MUST KILL KARL

Karl is an asshole. Maybe his friends should kill him.

COMEDY / 12 MIN
DIRECTED BY JOE KICAK (joekicak.com)  WRITTEN BY KAREN MOORE (thisiskarenmoore.com)


"Dick jokes + 'man with dildo on chin' x heart = Winner." SHORT OF THE WEEK
https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2018/08/06/must-kill-karl/


"If you relish the thought of a world free from inescapable dicks then proof-of-concept comedy short Must Kill Karl is for you." DIRECTORS NOTES
https://directorsnotes.com/2018/08/06/joe-kicak-must-kill-karl/


"A cruelly funny short created by Joe Kicak and Karen Moore with a punch-drunken humour that is well-rounded and continuously delivers strong comedic moments." FILM SHORTAGE
https://filmshortage.com/shorts/must-kill-karl/


"Must Kill Karl takes the lack of social norm (re: friend breakups) to an extreme in the way that the best dark comedies do, mingling laughter and provocation in an unforgettable way." OMELETO
http://omeleto.com/247299/


A slickly done modern comedy filled with the overt insanity we expect, affecting drama we don’t, and a bitingly intense finale." ONE FILM FAN
https://onefilmfan.com/short-film-review-must-kill-karl/
 

"Director Joe Kicak portrays a believable world and stretches it to the extreme & Moore’s succinct script allows each moment to feed sweetly in to the next, building towards a black humoured finale which saves the best till last." TRY THE OTHER GUY
https://www.trytheotherguy.co.uk/blog/2018/8/6/must-kill-karl
 

http://www.nsi-canada.ca/2018/07/must-kill-karl/

https://theawesomer.com/must-kill-karl/488719/

http://seligfilmnews.com/austin-film-festival-2017-short-film-must-kill-karl-interview/

http://blog.itsashort.com/2017/10/05/whats-up-short-film-must-kill-karl/


FESTIVAL SCREENINGS & AWARDS:
*Academy Award Qualifying Festival
**Canadian Screen Award Qualifying Festival

Anchorage International Film Festival
Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, BEST INTERNATIONAL COMEDY & BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
*Austin Film Festival
**Brooklyn Film Festival
**Canadian Film Fest
*Cinequest Film Festival
Dam Short Film Festival
Depth of Field International Film Festival,
AWARD OF MERIT
**Edmonton International Film Festival
Hamilton International Film Festival
*HollyShorts Film Festival, BEST COMEDY
Hollywood Short Film Festival
Innuendo International Film Festival

LA Comedy Fest, BEST DIRECTOR
Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival, BEST HOMEGROWN SHORT
Montreal World Film Festival
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
Norwegian International Seagull Short Film Festival,
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FINALIST
Portland Comedy Film Festival
**San Diego International Film Festival
Sioux Empire Film Festival
SouthSide Film Festival
**Victoria Film Festival
Willson Oakville Film Festival
**Worldfest-Houston International Film & Video Festival,
REMI WINNER: DARK COMEDY
**Yorkton Film Festival, GOLDEN SHEAF WINNER: BEST COMEDY

NATIONAL TV PREMIERE ON CBC’s CANADIAN REFLECTIONS
Earned 2nd highest ratings ever for the decades-long running program