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“Runaway” is an award-winning, cleverly satirical animated short film by the Canadian animator Cordell Barker. Like many acclaimed animators, new work from him is a rare and eagerly awaited occurrence. “Runaway” is just his third short film, after the Oscar-nominated “The Cat Came Back” in 1988 and the Oscar-nominated “Strange Invaders” in 2001.
The story revolves around an undefined moment in the eighteenth century, recreating the journey of a locomotive that collides with an unhurried cow as it crosses the tracks and rapidly begins to hurtle wildly out of control. As the situation becomes more dire a class-conflict breaks out, and while naturally there are victims, in the end everyone turns out to be equal.
This piece includes a number of high-resolution colorful illustrations, as well as the wildly comical, satirical animated short film.
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Baggage, written and directed with masterful precision by Renuka Jeyapalan, manages to pack a punch in less than three and a half minutes flat. After two strangers accidentally grab each other’s luggage and retreat back to their respective hotel rooms, both are left intrigued by the other’s belongings – the allure builds so much, that the female surprises the male with a late night phone conversation. Featuring taught performances by Kimwun Perehinec and Peter Stebbings, this short film will have you hooked from the get-go as you jump head first into mysterious film that truly values story over spectacle.
http://www.ithentic.com/videos/watch/baggageBaggage, written and directed with masterful precision by Renuka Jeyapalan, manages to... more