Animal Control

Before Sammy, Larry’s best friends were stuffed animals.

Creative team

Writer/director: Kire Paputts
Producers: Kire Paputts, James Vandewater

Filmmaker’s statement

“Animal Control came from three separate ideas/incidents. Listed in no particular order:

1) My friend’s dog dying
2) Having my heart broken
3) A Kids in the Hall skit.”

About Kire Paputts

Kire Paputts is an award-winning producer/director who has experience in an array of film and video industry roles.

A Ryerson University film program graduate, he currently works in both the creative and corporate side of the industry.

As a writer/director, Kire has made a name for himself with short and feature length films that have played around the world at such prestigious film festivals as the Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Vancouver International Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

With a background in both narrative and documentary filmmaking, Kire has worked on numerous projects of multiple formats and lengths as a producer/director/editor.

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