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The Fallen Goat

Goat farmer Jack discovers one of his animals dead in the field, but it is unclear exactly what happened in the night and what predator could have savaged the innocent goat.

Jacks feels that this killing was by something more than an ordinary mutt, but despite searching his field for clues and questioning some local townsfolk, it is only when he visits his local pub that he is told about some visiting outsiders that have been causing some ruckus.

Upon meeting them, the outsiders turn out to be an arrogant trio on a stag weekend, but did how could their drunken behavior be linked to the death of the goat?

  • Carl Thomason
  • Carl Thomason
  • Mark Scullion
  • Carl Thomason
  • Paul Cooper
    Key Cast
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  • John Brimm
    Key Cast
    The Hostage
  • Elspeth Mary Jane Dewick
    Key Cast
  • Stephen Emery
    Key Cast
  • Levi Day
    Key Cast
  • Szymon Madziel
    Key Cast
  • Liam O'riordan
    Key Cast
    Broken Bonees
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  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    206 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital AVCHD Super 35mm
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Director Biography - Carl Thomason

THE FALLEN GOAT (2017, short)
THE HOSTAGE (2016, short)
BROKEN BONES (2014, short)
THE ENEMY (2014, short)
SHIT HAPPENS (2012, short)
THE DEFECTIVE LINE (2011, short)
BEAST (2011, short)

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Director Statement

We made this film in Hertfordshire, on a budget that amounted to about 200 pounds, and using mostly local talent, all with at least a little screen or stage experience.

I wrote the film while thinking about loss of friends, mostly through loss of contact than actual loss of life, and decided to adapt that into a story about a dead animal that had been important to someone, in this case a lonely farmer.

This is my 7th short film to date and by far my most personal. I have taken an approach to making the film that best expresses my style and feelings for film, something I believe a filmmaker should stay true to, regardless of the rules given by the big film schools or books.