Project Wild Thing Thursday, 20 June 2019

Project Wild Thing

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG (UK): Contains mild language and sex references.

  • The pitch:

    The will of the child <or> the chill of the wild.

  • Starring:

    David Bond, Katie Bond, Ivy Bond, Albie Bond, Simon Middleton, Michael Wolff, Chris Rose, Susan Greenfield, Leo Murray, Jay Griffiths, Michael Depledge

  • Directed by:

    David Bond

  • Running time:

    83 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), PG (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A child hits her father. Child abduction, missing children, paedophilia mentioned. A youth plays a violent video game (shooting, exploding soldier). Personal objects smashed. Childhood obesity, depression, ADHD mentioned. Slipping on a rock, being swept away mentioned. Crime, burglary, air crash killer dad, water torture mentioned. Serving in Yugoslavia, the Gulf mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Image of a grave/headstone. A character is killed in a video game (blood splatter).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Image of a man in underwear. Festival-goers wear loose-fitting clothing. Shirtless man, bare-chested man, cleavage. Mating foxes mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Bleeped f-word, s-word.

  • THEMES:

    Technology, marketing, family, outdoors, nature, advertising, parenting pressures, fear, UK, environmentalism, brainstorming, logos, branding, psychology, peripheral vision, swans, stillness, health and safety, play, paranoia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Plane. Frogs, worms, dogs, cat, seagulls, ducks, geese, cow, horse, owl, pig, sheep, rabbit, rat. Dog poo, frog phobia mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Light, humorous, articulate, delightful, playful, sobering, thought-provoking, evenhanded, open, interesting, informative, feel-good, engaging, persuasive, recommended, entertaining, admirable, intelligent. Surprising stats, uplifting animation, cute kids, socially conscious, expert opinions.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Mildly elitist, lacks punch, vaguely hectoring.

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