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A nerdy man goes on a blind date to a restaurant. The place is great and the girl is beautiful. If only the two sides of his brain (seen here as two tiny creatures running the brain's command center) could work together for once.
In a world that judges people by their number, Zero faces constant prejudice and persecution. He walks a lonely path until a chance encounter changes his life forever: he meets a female zero. Together they prove that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something.Written by
Zealous Creative is a LA based production company that makes ads, corporate videos and short films. The creative talent like the director of Zero hail from Australia.
Zero is a stop motion animation with yarn puppets with a message of rigid social structures particularly that of caste and the Untouchables.
The zero of our story is an untouchable. A nothing who will never rise from the bottom. He will always amount to zilch.
At school his life is tormented because he has a zero stamped on his chest. Others have numbers from 1 to 10. A number 1 may just be a lowly cleaner but even that amounts to some kind of ranking denoting a status.
Zero struggles through life and into adulthood but is determined to survive the system knowing that he will never beat the system. He meets a female Zero and suddenly feels his life has meaning.
Even though their love is forbidden in such a society they persevere to make it through together.
The film has nice simple but smooth animation with clear cut narration. I would like to have known more of this society like where do Zeros come from? I guess there is only so much you can show in a 10 minute short but it is a thoughtful film on social status discrimination.
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