The Shallow Pond

Dubbed by The New Yorker "the world’s most influential living philosopher,” Peter Singer expands our understanding of what it means to care for each other on a global scale. The Shallow Pond is the first film in which Singer himself walks us step by step through his most famous thought experiment.  As we journey through a split-second decision that reshapes our moral priorities, Singer reminds us of the personal values we overlook nearly every day.

  • Clay Thomas
    Ale Vini
  • Laura Gamse
    The Creators
  • Peter Singer
    Key Cast
  • Annie Huntington
    Ale Vini
  • José González
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Philosophy, Ethics
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 16, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Clay Thomas

Clay Thomas is a producer, director, media strategist & buyer, with experience since 2011 working on national and international commercial campaigns for brands like HISTORY, Nike, Nivea, Oral-B, and Organic Valley.

Over the past three years, Clay’s been developing his creative career as a documentary filmmaker and producer. In 2017, Clay was a co-director on the documentary short Ale Vini, which screened at festivals in New Orleans, Nashville, and Atlanta, and was awarded Best Documentary at the 2017 Atlanta Indie Film Fest.

Clay is one-half of the creative collective Cool Baby.

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