Animals Don't Commit Suicide

Short Film Station 2017

Project information

Talent Liz Cairns
Role of participant Director, Writer
Director Liz Cairns
Producer Heidi Tan
Screenwriter Liz Cairns
Status in development

Production details

Running time 12 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2017
Countries of Production Canada , United States
Production Company
Stretch Media, Third Culture Films
Website http://www.lizvac.com


Logline

Maurice fears his aging dog is at risk of self-harm.


still / picture for Animals Don't Commit Suicide
still / picture for Animals Don't Commit Suicide
still / picture for Animals Don't Commit Suicide


Synopsis

MAURICE (late 50s) lives alone with his aging dog TITO. When the dog begins to exhibit self-destructive behavior, Maurice takes steps to lift the dog from his depressive state. Tito’s mood grows more erratic until one day he vanishes. The dog’s disappearance is cause for Maurice to examine his relationship to mortality, finding some answers in a late-night infomercial for a new self-help technique.