THE LAST PIG is an intimate journey into the life of a pig farmer as he grapples with death, searches for compassion, and finally finds the courage to change.

For over a decade, Bob Comis has provided a humane - even idyllic - life for the pigs he farms. But as he tends to his charges, he develops a closeness that begins to haunt him and his weekly trips to the slaughterhouse become unbearable. With 250 pigs on the farm, Comis suddenly finds himself trapped by his past and facing a precarious future.

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Through his personal journey, THE LAST PIG raises crucial questions about equality, the sanctity of life, and the value of compassion. Comis' soul-baring narrative carries us through his final year of farming pigs, the struggle to reinvent his life, and the ghosts that will haunt him forever.

Under the direction of six-time Emmy winner, Allison Argo and shot by cinematographer Joseph Brunette, THE LAST PIG has won multiple awards at over 40 film festivals throughout the world. The film premiered on PBS in early 2021 and is now available for streaming. The film is available to schools and libraries through Good Docs.

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Piggy's New Year's Dream - Chinese Zodiac Short Film (Chinese Narration, English Subtitles)
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Piggy's New Year's Dream - Chinese Zodiac Short Film (Chinese Narration, English Subtitles)

It’s the Lunar New Year of the Pig and to draw attention to conditions for most of the world’s millions of pigs, we co-produced this new animated film. It’s a multi-cultural collaboration between our colleague and Chinese film-maker, Jian Yi, and Emmy Award-winning U.S. film-maker Allison Argo. Their different homelands helped them create a universal story, which takes place in China, but could be set in just about any country. (The film’s executive producer is Brighter Green executive director Mia MacDonald.) Piggy’s New Year Dream was first released in China in mid-February for Lantern Festival, which occurs about two weeks after the Lunar New Year. It has been viewed tens of thousands of times since then. We’re pleased to be able to share these versions of the film now with English language narration and English subtitles. The film uses rotoscope animation, done by U.S.-based animator Lindsay Thompson. It traces over documentary footage of pig farming, which exists throughout the world and is becoming increasingly mechanized. This mechanization is leading to greater and greater mistreatment of pigs and other farmed animals who are seen and treated as mere units of production. New high-rise pig “farms” in China bear witness to the speed and scale of the adoption of factory farming and the inhumane conditions it entails. Piggy, the star of the film, “sees” firsthand the horrors of one such factory farm. Most people in China, however, have not seen these operations or even a live pig. This is the case despite the fact that up to 700 million pigs that are consumed each year in China (about 50% of the world’s pork consumption). Pigs are sensitive animals with excellent memories, complex communication skills, and are known to form tight bonds with other pigs. Inside factory farms, all of these capabilities are severely constrained. At the end of the film, the young boy makes a wish for the world’s pigs. By the next Year of the Pig in twelve years, the wish may have become universal and a global reality.
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DIRECTOR
Allison Argo

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Joseph Brunette

PRODUCERS
Allison Argo
Joseph Brunette

EDITORS
David Kennedy
Allison Argo

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY
Giovanni Spinelli

CONSULTING EDITOR
Enat Sidi

CELLO

Meaghan Burke

VIOLA & FADOLIN
Lev Zhurbin

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Zach Phillips

DRONE OPERATORS
Coulter Mitchell
Jason Prezant
Nick Atwood

SUPPORTING PRODUCER
Katie Cleary

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

Heather Chase
Holly E Gosse
Katherine Egerer
Kimberly A Kaspari
Kimberly Wilson
Mitchell L Speers

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

Kimberly Hunt
Rebecca Shoer
Rockwell Schwartz
Jack Roehner
Niko Lee
Joe Bruni
Eloise Kim
Sebastian Francis-Burnell

SOUND MIXER

David Hurley

COLORIST

David Markun

ONLINE EDITOR

Jefry Huey

FINAL POST

Henninger Media Services