Sleeping Betty by Claude Cloutier
Princess Betty sleeps in a narcoleptic stupor. The king appeals to his subjects to wake her. A worthy Prince Charles lookalike has to leave his royal suburb to save the princess, but will Betty be wakened with just a kiss?
Drawn in India ink, this animation sets the Perrault classic in Claude Cloutier’s disjointed, anachronistic and playful universe.
Production : National Film Board of Canada (nfb.ca)
Batman: Strange Day - Bruce Timm
This year is Batman’s 75th anniversary, so once again Timm has stepped up to deliver a brand new short featuring a lost tale from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mysterious lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.
Lights Out - Who’s There Film Challenge (2013) by David F. Sandberg
The terrifying short film the whole internet is talking about. Watch it now and never again turn your lights off.
The Gate by Matt Westrup
The latest VFX-driven sci-fi short to capture the imaginations of film investment players, The Gate is an accomplished sci-fi horror film that has been compared to Vincenzo Natali’s Splice. The comparison applies to the similarity in plots—both shorts deal with monstrous human mutation—but the comparison applies further in style and tone. Westrup displays some serious chops in developing an atmospheric short that, while heavily utilizing CG creature animation, is not defined by its VFX. This makes it something of an anomaly within the recent trend of sci-fi shorts that have been picked up for feature development.
New Bell’s South Africa TV Ad by Greg Gray for Velocity Films
I bet you never thought you could be moved to tears by a Whiskey Ad.
The new Bell’s TV commercial features a father whose intrepid spirit demonstrates just what it takes to be a true Man of Character.
Director: Greg Gray, Velocity Films
Production House TV Producer: Helena Woodfine
Group Chief Creative: Alistair King
Executive Creative Directors, King James: Devin Kennedy / Matt Ross
Creative Director, King James: Mike Wilson
Art Director, King James: Cameron Watson
Agency TV Producer: Caz Friedman
Client Service: Sheri Cook
Ginger Cat Vs. The Paper Army by Adam Cox
Cats love to attack paper. Today, paper fights back.
'Ginger Cat' - Jess
'Paper Army' — Themselves
'Trouble on the wind', 'Heartbeat — Video Blocks
'Cinematic tension builder (riser)' by ZstarrSound
'Fight the future' by Gareth Coker
'Smash it up' by kristijanf
'The Mission' — Video Blocks
'Heartbeat' — Video Blocks
Props/Beast Master: Rachael Wasiak
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Oppressed Majority (Majorité Opprimée English), by Eleonore Pourriat
On what seems to be just another ordinary day, a man is exposed to sexism and sexual violence in a society ruled by women…
From the countless gender-swap videos out there, this one is the most poignant one.