At 6 minutes long, watching this entire film felt like an enormous task simply because I was on youtube. I’m so used to skipping between clips and such, but this short film about peculiar requests made by visitors to the Getty Images collection got me hooked. It’s a whimsical neo-animation adventure that plays in the sandbox of magical realism, alternative history, and historical memory. It ought to win some awards, or perhaps it has. Here’s some info:
Short and Sweet has teamed up with Getty Images to launch a film challenge with a twist.
Getty Images approached producer Basil Stephens and Short and Sweet founder Julia Stephenson with the idea of setting up a film competition which would make use of images in Getty’s Hulton Archive. Stephenson drew from her in-depth knowledge of the short film arena to suggest a selection of talented filmmakers.
After picking out ten up-and-coming directors, she gave them the opportunity to pitch. Four of the filmmakers made it on to the shortlist and got the chance to realise their ideas. They were given three months to create their films.
And here’s one that did not win, but is equally worth your time…