Independent Short Films
One part martial arts stage show, one part animated projection, this video of performance group Kagemu's show Black Sun in Paris has easy appeal. Front projection of CG animation from visual designer Nobuyuki Hanabusa provides spacial depth to the interactive, shadowy spectacle.
Kangmin Kim's evocative, dreamlink 38-39°C is no idle fantasy, but slowly builds from watery relaxation to a pulse-pounding rhythm, all while exploring the odd connections between a father and son. Finally available online after a long and worthy festival run that included Sundance 2012, the mixed-media stop motion piece effortlessly combines cutouts, vaseline-wiped lenses, and direct-on-film effects in a continuation of Kim's unique style.
BUCK summons the ghost of Hunter S. Thompson in Metamorphosis. This shake-rattle-rolling spew of slick animation and rambling words was made to promote Good Books, an online retailer who pass all proceeds to Oxfam.
Poignant animated documentary short by Katy Chevigny, animated by Richard O'Connor and Ace & Son Moving Picture Company about the horrors of honor killings. Premiering this past April 2012 at the Tribeca Film Festival, the film integrates and animates on top of an interview with philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah describing how change in deeply rooted cultural beliefs such as honor killings can be achieved once people decide change can and must be made.
A beautiful and bold short film - music video by Iranian animator Fatima Yasrebi. Based on a work by iconic Iranian poet Rumi, Rana Farham's song speaks melodically where the sounds of women are forbidden. Fatima used various hand drawn techniques with paper as well as rotoscoping.
A unique and completely experimental project consisting of a stop motion animation where each frame is a popping balloon. The film was done for MTV Brazil's "The music never stops" campaign – which celebrates music through its pop icons.
Giant robots appear out of the mist and attack Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Accompanied by a squadron of spacecraft, they fire weapons at the city and destroy key buildings, leading to mass panic. At the end of the film, the robots fuse together to form a giant sphere, which then detonates and engulfs the city in a fireball. No explanation is given for the attack.
An Eskimo hunter sets out in a blizzard in search of prey. He finds an unlikely one â€” an egg that has just hatched and mistakes him for its mother. But when an angry Yeti notices what's happening, the hunter shortly becomes the hunted, needing assistance from his former prey.
Blasphemous behaviour at the industrial factory; a little robot with urgent needs and a patrol-bot that tries to retain the sterile order. Can that sensational urge be surpassed?
Comical, Sexy and Irreverent. "Sam & Ella" (a play on words for Salmonella) are Master Chef's. Their goal is to perfect the art of cooking by preparing the most exotic foods from around the world. The only problem , while "Ella" is a beautiful Master Chef. "Sam" cannot cook to save his life.
Join Captain Cupcake and the crew of the SS Gastropod as they try to save strawberry shortcake night with the help of a "Good Dog".
A neurotic Professor tries to disprove the myth that if someone drops a penny off the Empire State Building, and it hits someone, it will kill them. "Dude" insists that he's wrong, even though the Professor has demonstrated that it's mathematically impossible. Their quest to find out the truth leads them across the world and into a whole lot of trouble.
A man so rich the word "tycoon" is an insult, Stanley Bodyworthy thoroughly enjoys his version of the finer things in life--that is, until the Board threatens to replace him with a more conservative spender. How will good ol' S.O.B. make it out of this one? In true S.O.B. fashion, of course!
Few are born for great things But everyone dreams for something more. A common story is played by a simple hanky, which dreams to fly with the noble birds. A fight between hope and destiny.
A man sits alone in his apartment watching the city. He describes the changes that have occurred in his life, his losses, and the decay. People wander the streets below, disoriented. They have forgotten. Who is responsible?
A flock of roosting crows, black as night themselves, are threatened by the advancing shadows at dusk. They need light for protection so with the help of the Raven Chief they take a piece of the sun and use it to save themselves from the darkness.
A stalwart cupcake yearns for something beyond his world of sugar cube skyscrapers and frosting-covered friends. When his makeshift boat crashes on foreign shores, he makes a shocking discovery that changes him forever.
Free Spirit is a film about the relationship between a girl and his canvas-residing pet. Throughout their interactions, the girl learns that it is important to stand in someone's shoes and view the world from his or her perspective in order to understand the whole picture.
A down-on-his-luck street magician gets caught stealing a quick snack by a local policeman. A battle of wits ensues as the magician resists arrest.
An exploration of childhood memories, combining (loosely interpreted) scientific theory, the wandering mind of a child, and largely abstract sound design, hopefully evoking feelings of nostalgia, familiarity and comfort.
Traditional legend of a woman who loses her children because of a strange evil which weakens them till they're dead.
A particular vision of the myth of Icarus. Freedom is impossible if we are all prisoners. Made with a fascinating technique: sand.
The characters that inhabit the world of 'We Three' are based on the three legged symbol on the Sicilian national flag. Inspired by the magic of circus performance, WE THREE is a Busby Berkely act set in a Daliesque dreamscape.
An animation made for the Creepy Christmas Online Film Festival 2008, with works inspired by Beck Underwood's creepy Christmas advent calendar.
In a future world, fat cats rule with total abandon and the world is much, much worse for it. The recreations of the future include shooting guns, watching violent films and public executions. Welcome to the world of the Cakeaters.
This is the myth of the war between the animals of the earth and sky and how the bat came to live in caves.
A monkey, a rabbit and two humans go on a road trip and discover their perverted sexuality and, quite possibly, the meaning of life… or maybe just a bunch of peckers.