The Wrong End Of The Stick

Length: 9:38
Director: Terri Matthews

The blurb: Malcolm Fetcher is a neurotic, middle-aged teacher lost in a dull marriage with his wife of twenty years. As he faces an all-consuming identity crisis, their marriage disintegrates and he is forced to express a deep, hidden desire…

This mix of animation and real-life footage tells the story of a man who realises he wants to be a dog – a “furry”. This fetish comes as a surprise to his wife. The whole thing is dealt with subtlety and it really does a good job at putting you into Malcolm’s shoes – or paws, perhaps.

Although be warned, there are more than a few unsightly testicles in this film.

HPFF 2019
• Special Mention for Animation: Best Artistic Contribution

Nachtschatten Film Festival 2018
• Best Short Film

Sapporo Short Fest 2017
• Best Student Director

Animator Festival 2017
• Best Student Film

London Comedy Film Festival 2017
• Discovery Short Film Award

Animation Dingle 2017
• Best International Student Short Film
• Runner Up: Best Combined Animation

Atlanta Film Festival 2017
• Honourable Mention for Animated Short

Underwire Festival 2016
• Best Animator Award

Indie Memphis 2016
• Audience Award: Best Departures Short Film

Spark Animation 2016
• Jury Special Mention: Bravery Award

Anilogue 2016
• Jury’s Special Award

Terri Matthews is a UK based Storyboard Artist and 2D Animator and an MA Directing Animation graduate from the National Film & Television School.