The Mobile Meat Processing Unit
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Synopsis Mary has a pet lamb called Snowy, a rather wise wee lamb, who decides to follow Mary to school rather than stay on the farm following the arrival of a monstrous truck - a mobile meat processing unit. Meanwhile on the farm in Happy Valley, Mary's Mum and Dad merrily feed the machine all their sheep, while they feed their greed for appliances with the 'MMPU Shareholder Interactive Dividend Payout System'. The machine needs more than the sheep to reach the 'Bonus 6000kg Jackpot' so they feed the truck all their dairy cows, then the chickens, then the deer, the horse, the pigs, the goat, the cat, the pukeko's ... they give the truck everything until finally there is no life left at all on Happy Valley Farm. But it is still not enough – the truck needs just another 7kg... When Mary gets home from school, she is faced with a very different world, and at risk of also being discharged into the truck. But her brave little lamb, Snowy, cannot stand by and let his beloved mistress be led to slaughter. He bravely volunteers to take her place in the truck, sacrificing his life for hers. The truck finally reaches the jackpot. The truck prints off a receipt and drives off, leaving Mary alone on the desolate lifeless farm.
Short version of synopsis: Snowy the lamb follows Mary to school when a high-tech mobile slaughterhouse arrives at Happy Valley farm. Mr and Mrs Morgan give the truck all their stock in return for appliances - they are trying to reach a 6000kg "jackpot". The truck needs only another 7kg - just as Mary arrives home from school....
Gaylene Barnes 게일린 반즈
Combining technical creativity with sensitive story-telling has enabled BARNES to deliver award winning film and television in Aotearoa New Zealand. She has a degree in Fine Arts in Computer Art, and has worked as a designer, editor and director on films, drama, documentaries, and television.
Director Gaylene Barnes
Country New Zealand
Year 2012
Running Time 10'
Genre Animation
Screening Schedule