The best word I can use to describe this short is.......distorted.
It's very ambient and freaky (especially in how everyone looks and sounds, not to mention the creepy photo realistic backgrounds) but in a way that feels more intent on provoking thought and sadness than fear. There's some tiny laces of dark, morbid humor too (given how ridiculously specific and out there the satire, imagery, and writing get as it goes along).
Sure, it's probably the least subtle thing you'll see all year (take a shot every time you see a metaphor for capitalism and or the current state of the world's politics), but it's so morbid, weird, and genuinely creative with its style and animation techniques, it's hard not to admire it.
I'd pay so much to see what David Firth could do with a budget above what he probably has now and a feature length.
Watch it for yourself right here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UgiJPnwtQU&feature=youtu.be