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Careful with that Axe Short Film – 2007 Comedy Thriller

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This is the first installment in director Jason Stutter’s trilogy of short cautionary tales. The ingredients are simple: playful kid, dangerous tool. The recipe for a comic screen gem? Mix them up. Here a son, left alone after watching his Dad chop wood, has a go at figuring out how a heavy axe works ... in bare feet. With the economy of a Buster Keaton set-up, Careful’s razor sharp sense of squeamish anticipation saw it become a festival success. It was apparently inspired by listening to Pink Floyd song ‘Careful with that axe, Eugene’ on a road-trip.

Key Cast & Crew

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Kevin Stevens

As: Dad

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Cameron Stevens

As: Boy

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Jason Stutter

Camera, Editor, Producer, Writer, Director

No limbs were lost in the making of this film.
- From the closing credits to the film

Produced by

Spooky Pictures

Buy it

The Careful trilogy is available to download at Spooky Pictures.