shot on 16mm
A simple remodeling project turns into a delusional maze of extermination.
With its clear "Men are from Mars, Vermin are from hell" message, rats! is a new short film that grips you in the gut and nibbles on your toes. Attacking on numerous fronts, this potent release invades the mind with new awareness of rataphobia's rampant stigma in today's suburbia. As Murray (Mitch Brownsworth) tries to remodel his daughter's basement, he's swept up in a one-on-many battle of wit against whisker. He confides in a quirky exterminator (Craig Wellsbacher) who gives him important advice that is destined for the toilet.
Won 2nd place at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in their features division.
Won Best Dark Comedy at the Spokane International Film Festival
Won Best Dark Comedy at the Santiago Chilean International Film Festival