Friday, May 18, 2012

Fantastic Short Film Friday - The Cat Piano (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.

It's time for another amazing short film for all you short film lovers out there. Do you like film Noir? Do you like your films to be so cool that each frame drips with pastiche, each frame filled with smokey lounges and jazz music? I love me a good noir story and an animated noir, a noir with cats facing the dark underbelly of society and music, yeah that pushes all my buttons. Here is the 8-minute animated short The Cat Piano from filmmakers Eddie White and Ari Gibson.

Here's the synopsis:

A city of singing cats is preyed upon by a shadowy figure intent on performing a twisted feline symphony.

This whole short is one breezy animated narrated poem, like something right out of the hazy beat cafe's, the gilded saloons with their beautiful soulful songstresses. The animation is striking and the use of cats to harmonize the evil Cat Piano is wonderfully frightening. Everything about this short just glows beauty, promise and brilliance and I cannot recommend this one highly enough.

Check this out if you love film noir, animation and even better, both. Check this out if you want to see a lyrical poem come to life in the dark backdrop of a cat filled society. Enjoy this weeks dose of short film goodness with The Cat Piano.

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