The Butcher

A newly sober father of two struggles to reconnect with his children sometime after the death of his wife. When personal and professional struggles threaten his sobriety, The Butcher is forced to make a choice between relapse or his continued attempts to reconcile his family.

  • Kyle Taubken
    Director
    The Neighborhood, So Brief Was His Torso, Gehenna
  • Kyle Taubken
    Writer
    The Neighborhood, So Brief Was His Torso, Gehenna
  • Jay Taubken
    Key Cast
    “The Butcher”
  • Garrett Atkinson
    Key Cast
    “The Butcher's Boss”
  • Katie Kelley
    Key Cast
    “Jess”
  • Lillian Masie
    Key Cast
    “Kate”
    The Neighborhood, Hellyfish
  • Oliver Moates
    Key Cast
    “The Butcher's Grandson”
  • Kyle Taubken
    Producer
    The Neighborhood, So Brief Was His Torso, Gehenna
  • Dwayne Green
    Director of Photography
    The Neighborhood, Gehenna
  • Kyle Taubken
    Editor
    The Neighborhood, So Brief Was His Torso, Gehenna
  • Kurdice Neal
    Sound Designer
    So Brief Was His Torso, Crazy For The Boys, Animals Among Us
  • Emily Tuberville Taubken
    First Assistant Camera
  • David Moates
    Location Sound Mixer/Boom Operator
  • Water Liars
    Music
  • Emily Tuberville Taubken
    BTS Photographer
  • Vicki Taubken
    Craft Service
  • Travis Scott Ray
    Special Thanks
    So Brief Was His Torso
  • Russell Shaw
    Special Thanks
    Newness of Life, The Neighborhood
  • Anna Moates
    Special Thanks
  • Josh Colfer
    Featured Extra
  • Terence Gray
    Featured Extra
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K RAW
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Y'allywood Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    November 30, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Macon Film Festival
    Macon, GA
    United States
    August 17, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Cardiff Mini Film Festival
    Cardiff, Wales
    United Kingdom
    June 23, 2018
    Wales Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Tupelo Film Festival
    Tupelo, MS
    United States
    April 21, 2018
    Official Selection
  • South Georgia Film Festival
    Valdosta, GA
    United States
    March 2, 2018
    Georgia Premiere
    Best Cinematography
  • Edinburgh Indie Film Festival
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    United Kingdom
    December 17, 2017
    European Premiere
    Official Selection In Competition
  • Indie Memphis Film Festival
    Memphis, TN
    United States
    November 4, 2017
    Hometown Premiere
    Official Selection In Competition
  • Portland Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    United States
    November 1, 2017
    West Coast Premiere
    Official Selection In Competition
  • Franklin International Independent Film Festival
    Franklin, TN
    United States
    October 15, 2017
    Tennessee Premiere
    Official Selection In Competition
  • Grenada Afterglow Film Festival
    Grenada, MS
    United States
    October 7, 2017
    World Premiere
    Official Selection In Competition
Director Biography - Kyle Taubken

Kyle Taubken is a writer/director from Memphis, TN who grew up nearby in a small town in northern Mississippi. Inspired, in part, by the personal films of the New Hollywood movement and the low budget independent films of the early 90s, Kyle made his first short film at age 20. After completing his graduate work at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014, where his thesis film (THE NEIGHBORHOOD) won four graduate film awards, including Best Graduate Director and Best Graduate Film, Kyle returned to Memphis where he continues to make films and work as a freelance videographer and editor. Kyle’s films have screened in competition at festivals worldwide including the Portland Film Festival, Indie Memphis, the Cardiff Mini Film Festival, and the Macon Film Festival. Kyle is currently developing his first feature, and the upcoming PATRICK is his 17th short film.

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