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Eat It

A fuzzy lo-fi silent film with cartoonish comedic appeal, complete with Tex Avery-style heart eyes and “bang” guns.

  • Jennavieve Growel
  • Jennavieve Growel
  • Jennavieve Growel
  • Carter Thomas Krebs
    Key Cast
  • Jennavieve Growel
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Silent, dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Nikon Red COOLPIX B500 Digital C
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - UW-Parkside
  • Wisconsin Film Festival
    The Marquee at Union South
    United States
    April 8, 2022
Director - Jennavieve Growel
Director Statement

My name is Jennavieve Growel and I am a senior Communications major at UW – Parkside with a minor in Digital Media and Productions. In the Fall of 2021, I created a silent short film called “Eat It” for a communications class on video production.
“Eat It” is a dark comedy following the story of a husband who murdered his wife after she decides to leave him. After being on the run for six months, the husband becomes infatuated by a stranger he encounters checking into a hotel. Despite his efforts, the man fails to gain the attention of this enchanting woman and devises a plan to build his confidence and reinvent himself using hypnosis. However, this new persona then brings him face to face with his past.
From the start, I knew I wanted to do silent film about revenge, but I had to modify my original ideas into a plot that was realistic to shoot on a $200 dollar budget. The idea for “Eat It” came to me while I was driving home from work, listening to the album “Wild Hearts” by Nick Rattigan, also known as Current Joys. Nick Rattigan’s music has always been a huge inspiration to me and even influenced a few other videos I made in the past. It was when his song “Televisions” began playing that I dreamed up the concept for “Eat It”.