Cyclic animation that explores the relationship between various small objects: a syringe needle, a bullet, and money. Violence, drug dependance and ambition are as transmissible as a disease on a mosquito bite.
A man is racking his brain at a desk. On his desk there is a tiny man also racking his brain at his desk. The big man remains still without any ideas. The tiny man moves around in vain trying to catch some idea, which is supposed to be inside of him. Both men. . . become desperate and after the daybreak the big man is struck by an idea. . .
This animated short from Malcolm Sutherland is an engaging dance of shapes and sounds. The "game" is played by opening the box, unfolding the board and placing shapes on it that you manipulate with your hands. There are no winners or losers in this game; the fun is in the creative way the forms unfold. Features a score by Luigi Alleman and music by Ravi Shankar.
The lyrics are from the musical "Finian's Rainbow," the carpets of color from Jodie Mack's inspired imagination. As with forebears like Len Lye and Oskar Fischinger, Mack's frame-by-frame animation translates line, texture and rhythm into pure kinetic energy. - Max Goldberg
The main characters are a woman and her son who live happily till the moment when strange things begin to occur with the boy. Parts of him start to disappear but he keeps it from his mother. In the end the truth comes out, but it is too late. The woman begins to suspect that all events are connected with the mysterious lollipop her son could not live without.