One Rat Short
A subway rat finds himself in an amazing adventure of love and loss on a dark Manhattan night. The award winning animation was written and directed by Alex Weil (the same man who directed the classic Cars music video You Might Think).
- Watch the film again, below.
- To learn more about the film and the amazing animation visit oneratshort.com.
An explorer discovers what appear to be the ruins of an ancient cathedral on the edge of an abyss. His journey at an end, he stands and waits for transformation. Tomek Baginski's Academy award nominated film is based on the Jacek Dukaj science fiction novel.
- To view the film again, visit platige.com.
- To learn more about the film visit maxunderground.com.
A bio-mechanic robot must fill his glass chest with water to stay alive. When his survival depends on the possible death of another, he uses his ingenuity to solve the problem. The stunning animation won a Student Academy Award for filmmaker Youngwoong Jang and took two years to complete.
- To learn more about the film, visit mirage2006.com.
- To read an interview with the filmmaker visit sdaff.org.
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