The 4th Plaent is “a great retro-futuristic adventure filled with social and political questions” currently being developed into an animated series and video game. Visit the 4th Planet on Facebook for more info.
“Fantasy, dream or reality? What is the difference? When people get old…”
This 8 minute tragic-comedy by Conrad Tambour tells the story of an old woman, who, to the horror of her son, is cooking up a meal in the middle of the night for her long-deceased friends.The film features the voices of famous Austrian actors such as Erni Mangold, Erwin Steinhauer, Klaus Ofczarek and Ingrid Burkhard.
A day of a man’s life is seen as on a videotape which is being rewound. When he wakes up in the morning he has no idea what lays ahead.
Oculus Story Studio is essentially the first competitor to Google’s Spotlight Stories. Like Spotlight Stories, it’s helmed by another ex-Pixar Artist and Director, in this case Sashka Unseld, Director of Pixar’s, The Blue Umbrella. Henry, a story about a porcupine that loves to hug his friends, looks to be the second short the Oculus team will release using the technology, and you can watch a nice trailer for the short below.
The fourth film in Google’s Spotlight Stories is a blockbuster science fiction live-action short from Director Justin Lin. The film’s visual effects were produced by The Mill, who recently released this featurette explaining their part in the production, and the many innovative tools and technologies they needed to develop to get the job done. You can watch the film on Android smart phones by downloading the Google Spotlight Stories app.
Tim Dillnutt is a veteran animation artist working in London. For a behind the scenes look as his new hand drawn short, ENTRÉE, check out the film’s production blog.
Kung Fury is an over-the-top 80’s action comedy that was crowd funded through Kickstarter. It features Kung Fury, a Kung Fu renegade cop who travels back in time to kill his Nemesis, Hitler. The film features nazis, dinosaurs, vikings and cheesy one-liners.