Mr Seed


FastCocreate has an article up about the reasoning behind this short film Mr Seed which talks about GMO farms and a healthier food system.

“Mr. Seed” is a five-minute animated short starring comedian Pete Holmes as an organic seed who goes on a cuss-filled rant on why you should consider more research on organic seed and be a bit more wary of the “GMO bros.” Chances are you’ve never thought about the sensual side of replicating drought-tolerant traits, either. Created by Austin-based agency The Butler Bros, and animation company Buck, it’s an unconventional swing to get people talking about seed. The Butler Bros. founder and strategic chief Adam Butler says Seed Matters wanted to leaven the conversation around seed, and help it become more important among people already engaged in the conversation about our food system.

Read the whole article here.

Piper – First Look – Official Disney Pixar

In Piper, “a hungry sandpiper hatchling discovers that finding food without mom’s help isn’t so easy.” What I love about this short film is that it takes the best of Pixar’s character-based animation and blends it with the narrow depth of field, with the almost photo-real cinematography emulating macro photography.

Barillaro has been with Pixar for some time, acting as a supervising animator on Wall-E, Brave and The Incredibles. Piperis his directorial debut, and I hope we see more from him. I also hope that Disney Consumer Products Group doesn’t drop the ball again and not make some cute plushes based on this animated short, as I’m sure they’d sell well in Disney stores worldwide. Pixar and Disney’s animated shorts always seem to get the shaft from the merchandising departments.

The score for the short was composed by Adrian Belew, who is best known for his work as a guitarist and vocalist of the progressive rock group King Crimson. His songs have appeared in a bunch of movies and television shows, but this is his first attempt at composing an original score. This came about as Barillaro used Belew’s compositions as temp music while he was developing the short film. Finding Dory director/Pixar brain trust member Andrew Stanton knew the musician and made the introduction.

“Chaud Lapin”

Razor-sharp detail, texturing, and lighting are standard — and this video upholds those standards to an impressive degree. It’s a testament to the exquisite craft in this gripping short, directed by a team of five students, that we totally buy into the tense domestic drama-love of a snake, rabbit, and boar.

CHAUD LAPIN – Graduation Film from Supinfocom Arles.

Directed by :
Géraldine Gaston :
Alexis Magaud :
Flora Andrivon:
Maël Berreur :
Soline Bejuy:

© Supinfocom Arles 2014 – Autour de Minuit