It’s a moral tale of two children that begins with them gobbing giant wads of spit into each other’s faces. It’s slightly comic but also slightly cosmic. While the film may seem like a simple story set on a schoolyard it’s really about much more than that. It’s about everything.

Interview with Kazik Radwanski:

What is your short film about?

It’s a moral tale of two children that begins with them gobbing giant wads of spit into each other’s faces. It’s slightly comic but also slightly cosmic. While the film may seem like a simple story set on a schoolyard it’s really about much more than that. It’s about everything.

What kind of approach to the story was important for you as a director?

My main approach was to try and forget my response to the material and try to remember that of the children. I was eager to work with kids because I wanted the chaos. I wanted to ground the film in the spontaneity that they would bring to the shoot.

What is the financial background of the film? Was it easy to get it?

The film was funded by the Ontario Arts Council and produced by Medium Density Fiberboard Films. I had the good fortune of having longtime collaborator Daniel Montgomery as producer on this project. We’re getting to a point where we’ve worked together so much that there is an inherent trust. This helps us worry less about the finances and focus on what’s really important, the film.

How was the shooting of the film? (A nice story?)

We did over thirty takes of the boys spitting at each other to get the perfect shot. When we finished they went outside and continued to spit. It’s amazing how much kids love spitting at each other.

What do you expect from the Berlinale?

Nothing but the best.