The Host

The Host is a dark satire set deep in the woods with puppets. Ygritte and Morgan move into the woods and immediately embark upon a debauched destruction of the local ecosystem. Taken in by a friendly local creature; jealousy and their parasitic nature causes them to turn on him as well, only for this to backfire on them with dire consequences. This film was made as part of the New Zealand 48 hour film competition in 2014. The film was written, filmed and edited within 48 hours.

  • Tanya Marriott
    Director
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1398557/
  • Wendell Cooke
    Writer
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5125996/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  • Tanya Marriott
    Producer
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1398557/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  • Garry Buckley
    Producer
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5384766/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  • Nikko Hull
    Key Cast
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5523939/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
  • Leo Chida
    Key Cast
  • John Conly
    Key Cast
  • Ashley Williams
    Key Cast
  • Michael Jones
    Key Cast
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5420606/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2
  • Mike Robinson
    Key Cast
  • Struan Ashby
    Key Cast
  • Claire Hackett
    Key Cast
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4896848/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2
  • Brady Kuech
    Key Cast
  • Sam Broad
    Key Cast
  • Alex Baur
    Key Cast
  • Anna Baily
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    dark comedy, Satire, environment, art direction, puppetry
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 6, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony F4
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Tanya Marriott

Tanya Marriott is multidisciplinary designer who works in a variety of media including interactive design and play, character and toy design, film and animation. Her work seeks to build meaningful experiences and storytelling opportunities between digital and tangible activities. Through practice led research the work explores tangible and interactive engagement, and the subsequent development of meaningful
narrative within an installation, animation and artifact format. Her varied creative outputs have been described as imaginative and quirky, and uniquely different. She in an internationally recognised figurative sculptor in the area of doll design, and is the President of the National Institute of American Doll Artists.
A Senior lecturer in the College of Creative Arts, she has qualifications in Industrial design, interaction design and illustration. Marriott primarily teaches animation, play and game design.

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