Friday, November 11, 2011

Fantastic Short Film Friday - Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn (animated)

And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.

This week we have for you an animated musical about a brother looking for his sister that takes both dark and comedic routes all at the same time. Here is a 3-minute animated short called, Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn from filmmaker, Hoku Uchiyama. I'm a big fan the experimental side of animation and you'll be amazed here by what can be done with some winter frost on some store windows.

This whimsical short features a catchy throwback tune from the 20's and some finger-drawn animation from the Betty Boop era that comes alive on panes of glass as live-action strangers walk by. This one's a toe-tapper, finger strumming tune that will have you singing the chorus in your head even as the short draws to a close, and yeah did I mention it gets pretty dark? And yet, while it gets dark it never loses its fun and carefree nature. There's some crazy and creative ideas here people.

Check this out if you love animation and musicals. Check this out even if you don't like musicals, but like yourself some dark comedies. Enjoy this weeks dose of short film goodness in, Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn.

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