Mirage

Mirage, Iker Maidagan and Dana Terrace
Mirage is a 10 minute animated short from Iker Maidagan and Dana Terrace, (with help from others listed in the credits).

The short was created for their thesis project as students at the School of Visual Arts and is remarkably sophisticated in its storytelling and overall realization.

It starts with an Inuit boy making a discovery while fishing, and goes from there into an engaging series of events I’ve tried not to spoil with my screen captures above.

[Via Michael Ruocco on CartoonBrew]