A Twisted, Psychopathic Bloody-Evil Tale Wins 2012 Vimeo Film Festival Award

Blinky™: A Twisted, Psychopathic Full-Evil Bloody Robot

Soon every home will have a robot helper. Don’t worry. It’s perfectly safe.”

Blinky™, a wickedly evil 3D-CG animated short horror film by the Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson, won The Best Narrative Film/Video Award (live-action narrative fiction told through the medium of film/video) last week at The 2012 Vimeo Festival +Awards. Previously, Robinson broke through to great acclaim with his 3D short film, Fifty Percent Grey, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2002 and followed it up in 2006 with The Silent City, a post-apocalyptic short film starring Cillian Murphy.

Blinky™ is shot with visual execution that is truly masterful, and the story is as bloody creepy as it gets. The amazing thirteen-minute short film stars Max Records from Where The Wild Things Are and tells the story of an angst-ridden young boy, who is trapped in a well-to-do, yet toxic home environment where his parents are constantly fighting. For Christmas he requests and gets Blinky™, the latest robot friend/home helper. But will the twisted and increasingly sinister Blinky™ actually turn out to be the true friend the distraught boy desperately wants and needs? Well, so sadly, very probably not….

Blinky™: A Twisted, Psychopathic Full-Evil Bloody Robot

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Réflexion: A Frightening Tale of Evil Spirits Within

Réflexion: A Frightening Tale of Evil Spirits Within

Remember the parable about the woman who heard the sounds of horrible monsters right outside her house and frantically ran around locking all her doors and windows, only to discover that the monsters were really inside the house, specifically inside of her? Well a similar tale is played out in Réflexion, a poetic, funny and absurd animated short film produced by the Parisian group Planktoon in association with Disney animator Yoshimichi Tamura. Réflexion is a tribute to Disney films from 60-to-70 years ago, which is built around the concept of reflection. What happens when one’s inner conflict becomes a version of the Evil Queen mirror? Just watch and find out!!

Réflexion: A Frightening Tale of Evil Spirits Within

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Blinky™: A Twisted, Psychopathic Full-Evil Bloody Robot

Blinky™: A Twisted, Psychopathic Full-Evil Bloody Robot

Soon every home will have a robot helper. Don’t worry. It’s perfectly safe.”

Blinky™ is a wickedly evil 3D-CG animated short horror film by the Irish filmmaker Ruairi Robinson, which has been nominated for Best Narrative Film/Video, live-action narrative fiction told through the medium of film/video, at the 2012 Vimeo Festival +Awards. Robinson broke through to great acclaim with his 3D short film, Fifty Percent Grey, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2002 and followed it up with The Silent City, a post-apocalyptic short film starring Cillian Murphy.

Blinky™ is shot with visual execution that is truly masterful, and the story is as bloody creepy as it gets. The amazing thirteen-minute short film stars Max Records from Where The Wild Things Are and tells the story of an angst-ridden young boy, who is trapped in a well-to-do, yet toxic home environment where his parents are constantly fighting. For Christmas he requests and gets Blinky™, the latest robot friend/home helper. But will the twisted and increasingly sinister Blinky™ actually turn out to be the true friend the distraught boy desperately wants and needs? Well, so sadly, very probably not….

Blinky™: A Twisted, Psychopathic Full-Evil Bloody Robot

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The Impossible Present

The Impossible Present

Impossible Present is a charming, beautifully executed one-minute holiday 3D-CG animated short film by LA-based Royale Studios. Have you ever spent time trying to open a plastic package that was sealed tightly shut, you know the ones I’m talking about? They usually contain an ultra cool, little electronic device in an impenetrable plastic casing that, more often than not, draws blood before you’re finally able to enjoy the gadget inside. This little film features an original CG character who is trying desperately to get his Christmas present open. It turns out to be the impossible present…impossible to open!

The Impossible Present

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Beware The Gawper: A Horribly Terrifying Halloween Experience!

Beware The Gawper: A Horribly Terrifying Halloween Experience!

The Gawper is a terrifying, comedic horror-themed two-minute animated short film directed by the talented Seth Watkins at A Large Evil Corporation. With the most evil time of the year approaching, this new CG animated short is reminiscent of the early horror flicks, paying homage to films like Frankenstein and Dracula. The little film is part A Nightmare Before Christmas, part Looney Tunes and part 1950s B-movie goodness.

In the midnight darkness of night, what horrible terror awaits? Well, let’s just say that it doesn’t pay to be a grave robber, especially when terrifying skeletons belonging to the dead you are attempting to rob are going to try to stop you. Now, play the video below if you dare!

Beware The Gawper: A Horribly Terrifying Halloween Experience!

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Lost and Found: The Remarkable Story of a Friendship

Lost and Found: The Remarkable Story of a Friendship

Lost and Found is a deeply heartwarming CG animated short film directed by Philip Hunt at London’s Studio AKA. The film is an adaptation of the award winning story book by illustrator and childrens’ book artist Oliver Jeffers, which premiered on Christmas Eve 2008 on Channel 4 in the UK. Since that time, Lost and Found has won more than 40 international awards, including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film in 2009.

A magical tale of friendship and loneliness, Lost and Found tells the story of a little boy who finds a penguin on the doorstep of his house one morning. Although at first he is unsure about what to do, the boy becomes determined to help the penguin find his way back home, even if that means rowing a small boat all the way to the South Pole!

Lost and Found: Extended Trailer

Lost and Found: The Remarkable Story of a Friendship

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Sayonara: A Sad Farewell in an Era of Global Warming

Sayonara: A Sad Farewell in an Era of Global Warming

Sayonara is a beautiful four-minute animated short film by Canadian artist Eric Bates, a film he created while at Japan’s Kyoto University of Art and Design. The film is a mix of minimally rendered CG, detailed puppet model-making, and hand-drawn animation. Sayonara tells the story of two unlikely friends saying goodbye. A young man named Charles just lost his home to the encroaching sea and spends one last day with his best friend, a sea turtle, before moving on. Just in case you miss it, there’s a short sequence after the credits.

Sayonara: A Sad Farewell in an Era of Global Warming

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