SSF: “Photographs”

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This one’s charming. And bittersweet. And might sting, just a little. (I’m starting to detect a bit of a trend in the shorts I recommend. Lots of “looking back on your youth” stuff; lots of “loneliness, with a hint of past joy” stuff. I’m not sure why, though. I’m happy. Really. And not at all lonely.) [Read More...]

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SSF: “Inaudible”

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I’ve had my eye on this one ever since I saw the trailer that dropped last month. (And I’ve had my eye on its creator, Gints Zilbalodis, ever since I saw his “Followers” short.) Now that it’s here, I’m happy to say that I’m not at all disappointed. Quite the opposite, really. I love everything about this [Read More...]

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SSF: “The Song for Rain”

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A few weeks ago, I posted a wonderful little short called “Every Star.” It (through the thread of its creator, Yawen Zheng) led me to another similarly-drawn, similarly-themed, similarly-wonderful short, “The Song for Rain.” And I felt that it deserved its own post. The animation tells the story about a little boy who meet a fox in [Read More...]

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SSF: “The Casebook of Nips & Porkington”

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If any of you are curious as to what happens when you combine Richard Scarry and Sherlock Holmes, the answer is this fantastic little film. Charming style, story, and music, to be sure. But the thing that really makes it stick out is the way its creator (recent Sheridan Animation graduate Melody Wang) uses the newspaper as an integral [Read More...]

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SSF: “Ormie”

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This one reminded me of Pixar’s “Knick Knack.” And of “Frog and Toad Together.” And of cookies; warm, gooey, fresh baked chocolate-chip cookies. …and I have to go home now. For…reasons. Attribution(s): All artwork, publicity images, and stills are the property of Rob Silvestri and all respective creators and/or distributors. [Read more...]

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SSF: “Remnants”

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The last few weeks have been a bit of a blur. Lots of hospital rooms, lots (and lots) of stress and prayers, and lots (and lots and LOTS) of Utah. Things are returning to (mostly) normal, but we’ll probably be feeling the ripples for a few months. Given the setting (and intensity) of the aforementioned few [Read More...]

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SSF: “Every Star”

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As someone who moved to a place with quite a bit of light pollution (Cheek by Jowl SoCal) to one with very little (Big, Beautiful, and Pretty Near Empty Wyoming), this simple but lovely little short really hit me between the eyes. (There are plenty of metaphorical reasons to like it, I suppose. But I was mostly [Read More...]

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SSF: “The Mountain King”

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This one’s timely, right? An animated reflection on the ways we influence and are influenced by the environment around us, and a reminder that our behavior towards Creation says a great deal about us as humans. Also, there are giants. … Yep. OK, fine. So saying it’s timely is probably a bit of a stretch. But it’s a fun [Read More...]

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SSF: “Crayon Dragon”

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I’m not recommending today’s short film — Toniko Pantoja’s charming Crayon Dragon — simply because Denny Schneidemesser’s music is fantastic. Don’t get me wrong; I would recommend it for that reason alone, if I had to. But I don’t. Because the whole thing’s pretty great. The style’s a bit sketchy, which I always enjoy. But it’s [Read More...]

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SSF: “Much Better Now”

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Anybody else out there with a wicked case of the Mondays? This should help. A bookmark is stuck in a forgotten book that is one day knocked over by wind. It experiences its environment by surfing the pages that turn in to ocean-waves, enjoying the ride of its life. As the book cover closes light [Read More...]

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