The Body Politic

You rely on them every day. To eat. To drive. To work. To live.
So, what happens when your hands grow tired of your commands and plot for freedom?

Translated from Clive Barker's short story.

THE BODY POLITIC:
Charlie has been feeling odd lately. His hands haven't been feeling right, but on the contrary - they feel like they could take over the world. Plotting night after night, they have devised a plan to free themselves from that accursed body and live life on their own terms. The only issue is Charlie's awareness of the situation - he knows something isn't quite right with his hands. Hopefully, he finds out before the revolution begins...

  • Pat Bird
    Director
  • Casey James Knight
    Key Cast
  • Nick Reid
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Goeke
    Key Cast
  • Mark Colson
    Key Cast
    Outsiders, Demolition Man, Angel
  • Pat Bird
    Producer
  • Patrick Dowdle
    Producer
  • Nick Reid
    Producer
  • Story - Clive Barker
    Writer
  • Screenplay - Pat Bird
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 45 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Streetlight Film Festival
    Detroit
    United States
    February 27, 2015
    3rd Place Audience Favorite
Director Biography - Pat Bird

Likes to make weird stuff.

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Director Statement

I've been a massive fan of Clive Barker's work since a young age and after a medical experience that left my appendages feeling stranger than usual - I felt a connection to this particular Barker short story. After many re-readings I realized this would be a perfect story to bring to life - especially considering our production limitations. I hope our attempts bring you pleasure.