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Careful with that Axe

Short Film (Full Length) – 2007

Parental Guidance

This is the first instalment in director Jason Stutter’s hit trilogy of short cautionary tales. The ingredients are simple: playful kid, dangerous tool. 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 stunt featuring silent comedian Buster Keaton, Careful’s razor-sharp sense of squeamish anticipation saw it become a major success, with invitations to 40 festivals around the globe. Stutter was inspired to make it after listening to Pink Floyd song 'Careful with that Axe, Eugene' on a road trip.

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