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Of Pets & Dinner

A comical triptych featuring the most revered animal of all time – the human being – in its natural habitat. Watch how he interacts with the other animals around him.

  • Kew Lin
    Director
  • Kew Lin
    Writer
    Love Possibly
  • Hendrika Josepha Nieuwstad
    Producer
  • Michael Boccalini
    Key Cast
    Love Possibly
  • Rhiannon Hopkins
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Dark Comedy, Culinary, Surreal
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 6, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    600 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    Singapore
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
    Oberhausen
    Germany
    May 5, 2019
    World Premiere
    Open Screening
  • 11th Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival
    Seoul
    Korea, Republic of
    September 5, 2019
    Asian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Crossing The Screen International Film Festival
    Eastbourne
    United Kingdom
    September 19, 2019
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cinemaway 2019
    Lviv
    Ukraine
    October 3, 2019
    Ukranian Premiere
    Best Experimental Film
  • Cardiff International Film Festival
    Cardiff
    United Kingdom
    October 27, 2019
    Welsh Premiere
    Critics Choice Award Nomination
  • Festival CINE ANIMAL Bogotá
    Bogotá
    Colombia
    October 20, 2019
    South American Premiere
    Awarded Special Mention of the Jury & Best Experimental Film nomination
  • Antakya International Film Festival
    Antakya
    Turkey
    December 23, 2019
    Turkish Premiere
    Jury Special Prize
  • Nepal International Film Festival
    Kathmandu
    Nepal
    February 14, 2020
    Nepalese Premiere
  • 20minmax International Short Film Festival
    Ingolstadt
    Germany
    March 29, 2020
    Best Comedy Short Film Nomination
  • Independent Days International Filmfestival
    Karlsruhe
    Germany
    April 1, 2020
  • Rencontres Cinéma-Nature
    Dompierre-sur-Besbre
    France
    April 2, 2021
    French Premiere
  • Kinomorphia Film Festival
    Sofia
    Bulgaria
  • Be Epic! London International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 14, 2020
    Online Premiere
  • Cardiff Mini Film Festival
    Cardiff
    United Kingdom
Distribution Information
  • WēVē TV — Online platform for independent films
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Pay Per View
Director Biography - Kew Lin

Kew Lin is a writer-director with the attitude of a contrarian and an obsession for absurdity. He has most recently co-written British feature film Love Possibly, which premiered at Raindance Film Festival and notably receiving the Best Screenplay award at the Sochi International Film Festival.

Fluent in Mandarin and the local culture, Kew often travels to China to make ethnographic documentaries. His credits as visual effects artist include Interstellar, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Bridge of Spies, Spectre and The Hunger Games series.

Of Pets & Dinner is Kew Lin’s fourth fictional short film and had its world premiere at the 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

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Director Statement

The 3 chapters in the film feature the animals that we love, eat and use, including the most revered animal of all time – human beings. Does being at the top of the pecking order make them better than other animals?

This is not a film about vegetarianism. This is also not a film about carnivorism. This is definitely not a film about any isms at all. “Of Pets & Dinner” is about a man’s double standards towards different animals he has interactions with.

Which do you find more interesting towards the end of the film, the song and dance, or the stock footage of animals?