Summa Shorts: “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.

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, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.


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