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KUNAL SEN – Key Tumi?

Caramel custard, ping pong and potty all play an important role in this charming animation by Kunal Sen about a young boy, exploring where he came from as he prepares for the performance of a lifetime

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DANNY ROBASHKIN – Envirometer

When the forces of conservation and industrialization within a common society compete head to head, the only entity that can regulate the fight is the fantastic measuring contraption known as the Envirometer [...] the only hope to unite the opposing viewpoints and create a progressive world where everyone can live in harmony.

A sustainable short film produced at Make LLC. and directed by Danny Robashkin. Illustrations: Aaron Quist and Alec Mueller. Written by: Colin Levy and Danny Robashkin.

Animation: Aaron Quist, Andrew Chesworth, Joe Kim, Kevin Wisdom, Tyson Ibele. Sound design: Horner Music.

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Zoudov

Soviet Union, the year is 1967. A space mission is about to start; a foreign spy is there to make it not happen; and an awkward scientist is about to save the day. Or not?

Zoudov is a short animated film made by three students of Supinfocom: Clement Bolla, Aurélia Vernhes, Laurent Gillot.

The music came from the soundtrack (composed by Jonh Barry) for two James Bond films: From Russia with Love and Goldfinger.

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RUPERT JAMES – Mourning Glory

Thailand, May 2010. The apocalyptic counter-strike and mayhem of the consequent meltdown of Wednesday, May the 19th has left a still-weeping, iconic wound that will fester for years to come. Mourning Glory is a short documentary film written and directed by Rupert James

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Brian Goss – Gig

Gig is a song featured on The Firing Line, the latest album by American folk singer Brian Goss. The music video is the masterful (as always) work of Tobias Stretch with co-director Dawn Cardinale.

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OREN SHAI – Heavy Soul

Heavy Soul is a short film produced, written, edited and directed by Oren Shai and starring Sally Conway in the lead role. Director of Photography: Ryan Gould. Production Designer: Elizabeth S. Cipollina. Sound Design and Mix: Oscar Zambrano at Zampol. Assistant Director: Arnon Moskowitz.

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How To Destroy Angels – The Space in Between

How to Destroy Angels is a musical group featuring Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor, his wife Mariqueen Maandig and Atticus Ross. Rob Sheridan is the group’s art director. The Space In Between is the second song to be released from the group, following A Drowning.

The music video has been directed by Rupert Sanders.

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CHRISTIAN SCHLAEFFER – The Return of John Frum

John Frum returns as an astronaut and businessman to the postindustrial wasteland of the financial service economy. Together with a native, he sets out for a conquest of the useless; then things get confused, and what begins as a journey turns into a trip far off the boundaries of logic and meaning.

This amazing short film, which would make an animation studio proud of their work, has actually been designed, directed and animated by one person, German student of design Christian Schlaeffer.

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NICK BACHMAN – The Owl and the Squirrel

The story is that of an awkward owl at his last resorts to fill up his stomach with some tasty squirrel meat. Fun ensues. But not for the owl, obviously.

The short film is the work of Nick Backman, his sention thesis at the MCAD. Sound design by Sam Bachman.

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Huff: Titles

Here’s another title sequence for a Showtime TV series. This is about “a psychiatrist whose life changes abruptly when a 15-year-old client commits suicide in his office.”

The titles are the work of Shilo Design. Music by W.G. Snuffy Walden.

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ADAM CALFEE – Moonboy

“The story of a young boy who, trapped by his surroundings, desperately ventures out into the unknown. The results of his flight are both extraordinary and immutable.”

Moonboy is a beautiful animated short film by Adam Calfee, who’s a part of the More Frames collective of visual artists. Additional animation by: Gus Trauth. Computer graphics: Jordan Held. Music: Reid Wellock. Recording: Adam Lukas and Drew Chiodo.

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MARTHE IGESUND – Mormor

Stressed-out parents or a crazy grandmother, that is the question! Pia (Karianne Namtvedt Nordstrand) a little Norwegian girl, prefers the latter, who takes her to the moon and back. Can’t blame her!

The short film has been written and directed by Marthe Emilie Mandal Igesund and produced by Ingrid Halstensen at University of Bergen. Director of photography: Ingvild Vågen Ulset. Audio: Gudrun Tokle Grene. Editor: Espen Hobbesland.

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Tom Fun Orchestra – Bottom of the River

For how many rocks you put in their shoes, they won’t stay sleeping with fishes. It’s just a matter of time.

Bottom of the River is another song from Tom Fun Orchestra’s 2008 album entitled You Will Land with a Thud. Previously here: Throw me to the Rats.

The music video has been directed by Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney. Produced at Trunk.

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FLYING V – Virgile

Virgile is a very shy guy who’s trying to date a charming girl by turning himself into funny and manly characters.

This is the first movie from Flying V, the directing duo comprised of Clément Soulmagnon and Gary Levesque, two classmates from the 2008 Supinfocom promo. Produced at Wizz Design.

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Modest Mouse – King Rat

Much has been said about this video, conceived by Heath Ledger but left unfinished, in the preproduction phase, when the actor and director died. What else could I add? Well, a random quote from the Hamlet.

The video has been completed at The Masses, where Ledger was signed as a promo director, by co-director Daniel Auber, lead animator Norris Houk, animator Jade Taglioli and producer Sara Cline.

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