Short of the Week

Stop-Motion

Dark Comedy about Childhood in Stop-Motion
Ainslie Henderson / 7 min / UK / 2014

A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.

Fantasy about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Kirsten Lepore / 11 min / USA / 2014

A girl journeys through a vibrant, pulsing, macrocosmic landscape, but a precipitous incident compels her to venture up a mountain in an attempt to save herself.

Comedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion
Milen Vitanov / 5 min / Germany / 2013

This dog has a new best friend—his own tail! An award winning 2.5D animated short from director Milen Vitanov.

Epic about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion
Bradley Schaffer / 7 min / USA / 2013

This 100% hand-made, action-packed short film tries to keep up as a Texas Sheriff hilariously massacres a race of clumsy aliens. Insane badassery to the nth degree!

Fantasy about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Dan Ojari / 7 min / UK / 2013

The epic and spellbinding tale of Derek, an office worker, as he struggles with the true speed of planet Earth. Director Dan Ojari’s RCA thesis film and a Sundance 2012 selection.

Romance about Family in Stop-Motion
Timothy Reckart / 10 min / UK / 2013

CURRENTLY OFFLINE—For a limited time, Timothy Reckart’s 2013 Oscar-nominated animation is online. An elderly couple live in two radically different ways, but find the will to come together.

Dark Comedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion

A lonesome xylophone player finds a viciously growing tumor under his arm. In his attempts to get rid of the tumor he discovers that it has some unconventional qualities.

Drama about Love in Stop-Motion
Christopher Kezelos / 5 min / USA / 2012

A strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life.

Epic about Human Nature in Stop-Motion
Mikey Yes Please / 9 min / UK / 2012

Peter has discovered that the longer we live, the faster time passes. Before it’s too late, he finds hope for a cure in a curious little beetle.

Essay about Family in Stop-Motion
Kangmin Kim / 7 min / USA / 2012

An incredibly rich paper-based stop-motion film about the therapeutic powers of the Korean bathhouse from a CalArts student.

Fantasy about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion

One student’s daydream comes vividly to life during Biology class, in this Best Animation Winner from SXSW 2012

Sci-Fi about Greed in Stop-Motion
Kevin Parry / 3 min / USA / 2012

In a desolate land, greed overcomes self-preservation in this cautionary tale from an apprentice of stop-motion legend, Henry Selick.

Epic about Nature in Stop-Motion
Daniel Bird, Ben Richardson / 11 min / UK / 2011

An egg and an apple build competing broadcast towers that vie for the attention of a transistor radio. With its complex characterization and narrative of animal evolution, competition and reproduction, SEED is a beautiful and sinister stop-motion story about the struggle to survive.

Adventure about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion
Tom Jenkins / 3 min / UK / 2011

When everyone leaves for the night, the objects in the office take over the computers to experience the outside world in this stop-motion animation powered by Google Street View.

Action about Growth in Stop-Motion
Bruno Collet / 8 min / France / 2011

The ghost of Bruce Lee is reborn! Except it is in the form of a toy figurine.

Adventure about Love in Stop-Motion

When the bookstore closes, the characters on the book covers come alive in this collaboration between designer Olympia Le-Tan and filmmaker Spike Jonze.

Branded Film about Life & Society in Stop-Motion
Johnny Kelly / 2 min / UK / 2011

Branded Content for Chipotle, this short animation from RCA-grad Johnny Kelly uses stop-mo, clean designs and Willie Nelson (!) to tell a touching story of sustainable agriculture.

Experimental about Art in Stop-Motion
Max Hattler, W+K Tokyo Lab / 5 min / Germany / 2011

Visual artist Max Hattler transitions from the digital to the practical in this amazing stop-motion piece which traces the history of 20th century art and design.

Branded Film about Growth in Stop-Motion
Aardman Animation / 2 min / UK / 2011

The “World’s Largest Stop Motion” Gulp is Aardman Animation and Nokia’s followup to the hit branded film “Dot”.

Fantasy about Hope in Stop-Motion
Christopher Kezelos / 12 min / Australia / 2011

Born into a world of numbers, an oppressed zero discovers that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something.

Comedy about Perseverence in Stop-Motion
Dave Green / 6 min / USA / 2011

Encroaching ice from a malfunctioning refrigerator is threatening the welfare of all the inhabitants, and its time for the fearful fruit, dairy and leftovers to hunker down and stategize!

Experimental about Inspiration in Stop-Motion
The Mixtape Club / 2 min / USA / 2011

A “highly condensed happiness espresso”. An amazing 2 min stop-motion marvel from The Mixtape Club.

Dramedy about Friendship in Stop-Motion
Kirsten Lepore / 5 min / USA / 2010

Separated by the sea, a unique duo pass along details of their lives through a bottle. An elegiac animation of minimalist perfection.

Essay about Nature in Stop-Motion
Pes / 2 min / USA / 2010

Animation master, PES, brings the deep sea to life using nothing but old tools.

Experimental about Politics in Stop-Motion
Blu / 10 min / Argentina / 2010

Argentinian street artist, Blu, takes his freudian creature animations to the massive scale as they move across a desolate cityscape.