The Big Business

Small boy treads on dog poo and discovers that 'where there's muck, there's brass'

In 2013 and 2014, amateur film maker Alex Buch won a string of awards for this short film starring his young son. We asked him what inspired him to make it.

Alex Buch

“Well the story behind is quite simple. My son, the main actor, was stepping in the poo when he was little. So I started to decorate the poo with flowers, signs… Suddenly I had the story in my hand „Das große Geschäft“ has a double meaning in german, “The Big Business” and kids say it when they are pooping.”

“So I started filming without any idea about movies, because I am not a film maker. When I finished the cutting, so many people laughed about it. So I submitted the film to some festivals and…. won a price at the Bamberger Kurzfilmtage!”

Alex’s film went on to win more prizes and nominations at European film festivals.

There’s also an English version…

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