Scraps Film Releasing Online


Short live action and puppetry film about a boy made of trash

London, UK, May 8th 2018 – ‘Scraps’, a short practical effects film that uses a mix of live action and puppetry is releasing online on May 8th following it’s success as an exclusive to Vero.

‘Scraps’ tells the story of a boy made of trash, built by his lonely creator Gordon Grott as a surrogate for his estranged son.  When Scraps comes to life one day and sees what a perfect family looks like, he decides to try and bond with the only father figure he has.

Scraps – The boy made of trash from Chris Brake on Vimeo.

Writer/Director Chris Brake commented “The response to ‘Scraps’ since it’s launch on Vero has been incredible, and also unexpectedly overwhelming in the nicest possible way.  I’ve been sent fan art from both adults and children who loved the film, received hundreds of messages from people who were touched by it, and even ‘Batman v Superman’ / ‘Justice League’ director Zack Snyder commented that it was “awesome”.  There seems to be a real appetite for practical effects films that have a lot of heart so I can’t wait to share ‘Scraps’ with the rest of the world now.”

Following it’s online release on YouTube and Vimeo, ‘Scraps’ looks set to begin it’s festival run, with the first two confirmed screenings (as yet unannounced) due to take place around the end of May / June.  Writer / director Brake said “The next few months are going to be a really exciting time for everyone involved in ‘Scraps’.  The positive buzz we’ve been seeing on Vero has translated into lots of people recommending it to their friends, so it’s great that we’re now getting a chance to bring the story
of a boy made of trash to festival audiences and turn that online buzz into a communal experience”.



Director Chris Brake is a final year student at the London Film School.  His first short film ‘Nest’ was a semi-finalist at the Berlin Student Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Juror’s Award.  Most recently he released a short documentary on ‘Polari’, which examines the lost slang language of gay men that was used up until the late 1960s.  For his next short film ‘Cactus Boy’ he’ll be working with some of the artists behind the puppets on the new Netflix series ‘Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ to
tell the story of an imaginary friend who happens to be a giant cactus.


Oliver is an award-winning London-based puppet artist whose work has been presented at the Little Angel Theatre, Tate Modern, and The National Gallery.  Most recently he provided the puppetry for ‘How A Kite Flies’, where his character was voiced by Sir Ian McKellen.

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