Short of the Week

Best of 2007

Playlist / January 23, 2008


1. Inside—Multiple personalities strike again.

2. Balance—A group of men stand atop a floating platform only to find their balance disturbed by a musical box and their own greedy ambitions (claymation).

3. Badgered—All the badger wants is some peaceful rest; difficult when you’re resting over an underground missile launch site.

4. Abigail—A seemingly random set of events occur on a jet diving toward its doom.

5. She and Her Cat—A dreamy anime about a cat’s love for its young female friend.

6. Alive in Joburg—Robotic aliens attack downtown Joburg in this ultra realistic short.

7. Dog—To a child, mercy and murder can look an awful lot alike. This dark claymation tells the story of a kid and his sick dog.

8. Living in the Dark—A son’s temporary blindness bring him and his father closer in this beautifully animated short.

9. Black Button—This student film poses a difficult moral dilemma—Would you push this button for $1 million?

10. City Paradise—Learning a new city is challenging. This stylized animation takes us through the strangeness of London as witnessed by an immigrant.

Andrew makes no attempt to hide his love for the magic art of animation. He appreciates compelling visuals but never forgets that in this modern age, a strong story always reigns supreme. You can see his work at or his latest film The Thomas Beale Cipher.
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