The Taxidermist: Time to Say a Final Goodbye

The Taxidermist: Time to Say a Final Goodbye

The Taxidermist (Le Taxidermiste) is a darkly humorous animated short film directed by Le Taxidermiste Team (Antoine Robert, Dorianne Fibleuil, Paulin Cointot and Maud Sertour) at Supinfocom. This surreal comedy tells the story of an old woman who wants to pay last respects to her recently deceased husband, a taxidermist. Following his death, the widow welcomes a somber team of funeral directors into her home, a strange apartment full of stuffed, dead animals. It’s time to get the body ready to perform the ceremony, pay a final tribute to the deceased and say goodbye to what is left behind.

The Taxidermist: Time to Say a Final Goodbye

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The Maker: The Preciousness of Life and Love

The Maker: The Preciousness of Life and Love

The Maker is an acclaimed stop-motion animated short film directed by Christopher Kezelos, which is a finalist in The Wrap’s 2012 Short Films Festival, a new festival presenting 12 award-winning short films selected from this year’s top international film festivals. The Maker has previously screened and wan major film awards at The 2011 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Grand Prize; The 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival, Best Animated Short; The 2012 Sydney Film Festival, Best Animated Short; The 2012 Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, Grand Prize; The 2012 Indianapolis Film Fest, Best Short Film; and The 2012 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Best Animated Short.

The Maker is set in a dimly lit fantasy world where a strange rabbit-like creature races against time, as he attempts to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life. Director Kezelos describes the film as an exploration of “the preciousness of our moments on earth, the short time we have with loved ones and the enjoyment of ones life’s work and purpose. In their fleeting existence our characters experience joy, love, hard work, purpose, loss and loneliness.”

The Maker: The Preciousness of Life and Love

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