An animated short based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale about a poor young girl with a burning desire to find comfort and happiness in her life. Desperate to keep warm, the girl lights ... See full summary »
In this stop-action animation, a mournful bride sits alone on her wedding night wringing her hands. The wood floor is unadorned, the organ music sorrowful. The imposing groom enters the ... See full summary »
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A rooster has his last biscuit for breakfast and goes grocery shopping. A pig prepares her breakfast (potato peelings, with the potatoes thrown in the trash) and discovers she needs more ... See full summary »
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Daren C. Evans,
Black-and-white, etched-wood animation tale about the Grim Reaper. In a remote forest, Death in disguise calls on a woman and her baby daughter. When the mother realises the identity of her... See full summary »
The setting is on a floating platform where a group of evenly and carefully placed men live. Each man is aware that the platform is not stable and in order not to fall to their deaths, they maintain a careful balance of weight to prevent the platform from tipping too far and cause them all to fall. This reasonably harmonious understanding is lost when one man pulls up a heavy trunk. In the ensuing struggle, balance is lost in more than one sense. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is a creepy little short film, but definitely worth watching. For a while I thought that I'd be informed that I'll die in seven days or something, but what I saw was an excellent satire on human nature. The style, the animation, and the plot go together like clockwork. There's no music and no voices, but the animation, the environment, and the sound all speak for themselves. Unfortunately they speak the truth, this is both a warning and a foreshadow.
Here's what's going on. Five virtually identical beings are living on a platform that hovers inside a void. The only way these beings differ from each other is by the random numbers on their backs. They each have a purpose; to balance the platform, or it will tip over and they will fall. They are perfectly aware of that and go about with caution. The equilibrium is challenged when one of the beings recovers a mysterious artifact from beneath.
I dare to say no more! You can watch this film for free on Lauenstein.TV. Go see it right now!
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