STRANDED (Esma YouTube Channel Release France 2021)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Stranded—animated short film—shows great choice in focus of scenes to tell its story, very professional. It gives a cinematic effect that completely engages eye movement. The introduction of the golden moose creates some confusion and its meaning is not entirely clear until the end of the story . The significance can easily be missed due to the quick passing of the scenes over the shelf’s contents. There needs to be a small timing adjustment to allow thorough realization of the presence of the moose. It takes a second watch and careful care to the final dialogue to catch the significance of the story. There is no lack in ability of the animators. 

Film Poster Courtesy of YouTube Images 


A hunter finds his world rearranged. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to ESMA and YouTube for providing the appropriate platforms to make the short film distributable. Thank you to Alvin Arevalo-Zamora, Alwin  Durez, Quentin Garaud, Maxime Salvatore, and the rest of the team for producing the short film. 

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Yes. To understand this short film, pay close attention to the dialogue at the end. It may require a double watch to understand the full intent of the short film’s title and what has happened to the hunter in relation to the golden moose. 

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