1. After a very successful festival circuit, running on over 180 film festivals and winning more than 50 awards, we’ve decided that it’s finally time to share “The Present” with the rest of the world.

    “The Present” is based on a great little comic strip by the very talented Fabio Coala.
    Make sure to check out his page: mentirinhas.com.br

    “The Present” is a graduation short from the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
    We really hope you enjoy the result of our hard work. Thanks to everyone who help creating this film and everyone who supported us during the festivals. Thanks a lot for making this such an incredible journey.

    Soundtrack by "Zealand"

    A more detailed list of all the festival awards:
    01. Int. Festival of Animation Cinema and Comics Cartoon Club - Cartoon Kids Award
    02. Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival – Grand Prize Best Animation
    03. FESA - Best Film for Children
    04. Animago Award - Nominated for Best Short Film
    05. Int. Student Film Festival Pisek – Special Jury Award
    06. Animalada - Best Short Animated Film 2014, Jury Award
    07. Anim Arte – Maxi Second place: Audience Award
    08. 15 Short Film Festival – Jury Award Best Animation
    09. PISAF – Audiences Prize (International)
    10. International Family Film Festival – Best Foreign Short Animation
    11. Enfoque, Int. Film Festival of Puerto Rico – Best Animation and Audience Choice Award
    12. Filmschau Baden Wuerttemberg – Best Animation
    13. El Corto del Ano - Special Jury Mention
    14. Watersprite 2015 – Best Original Film Music
    15. California International Shorts Festival – Best Animated Short
    16. Short Tiger, Next Generation – Short Tiger Award
    17. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival – Audience Award Kids
    18. Soul 4 Reel Festival – Best Animation
    19. Canada International Film Festival - Best Animation
    20. CMS Int. Children´s Film Festival – Special Mention
    21. Monstronale – Int. Children Jury Award
    22. Sehsuechte Int. Student Festival Konrad Wolf – Best Children Film
    23. RiverRun International Film Festival – Best Student Animated Short
    24. VAFI – MIDI Section First Prize
    25. Newport Beach Film Festival – Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking
    26. Timeline Film Festival – Filmmaker Award
    27. Animayo Festival de Cine de Animacion – Director Award
    28. Chile Monos Festival Internationcional de Animacion – Second Place Int. School Short Film Competition
    29. Carmarthen Bay Film Festival – Best Animation
    30. Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth - THE HERMÍNA TÝRLOVÁ AWARD FOR YOUNG ARTIST AGED UNDER 35
    31. Rendezvous Festival – Best Animation
    32. Accolade Global Film Competition - Award of Excellence Special Mention: Animation (Student)
    33. Long Day Short Film – Grand Jury Prize
    34. Animatio Curtas Vila do Conde IFF – Curtinhas Prize
    35. Anima Mundi – Best short film for Children
    36. Maramures International Film Festival 2015 - Audience Award
    37. Real to Reel International Film festival – Best Student Animation
    38. Giffoni Film Festival – Second Most Voted Film
    39. Traverse City Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Kids Short
    40. Ariano Film Festival – Best Animation
    41. Int. Film Festival Nueva Mirada for Children and Youth - Golden Kite" Award
    42. Joy House Film Festival – Media Super's Best Film
    43. ArTelesia Film Festival – School and University Award
    44. Summer Slam Film Festival – Best Animation Short
    45. Catalina Film Festival – Best Animation Film
    46. Sapporo Shorts Fest - Best Student Children Film Silver
    47. Sapporo Shorts Fest - Best Student Director Award
    48. AKUT – 2. Audience Award
    49. NYLA International Film Festival - Best Animation
    50. Austin Film Festival - Animated Short Audience Award
    51. Seoul Guro Int. Kids Film Festival - Best Animated Short Film
    52. Filemon - Best Short Film
    53. Virginia Film Festival – Audience Award for Narrative Short
    54. Ojai Film Festival – Honorable Mention
    55. Gold Coast International Film festival – Jury Award for Best Student Short Film
    56. Short Film Awards – Best Animated Short
    57. Roshd Int. Film Festival – Third Prize
    58. Olympia International Film Festival – Children´s Jury Award for Best animated short
    59. Los Angeles Independent Film Festival - Best Animation

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  2. Pixar pays tribute to cinema.

