"Online is where short films really live," says writer and director Kirk Hendry as film debuts on YouTube
Short film Junk, produced by Th1ng, has debuted online following a successful season of film festivals worldwide.
Of the decision to launch the film online, Junk writer and director Kirk Hendry, told The Drum: "Film festivals are great for awards and recognition, but online is where short films really live."
Made with the support of the UK Film Council's 'New Cinema Fund', Junk tells the story of a boy obsessed with junk food and the importance of following your gut instinct.
With official selections at over 100 film festivals around the world Junk has won numerous prizes including most promising newcomer at The Creative Circle Awards and best animation at The Pentedattilo Film Festival in Italy, as well as a nomination for best short film at the BAFTAs.
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Hendry added: "After keeping the film off the internet for its mammoth two year festival run, it is exciting and liberating to finally let it run wild and find its own audience."