Protozoa (1993)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1993-01-01
  • User Rating: 4.9/10 from 9 ratings
  • Runtime: 0h 22min
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Darren Aronofsky’s AFI short opens with angry slacker Dave sitting in a dreary, empty junkyard. Dave stares into space, sips beer, and beats the hell out of a cracked guitar. We quickly realize the emptiness of the dump parallels the emptiness of Dave’s life which consists of smoking weed, staring at television screens and watching school children. Dave’s friend Pete is shortly introduced, along with their friend, Ari, who despite calling her pals losers, doesn’t seem to accomplishing much herself. These three are going nowhere fast. They’re the amoebas of life… protozoa….

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Sound Michael Pollack Music
Art Patrick Sherman Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Jayne Marie Kehoe Wardrobe Supervisor
Writing Darren Aronofsky Screenplay
Production Eric Watson Producer
Editing John Wolfenden Editor
Lighting Joshua Liberman Electrician
Directing Darren Aronofsky Director
Camera Matthew Libatique Director of Photography
Art Bryan Felty Art Direction
Crew John A. Alonzo Thanks
Crew Allen Daviau Thanks