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Matrix Fan Film of the Day: French directors Raphael Hernandez and Saviti Joly-Gonfard have expanded the mythology of The Matrix with their fan film, Kaydara. The story takes place during the events of the Matrix trilogy, but it follows a new character:
Kaydara, a bounty hunter who is living separately from the Human Resistance Group, does not believe in the prophecy of ‘the One.’ He sees this so-called saviour as a threat to the awakening of Man’s self-awareness and considers him an enemy. If their paths cross, Kaydara will not hesitate to confront him
Kaydara is an impressive 55 minutes long, and it’s at least as interesting as the two Matrix sequels that we’re all pretending never happened.
Animated Short of the Day: Sun Day: “A young boy and his sister, alone on a cold moon, experience light for their first time.”
Stop-Motion Thing of the Day: Leftovers battle the frosty scourge of a busted fridge in Dave Green stop-motion short, “MELTDOWN.”
With David Cross as the voice of “Ham Sandwich.”
Animated Short of the Day: Paraphernalia: “A story in which a little recluse girl makes a friend, at the expense of her ceiling.”
CalArts undergrad Sabrina Cotugno’s third year film, animated mostly at Gobelins School of the Image in Paris.
Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: The latest StoryCorps animated short, “No More Questions,” features Kay Wang, “a feisty grandmother,” sitting down for a somewhat involuntary Q&A with her son and granddaughter. “Though reluctant to be there, Kay still had stories to tell — from disobeying her mother and fending off her many boyfriends while growing up in China to adventures as a store detective for Bloomingdale’s.”
[storycorps / thanks krisi!]
Short Film of the Day: An anonymous tipster writes: “This is a short film we made last summer about a giant snot monster.” Still not sold? What if I told you the film is called BLARGHAAAHRGARG?
There you go.
Romantic Gesture of the Day: Sean Ohlenkamp decided to go with a non-traditional anniversary gift for his wife, Lisa. It’s a romantic message (with some humorous asides) built entirely in the Mac OS X filesystem. Because nothing says “I love you” like nested folders!
Come for the geeky romance, stay for the Groundhog Day joke in the middle.
Animated Short of the Day: Redditor joabaldwin, AKA animator Joaquin Baldwin, says: “Another animated film I made, Sebastian’s Voodoo. This one got over 100 awards in festivals and got me the Disney job.”
Was the Disney job President of Everything? Because it’s seriously that good.
Short Film of the Day: In Wong Fu Productions’ “Strangers, again,” Josh (Philip Wang, who also wrote and directed) breaks the fourth wall to take viewers on an introspective tour of relationship stages as he reflects on the uncertain future of his romance with Marissa (Cathy Nguyen).