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MATTRICIDE

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NOVEMBER

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DIRECTOR

Gemma Rigg

RUNTIME

3 Minutes

COUNTRY

United Kingdom

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SYNOPSIS

A humorous stop motion thriller following one woman's fight with urban fly-tipping.
If Hitchcock made 'The Birds' with mattresses instead of crows, it would look something like this.

DIRECTOR STATEMENT
Abandoned mattresses on the streets where I live in east London are a pandemic. You are always within 12 feet of a dumped soiled mattress. I have been taking photos of them for over 10 years and have almost 1000 photos. They look like they have a life of their own forming strange tableaus on street corners and one day I thought one followed me home - which inspired the story of Mattricide.

DIRECTOR BIO
Gemma is an award-winning stop motion director from London specialising in humour. Gemma started her career as an actress and comedian and moved into screenwriting; graduating from Royal Holloway University of London with an MA (dist.) in screenwriting.

Gemma started learning stop motion animation just 2 years ago and has since made 4 short films, 3 of which have won 5 festival awards. Her first 2 films from the ‘Hoe Street’ series were screened across the globe and are currently distributed by Aardman Animations. Hoe Street: Sharon is available to watch on The Short Film Show on Amazon Prime, where it won best original content.

CAST and CREW

Director/Writer - Gemma Rigg
Producer - Warpdog
Composer - Matt Loveridge