a Comedy Short

>> A young woman bites off more than she can chew to satisfy her dating habit <<

Steph is a predatory dater. She always insists on paying. When a large bill arrives, she’s nowhere to be seen, for Steph is a serial dine-and-dasher. Wearing elaborate guises, she believes she can slip away from the table and not suffer the consequences.

But everyone has to pay the bill in the end.

Appetite is a comedy short film, based on a true story. In 2018, a man in the US was found guilty of repeatedly running out on the bill, after a spree of expensive first dates. The media dubbed him the 'serial dine-and-dasher’. Katrin heard his curious story on the radio and immediately thought it had all the elements to be a great short film - and all the better and more surprising if the protagonist were a woman! The idea was turned into a funny and surreal script by her partner and talented writer Sam Oates.

The intention for this production was to have a pre-dominantly female crew. It only seemed right to have women tell this story about a woman, and in doing so make a statement about the lack of women in certain roles in the film industry.


Our production manager Vanessa Bundschu recommended Xuemeng Li to co-direct the film. Xuemeng was born in China, raised in the USA and is currently based in London, where we shot Appetite. She brought a fresh pair of eyes to the script and offered a new perspective on the comedy. It has been a joy to work with her and to have the support of so many incredibly talented and committed people.

>> CREW <<

Directors: Xuemeng Li & Katrin Larissa Kasper

Writer: Sam Oates

Production Manager & Assistant: Vanessa Bundschu & Sheridan Morley

First ADs: Noémie Nakai & Molly Wilsher

Director of Photography: Simona Pranulyte

Camera Assistant & Colourist: Connor Adam

Gaffers: Jackson Forsythe Max Hodgkinson

Sound Recordists: Lee Viesnik & Tom Whitaker

Make Up Designer & Hair Stylist: Saule Ramancauskaite

Editor: Laura Spini

Sound Editor & Re-Recording Mixer: Michalianna Theofanopoulou

Trailer Editor: Isabell Chavez Vega

Poster: Ivan Weiss

Music: 'Coconut Shoes' by Tussi3000

>> CAST <<

Katrin Larissa Kasper – Steph (Serial Dine-and-Dasher)

Alexander Tol - Alex (Flambe Duck)

Sam Patrick - Tom (Husband)

Chris Rogers - Chris (American Guy)

Rupert Fawcett - Rupert (Professional Walker)

Philip Andrew - Philip (Gas)

Kwame Asiedu - Kwame (BTB)

Jay Oliver Yip - Jay (Cyber Security)

Emma Selwood - Emma (Dog Groomer)

Jess Bastick-Vines - Ruby (Waitress)

Steff Golding - Angie (Waitress)

Kara-Dee Rai - Bryony (Yoga Friend)

Molly Merwin - Mrs Monroe-Sparkle (Yoga Teacher)

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a political drama

>> currently in post-production <<

A Faustian tale for the age of populism and dirty politics. When a young far-right politician sees his re-election campaign faltering under scrutiny from the media, he turns to a Russian operative for an electoral boost. Inspired by the 'Ibiza Affair' scandal in 2019. 

Katrin Larissa Kasper

actor | voice-over | Filmmaker | London

Credit: Kristyna Chocholacova 2021

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Credit: Kristyna Chocholacova 2020

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Credit: Kristyna Chocholacova 2020

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Credit: Kristyna Chocholacova 2021

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Katrin was born and raised in Germany. She studied theatre arts in Portland, Oregon, and moved to London to pursue a career in acting.

She is part of a filmmaking-duo called ReadyOats Pictures, with a particular interest in schemers and law-breakers. They want to explore conventions with stories about people who refuse to play by the rules - whether for better or for worse. 


German Showreel with clips from ReadyOats Pictures' upcoming short film Kompromat.
A dramatic scene with London based actor Belinda Fenty, produced by Wolfpack Productions. 
In 2018 Katrin acted in Invisible Light which debuted at the Tristan Bates Theatre. A collection of 7 scenes by up and coming writers exploring the ever-compelling theme of identity in the modern age. Directed by Kwame Asiedu.
In 2017 Katrin played Eva in the Tower Theatre's production of Kindertransport. The play by Diane Samuels was directed by Angharad Ormond. Read a review here.

Voice-over work

Believable | Hip | Mellow
Commercial - German
00:00 / 00:00
Animation - German, child
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Yoga & Meditation - German
00:00 / 00:00
Commercial - English
00:00 / 00:00
Gaming - mainly English
00:00 / 00:00
Corporate - Airline Announcement (English)
00:00 / 00:00
Voice of the German tutorials for Manhattan Cosmetics





DBA - Dryblue agency


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