Kid-Thing is an unconventional and irreverent movie, a kind of funny, delirious and bitter fairy tale. It follows Annie, a ten-year-old girl who lives in Austin (of course!) with a father who does not pay much attention to her. Annie spends most of her time wandering through the woods, breaking things. One day, she hears a female voice coming from a well. From that moment on, Annie will return to the well day after day carrying food to help the woman, but also to ask her a lot of existential questions. Between fantasy and hyperrealism, the Zellner brothers, not unlike the Dardenne brothers or Kelly Reichardt, come up with an original study about losers and perhaps also about madness. The film premiered at Sundance in 2012, and was screened at SXSW and the 62nd Berlinale.
Runtime: 83 min
Direction: David Zellner
Screenplay: David Zellner
Cinematography: Nathan Zellner
Cast: Sydney Aguirre, Susan Tyrrell, Nathan Zellner