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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.

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 Jason Stutter
 Cameron Stevens
 Kevin Stevens

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this is a really good thing to watch for film study. really quick and simple



most un expected ending ever lol



Yeah I can relate to that video.
Thinking back to my younger days-
Scars on left hand from my axe experience.
Right finger also needed tip sown on after trying to clean lawnmower with headphones and muffs on whilst still running.
Doctors are scamming ACC as a few stitches shouldn't cost millions of dollars!! Thats why they drive flash cars


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No limbs were lost in the making of this film. 


2008 Valladolid International Film Festival
Golden Spike for Best Short Film

2008 24th Interfilm Short Film Festival Berlin (Germany)
Special Mention

Festivals include
2009 Flickerfest, 2009 Palm Springs, 2009 Odense, 2009 New York International Children's Film Festival, 2008 AFI Fest (USA), 2008 Valladolid, 2008 Edinburgh, 2008 Melbourne, 2008 Interfilm (Germany), 2008 Expresion en Corto Film Festival (Mexico)