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Project of the Day: The World’s First Vengeance Documentary

Project of the Day: The World's First Vengeance Documentary

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“What’s Revenge”

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What’s Revenge is a documentary short about the act of revenge — and what happens when you actually get it.

Elevator Pitch:

The world’s first docu-vengeance, What’s Revenge follows director Kat Hunt as she helps her friend, Erica, avenge her past heartbreaks – in real life. More than an attempt to get back at these men, we are conducting a formal experiment about the idea of revenge itself. What is getting revenge like? Can we get another person to feel the way we did — and to perceive the situation in the same way? If this is achieved, what happens next? Catharsis? A new perspective? Closure? Maybe all of it. Maybe nothing. Join us on this (hopefully) ass-kicking adventure to find out!

Production Team:

Writer & Director: Kat Hunt
Director of Photography: Autumn Eakin
Producer: Camila de Onís

About the Production:

“As girlfriends, Erica and I would spend time talking about our love lives, but her stories were frequently shocking — and surreal in ways. As I became increasingly curious about why these things kept happening to her, the idea to get revenge sort-of forced its way into my mind. At the time, I was living in Hong Kong and watching tons of martial arts vengeance films, and I began to realize that I had no idea what it would actually feel like to achieve what these characters did: to restore dignity and honor to the aggrieved.” — Kat Hunt

Current Status:


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