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    Anarchy in the U.K.

    This episode includes:

    Felix by Anselm Belser
    Little Boy And The Beast by Uwe Heidschotter and Johannes Sweiland
    Hellion by Kat Chandler
    Six Dollar Fifty Man by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland


    Felix
    Germany
    An annoyingly precocious boy in a supermarket learns the hard way that for every action there is a reaction. Clocking in at just 43 seconds, this is the shortest film to air ever on Imagemakers. While short in length, it does not lack for impact or lack or laughter. Written and directed by Anselm Belser. Principal cast: Felix Muller, Daniela Blaschke and Paul Ohmert.
    - Visit the film's Facebook page at facebook.com.
    - See the film's IMDb entry at imdb.com.

    Little Boy And The Beast
    Germany
    Since little Haro's dad has left, his mother has completely changed. Divorces are always difficult and painful but when your mother and father are actually monsters ... that makes life even more difficult. He discusses the pros and cons of having monsters as parents, but deep down wishes he had normal parents. The award-winning film is directed by Uwe Heidschotter and Johannes Sweiland.
    - Watch the trailer, below.
    - To learn more about the filmmaker go to heidschoetter.blogspot.com.
    - To read an interview with the filmmaker go to ctnanimationexpo.com.
    - See the film's IMDb entry at imdb.com.

    Hellion
    USA
    All hell breaks loose after three brothers tape their babysitter to the side of the house. Petey is the youngest of three boys in his family and he must survive his older brothers' slash and burn approach to the world. These older boys are rebellious in a way that is both terrifying and intriguing to Petey. He must decide if he wishes to become just like them or remain the sweet innocent child in the eyes of his father. A dark tale about the destructive seeds of machismo. Written and directed by Kat Chandler. Principal cast: Arthur Dale, Deke Garner and Jonny Mars.
    - Watch the trailer, below.
    - Watch the full film (donation required) at stevesullivan.co.uk.
    - To read interviews with the filmmaker go to huffingtonpost.com and twitchfilm.com.
    - See the film's IMDb entry at imdb.com.

    Six Dollar Fifty Man
    New Zealand
    Set in the 70s at the height of popularity of the TV series "Six Million Dollar Man," a gutsy eight year old misfit is forced to break out of his make believe superhero world to deal with playground bullies. Writer and director Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland capture the innocence, wonder and bravado of kids that don't fit in. The film won the top prize at numerous film festivals including Sundance, Cannes, Berlin and Aspen. Principal cast: Oscar Vendee Connor, Celina Russo Berwick, Carmel McLane and Thomas Limber.
    - Watch the film again, below.
    - To learn more about the film visit thesixdollarfiftyman.
    - Visit the film's Facebook page at facebook.com.
    - See the film's IMDb entry at imdb.com.

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    [Original air date: Sun, Apr 05, 2009]

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