TRUSTS AND ESTATES
09:30 pm • November 15, 2013
(Los Angeles, CA, May 2013, 5 min.)
A hand-drawn animated documentary satire adapted from a conversation overheard in a Santa Monica restaurant in 2011. Four lawyers engage in a bantering dinner conversation that quickly devolves into a grotesque and brutal comedy of cruelty and hypocrisy.
Sean Buckelew, Jess Iglehart, Benjamin Ochieng, Juan Riedinger, Dan Russo
"While the tone and content is resolutely R-rated, for bringing a sensibility to her Cal Arts grad film that is rare in her medium, and of course for making us twitch uncomfortably in our seats while suppressing inappropriate laughter, Jeanette Bonds’s Trusts & Estates receives a hearty recommend. You know, aside from the fact that no one should watch this filth." - Jason Sondhi - Short of the Week
"This animation from Jeanette Bonds is an utter triumph. With nothing but one scene and some fantastically written and performed dialog (based on an overheard conversation), this film pulls you into the middle of the sworded exchange of words between a male group of friends" - Animade.Tv