SSF: “The Monk & The Monkey”

This one’s short and straightforward, yes.  But also visually inventive — the tree and the time-lapse sequence actually made me catch my breath — and the story is charming despite its predictability:

I was not familiar with the short’s directorial duo – Brendan Carroll and Francesco Giroldini — but a quick search turned up the fact that Giroldini has worked as a “shot lighting artist” on a number of Dreamworks Animation’s feature films, including the Kung-Fu Panda sequel. Which makes a ton of sense, in hindsight.

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About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, being amazed by his (currently) lone daughter, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.


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