Jesse Schmal Strauss' Sub! (2000)
Ten seconds into Jesse Schmal Strauss' Sub!, I was already 100% sold on it.
NOTE: This Monday short was originally posted on March 12, 2018. We are re-uploading Peter Hemminger's original Monday Shorts until further notice.
Ten seconds into Jesse Schmal Strauss' Sub!, I was already 100% sold on it. The style is immediately striking, crude but still completely charming. Nine minutes later, I was still blown away. The absurdist humour means the story, such as it is, is consistently surprising. The artwork is surprising, too, from the memorably offbeat character designs to the beyond-loose rotoscoping during the soccer sequence. It's inventive in the way that only student films really are, where you can see the artist revelling in the freedom that animation provides. I don't want to spoil it through over-analysis—just watch it and see.