Short of the Day: ‘The Giant’ Has Come to Freak Your Mind

An animated fable.
By  · Published on June 30th, 2017

An animated fable.

“A young girl grows endlessly, stumbles upon a liquid that releases the darkest sides of herself, and eventually dissolves into the music of the universe.”

That’s the description provided for the short animated 360 video The Giant, written and performed by Robbie Basho for New Media Ltd., and if it doesn’t pique your interest, might I respectfully suggest you check your pulse to make sure you’re still alive.

Even more intriguing is the film itself, a dark and trippy fable that plays like something out of the filmography of the Brothers Quay, or one of David Lynch’s short films, with all the brilliant, wonderful weirdness these comparisons invite. The Giant is as technically awe-inducing as it is narratively thought-provoking, and the combination of the two makes for a wholly unique and captivating three minutes.

The Giant is a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere, and as such it comes with a great write-up about the making of the film should you wish to dive deeper into the rabbit hole Basho has opened.

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