Short Films: “The Chippie” - 7 mins 53s
A new urban fairy tale comes to life in this enthralling short film from director Louis Norton. He combines cannibalism and class war throughout the engaging narrative, as a group of kids discuss - and eventually investigate - who could be behind their classmates going missing.
The story is anchored by two great performances: Jordan Nash as the younger brother of the missing boy, and David Schaal as the chip shop owner with a unique frying recipe. Each elevates their roles and draw viewers into their loaded conversation, making the pay off all the more grotesque.
The idea of complicity between authority figures (teachers, police, business owners, etc.) to cover up the disappearance of minority children rings disturbingly true in the current climate. It adds an extra dimension of horror to the allegorical tale, bound to leave audiences with a lingering sense of unease next time chips are on the menu.
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