Movie: #Oscars Negative Space (2017) #AnimatedShort

Synopsis: Even though Sam’s father is hardly ever home because he is often away on business trips, he is able to connect with his son by teaching him how to pack a suitcase.

IMDB Page Negative Space

I watched this in the theater. I was never able to find it online.  I was over the moon that the college theater that I love put on the Oscar shorts.

Trailer:

My thoughts while watching:

One of the directors, Ru Kuwahata, had a father who was an airline pilot.  In a Variety interview, she notes: “As an airline pilot, my father traveled often when I was growing up. I don’t really remember things like trips to the zoo or theme parks, but the image of him packing a crisp, white shirt is burned in my memory,” she recalls. “I remember my dad adjusting his watch precisely before leaving the house and I remember the packing list that he pinned to the wall of his study. My most vivid childhood memories are connected with objects, textures, and ordinary routines.”

This is a stop motion piece.  It is considered the “wild card” of the nominations.

SPOILER To start with a suitcase and end with a casket – interesting transition.

I am mixed with this one.

 

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