943. The Maker – Christopher Kezelos

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SUMMARY: A strange rabbit like creature races against time to complete the most important creation of his life. With one eye constantly on a trickling hourglass, he is completely consumed by his work. But why?

WHY IT’S HERE: Christopher Kezelos’s stop-motion short ‘The Maker’ has a sense of urgency throughout its brief 6 minutes that keeps viewers glued to the screen and, while it may be easy for many to guess the ending, it does not diminish its poignancy. The strange rabbit-like creation is wonderfully designed and animated and his race against time is utterly compelling and keeps viewers on the edge of their seats even as they are uncertain of what it all means. Full of heart but more unsentimental than, say, Chris Wedge’s ‘Bunny’ or Kezelos’s own ‘Zero’, ‘The Maker’ is a resonant, melancholy joy.

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