17 October 2016

Watch: Heartbreaking Animated Short 'Borrowed Time' About a Sheriff

Watch: Heartbreaking Animated Short 'Borrowed Time' About a Sheriff


This is a wonderful, heartbreaking short film that everyone needs to see. Borrowed Time is an animated short film from directors Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj. It's about an aging Sheriff going back to retrace the steps of the location where an accident took place years ago that he can never forget. Coats and Hamou-Lhadj explain in the making of video that they wanted to tell a more "adult" story with animation that "contested the notion of animation being a genre, and one for children specifically." The bigger theme of forgiveness is very potent in this, but there is also a focus on the emotions of overcoming hardship and letting go of your past. I've been thinking about this short every day since I first watched it. Don't miss this.

Watch: Heartbreaking Animated Short 'Borrowed Time' About a Sheriff

Description from Vimeo: "A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on." Borrowed Time is co-directed by filmmakers Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj, and produced by Amanda Deering Jones. Featuring music by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Wild Tales). This premiered in 2015 at the Austin Film Festival and has played at film festivals all over the world. For more info, watch the making of video on "Why We Made Borrowed Time". Visit the official site. For more shorts, click here. Your thoughts?
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