The Rooster Must Die (2012)

Rooster Must Die (short) Poster

The Rooster Must Die Poster

[highlight]DIRECTOR: Parag Sankhe[/highlight]

[highlight]PRODUCER: Debora Setnik[/highlight]

The Rooster Must Die is a gripping and funny short film that tells the story of a classic clash between traditional rural life and those who wish for a quieter and more suburban existence.

Inspired by the dramatic tousles between man and nature that characterised the iconic 1975 feature film Jaws, The Rooster Must Die focuses on what happens when a group of angry villagers join together to try and impose rule on a Rooster that is causing them all great distress.

When the village chairman comes under increasing pressure to find a solution he turns to Jack, a local hard man, who is very confident that he will have no problems in handling the irritating Cock.

Jack, however, soon learns that his enemy is considerably more cunning than the average chicken and when their plans for a quiet life go horribly wrong the villagers discover that an angry Rooster can wreak just as much havoc as a hungry shark.

 

Directed By: PARAG SANKHE
Written By: KENT FLAAGAN
Produced By: DEBORA SETNIK
Director Of Photography: YURI KRYLOV
Background Score: PHILIP APPLEBY

JACK: Laurence Pears
CHAIRMAN: Marcus Taylor
ELLEN: Denise Rocard
MARY: Lena Sandberg
HARRY: Marc Forde
DAVID: Jeffrey Mayhew

Creative Team

Directed by Parag Sankhe
Written by Kent Flaagan
Produced by Debora Setnik
Executive Producer: Simon Cousin
Director of Photography: Yuri Krylov
Background Score: Philip Appleby

Cast

Jack: Laurence Pears
Chairman: Marcus Taylor
Ellen: Denise Rocard
Mary: Lena Sandberg
Harry: Marc Forde
David: Jeffrey Mayhew
Man: Iain Clark
Woman: Caroline Leach

Crew

1st Ad: Michael Cheung, Nadia Hammoud
Camera Operator/Steadicam: Stefan Yap
1st Camera Assistant: Annemarie Van Basten
2nd Camera Assistant: Camil Liberto
Sound Mixer: Simon Gill
Boom Operator: Tom Collingwood
Production Assistant: Fernando Luan
Continuity: Nadia Hammoud
Script Supervisor: Sara Galvao
Make Up: Thomas Montague
Make Up Assistant: Cher Paris
Stylist: Sylvain Agathine
Runner: Subodh Rao
Editor: Michael Cheung
Colourist: Parag Sankhe
Sound Designer: Catherine Mcgrath
Animation: Andre Lucato

Special thanks to

Ewan Parry (Talanas) Death Metal Rooster Track (End Credits)
David King and St. Gabriel’s Halls;
Beyond Retro: Vintage Clothing
Barry Bassett and VMI
Essex Insurance Brokers
London Film Academy