We Ate the Children Last
We Ate the Children Last

We Ate the Children Last

Director Andrew Cividino

Production year 2011

Length 13min.

Country Canada


We Ate the Children Last is a sweeping and apocalyptic tale of medical misadventure based on the short story of the same name by Booker Prize-winning author Yann Martel. Researchers discover a radical cure for digestive tract illnesses while transplanting pig organs into the human body. Medical miracle soon morphs into popular phenomenon as patients bare their scars for all to see, but society may not be prepared for consequences more chilling and irreversible than a fleeting fad.


Canada’s Top Ten, Most promising director of a short film | Vancouver IFF, Canada, 2011


Andrew Cividino
Andrew Cividino



Karen Harnisch, Josh Clavir


Andrew Cividino, Geoff Smart, based on story by Yann Martel

Director of Photography

Stephen Chandler Whitehead

Production designer

Yim Hung Kung

Music by

Christopher Thornborrow


Matt Chan, Theatre D


James Vandewater


Keith Berry, Ryan Ward, David Disher

Production company(ies)

Film Forge Productions

Andrew Cividino

Completed a BFA in Film Studies at Ryerson University's School of Image Arts, Toronto. He went on to create an award-winning public service announcement for the Ontario Film Review Board in 2006 and was named Motorola’s Filmmaker of the Year after winning the TIFF/Motorola Motoreel Competition. Andrew founded Film Forge Productions in 2007 as a conduit for his creative and commercial directing work. Andrew is currently developing his first feature-length film.


Mud (2009), We Ate the Children Last (2011).

FILMS 2012