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The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello (2005)

Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.

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Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his Plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself. The chance discovery of an abandoned dirigible leads Jasper through unchartered waters to an island on which lives a terrifying creature that may be the cure for the Plague. The journey back to civilization is filled with horrors but in a shocking climax, Jasper discovers that the greatest horror of all lies within man himself. Written by Mark Shirrefs

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"Do you wish to see a miracle?" Dr Claude Belgon, Aerial Biologist from the Academy


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AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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The Best Short Film I've Ever Seen
15 April 2012 | by (Here) – See all my reviews

I struggle to find a true flaw in this beautiful short film. At 26 minutes run time, we experience a lovely tale of woe. A tale of horror and darkness. A trip that I usually avoid as far as cinema goes. But this is a masterpiece.

The title is a mouthful, and likewise, there's a lot of food for thought in this short film that will entertain the mind for hours.

The animation style is unique and beautiful. It appears to be both 2D and 3D at the same time, with each character being nothing more than a mere silhouette. The film is composed of black, white and gray colors. Occasionally, there is some red. I can't imagine a better looking short film.

The music is, likewise, amazing. It's mysterious, and sets a marvelous tone for this work of art.

There are relatively few characters, and only three have definitive personalities. The character development is a little fast, but this is most likely a result of the short running time.

There is little humor in this short film, if any. Only bleakness, and utter darkness. This is by no means, something for younger children. What this really is, is a masterpiece, made for those old enough to swallow it.

If you are ready for the horrific tale of Jasper Morello, wait no more; you won't be disappointed. I wasn't.


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