A child's tea party, heirloom toys, sinister energy, "Buttonhole" is a short film created by award winning director Peter Sluszka along with Cinematographer Ivan Abel. Sluszka and Abel toy with objectification and personification, employing cutting-edge techniques, trademark dark-motifs and an original score by Robot Repair in this unsettling tale of child’s play gone awry.

Produced for and by Kid-In (a platform for to showcase the work of designers, photographers, artists and thinkers, focusing on the singular subject of childhood), "Buttonhole" is a short film celebrating the mystery and the magic of childhood imagination.

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CREDITS

Director: Peter Sluszka
Cinematographer: Ivan Abel

Costume Design: Alice Bertay
Set Design: Alice Bertay, Stephanie Arpage
Bear Design: Lika Volkova
Makeup Artist: Michelle Coursey
Hair Stylist: Damian Monzillo
Assistant Hair Stylist: Elin Nyberg
Gaffer: Michael Yetter
Scenic: Mikhail Poloskin
Cast: Zoe Sulmont, Theo Bibby
Original Score: Robot Repair

Original concept by Peter Sluszka

A Kid-In production (kid-in.net)

Special thanks to Hornet, Sissi@Le Grand Strip Boutique, Fafa, Lauren Convey, Ami Suma, and Alan Bibby

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