Below is what Mark Osborne had written about the film. This is one of my favorite shorts, I wanted to then try my hand at doing my own music to try and enhance the emotions. Look up the original on youtube, which is easy to find, and share away (either version).
Nominated for an Academy Award and awarded the Best Short Film at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, MORE is a stop-motion mixed-media short film written and directed by Mark Osborne, the co-director of Kung Fu Panda and the upcoming animated feature film based on the iconic book The Little Prince.
MORE tells the story of an old, tired inventor as he struggles through joyless life in a drab and passionless society, leading the same cold and colorless existence accepted by the identical drones around him. At once tortured and inspired by his dreaming of and yearning for his younger carefree days, he struggles to finish the invention he hopes will give his life meaning and worth. His world, and the world of those around him, is transformed when his secret invention is completed. However, his subsequent success does not come without sacrifice. The inventor realizes that the true essence of his inspiration cannot be manufactured...
Available on DVD along with an hour long making of documentary called MAKING MORE at happyproduct.com
Also available on iTunes!
Writer and Director: Mark Osborne
Producer: Steve Kalafer
Co-producers: Debra Callabresi, Kelly Moren
Line Producer: Shannon Lowry
70mm Prod. Supervision: IMAGICA USA Inc., Kelly Moren
Production Designer: Rick Orner
Puppet Construction: David J. Candelaria
Stop-Motion Animators: Mark Osborne, David J. Candelaria, Nick Peterson
Set & Model Builders: David J. Candelaria, Nick Peterson, Joe Schmidt
Cinematography and Camera Department: Keith Lowry
Cel Animation Designer: Lorelei Pepi
Cel Animation Director: Jenny Walsh
Cel Animators: Lea Zagury, Rick Potts, Marcos Magalhães
Post-Prod. Supervisors: Debra Callabresi, Kelly Moren, IMAGICA USA Inc., RPG
Digital Effects Supervisor: Debra Callabresi
Digital Art & Effects: Ben Matsunaga, Kelly Moren
Sound Effects Editor: Jeremy Pitts
Re-Recording Mixer: Peter Carlstedt
Negative Cut: Ron Johnson
Color and Prints: Consolidated Film Industries
Music: New Order, "Elegia." Written and produced by New Order,
Engineered by Michael Johnson, Distributed by Warner
Bros. Records, Inc. © 1985 Qwest Records.
Additional End Credit Music: Ben Decter
Production Services: California Institute of the Arts, Consolidated Film
Production Services Donated by:
California Institute of the Arts, Consolidated Film Industries, Dream Quest Images, KODAK Motion Picture Film, Graphic Films, Image G, IMAGICA USA Inc., Iwerks Entertainment, RPG Productions Inc., Swell Productions
Special Thanks To:
Mario Allen, Tom Attencio, Tom Barron, Bob Beitcher, Chris Blum, Jamie Caliri, Kevin Clark, Maureen Claypool, Jon Corfina, Edwin Escalante, Larry Fagan, Rick Gordon,
Cathy Hair, Wendy Jackson-Hall, Ron Johnson, Tim Knapp, Dick Larson, Alec Lorimore, Alan Markowitz, James Manke, Katherine Mervine, Andrew Millstein, Mike Mitchell,
Paloma Navarette, Ammiel Najar, Paul Novoros, Jeff Osborne, Kent Osborne, Paulette Osborne, Julie OʼNeil, Andrew Oran, Dave Palomaren, Jose Parra, Sarah Peterson, Brian Peterson, Sean Phillips, Christopher Reyna, Tim Sassoon, Scott Shepley, Susan Simpson,
Jonathan Silsby, Ron Wangler, Miriam Yagi