Matter Fisher: A Lone Fisherman Encounters a Ravenous Ball of Matter

Matter Fisher: A Lone Fisherman Encounters a Ravenous Ball of Matter

Matter Fisher is a fascinating animated short film by English animator David Prosser, which was honored with a 2011 BAFTA nomination in the Short Animation category. The animation made its online debut this week; the film captures the expressive nature of sketching and combines it with the environmental depth of 3D. It tells the story of a serendipitous journey in which a fisherman is united with a form of estranged matter. The lone fisherman happens upon a ravenous pebble-sized ball of matter that absorbs anything within reach. The more it consumes, the larger and stronger it grows. We witness man’s desire to exploit the power of nature for his own greed, while ignorantly driving it to ultimate destruction.

Matter Fisher tells its story in a way that allows events to unravel as they do in nature, rather than as they do within the structure of a standard story. At a time when physics is accelerating with results from the Large Hadron Collider, the search for the Higgs boson particle and other major theories that could redefine our universe, Matter Fisher explores the possible meaning of our findings in ways that are inaccessible to pure science.

Matter Fisher: A Lone Fisherman Encounters a Ravenous Ball of Matter

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