Incredible Stop Motion Short Film “Operator” Will Control Your Mind

December 17, 2013

Check out this video directed by Sam Barnett and voiced by Alejandra Bursik-Cervantes. This creative and haunting stop motion short film kind of reminds me of 2001: A Space Odyssey or THX 1138 for some reason.

Operator is a stop motion animated short film about a man named Bob, attacked by a bio-mechanical parasite, fighting for his life and family against forces much greater than himself.

If the inspiration for this short film sounds familiar, it also inspired the popular video game The Last of Us. “I was inspired to make this film by a few things, cordyceps mushrooms which infect and control the minds of ants, causing them to climb up as high as possible so that when the mushroom finally bursts from the ants head the spores are spread as far as possible by the wind. Secondly, “parasitic ideas” – such as ideologies designed by cults or oppressive regimes explicitly to weaken and control the holders of such beliefs, and the callous mechanization of corporate bureaucracy. Sprawling bureaucracies in super massive organizations can have so many moving parts and conflicting interests that no human maintains real control.”

Official Selection: Screamfest 2013 and Horrible Imaginings 2013

http://www.BarnettFilm.com

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