Geirald the Five Legged Spider


Student film




Sam Rusztyn

Geirald the Five Legged Spider

Geirald was my independent short film I made in my last year at Sheridan. When I lived at my parents house, I was always relocating spiders. I saw one that had five legs one evening and I was curious about it, not realizing spiders could survive even though they were missing multiple legs. Sadly, due to no fault of his own, he was killed by another member of my family and I regretted not saving him. I decided to write a story about this spider for one of my college classes, and that became the basis for this film. It was my tribute to that little spider I neglected to save.