A Father/Son Hunting Trip Turns Monstrous In This Short Film

The Hunt Short Film

Why Watch? In this short film from director Spencer Estabrooks and writer Greg Jeffs, a son reluctant to make a kill goes hunting with an aggro-dad trying to turn his boy into a man. The thick fog of their strained relationship gets a genre twist, but the heart of the story is still a question of what line you must cross while coming-of-age and what manner in which you’ll cross it.

The amateur markings are shown here around the edges — particularly with some overacting — but it’s a quick tale acting as a signpost of real potential. Rubber suit style aside, there are some simple, effective practicals here, and it’s encouraging to see a bit of worldview drama injected into what might have been a mindless creature feature. Looking forward to what this team does next.

What Will It Cost? About 7 minutes.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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