The movie „Blood, Sweat & Gingerbread“ is set on Halloween and tells the story of little Adam, a boy who fights against his own shortcomings and a group of mean bullies. In the child’s world, little worries like a lack of candy or the own crappy costume become major problems and disasters. Opposed to this, fantastic, magical elements and events offer Adam a chance to escape the hostile neighbourhood and invest him with abilities and powers which, in the end, enable him to take his own – in a childlike way quite cruel – form of revenge.
The short uses stylistic devices like camera, colorsettings and editing, as well as sound and music, to make the emotional world of the protagonist visible and comprehensible to the viewer. The story and context of Adam’s experiences, decisions and actions are displayed in an entertaining as well as understandable way.