Written and Directed by Bernardo Britto for Cake on FX
This short film tells the story of a normal goose with a normal life—until tragedy strikes on Jan. 15, 2009. The narrative is conversational and observational, featuring the goose giving details about his life and surroundings. The overall feeling of the piece is very similar to Wes Anderson's films (see Isle of Dogs and Fantastic Mr. Fox). The story is a beautiful display of different perspectives that go untold. It's unexpected, creative, and relatable.
The muted colors really sell the idea that this story is happening during a New England winter. The character design is simple, but not comprised of the traditional flat vector style where characters have small heads and disproportionately large bodies.
I think the strength of this piece comes from the narrative, but the animation completely supports that strength. The hand drawn look is nice and the motion is well executed. Some of my favorite moments were these: