“You eat like a pig” very often refers to uncivilised behaviour at the dining table, although it’s known that the porcine animals are generally misunderstood.
In this sci-fi universe, “eating like a pig” was not only acceptable, it was a chic dietary phenomenon popularised by a famous pop icon. Thousands lined up to transplant their digestive organs with pig organs, transforming how they eat, and what they eat.
This is Patient Zero’s account of the breakthrough medical procedure that initially saved him from colon cancer, but went on to become a fad novelty treatment.
If only they knew about the side effects — an insatiable appetite that is positively inhumane.
Directed by Andrew Cividino, based on a short story by Yann Martel. Andrew’s short film won Most Promising Director of a Short Film at the Vancouver International Film Festival and the winner of Toronto International Film Festival’s TIFF Presents Canada’s Top Ten.
More on Andrew’s work here!