Apr 17, 2017
Short Films that Pack a Punch
One afternoon I found myself on Bored Panda (a website that regularly fuels my deadline procrastination) and I came across this film.
Cue me reaching for the Kleenex!
Wow. Movies like this deliver such a rich story experience not only in a short time, but also without using any words. As a writer, that blows my mind. But there's no denying the deeply emotional message that comes across brilliantly in Alike.
I think many of us creative types will connect with this story, whether we faced those emotions with someone else telling us to go down a certain path or (like me) whether we have those battles internally.
There have been a few of these short animated films that really touched my heart. Some that I really loved include:
Piper, an adorable film about a baby seagull finding confidence near the ocean, which came out last year.
Knick Knack, is a fun short about a snow man trapped in a snow globe. It came out in 1989, so by today's standards the graphics don't look like much. But for the time it was truly amazing. You may remember this if you ever watched Toy Story at the cinemas, because it played before the film.
Are you a fan of these animated short films? Any favourites that you recommend?
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