Short of the Day: ‘Motion Pictures’ Explores a Truth Scarier Than Fiction

A moving, memorable film.
By  · Published on September 5th, 2017

A moving, memorable film.

A boy’s love of action movies becomes his only outlet after facing a far more difficult battle in reality in today’s short, Motion Pictures.

A statement of the film’s origins and intentions from director and animator Matthew Incontri:

“My thesis film at Massachusetts College of Art and Design that proved to be too large in scale to complete in just one year. Movies have always been an escape from reality, but sometimes they are a window into an experience scarier than fiction. The short-animated film Motion Pictures explores the harsh reality of cancer and its effects physically and emotionally. Cancer is one obstacle that seems insurmountable, but with a creative spirit, it is only fuel to create something bigger than yourself.”

Touching, intimate, and emotionally palpable, Motion Pictures is a heart-wrenching portrait of grief, tenacity, and even hope.

Source: Short of the Week 

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