Shorts Programme: The Cub

“Hello Wolves, this is my daughter. She is five years old but reads at the level of an eight year old…”

Riley Stearns’ delightfully deadpan short film on bad parenting has a couple literally let their child be raised for a decade by a pack of wolves. The final shot has one hell of a closing beat. The Cub originally premiered at the Toronto short film series, Shorts That Are Not Pants (where I caught it originally), but has popped online today for everyone! Enjoy.

(postscript: according to Vice, Stearns is currently hard at work on a feature film about a man who is reluctant to de-program a girl rescued from a cult, because her family is crazier than said cult. )