Name of Film: Bite Size
Screening: Saturday, July 23 at 9:00pm
Name and Position of Filmmakers:
Ty Huffer: Director, Writer, Editor, Producer and Director of Photography
Total Runtime: 83 mins
Genre: Dark Comedy
Douglas Peatry's life is a routine nothing more than bland. He goes to work every day at a mediocre job, tries to avoid confrontation with his tormenting coworkers, and basks in life's simple pleasures like fish sticks and his hot tub. All of that changes when two animal rights amateurs uncover a secret government experiment by rescuing a live and dangerous scientific specimen, a shark with a human brain, and dispose of it in the first place they stumble upon: Douglas's hot tub. Douglas discovers the opportunity for sweet vengeance against all who have wronged him… at one-hundred and one degrees. But how long will it be before reality comes crashing down?
Country of Production: USA
Country of Filming: USA
Date of Completion: 01/01/2009
Other Festivals: Seattle's True Independent Films Festival, The Indie Gathering and
Washington State Home Grown Film Festival
Awards: The Indie Gathering: 1st Place Feature Horror/Comedy & STIFF: Best
Opening Credit Sequence
Premiere Status: Florida Premiere
Is there profanity, nudity, violence, gore, etc?
There is a lot of profanity and a little bit of blood.
Will someone from the film be attending the festival?
Ty Huffer will try to attend the day of Bite Size's showing.
Bite Size is the epitome of an independent film. The script was
written around locations the crew would be able to secure including
the main location of the hot tub provided by the lead Chris Green's
parents. The hot tub featured in the film is one and the same as that
which inspired the story for "Bite Size". An entirely local cast and
crew worked for the sheer joy of filmmaking, a few pizzas, Vitamin
Water and Jones Soda (many thanks to both companies' generous
contributions to the project). Working with a budget funded mainly
out-of-pocket by the Director and also with the magnanimous help of
many friends and a single fundraiser. Some costumes were donated by
Champion's while most of the wardrobe was provided by the actors
themselves. Using a DVX 100 camera, a few shop lights and a homemade
soft box the cast and crew worked late hours to get the necessary
night scenes completed, much to the chagrin of the surrounding
homeowners. With the help of the Digital Media school of the
University of Washington the crew was able to film the shark point of
view shots with an underwater camera case.