THE SELFISH GIANT is a contemporary fable about 13 year old Arbor (Conor Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighbourhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrap dealer - the Selfish Giant. They begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart; Swifty has a natural gift with the horses while Arbor emulates Kitten, keen to impress him and earn money. However, Kitten favours Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded, driving a wedge between the boys. Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, becoming more like Kitten. Tensions build, leading to a tragic event, which will transform them all.