The Maker
October 8, 2012 8:53 PM   Subscribe

The Maker. A gorgeous short stop-motion animation about a creature who has only one important mission (SLYT)

Find the animator at this website. (Might remind you just a little of Ladyhawke)
posted by Queen of Spreadable Fats (19 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Very nice.

I enjoyed their film Zero as well.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:16 PM on October 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

Gorgeous, but I really wish they'd come up with a better twist ending - I guessed what was going to happen when the hourglass ran out on something like the second shot of it.
posted by egypturnash at 9:32 PM on October 8, 2012

My thought process...

1) He's making a fuck-bunny-doll
2) Oh - it's gonna be like frankenstein
3) Poor bunny she's just laying there.
4) He IS making a fuckbunny doll.
5) Oh, music, of COURSE!
7) Oh duh, the cycle is going to repeat.
8) She's going to make a malefuckbunnydoll... etc. etc. etc.
Post Viewing: Why the fuck did it never occur to any of them in the god knows how many generations this has been happening to smash the hourglass and be done with it all.
posted by symbioid at 10:22 PM on October 8, 2012

Or they could just refuse to "procreate" and end the line with their own death - why was it necessary to produce and bring the pain of being and existence to another poor tortured fabric bunny soul?
posted by symbioid at 10:23 PM on October 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

You jaded, horrible little troglodytes have no soul. That was brutal.
posted by Suddenly, elf ass at 11:12 PM on October 8, 2012 [1 favorite]

It's got nothing to do with whether you knew where it was going. It's got everything to do with whether you wanted it to get there. Because for just a single moment they were finally together again.

Consider my heart-strings plucked.
Also, I think I will refrain from decoding the barely masked English alphabet to read what it actually says in the book.

posted by Nomyte at 11:24 PM on October 8, 2012

The teeth killed all empathy for me.
posted by cromagnon at 1:31 AM on October 9, 2012

Isn't it an allegory for all of life?

Why does a tree exist? To create new seeds, which become new trees. Isn't that it?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 4:15 AM on October 9, 2012

As a middle-aged parent of a teenager, this resonated with me. Thanks for adding to the angst by directing my attention toward this. It's a pretty-looking and apt analogy.
posted by not_on_display at 4:40 AM on October 9, 2012 [2 favorites]

Man, it's got to be super-tedious to stop motion animate an hourglass. If only there were an easier way...
On the other hand, I loved the eyes and teeth
posted by Redhush at 9:34 AM on October 9, 2012

A big jumping spider once looked at me with eyes like that.
posted by bonobothegreat at 12:17 PM on October 9, 2012

That was excellent. Thanks, Queen of Spreadable Fats.
posted by homunculus at 4:06 PM on October 9, 2012

posted by homunculus at 4:06 PM on October 9, 2012 [1 favorite]

Agreed with Suddenly, elf ass. That ending had a hell of kick.
posted by doctornemo at 6:02 PM on October 9, 2012

It reminded me of those cartoons I saw on Sunday a.m. growing up, the ones that were very primitive but I watched anyway because they were cartoons, and never laughed, and finally realized I was being preached to in a horrifically heavyhanded way.
posted by surplus at 6:18 PM on October 9, 2012

Hooray! I've wanted to post this for ages, but I know the person who designed the dolls, so it didn't feel right to make the post myself. I'm so glad to see this film getting more attention - it's beautiful and heartbreaking.

If anyone is curious to learn more about the artist who made the dolls, here are her blog, tumblr, and website. She also makes bath products, though the shop is on hiatus right now.
posted by jessypie at 9:18 PM on October 9, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by homunculus at 3:37 PM on October 11, 2012

Loved this! Very cool creatures, including the teeth.
Was gonna post it but only missed it by 12 days haha.
posted by Glinn at 10:39 AM on October 20, 2012

The teeth killed all empathy for me.

This is why is took the US so long to join Britain in two World Wars.

I'm joking, you didn't have freakish marble tombstone teeth back then.
posted by howfar at 4:07 AM on November 4, 2012

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