A True Rat

Student Film

For my thesis film at the New York Film Academy, I directed a 14 minute short called a A True Rat which is based on the fairytale of the Pied Piper. 



A sleazy boarding house owner Shamus, who is about to go bust on account of the infestation of rats. All the teenage backpackers are leaving one by one as they are fed up of the rats. One day Shamus receives a visit from a queer and Mysterious Man (Pied Piper) who offers to get rid of the rats for $1000. However, Shamus makes the mistake in not paying him when the job was done.