A father buys his sweet, boisterous young daughter a pet hamster. When the hamster dies, they have a frank discussion about death, life, and humanity’s often-futile search for meaning in the universe. Apt, funny, and a bit graphic, the film conveys the truly terrifying experiences of everyday life.
Director’s Statement: Ryan Barger
I was thinking a lot about the different ways we learn about death as children. I vividly recall the death of my own hamster, and I know many people who have had similar experiences. I was inspired to create a film that conveyed the dark humor of that situation with an edge of real existential intensity.