A grumpy little boy, who’s into violent video games, receives a surprise present from his mother. When he opens it, he’s disgusted with what’s inside. But after a while, things change. Watch below.
‘The Present’ was created by Jacob Frey (writer, director, animator) and Markus Kranzler (rendering, lighting, shading). The two students presented it as a thesis short from the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It is based on this comic strip by Brazilian artist Fabio Coala Cavalcanti.
‘The Present’ was screened at over 180 film festivals and won 59 international awards. Frey and Kranzler received job offers from Disney and Pixar respectively and they are presently employed with the studios. Share this post with a friend and voice your views in the comments below.