Short Animation Film #8 : The Passenger
Eight years, it’s the time needed by Chris Jones to make The Passenger, a 3D animation short film simply exceptional at all levels and with a good dose of humour. The film tells the story of a young man who decides to take the bus to avoid walking under the storm. But what awaits him inside is much worse!
The Passenger has obtained a quarantine of awards including the Best Animation at the 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and Best Australian Film at 2008 Melbourne International Animation Festival. Chris Jones has absolutely created everything himself, he even composed the audio part with verve. He also decided to leave Infogrammes (now Atari) in 2000 to focus on the achievement of this short film that has finally been as exciting as trying. Chris Jones lists some impressive figures on the official website of the film and provides a summary of its 8 years of hard work. To make this full-time work a bit beneficial, the short film was released on DVD with many interesting bonus. The version proposed below is a low-definition version. If you are interested, you can buy the DVD here.
In bonus, here is a video about the creation of the opening sequence, this time in a good definition.