A boy obsessed with war and the military dreams about one day becoming a soldier. Whilst playing with his military toys, he wishes that he could enter the world of his toy soldiers and fight alongside them on the battlefield. Suddenly he realises that he has been transformed into a toy soldier and transported to their world. Initially he sees war as he had always imagined – glorious, heroic and exciting, but its not long until he sees war as it really is – horrific and gruesome. War is hell. After returning to reality, he no longer wants to be a soldier or play with military toys anymore.
Written and Directed by Leon Chrysostomou
Cinematography by Leon Chrysostomou
Figurines built and painted by Leon Chrysostomou. Set construction and prop building by Leon Chrysostomou and Jemma Gorring. Additional model making by Stephen Jahnke.
Production design, costumes and general assistance by Jemma Gorring. Set design by Leon Chrysostomou and Jemma Gorring.
Editing by Leon Chrysostomou. Lenses generously lent to the production from Gabriel Kaszab, Chris Karageorgiou, Justin Harrison. 'The boy' played by Jacob Spence. Special thanks to Jemma Gorring, Norman H, Tim and Janelle Spence, Gabriel Kaszab, Stella Chris and Chris Karageorgiou.