Watch: 'Death and the Robot' - A Stop-Motion Animated Short Film
It's not often that Death is this entertaining to watch, but here we have a film that will throw you for a loop and make you believe in the magic of filmmaking. After posting new shorts to the Short Films section all the time, I constantly receive emails from filmmakers sharing their new short to be featured. Not many of them will make the cut, but some of them do, and I try to give each one a good look before I decide. This one stood out, and really left a good impression on me, even though it's technically a year old (or so the Vimeo upload date says). It's called Death and the Robot from animator/director Austin Taylor, and it's about Death in this case personified by a woman, as well as an adorable Wall-E-esque robot character. Take a look below.
I love the way their story plays out, it's charming and amusing, besides being a twist on the typical darker stories we see. Description from Vimeo: Bored of their stagnant existence, two lonely souls leave their safe havens behind and discover one another, yielding an everlasting legacy that will forever change their dying world. Death and the Robot is directed, animated and conceived by Austin Taylor (his website), written & co-produced by Alexander Thompson, and co-produced by Julia Festa. The music is by Tom Hauser. The short played around film festivals in 2013-2014 before debuting online, and is a self-described "massive labor of love" for the filmmakers. Great work guys. For more, find Austin on YouTube. Enjoy it?