841. The Passenger – Chris Jones


SUMMARY: On a dark and stormy night, a bus passenger gets a lesson in etiquette from a goldfish.

WHY IT’S HERE: Chris Jones’s ‘The Passenger’ is a great comedy-horror animation made entirely by Jones on his bedroom computer. Across eight years, Jones pumped all his time and savings into creating this seven minute film and the result is a delight. Combining an eerie atmosphere with a plot that manages to comment on both everyday irritations and monstrous overreactions with admirable balance, ‘The Passenger’ is filled with great moments and little jokes (my favourite being a gag involving the bus driver) and the soundtrack, also by Jones, is memorably intense. So, was it worth eight years for seven minutes of film? Well, in the case of ‘The Passenger’, absolutely.


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