Amazingly created and crafted!!!! That’s what I felt after watching Rebooted, a live-action + stop-motion animation short film made by Australian filmmaker Michael Shanks.
Rebooted is a 12-minute long short film starring Phil, a stop-motion animated skeleton that finds it difficult to find work because of being out of the particular date effect. Phil takes drastic measures when he finds out that the movie he was created is being rebooted without him. This stop motion animation blends perfectly with actual-world footage and looks authentic because of its perfectly realized animation. The strong theme makes it the best short film to watch without a doubt.
Rebooted is written & directed by Australian filmmaker Michael Shanks – follow him @timtimfed or visit his prod. Company’s website Late Night Films. Supported by Screen Australia and YouTube through the Skip Ahead Initiative. Produced by Chris Hocking & Nicholas Colla. Featuring two cinematographers: Gerald Thompson (for animation) and Max Walter (for live-action). With music by Michael Shanks. This originally premiered last year at the Austin Film Festival and won Best Australian Short Animation at the Flickerfest Short Film Fest. For more info on the film, visit its official website or YouTube.