Careful with that Power Tool
A young boy discovers the fun of power tools in his father’s dangerous workshop. He has a ball, spinning the buzz-saw blade with his fingers, firing sharp nails from a nail gun... then the tool misfires... so the boy tries to clear the breach... while gazing down the barrel...
DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT - Jason Stutter
“We had loads of fun traumatising audiences around the world with “Careful with that Axe”, so we thought... sequel. ‘Power tool’ plays with the audience’s expectation of what may happen, from what they saw in the previous short, while also working as a comedic film in its own right. Cameron is back as the mischievous boy - his Dad says it’s not exactly a stretch for him to settle into this role. This time Cameron decided to throw in an unscripted stunt and fell off his bike - which has made its way into the cut. Weeks earlier, Phil Burchell, the Director of Photography, broke his hip falling off his own bike, so the shoot had a wonderful accidental feel about it - fortunately we had use of a robotic crane arm and Phil could work by remote. Perhaps we should make ‘Careful with that Bike’?I hope audiences have a fun time with the film.”