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Directed by Mark Osborne
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Written by Mark Osborne
Country United States


More is a six minute stop-motion animated film created by Mark Osborne in 1998.

Medium

More uses a stop motion technique to animate puppets with plasticine heads. This was to create more detailed facial expressions without having to mold the entire body of the character, which Osborne explains "is much more time consuming than I have a capacity for." More was intentionally created without the use of CG, as Osborne feels stop motion has a much more "visceral" quality, connecting an audience on a deeper level. This was obviously very important for this film's deeply emotional message.

Plot

More focuses on a lonely inventor, whose miserable, colorless existence is brightened only by dreams of the carefree bliss of his youth. As he works in a factory that creates the virtual reality unit "Bliss," which temporarily make the buyer happy, he tinkers away on a visionary invention that will change the way people see the world. But he will find that success comes at a high price, as it changes himself, as well. This is a very dark cartoon short but says a lot about happiness in this world--we must make it ourselves.

Awards

  • Sundance Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Short Films
  • South by SouthWest - Best Animated Short
  • Academy Award (1999) - Nominee - Best Animated Short
  • ResFest – Audience Award for Best Film, Grand Audience Prize for Best Film
  • Aspen Shorts Fest - Special Jury prize
  • World Fest Houston - Gold / Special Jury Prize for Shorts
  • USA Film Festival - Dallas - Grand Jury Prize for Shorts
  • Toronto International Short Film Fest - Best Animated Short, Best Short Overall
  • Stony Brook Film Fest - Best Short Film
  • ‘Message to Man’ - Russia – Best International Debut Film
  • PhilaFilm - Philadelphia – Best Animated Short
  • Annie Awards – Nominee for Best Animated Short Subject
  • St. Louis International Film Festival - Best Short Film
  • Upsalla International Short Film Festival/Sweden - Audience Award for Best Film
  • San Francisco Indie Fest – Audience Award

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