Happy Little Bunnies

A bunny-masked serial killer is on the prowl, carving up men who seem abusive or perverted. Meanwhile, Carl, a therapist with a disturbing background, takes on a new client, John, who wants to be cured of his perceived perverted and psychotic thoughts.
As John's therapy session with Carl develops, it transpires that Carl had a dysfunctional upbringing at the hands of his abusive father. However, Carl's therapy seems to encourage John's monstrous thoughts and soon it becomes apparent that Carl might be far more unstable than his patient, which might explain the bunny mask on his coffee table.
Soon Carl's behaviour goes from odd to violent, culminating in him holding John at gunpoint and bringing out a bound and gagged girl, with whom he encourages John to act out his violent fantasies. In the end, only one person is left alive.

  • Patrick McConnell
    Director
    How Not To Work and Claim Benefits, Acting Grown Up
  • Patrick McConnell
    Writer
    How Not To Work and Claim Benefits, Acting Grown Up
  • Lynne Payne
    Producer
    How Not To Work and Claim Benefits, Acting Grown Up
  • Simon Manley
    Key Cast
    “Carl”
    Interview with a Hitman, Splinter, Blade of the Assassin.
  • Jon-Scott Clark
    Key Cast
    “John”
    Cats, Mary Poppins Returns, Death on the Nile, ClownDoll
  • Sophie Toland
    Key Cast
    “Leanne”
  • Lynne Payne
    Key Cast
    “Boo Bourgignon”
    How Not To Work and Claim Benefits, Acting Grown Up
  • Adrian Palmer
    Key Cast
    “Father”
  • Tom Vickerstaff
    Key Cast
    “Young Carl”
  • Llewy Hammersley
    Key Cast
    “Mike”
  • Tilly Henson-Beaty
    Key Cast
    “Midget”
  • Dean Leon Finlan
    Key Cast
    “Gary”
  • Hannah Livingstone
    Key Cast
    “Tracey”
  • Haley Yates
    Key Cast
    “Margaret”
  • Mathilda Gottschald
    Key Cast
    “Sue”
  • Stuart Horobin
    Key Cast
    “Geoff”
  • Emma Spratley
    Key Cast
    “Rooney Mara”
  • Teague Davis
    Key Cast
    “Jack”
  • Daniel Harland
    Key Cast
    “Greg”
  • Justine Marriott
    Key Cast
    “Carol”
  • James Nicholas
    Key Cast
    “Trevor”
  • Nathan Morris
    Key Cast
    “Marc”
    Hollyoaks
  • Jacqueline Redgewell
    Key Cast
    “Doris”
    Coronation Street, Marvellous, How Not To Work and Claim Benefits
  • Matt Rozier
    Key Crew
  • James Lindsay
    Key Crew
  • Tim Vickerstaff
    Key Crew
  • Haley Yates
    Key Crew
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 37 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 19, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    23,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Patrick McConnell

Born and raised in Staffordshire, Patrick trained at Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and works Nationally in theatre and film.

After training, he moved to the North West and co-founded the new writing theatre company Random Productions, (now Rotten Park Road Productions), working successfully out of the North West before moving back to the Midlands.

Patrick's first full length screen play to be produced was A Story for when were Grandads which went on national tour and also played at The Buxton Fringe Festival, where the show was nominated for Best Production and went on to win Patrick the Best New Writing award.

He has since written a number of stage plays and short films and three screenplays, one of which was released in 2017 is currently out on V-O-D / Amazon Prime: How Not To Work & Claim Benefits.

As a Director, his slate includes short films, numerous theatre productions and two feature length films.

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