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Perfect Houseguest

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016

Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter / Short Narrative / United States of America / 2015 / 2 min / Colour / DCP2K / In No Dialogue / Gulf Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


Mostly, we think of the mouse as a pest in the home. This film, however, re-imagines these diminutive creatures as welcome, very orderly guests whose size allows them to get those little chores done for us – like cleaning up crumbs, straightening spice jars and organising pencils. Stunningly animated and wonderfully comical, ‘Perfect Houseguest’ will make you think twice before you shoo a mouse out of the house ever again.

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About the Director

Max Porter was born in New York in 1981 and obtained a BFA in Film, Animation and Video from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work includes the films ‘Perfect Houseguest, (2015), ‘Between Times’ (2014), ‘Something Left, Something Taken’ (2010) and ‘Red Things’ (2003), and the music videos ‘Electric Car’ (2009) and ‘Davy Crockett in Outer Space’ (2008).


Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter
Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter
Ru Kuwahata, Max Porter
Max Porter
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Max Porter
Production Company
Tiny Inventions

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