Manoman

2015, Simon Cartwright, United Kingdom, 11 min.

Not for the faint of heart, this darkly comic Guys Gone Wild horror show uses highly expressive rod puppets to graphically explore the excesses of unrestrained masculinity. Beginning at a “Primal Scream” therapy session and ending on the roof of a skyscraper, MANOMAN chronicles the brief and rapid descent of its mild-mannered protagonist into the depths of violence and depravity (in a bad way), and suggests that getting fully in touch with one’s basic instincts may not be entirely healthy for the individual or society.