Waves '98

Waves '98

This blew me away. A stunning elegiac story that perfectly captures the heartbreak you feel as a young person first encountering the compromises you have to make as you enter adulthood. This is brimming with personality. It feels deeply personal.

And yet the idiosyncrasies of the character and the spacey unreal world he enters feel so familiar.

Amazing visuals as well. The integration of photography and live footage into the animation is something I wish I saw more of. Just a brilliant visual language that unlocks a deeper meaning to the story.

One of my favorite shorts.