Play Song
Pause Song

About the film

He Was Once

satire short film

He Was Once

Release Date: November 01, 1989

Year    :   1989
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Comedy, Animation
Production Companies    :   Apparatus Productions
Director    :   Mary Hestand
Producers    :   Christine Vachon, Christine Vachon, Todd Haynes, Todd Haynes, Barry Ellsworth, Martha Camarillo
Writers    :   Mary Hestand
RunTime    :   16 mins.

This bizarre parody of the animated religious children’s show Davey and Goliath uses actors but looks like Claymation because of the stop motion, distorted voices, giant prosthetic ears and hair and sets that make Pee-Wee’s Playhouse look realistic. Davey’s father whips him with a belt for saying that he saw a bear, though he really did see a bear, while his sister looks on in glee. His dog Goliath, actually a leopard-skin footrest with a grotesque tail, tries to help but gets whipped too. Oedipal dream sequences and Davey’s revenge are also highlights in this unforgettable and darkly hilarious suburban nightmare.

He Was Once on IMDb 7

Main Actors


There are no reviews yet