Culling Hens (2013) Movie

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Production Company
Arch Entertainment [us] - (in association with)
Collard Dog Productions [us]
Jarvis Films [us]
Tisch School of the Arts (NYU) [us] - (in association with)
WinterFilms [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(USA) - 1 February 2013

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animal, beastiality, cinema-verite, dogme-95, infidelity, killing, naivety, sex,

Technical Support
CAM:Sony F35
RAT:2.35 : 1 - (spherical)

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Full Cast

  1. Domingo, Colman as [Trader] <4>
  2. Guiry, Tom as [William] <2>
  3. Fischer Christensen, Stine as [Wife] <1>
  4. Matarazzo, Heather as [Mistress] <3>


  1. Drama
  2. Mystery

Full Plot

The uneducated and credulous wife of a plowman works beside her husband in the fields. Whether by mental impairment or mere simplemindedness, she has the sensibilities of a naive child, anxiously desiring her husband's approval and a child of her own. Now of age to help their impoverished farm, her newly acquired chore is to cull the hens, the process of disposing of chick- ens that are unproductive and infertile. Despite her obedience and overeager sensuality, her husband repeatedly rebukes her advances, instead choosing to spend more and more nights in the stables to care for their horses, particularly a sickly mare. These nightly absences along with his unwillingness to give her a child foster a growing suspicion of the attention he pays to the mare. Her mind wanders from her daily chores, finding herself increasingly sympathetic to the infertile hens. One night, she decides to follow her husband to the stables, his voice and the sounds of intercourse emanating from inside the barn walls. Spying on him through a small crack in the wood, she mistakes his torrid affair with another woman for one with the sickly mare. She soon learns the horse is pregnant, turning her feelings of revulsion and dismay into jealously and hatred. She plots to confront the horse, determined to terminate the child that should have been hers. Anonymous Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 35,000 SD: 4 July 2011 - 14 July 2011


  1. Jarvis, Christopher (uncredited)
  2. Loeb, Alex

Dress Designers

  1. Sands, Lena


Collard Dog Productions [us] - (2012) (worldwide) (all media)
Jarvis Films [us] - (2012) (worldwide) (all media)
WinterFilms [us] - (2012) (worldwide) (all media)

Film Editors

  1. Loeb, Alex (lead editor)


  1. Lessing, Kim (production assistant)
  2. Ryan, Kevin Clark (assistant to the directors)
  3. Ryan, Kevin Clark (script supervisor)


Wife: What you do to that girl? William: Fuck'd her. Wife: What's that mean? William: 'S like love makin'. Wife: What's the difference? If it's LIKE love makin', what's the difference? William: ...'S the same I guess. Wife: Can't two different words mean the same thing. William: Well, they do. Wife: 'S a waste then. Waste of a word. Could'a meant somethin' else.

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Ridley Creek State Park - 1023 Sycamore Mills Road, Media, Pennsylvania, USA


- On the day before shooting began, lead actress, 'Stine Fischer Christensen' (qv), discovered the rotting carcass of "Faith", an ox that had been missing for several days.