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Drawn and Quartered Season 1

9 Episodes Short

2022: Drawn and Quartered

After being torn asunder, can you be made whole again? Like a Frankensteined body assembled out of nothing but the best bits, this year’s Drawn and Quartered incorporates a diverse range of styles — from 2D computer animation to 3D, stop-motion and machinima — to take viewers on an existential journey. Whether you’re a floating head with dangling guts exposed, a plant monster, a sentient drone, or anything else with an awareness of life, you’ll see your anxieties and yearning for meaning reflected in this batch of shorts centered on being and belonging.

Episodes

DRONE

16m

Director - Sean Buckelew

A CIA public relations campaign becomes derailed when a weapon of war develops a conscience in this sardonic satire of the military-industrial-social-media complex.

GOODBYE JÉRÔME!

8m

Directors - Adam Sillard, Gabrielle Selnet & Chloé Farr

Jérôme arrives at the pearly gates, and sets off in search of his beloved Maryline who preceded him. Adjusting to this afterlife may take some time.

THE GRANNIES

17m

Director - Marie Foulston

A group of players venture beyond the boundaries of the video game Red Dead Online and discover a captivating and ethereal space that reveals the humanity and materiality of digital creations.

A GUITAR IN THE BUCKET

15m

Director - Boyoung Kim

A young woman navigates a world in which you can seemingly buy all you need from vending machines, yet none can offer her what she truly desires: a place to pursue her dreams.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, JIM

9m

Director - Andrea Gatopoulos

Jim and Morten are playing video games online, like any other day, except today is New Year’s Eve, a time for reflection. Their respective decisions on how to enjoy the fireworks speak volumes.

KRASUE

12m

Director - Ryo Hirano

Trying to escape a murderous mob, a yakuza finds an unlikely ally in a creature from Thai folklore. A visceral chase unfolds as bloodlust and love intermingle and boundaries between species dissolve.

MAGNIFIED CITY

12m

Director - Isaku Kaneko

A Magnifying Glass human falls into the clutches of a secret society of Projector humans who are determined to use his lens to recapture the city’s greatness. A poignant allegory of the creative power of cinema that warns against the danger of being taken in by its comforting illusions.

PERFECT CITY: THE MOTHER

12m

Director - Shengwei Zhou

In this arresting and purposeful blend of different animation techniques, a plant mother faces her fears of abandonment, inadequacy, and the horror of cosmetic surgery as a mask of self-deception when her root baby leaves the nest.

TRICHOTILLOMANIA!

4m

Director - Kelly Schiesswohl

Filmmaker and artist Kelly Schiesswohl takes us on a visual interpretation of her own experience with the hair-pulling compulsion of Trichotillomania.

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