Desperate to find the man of her dreams, sweet and plain Ava tries a last ditch effort, speed dating. But the absurd cast of characters she encounters makes her wonder if being single is not so bad after all.
Michael B. Woods
Wordless story about a man who awakes in his bed wearing his clothes (including a check vest). He rises, washes his face, combs his hair, and heads for work across the street at a copy shop... See full summary »
Durian was born with his facial expressions opposite to everyone else.The film shows a time span of this little boy growing into a young adult, by displaying milestones in both his real life and his imaginary world.
"The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9!" is a neat animated short which has an interesting subversion of your typical "space monster" science fiction stories: Here the "monster" is nothing more than a weird but friendly creature, while on the other side the human character (which in a more conventional story would have been an heroic/survivor figure) has an antagonistic role that in a way evokes the villains of those classic slapstick cartoons featuring talking animals as the main characters.
The plot can be easily seen as metaphor of the inherent violence of our human nature, always fearing and wanting to eliminate what we are not able to understand to the point of obsession.
There's a somewhat dark "twist" at the end of the short, but is not the kind of twist one would normally expect, resulting in a ironically sinister yet satisfying conclusion.
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