This short is wonderfully ambitious with its storytelling. The underlying intent: “The larger our past gets the smaller our present feels” is given a world to live in. The animation invites you in with layers of textures and ideas.
Interesting character with a unique perspective. I wish it was less stylized, it feels like there was an invisible wall between the subject and the viewer.
Simple and repetitive but in every repetition, there is something pleasurable to discover.
Some of the images are just unbelievable.
So precious. It looks and feels from a different era.
Just brilliant. Youtube videos of camera getting damaged is tied up into this wonderful little video. Curious to know how some of these individual videos ended.
A beautifully conceived dance film with steadicam work that is out of this world.
One of the best!
At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover, Will, a man without limbs who lives out his life in a sordid carnival sideshow, far below his aspirations of the grandeur of the great circuses. Having only known a life of limitation and discouragement, Will is struck by an intriguing encounter with the showman that leaves him with a drive to hope against everything he has ever believed.
Winner of the Doorpost Film Project, this short film by Joshua Weigel will be expanded into a feature length film.
Watch it. (Flash Video)
So well done. Reminds me of David Gordon Green’s opening for George Washington. (via Kottke)
Update: George Washington opening