Watch: Jack Dunphy’s Awkward Hand-Drawn Short Doc ‘Brontosaurus’
by Alex Billington
June 17, 2022
“I’ve never felt so connected to someone in my life.” These might be harmful phrases! This unusual, awkward animated quick movie is a really private story a couple of short-lived relationship. Brontosaurus is a brief movie made by filmmaker Jack Dunphy, and it first premiered final yr at varied festivals together with True/False, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Cucalorus. “A tale of lust, eating disorders, crossing boundaries, and tiny toy dinosaurs.” It’s an intimate quick doc that includes hand-drawn animation to inform a narrative of, uh, why you do not sleep together with your assistant. Dunphy provides through IG: “It’s been a long and winding road with this one, so I’m glad people are finally seeing it.” While the type is a bit tough, and fully unflattering, it goes proper alongside the story and captures his depressed perspective. I hope he finishes his different movie someday! In the meantime, this is not essentially the most uplifting quick to look at however I nonetheless suggest it anyway only for all of the creativity and honesty.
Thanks to Vimeo Staff Picks for the tip on this one. Synopsis from Vimeo: “An abandoned love affair leads a man to a toy dinosaur.” Brontosaurus is an animated quick movie written, directed, animated, and produced by Chicago-born, New York-based filmmaker Jack Dunphy – you’ll be able to see extra of his work on his Vimeo or comply with him on IG @jackfreemandunphy. Featuring unique music composed by Seth Kaplan. “While making an animated film, a filmmaker must decide whether to stop working with his assistant or stop sleeping with her.” Ouch, however that is the origin behind this one. For those that wish to get even deeper into their chaotic relationship, there is a 15 minute interview between Jack and the actual Odette additionally accessible on NoBudge. For extra data on the quick, go to Vimeo or head to NoBudge. To uncover extra shorts, click on right here. Your ideas?