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One has a human meat addiction but hates ketchup, another has a ketchup addiction but hates human meat. Who will compromise first? Is this surreal plot just a metaphor for..? You decide.

One-man-crew short film musical I shot in my apartment with a $350 budget. Developed in Sundance Collab’s Directing: Core Elements course, allowed for festivals submissions.

  • Sergei Stern
  • Sergei Stern
  • Sergei Stern
  • Marianne Bourg
    Key Cast
  • Christofer Sands
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Musical, Drama, Comedy, horror
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    350 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    MOV H.264 4k, DCP (4k)
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Sundance Collab
Director Biography - Sergei Stern

Professional music composer for film who fell in love with directing and writing.

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Director Statement

My first film as a director, producer, DP, PD and editor. I did this short film musical as a one-man-crew with two brilliant actors. The entire budget was $350.