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Here’s a recent short film from the twisted mind of David O’Reilly.

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I know it was a long long while back that I wrote about Psst but all of the short films on their roster are now loaded for your viewing pleasure. There is some really amazing stuff to pick through.

Here is a little refresher about Psst:
PSST!3 is a collaborative film project of 17 films made by 51 teams of Designers, Directors, Animators and Composers.

The mission of PSST is to produce original short films through the collaboration of Designers, Directors, and Animators. Each film is comprised of three sections produced by three different teams: the beginning, middle & end. This process is the whole idea behind PSST! – a technique derived from the Dadaist game of Exquisite Corpse and the children’s game Telephone and applied to the arts of motion graphics, animation and film-making.

PSST! is curated and organized by Bran Dougherty-Johnson of Grow Design Work.

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From the Hoop is a 3D Short directed by 3 students from Supinfocom Arles.

The story was inspired by the life of Earl Manigault, a basketball player who lost everything in drugs. Near the end of his life he dedicated his time to helping children of Harlem avoid the same fate. It was during this time that he started the “Walk Away From Drugs” tournament for kids. He died in 1998 from a heart failure.

The storyline in the actual film very non-linear and I think it is meant to be more of an abstract subjective interpretation of Manigault’s personal struggle with his inner-demons. It’s a beautiful little short though and the color and animation are really great for a student film. Impressive work. You can learn a little more about the project at the official website as well.

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Art direction by Aritz Aizpurua
CG composition by Avelino Lombardero
CG art by Juan M. Puerta and Mikel Arroyo
Concept art by Patxi Pelaez
Music/sound effects by Rafeal Touron.

Really cool little short film. Expertly done.

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This is really nice.

film by Jeff Desom
music by Hauschka
Song issued from the album “Ferndorf” released by FatCat Records

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Wow, ‘Please Say Something’ is unlike anything I have seen out there in a while. It has a style and narrative all it’s own. The story is loosely based around a troubled relationship between a cat and mouse in the distant future. The short film was the winner of the Golden Bear for best short film at the 2009 Berlinale. Please Say Something was written, directed & produced by David OReilly.

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“A strange man builds a world using holographic tools for the woman he loves.

This award winning short was created by filmmaker Bruce Branit, widely known as the co-creator of ‘405’. World Builder was shot in a single day followed by about 2 years of post production. Branit is the owner of Branit VFX based in Kansas City.”

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Yankee Gal is a short film directed by Celine DESRUMAUX, gary LEVESQUE, Antoine PEREZ & Francois PONS. It was made in Supinfocom during 2008. Visit the official website here: yankeegal.com

Wow is all I have to say about this. You can read more about the project including interviews with the makers at Motionographer.

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