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The Cut-Ups

A timid historian finds his quiet evening intruded upon by a fast-talking knife saleswoman. She's loud, she's rude, and she's possibly a wanted killer.

  • Dallin Agatone
  • Dallin Agatone
  • Dallin Agatone
  • Margaret J. Leisenheimer
    Key Cast
  • Erik Shuttlesworth
    Key Cast
  • Erich Rausch
    Key Cast
  • James Stitham
    Director of Photography
  • Sergio Graman
  • Eric Chang
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 16, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The School of Visual Arts
  • Jersey Shore Film Festival 2021
    Asbury Park, New Jersey
    United States
    November 18, 2021
    Winner: Best Jersey Student Film
  • 2021 International Comedy Film Festival

    United States
    December 15, 2021
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival Fall 2021
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Dallin Agatone

Growing up in South Jersey, Dallin Agatone has eaten, slept, and breathed movies his entire life. So, it came to the surprise of nobody when he decided he wanted to make movies of his own. Having majored in Film with a Directing focus at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he's now more skilled in the art and craft of filmmaking than ever, and hungry to get creating.

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Director Statement

The Cut-Ups is a film intended to pay homage to the classic Looney Tunes shorts of the 30s, 40s, and 50s, and as such intends to carry over the speed, physicality, and energy of these animated films into a live-action setting.