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The Pigman

***Audience Award for BEST SHORT / Dingle International Film Festival***
***WINNER BEST SOUND / Nominated BEST CAMERA & BEST DRAMA / Limerick Film Festival***

A strange half man half pig creature, the Pigman, shuffles home to his derelict house high up in the mountains. On his way he passes a local pub, full of life. Curious and eager to join in the Pigman is shunned and told to go home. One night alone in his mountainous home he comes across an incident which offers him an opportunity to change his position in society.

  • Rik Gordon
  • Rik Gordon
  • Rik Gordon
  • Sarah Laura Hauenstein
  • Robert Render
    Key Cast
  • Kathleen Bridget Murphy
    Key Cast
  • Robbie Beggs
    Key Cast
  • Jay Dee
    Key Cast
  • Rhode Gordon
    Key Cast
  • Roter Su
  • Maxmilián Škach
  • Connor Sweeney
  • Tony Campbell
  • Natalie Greer
  • Iva Beleva
  • Jordan Burns
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  • Genres:
    Fantasy Drama, Fable
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 28, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • Clair Obscur
    Basel, Switzerland
    November 5, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Dingle International Film Festival
    Dingle, Ireland
    March 20, 2016
    Irish Premiere
    Best Short
  • Limerick Film Festival
    Limerick, Ireland
    April 14, 2016
    Best Sound (Nominated Best Camera & Best Drama)
  • Underground Cinema
    May 6, 2016
Director Biography - Rik Gordon

Hailing from Co. Down, N. Ireland, Rik had been interested in making films from a young age. Side tracked into business when he left school, Rik, with persuasion from his peers, got back into film making and in September 2013 started studying an MA film making course at Kingston University, London where he graduated in January 2015. In November 2015, Rik completed his first ambitious short film 'The Pigman' which has gone on to be screened in festivals worldwide and winning the 'Audience Award for Best Short' at the prestigious Dingle International Film Festival.

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Director Statement

After finishing University in January 2015, Rik, with the help of his Co-Producer, Sarah Laura Hauenstein, decided to make 'The Pigman'; a script he wrote intentionally for his dissertation but was deemed too ambitious.

Using his own funds, some money raised through IndieGoGo and the help of the Felix Mater Society, filming began in May 2015. The small crew was made up of friends met at University that were willing to travel to N. Ireland and family members. The very international crew consisted of Swiss, Taiwanese, Iranian, Czech, Bulgarian and Australian members.

Filming took place over a very short 5 days. The film was entirely shot outdoors.

After a long editing and post-production process the film was completed in November 2015.