Watch: ‘Umbra’ is Epic, Surreal Animation That Casts a Long Shadow

Why Watch? An adorable blob (that’s downright Hertzfeldtian) lands on a strange planet with tiny people who all begin trying to jump into shadow. From there, it gets weird.

Malcolm Sutherland‘s experimental short is the perfect blend of non-flashy animation and silent story – trying to unravel a few of the universe’s mysteries while managing humor and terror alike. It’s a tough combination, but Sutherland nails it, proving that big ideas and emotions can come from a simply-drawn creature.

What will it cost? 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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