Starring Jasper Jacob
A powerful man is confronted about his place in the world, by a being that manifests in the objects around him.
On the eve of sending the resources needed to start a new life on Mars, Prime Minister Guthrie Gardner starts his day like any other: a shit and a shower. However, something is troubling him. At first, he tries to ignore it, but he’s haunted by the physical manifestation of his moral compass, The Being.
Initially, it appears inside the toilet as... well... a shit, protesting and demanding to be listened to. However, Guthrie is familiar with The Being, and has no time for its whining, flushing it away. It quickly reappears in his mouth, in the form of his Toothbrush challenging Guthrie’s choices as one of the world’s most powerful people. Guthrie protests, his prime-ministerial decisions are altruistic, in his own words, he ‘works hard’. But The Being knows better, and how to get under his skin. Every retort Guthrie throws, The Being has one better; angry, Guthrie snaps the toothbrush in half and bins it.
Now very eager to get ready for his big speech, Guthrie’s shower is unfortunately interrupted by a violent coughing fit, which causes him to spit a MASSIVE glob of bright green phlegm.
Guthrie cannot escape it, he must confront his conscience, and for a moment we think he might be swayed. The Phlegm is convincing, logical and concise, but Guthrie’s pride is much stronger, regrettably his maniacal, egotistical, and unabashed self, rises to the surface and The Being can’t bring him back now. Prime Minister Guthrie is unwilling to change, and he’s happy about it; after declaring himself a God, Guthrie flushes The Being away and readies himself for his big day.
Although, we find out in the credits, it did not go to plan.
Photography by Niki Bruckner
Jasper Jacob as Prime Minister Guthrie Gardner
Adrianne 'Nova' Bacon as the Voice of the Inanimates
Producer & Director - Michael Savva
Screenwriters - Liam Donohoe & Michael Savva
Co-Producer - Simon x. Frederick
Director of Photography - Josh White
First Camera Assistant - Domenico Palomba
Sound Recordist - Emanuele Corti
Photography - Niki Bruckner
Set Dresser - Morgan Coull
Production Assistant - Olivia Unterhalter
Script Supervisor - Liam Donohoe
Post Production - NEW ECW Productions
Grade & Colour - Josh White
Sound Editor - Stewart Dugdale
Musical Composition - Marcus Johnson
Musical Arrangement - Michael Savva
Animators - Tomislav Jakupec & Prora
Graphic Design - Chexxuz