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LIKE ANIMALS

DIRECTED BY

Leland Montgomery

WRITTEN BY

Leland Montgomery

Tom Dugdale

PRINCIPAL CAST

Zoë Chao

Cass Buggé

Christopher Matias Agiula

William Thoms Hodgson

Lateefah Holder

Martin Cohen

YEAR 

2017

PRINCIPAL CREW

Executive Producer, Zoë Chao

Executive Producer, Jack Mikesell

Produced by Matt MacNelly

Produced by Hind Al Basti

Produced by Sam Hunter

Co produced by Enrique Diaz

Associate producer, Alexandra Freeman

Edited by Spencer Devlin Howard

Music by Brian McOmber

Costume and Production design by Jaymee Ngernwichit

INSTAGRAM
SCREENING

LA Shorts, New Hope Film Festival

The 40th Asian American Film Festival

San Diego Asian Film Festival

LOGLINE

After the death of their mother, three sisters try to figure out how to move on with their lives.

Set in the California high desert and centered around four biracial siblings, “Like Animals” is a modern-day reimagining of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters.” Isolated from their community and unsuited for desert life, the titular three sisters find themselves stuck in a hometown meant to be temporary. Their mother’s death is a catalyst for change and the sisters are suddenly free to leave. But their plans are interrupted when the prodigal son and executor of the estate returns home.

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PRESS

“Gently moving drama whose characters, scenery and music fit perfectly with its source material”

- ScreenCritix

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“Clever, elegant filmmaking” - Indie Shorts Mag

"Like Animals is a well-made piece of filmmaking and the underlying themes of regret and resignation are subtle but effective." - UK Film Review

“Like Animals is a beautiful tapestry of writing, directing, cinematography, acting, etc. interwoven to tell an insightful story of a family in transition.”

- Film Threat

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