Winner Audience Award - New Orleans Film Festival
Winner Grand Jury Prize - Dances with Films Festival
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The death of child-hood: VARMiNT follows a 12 year-old feral boy, whose only possessions in the world are a pair of underpants and tattered baby blanket. Sleeping in trees, he fights to survive by scavenging nearby farms at night. When he becomes obsessed with the mechanical wonders of a local farmer’s tractor, survival could prove fatal.

The violent conclusion challenges lessons in adulthood, social conventions, and man’s thoughtless disposals of life.

Starring Ian Hamrick, Kai Lennox, Chase Ford, Mason Ford, Monk Serrell-Freed & Kimberly Jurgen
Directed by Joel Knoernschild
Written by Chris Schieffelin
Produced by Katie Malia, Sunanda Sachatrakul, Chelsea Shanders, Jeff Brue, Chris Schieffelin & Joel Knoernschild
Executive Producers Andrew L. Schieffelin, Chris McPherson, Gareth Kantner, Christine Kantner, Adam Mariani & Andrew Paul Mariani
Director of Photography Randy Wedick
1st Assistant Camera Monika Lenczewska & Marcin Nadolny
Technical/Visual Consultant Joseph Schimizzi
Gaffer Julien Janigo
Editor Barry O Donnell
Key Grip Tyler Manning
Wardrobe Desiree Manly
Make Up Dept. Head & FX Makeup Ren Rohling
Production Sound Mixer James Ersted
Assistant Director Kirk Michael Fellows
Location Manager Vanessa Dora Lavorato
Production Designer Dan Carpenter
Sound Designer James Ersted
Stunt Coordinator John Campbell
Casting Director Molly Matthews
Post Prod. Supervisor / VFX Dept. Head Jeff Brue
Colorist Sebastian Perez-Burchard
VFX & Composting Damian Drago
Studio Teacher Jacqueline Domac
Catering & Craft Services Vanessa Dora Lavorato
Set Medics Pebe Van Den Toom, Brad Beedle, Mike Zita & Chris Hendrix
Music Supervisor Maxwell Goldman
Original Music Composed by Joshua L. Giroux
Additional Musicians Mike Beliveau & Jason Morris
Sound Mix Lotus Post
Re-Recording Mixer Rick Ash
Special Thanks to Scribe Winery, Kim Davis Wagner, Danny Bowien @ Mission Chinese, Kate McGregor-Steward & Tunnel Post

VARMiNT PDF book detailing the making of VARMiNT