Inspired by a Kobel Abe novel, “The Box Man” is a great example of Nirvan Mullick’s keen attention to detail. The beautifully hand-crafted scenery and smooth frame rate both serve as evidence of the excruciating amount of time he sacrificed for this short.
Mullick is currently working on an ambitious project called The 1 Second Film. His goal for this film is to generate one million dollars, and donate all profits to the “Global Fund for Women”. For more information visit The 1 Second Film homepage.
Also, For more of Mullick’s work, go to nirvan.com.
The classic horror film Child’s Play meets David Lynch’s Eraserhead in this creepy seven-minute short directed by Thomas Lee Rutter. “A Child’s Toy” blends surrealism with an ambient composition to create a product that is nothing short of terrifying.
This week’s short is, as Thomas Grootoonk explains it, “A stop-motion animation about a boy who longs for a more vivid and brighter world.” Everything in this short, including music and animation, was done solely by Groontoonk.
“Saturday Short” (suggestions on a better title are welcome) is a new feature where we’ll be featuring a new (to us), full-length, weird short every Saturday. Shorts are selected by our new “shorts editor” Cameron Jorgensen.
This stop-motion animation by David Firth is just over a year old. David found a lot of the props he uses in this animation in his own backyard. Beware, most of his shorts are very creepy, and “Crooked (Orcus) Rot” is no exception. A lot of his work can be defined as dark humor while this would better fit under experimental. Musical score written by Marcus Fjellstrom.