DOMESTICATE follows a primate’s interaction with its environment. Typically, we perceive the intelligent human mind on the outside and the animal nature hidden on the inside. In DOMESTICATE the roles are reversed, the animal is the outward appearance and the conscious mind is inward. We glimpse insights into the mind of the animal through contrasting visual flashes. DOMESTICATE is a journey of surveying the desert environment, foraging for food, and encountering other living creatures. Eventually, the animal is forced ‘inside’ by its environment for survival reasons. The animal is also forced into cohabitation. Increases in the stress of social complexity lead to aggression and the ultimate demise of the animal.

  • Brandon Truscott
  • Ben Evjen
    Key Cast
  • Michael Hermann
    Key Cast
  • Brandon Truscott
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony A7SII
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Woodbury Art Museum
    Orem, Utah
    United States
    October 1, 2019
    North America
Director Biography - Brandon Truscott

Brandon T. Truscott earned a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute with an emphasis in Design + Technology. His art and design has been reviewed by critics in the Times-Standard, Art Business, San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times. Brandon’s work has been included regularly in PRINT Magazine, featured more than 20 times on the AIGA Member Gallery and recently published by [BranD] Magazine, Hong Kong. Brandon is currently an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Utah Valley University teaching motion graphics.

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