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"Pour" Animated Short




A timid character with a wine glass for a head grows larger than his numbered peers while participating in a prosaic cycle of pouring.

"Pour" is a hand drawn animated film that visually interprets the power of individuality. The conflict occurs when a cycle is interrupted by a character that does not adhere to the machine-like norms.  This individual ends up breaking the cycle and establishing a new process, possibly even more tyrannical than the first.

World Premiere May 2018 at the Scribble Junkies Festival of Drawn Animation in New York City!

Directed and Animated by Patrick Smith
Produced by Kaori Ishida
Music by Leon Riskin