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Philip Eddolls’ Git Gob (2009)

A tiny film of cosmic significance.

Image from Philip Eddoll's NFB film "Git Gob" - a creature with a black body, blue eyes and red lips looks questioning at the viewer through a vignette. They are in a field with a pink sky and green grass

NOTE: This Monday short was originally posted on October 1, 2018. We are re-uploading Peter Hemminger's original Monday Shorts until further notice.

This one is so cool and makes me happy to see such character in such a short time! Made by Philip Eddolls, who is Evan DeRushie's - our GIRAF18 Guest Artist and featured in our PAW Packs - partner at Stop Motion Dept!

Git Gob , Philip Eddolls, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The NFB’s HotHouse program is a marvel of condensed creativity, helping emerging animators (including a handful of QAS members) to hone their skills and find their voices. A lot of gems have been crystallized by the program’s creative pressure, but Philip Eddolls’ Git Gob is surely one of the finest.

There’s only so much you can say about a minute-long short, and less that wouldn’t be improved by just letting the film speak for itself. Suffice it to say, wisdom can often be found in absurdity, and Eddolls’ confidence in cutting this short to its bare essentials—along with the impeccable timing of the editing—is enough to make this an instant classic. A tiny film of cosmic significance.

dir. Philip Eddolls

Syn: In this animated short from the Hothouse 5 series, two creatures wonder, What is a hole? They have different points of view. Their debate leads to an idea, an idea that changes the world. This is a story of practical magic.