Forgetting somebody's name is the starting point for a mind-bending romp through the unconscious.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ryan (2004)
Documentary | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s.

Director: Chris Landreth
Stars: Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy
The Spine (2009)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Uses a twisted, beautiful and highly original visual aesthetic to look at the ways individuals evolve, adapt and break.

Director: Chris Landreth
Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Alberta Watson, Patrice Goodman
Bingo (1998)
Animation | Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A wildly surrealistic computer-generated animation in which a young man is psychologically brutalized by circus characters into believing he is a clown.

Director: Chris Landreth
Stars: David Kodeski, Phil Ridarelli, Diana Slickman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An exploration of the seemingly mythological hold the saxophone has had on those who've played it, including Adolphe Sax, the man who invented it in 1840.

Director: Larry Weinstein
Stars: Gery Dumoulin, David Fox, Albert Heath
Coda IV (2013)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A lost soul stumbles drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things.

Director: Alan Holly
Stars: Joseph Dermody, Orla Fitzgerald, Brian Gleeson
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An intimate and evocative journey into the hearts, minds and eyes of Georgia O'Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo - 3 of the 20th century's most remarkable artists.

Director: Jill Sharpe
Stars: Shirley Broderick, Debbie Cameron, Ivette Hernandez
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Documentary on viking life and conquest.

Director: Bill MacLeod
Stars: David Caldwell, Jon Henderson
Funnel (2014)
Short | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a man's car breaks down, he finds himself on a quest for a funnel.

Director: Andre Hyland
Stars: Andre Hyland
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A desperate son reconnects with his estranged father to ask an unspeakable favor that will change their lives forever.

Director: Andrew Laurich
Stars: Stephen Ellis, John Ennis
The End (1995)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An animator finds himself trying to explain his (lack of) artistic vision to his creations, who just aren't impressed.

Director: Chris Landreth
Stars: Jeffrey Hirschfield, Gina Clayton, Hannah Kravitz
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

This documentary follows cult British band The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on their first coast-to-coast US tour. America was their musical inspiration, but what will Americans make of their British humor and ukulele musicianship?

Director: Robert Stern
Stars: Jonty Bankes, Jodi Cartwright, Hester Goodman
Assembly (2012)
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A flatbed editing table is snapped on. A woman's hands reach in and out of the frame, cutting and editing a reel of film. She splices, scrubs, rewinds and rolls the sound and images. ... See full summary »

Director: Jenn Strom
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
The Host (voice)
Ron Pardo ...
The Announcer / Dick Van Dyke (voice)
...
Yoko Ono (voice)
...
Tony Daniels ...
...
The Babysitter (voice)
Nanci Pach ...
Ayn Rand (voice)
...
Sammy Davis Jr. (voice)
Denise Oliver ...
The Virgin Mary (voice)
...
Salvador Dali (voice)
...
Charles
John Dilworth ...
Himself (as John R. Dilworth)
Edit

Storyline

In this short animation, Oscar®-winning director Chris Landreth uses a common social gaffe - forgetting somebody's name - as the starting point for a mind-bending romp through the unconscious. Inspired by the classic TV game show Password, the film features a wealth of animated celebrity guests who try (and try, and try) to prompt Charles to remember the name. Finally, he realizes he will simply have to surrender himself to his predicament. Written by Philip Moscovitch

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

game | subconscious | mind | memory | See All (4) »

Genres:

Animation | Short

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 February 2014 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Jeu de l'inconscient  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(3D Stereoscopic)|
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited from Sita Sings the Blues (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Landreth on television
2 June 2016 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

"Subconscious Password" is an 11-minute short film by Oscar-winning writer and director Chris Landreth and this 2013 film is his most recent work. It got on the short list for the Oscars again too I think, but did not manage to get in finally this time. If you know a bit about Landreth, you will know that this is an animated movie, although there is a live action impact in here too. And here, Landreth gives us his take on famous people and the absurdity that is television. But there is always some strangeness attached to Landreth's projects too and this one here is not an exception. It is a very bizarre watch. sadly, I must say it was just too wild and all over the place for my taste and I did not find it entertaining or memorable. I have seen some better work by the filmmaker and I don't think you should watch this one here without having seen any of his older work.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Subconscious Password (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?