Glen Keane, the fan-fucking-tastic Disney animator who oversaw The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Tangled, recently released this amazing little animated short to the internet.
Mr. Gold is the story of Jose Melendez, a 21-time felon who spent 11 years incarcerated and appeared on the Maury show twice for paternity tests. A street corner promotions man for a jewelry store, he uses his job to bring joy to those passing by while also yearning to help people like him.
IHC After Dark short films: “Death Penalty/Verduiveld” - A Belgian horror short film about football
'Death Penalty' is the very first Kuru Film Productions short, made in honour of the upcoming FIFA World Cup. We fully expect our national team to make it big. If not, they are sure to go out with a bang. We start with said bang. GO BELGIUM!
Based on the controversial story of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ, Pious Mary is a twisted and surreal modern retelling of that torrid relationship. In the amateur debut of writer and director EJ Moreno, the film is done on a micro-budget with only a week to complete but don’t let that fool you. With it being a hit on social media site Tumblr and video hosting site Vimeo, Pious Mary is a cult classic in the making that even John Waters would chuckle at. Viewers beware!
IHC After Dark short films: “The Tale of a Monster: Lilith”
Inspired by cult classics like Plan 9 From Outer Space + Frankenhooker, “The Tale of a Monster” is a short film that tells the horrifying and fun story of what happens when Lilith, the creation becomes the Creator.
"Living Moments" captures everyday life in NYC in stunning revolving bullet time.
The piece was created using 50 Lumia 1020s aligned along a custom arc rig. A proprietary app was created so that the Microsoft Surface can control the Lumia camera settings and trigger a picture. This is the first time a bullet time rig has been created to be 100% mobile.
A behind the scenes video details more of that process:
Evening animated short films: “A Dangerous Journey”
A Dangerous Journey is an animated film (part funded by Comic Relief) that warns young African women of the dangers of being coerced and tricked into prostitution. Narrated by two survivors of sex trafficking, the film depicts these harrowing human experiences with compelling accuracy, and describes the various techniques of coercion used by traffickers, which include Juju scare tactics perpetrated by Native Doctors.