Competition Animated Shorts
DIRECTED BY STEPHEN NEARY
USA, 2011, 7 MIN
A surreal meditation on the quirky but rejuvenating nature of friendship. When a man’s soul burst out of his eyeball and roams the earth on a destructive path, two wild deer care for his catatonic body.
Stephen Neary (“Dr. Breakfast”) is a Hoosier-born, Brooklyn-based artist and animator. Since graduating NYU in 2008, he’s work as a storyboard artist at Blue Sky Studios on movies like Ice Age 3, Rio, Ice Age 4, and others. His student short “Chicken Cowboy” won best animation at AFI Dallas and was later broadcast on ARTE in France and Germany.