Short of the Week

Stop-Motion

Dark Comedy about Religion in Stop-Motion
Joe Tucker / 11 min / UK / 2015

Graham and his Mother both love God… but in very different ways. Will Graham consummate his unholy fantasy, and can it live up to his expectations?

Myth about Art in Stop-Motion
Mikey Please / 6 min / UK / 2014

Marilyn maketh. Marilyn taketh awayeth. Marilyn is trying really hard to create something good. For once, her expectation and reality are going to align. It will be epic. It will be tear jerkingly profound. It will be perfect. Nothing can go wrong.

Sci-Fi about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion
George Metaxas / 11 min / USA / 2014

The last two inhabitants of a space station have to decide whether to save themselves or the lives of everyone on the last outpost in our solar system, Uranus City.

Documentary about Loss in Stop-Motion
Gemma Green-Hope / 3 min / UK / 2014

A granddaughter celebrates the life of her ‘Gan Gan’ by telling the story of her colourful life.

Dark Comedy about Innocence 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 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.

Experimental about Other Worlds in Stop-Motion
Allison Schulnik / 8 min / USA / 2014

A rhythmic ritual is performed by a bizarre ensemble of macabre figures.

Comedy about Hope in Stop-Motion
Conor Finnegan / 9 min / Ireland / 2013

A small bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading South for the winter.

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.

Fantasy 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 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.

Romance about Transformation in Stop-Motion
Vicky Mather / 11 min / UK / 2012

Stanley’s life runs like clockwork, until a chance encounter with a mysterious girl turns his world upside down…

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.

Fantasy about Humanity 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.

Experimental 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.

Romance about Hope in Stop-Motion
Juan Pablo Zaramella / 6 min / Argentina / 2012

A beautiful pixilation short imagining a world controlled by light, and a young man determined to find his own agency within it.

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.

Fantasy 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 Transformation 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.

Adventure about 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.