Running Time: 10 minutes
Directed By: Samual Dawes
Produced By: Yasmine Hausler, Samual Dawes
Cinematographer: Yannick Hausler
Edited By: Sam Hodge
The Pumpkin Monkey team are back; this time with a more contained, fun and colourful short, entitled, Play Nice!
After spending a considerable amount of time working on his previous short, Destroyer of Worlds, Sam decided he wanted his next project to have a much more lighthearted punch, with a shorter script, but with focus on really honing in the quality of production.
Having built a fantastic network of industry talent from previous projects, it was easy to assemble the crew for Play Nice. The shoot took place over 3 days, with a budget of just £500, which includes; bucket loads of pizza and numerous bidding wars on eBay for second hand dolls!
Ash Holden (Mel), was a beautifully fortunate find, as she joined the project off the back of a late night conversation in the office, where she actually works alongside Sam and Yasmine as a Line-Producer, at Industrial Light and Magic. After a short audition, there really was no-one else for the role!
Play Nice was designed for nothing more than to be an easy going, lighthearted watch, that brings its fair share of nostalgia, and hopefully a few little laughs along the way.
Warning: contains foul language and you may never be able to look at your children’s toys the same way again.
Mel, a 21st Century Mum, who likes video games, is plunged into a funny yet creepy-as-hell nightmare when some of her kids’ toys come to life… and try to kill her.
For more information on the film, download the EPK here: