This film’s aim is to viscerally and instantly illuminate the capitalistic subject-object dynamic in our world which destructively strips the crucial recognition of sentience from women’s bodies, animals, and the planet.

The tragedy of exploitation and objectification is strikingly revealed, alongside the alarming parallel between the human capacity to butcher, kill and capitalize off of animals, women and the planet in catastrophic ways leading to both the current climate crisis and global expressions of gender-based violence.

The film simultaneously depicts the internalized fragmentation and desensitization of women that feel the relentless pressure to succumb to the role of a delectable and seductive object to survive in a society of misogynistic values and structures.

The purpose of the brevity of this film is to powerfully distill the essence of this complex multidimensional phenomenon in an instantaneous way to make it highly accessible to as many viewers as possible and to leave a lasting imprint on the viewer inviting space for further exploration, integration and reflection.

  • Piper Ellis
  • Piper Ellis
  • Joshua Sutton
  • Phong Tran
  • Marlena Von Kazmier
    Makeup Artist
  • Aurielle St Cyr
    Makeup Artist
  • Gustavo Sulman
    Sound Design
  • Antoun Takla
    Lighting / Electrical
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Psychological Thriller
  • Runtime:
    46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
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    Digital (Blackmagic Ursa G2)
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Director Biography - Piper Ellis

Piper Ellis is a Toronto-based creative and film director, whose art
inherently challenges it’s consumers to confront their predispositions.
Strongly informed by fashion, the clarity of the female gaze,
postmodernism and horror cinema, her work unavoidably elicits reaction.
It is an intimate glimpse into the underlying emotion peeking through the
shadows of seemingly expressionless spaces; equally shiny as it is
sinister, erotic as it is ordinary; ornamental in its attention to detail - the
familiarity and honesty of discomfort.

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