3 chapters in the film feature the animals that we love, eat and use, including the most revered animal of all time – human beings. Does being at the top of the pecking order make them better than other animals? This is not a film about vegetarianism. This is also not a film about carnivorism. This is definitely not a film about any isms at all. “Of Pets & Dinner” is about a man’s double standards towards different animals he has interactions with. Which do you find more interesting towards the end of the film, the song and dance, or the stock footage of animals?

Kew Director

Kew Lin

Director

Kew Lin is a writer-director with the attitude of a contrarian and an obsession for absurdity. He has most recently co-written British feature film Love Possibly, which premiered at Raindance Film Festival and notably receiving the Best Screenplay award at the Sochi International Film Festival. Fluent in Mandarin and the local culture, Kew often travels to China to make ethnographic documentaries. His credits as visual effects artist include Interstellar, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Bridge of Spies, Spectre and The Hunger Games series. Of Pets & Dinner is Kew Lin’s fourth fictional short film and had its world premiere at the 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

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