"CopyKat" is a story set in a digital advertising agency where Mika, a nonchalant graphic designer, discovers that her colleague and creative director, Kat, has plagiarized her work in order to win the prestigious Golden Beaver.

When Mika confronts Kat, an argument ensues, resulting in Mika smashing Kat's Golden Beaver. Leary, the CEO, tries to intervene and asks Mika how she can prove that Kat copied her work, but Mika can't prove it.

The story then shifts to a montage of office workers weighing in on the absurdity of the situation, everyone thinking Mika was wrong and hating on her. The story ends with a controversy that divides and destroys the whole office paradigm.

  • Gino delos Reyes
  • Gino delos Reyes
  • Gino delos Reyes
  • Katya Arifin
    Key Cast
  • Paige Wilson
    Key Cast
    "Kat Smith"
  • Rene Boyer
    Key Cast
    "Leary McGrift"
  • Gino delos Reyes
    Sunod 2019
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    571 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Confederation College
Director Biography - Gino delos Reyes

With 15 years of experience as a TV commercial and film editor, I have a deep understanding of visual storytelling. Recently, I moved to Canada to study filmmaking and pursue my passion for writing and directing my own films. I am excited to share my unique perspective as an editor-turned-director with audiences and fellow filmmakers alike. I am drawn to exploring themes of identity, culture, and social justice in my work, and I strive to challenge viewers' perspectives and inspire meaningful conversations through my films. My goal is to push the boundaries of storytelling and create films that touch people's hearts and minds. When I'm not working on film projects, I enjoy traveling, eating good food and spending time with my family. I look forward to connecting with you and sharing my work!

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Director Statement

"CopyKat" is a sharp-witted satire that explores the insidious impact of plagiarism and misinformation on a society that is grotesquely absurd and rotting from within. The film artfully employs visual motifs, sound design, and narrative structure to create a compelling and thought-provoking experience that challenges viewers to confront their preconceptions about creativity and identity.

While the issues of originality and imitation are central to the film's narrative, "CopyKat" is equally inspired by the pervasive corruption and prejudices that afflict society at large, as exemplified by the Philippine political landscape and social media. The film boldly exposes the systemic flaws that obstruct creative autonomy and impede the protection of intellectual property. Ultimately, "CopyKat" urges viewers to consider how we can overcome the obstacles that inhibit true expression and either dismantle or distance ourselves from a broken system.

Through its incisive humor and clever satire, "CopyKat" offers a stirring call to action for anyone concerned with artistic freedom and intellectual property rights. The film's caustic critique of a society that values copying over creativity is sure to resonate with audiences around the world and inspire vital conversations about the importance of originality in an age of rampant imitation.