A Stop Motion Animation Android Stuck In A World Remeniscent Of The Cube Movies
Thanks to Darren for this.
Android 207 is a scifi stop motion animation of an android who is lost in a maze.
The maze is full of surprises and he is seen to learn as he has to complete certain tasks to enable his escape.
The maze is vast and filled with traps, decpetions and puzzles. Even Android 207, a sophisticated (and somewhat scary looking) android becomes overwhelmed with confusion and frustration as it struggles to navigate through the twisted maze of white walled corridors, having no idea what fate awaits it around each and every corner.
I found this a pleasure to watch. Sometimes, stop motion animation, can be clunky, but this flowed nicely. Along with the ‘grainy’ look, as if it was filmed 80 years ago, it comes across as a neat little movie. I particularly liked the sound effects which tied in well with the visuals.
When watching Android 207 himself (itself), I found that I went from being pretty weirded out by the way he looks, with his spindly body and skulled head, to feeling more empathy towards him, as he started to get frustrated on his journey around the maze. Eventually, though, you just can’t help lovin’ the critter. Parts of it made me laugh, as you see the Android almost, kind of, scratch his head as he’s working things out.
I don’t want to describe the obsticles he comes up against too much, as that would spoil it somewhat, but I recommened you spend a few minutes checking it out.
The animation has been screened at some festivals and won some awards.
2006 Milwaukee Internation Short Film Festival
- Winner of the Audience Favourite Award
- Winner of the Homourable Mention Award
2006 Vancouver International Film Festival
- Official Selection (Sept. 28 - Oct 13, 2006)
2006 MUUUVI Short Film & Animation Festival
- Winner of the Special Mention Award
2006 TriggerStreet.com Short Film Festival
- Official Selection
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Buy Android 207 and/or Table-Top Kid on DVD