Private Project

Only Humane

Fed up at continually putting animals to sleep, a rural vet accidentally runs over a dog, starting a chain of events that challenges his skills and gives him a chance to prove that he's more than just an angel of death.

  • Adam Harvey
    Play Dead, Red on the Green, You Only Die Forever, Bootless
  • Adam Harvey
    Play Dead, Red on the Green
  • Chris Hanlon
    Red on the Green,
  • Sasha Nixon
    Key Cast
    Lapwing, Breakery, You Only Die Forever, Play Dead, serve and protect, Star Wars: Hunter,
  • Thomas Srhoj
    Key Cast
  • Anthony Banks
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Dark comedy
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    8,500 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Scarlett
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Adam Harvey

Adam Harvey is a Waikato based filmmaker and lapsed orthopedic surgeon. He stopped putting metal in people when he realized it was better for his health to make gory films about it instead. Medicine has given Adam a very focused work ethic and a dark sense of humour. He now concentrates on writing and directing full time, whilst attempting to raise his children in the ways of the Force.

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Director Statement

Only Humane is a passion project that combines gallows humour, hubris and pathos in a very kiwi setting. As a former surgeon I’m interested in ethics and empathy, and I’m also fascinated by the way that altruistic actions can be misconstrued and seem sinister when seen from another perspective. But mainly it’s the story of a guy who wants to do good but can't get a break, as the universe seems to heap crap upon him. We all know where good intentions lead. I hope you like our film.