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SFotD: ‘Real Artists’ Wears Its Weird Heart On Its Head

Why Watch? Feeling like an updated cousin of the 90s MTV animation line-up with a hint of Real World via Tumblr thrown in for good measure, this freestyle multimedia short blends live-action environments with disaffected animated characters. They have the usual sort of 20-something issues, but one of them has a heart for a head and another is a snowman. Just for example.

It’s wry and fun, and at five minutes, it’s just the right size punch line.  Plus, it comes with a hip soundtrack, a great sense of comic timing and a visual hook that’s blissfully endearing. Produced by Ashton Kutcher and Thrash Lab, from animator Tim Bierbaum, it’s the first in a planned web series.

What will it cost you? Only 5 minutes.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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