Experiencing Interruptions?

My Other Suit is Human

Zoe, grieving for her deceased son, has become distant from her emotionally unavailable husband, who buries himself in work. Forced to deal with her grief alone, she seeks refuge in the form of a homemade robot suit. Slowly she starts to rediscover herself and her marriage.

  • Andrew Paul Montague
    Donald, The Interview, The P.A.
  • Andrew Paul Montague
    Donald, The Interview, The P.A.
  • Kira Fitzpatrick (she/her)
    Bound, Cold Reader, Donald, The Interview, The P.A.
  • Bethany Blake
    Key Cast
  • Simeon Oakes
    Key Cast
  • Zeta Spyraki
    Towards the Sun
  • Chris Fitzpatrick
    Robot Suit Prosthetics Technician
    Ex Machina, Aeon Flux
  • Lydia Hughes
    Costume Designer
    Honey, Bound, Scraps, Rab.bit
  • Sarah Playford
  • Franco Volpi
    Sound Recordist
    August Sun, Cranley Gardens
  • Chris Francis
    Bound, The Closure Centre, The Wrong Swipe
  • Adam Robinson - Production Manager
    Production Team
  • Brianna Fergusson - Assistant Producer
    Production Team
  • Xenia Guenther - 1st AC
    Camera and Lighting Team
  • Oscar Harrison - 2nd AC
    Camera and Lighting Team
  • Eng Tek Ng - Grip
    Camera and Lighting Team
  • Jurijs Subbotin - Gaffer
    Camera and Lighting Team
  • Gavin Farlie - Gaffer
    Camera and Lighting Team
  • Vipin Kannekanti - Spark
    Camera and Lighting Team
  • Rocio Rivera Rosado - Production Designer
    Production Design
  • Shiyun Gu - Art Director
    Production Design
  • Zoe Cheng - Art Dept. Assistant
    Production Design
  • Laurent Durham
    1st AD
    All You Can Carry
  • Joe Fletcher - Re-recording Mixer
    Post Production Sound
  • Sandy Buchanan - Foley Supervisor
    Post Production Sound
  • Ben Matthews
    Things He Never Said
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Grief, Family, Student Film, Irish Filmmaker, Female Cinematographer, Female Narrative, Female Filmmaker, Little Dialogue, Practical FX, Indie
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 GBP
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  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - London Film School
  • Irish Film and Television Academy Awards
    Nominee, Best Short Film
  • LA Shorts Fest 2021
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 13, 2021
    Official Selection
  • 32nd Galway Film Fleadh
    July 9, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • HollyShorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Kerry International Film Festival
    October 17, 2020
    Kerry Premiere
    Award Winner - Best Student Short
  • In The Palace Film Festival
    March 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • San Diego International Film Festival
    San Diego
    United States
    October 15, 2020
    San Diego Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 29th Woods Hole Film Festival
    Cape Cod
    United States
    July 26, 2020
    North American Premiere
    Award Winner - Best Cinematography in a Short Film, Best Actor in a Short Film
  • Hamilton Film Festival
    October 1, 2020
    Canadian Premiere
    Award Winner - Best Student Film
  • Tallgrass Film Festival
    United States
    Kansas Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Fargo Film Festival
    United States
    March 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Emerging Directors Awards
    Official Selection
  • Fastnet Film Festival
    April 22, 2021
    Official Selection
  • British Shorts Festival
    Official Selection
  • Oxford International Short Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Andrew Paul Montague

Andrew is an Irish award winning writer and director, who received his MA in Filmmaking at the renowned London Film School. Andrew's films have screened internationally at festivals in the US and the UK.
Andrew was chosen for the inaugural BECTU industry mentorship in 2018. His most recent project, My Other Suit is Human, has already won an award for the script and is now supported by Genera Films.
My Other Suit Is Human is Andrew's graduation film from London Film School.

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Director Statement

Grief is a universal feeling, eventually experienced by all but always in a distinctly unique way.
I developed the initial idea for ‘My Other Suit is Human’ two years ago, and always knew that I wanted to give a physical form to the weight of the depression that is so often felt when grieving the loss of a loved one.
In this case, I wanted to look at Zoe’s grief manifested in the form of a robot suit, inspired by her deceased son’s favourite toys, books, TV shows - the last remnants she has of him. She uses the suit to escape the sadness of the world around her and give her a chance to repair her broken spirit - and to feel more human.