    Music: Thomas Newman and Michael Giacchino

    Note: I don't have include A Bugs's Life because it is a special case. Whole the plot is a tribute to Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.

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  3. Concept trailer for proposed Star Wars VR game on the Oculus Rift. Completed in two weeks with two artists. All footage is running in Unreal Engine 4.

    Creative Director/Animator - Rob McLellan

    Lead Artist - Craig Stiff

    Additional Models By SciFi3D Artists:

    Zachary Brackin
    Tom Miller
    JJ Palomo
    Sebastian Van Halm
    Olivier Couston
    Joscha Heusohn

    Technical Support - Richard Tongeman

    All rights reserved by LucasFilm LTD, Walt Disney, and/or Twentieth Century Fox,

    This is a non-profit, fan-made project and is in no way approved by, sponsored by, or affiliated with LucasFilm Ltd, Walt Disney, or Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved by the respective copyright holders. All content is unofficial and is not intended for sale. It can in no way be deemed a contest of the rights and ownership of the respective copyright holders or licensees thereof.

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  4. Filmed on location at the West Shore Cafe and Inn, Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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  5. Rambo Day was on July 26, 2014. Dana Saint was getting married in August…so, we all got together to pay tribute to him with an elaborate, surprise bachelor party. We want to thank our amazing group of FRIENDS for supporting this vision, and giving their time + energy to pull off something special. This NEVER would have happened without you all....especially Brian Rosso and Colin Bennett. It was an amazing day that we’ll never forget…so, we hope you enjoy our attempt to turn Dana into an action hero for a day.

    John J Rambo - Dana R Saint
    Sheriff Will Teasle - Ryan Wuestewald (acting inquiries: gnarlybay@gmail.com)
    Cops - Ethan Vincze, Aaron Laipply
    Main Bad Guy - Colin Bennett (thanks for keeping the train on the tracks!)
    Bad Guys - Eric Saint, Chris Saint, Mike Rosso, Ian Conroy (Uncle Roy), Jeff Hunter (Catfish), Matt Mercer, Mike Illuzzi, Justin Bentley (Muddy Puddin'), Adam Gallagher
    POWs - Brian Rosso, Dan Riordan, Joshua Behan, Kyle Liese, Donnie Harrington, Lee Jarzombek, Matt Behan, Jono Seltzer, Ben Robertson, Jeff Valentine, Ian Willets, Andy Roque, Tyler Olsen, Pete Champlin, Jerry Sardelli
    Pink Placenta Avenger - Todd Hanson (haha)
    Asian Chick - Aaron Laipply
    Col. Samuel Trautman - Bob 'Homer' Saint

    CAMERA CREW: Jordan Ingram, Shawn Tyler, and Colby Blanchet (thanks for the hustle!)

    PA: CJ Taglione

    EDIT: Jordan Ingram


    -Extreme Tan of Westerly
    -Ocean State Pyrotechnics (John Ruggieri, Butchy Boom Boom, and Shawn)
    -Sarah Conyngham + Dave Marshall. Thanks for letting us turn your property into a battlefield.
    -Hopkinton Fire Department. Thanks for allowing us to blow things up...in the woods...in the middle of summer.
    -The Westerly Dump. Thanks for letting us use a bunch of trash...and letting us return it.
    -Mystic Fields of Fire. Thanks for supplying the paintball equipment!
    -Lensprotogo.com. Thanks for hooking us up with 6! GoPros.
    -Rhino Camera Gear. Thanks for the additional camera support.
    -Brendan 'Dr. B' Gouin. Thanks for letting us borrow the FS700...you saved our ass!
    -Black Sheep BBQ. Thanks for the delicious BBQ.
    -The Malted Barley. Thanks for supplying the classy booze.
    -Grampa Jerry. Big thanks for letting us use your car in a blatantly illegal way…and then, being completely understanding when it caught on fire. We appreciate it...and, once again, we apologize :)
    -Saint Management. Thanks for the dump truck…and to Chris and Eric for being the nicest ‘bad guys’ ever.
    -Homer and Linda Saint for helping us find old VHS footage and playing along with the Colonel Trautman finale…and most importantly, for creating an amazing human.

    MUSIC (in order of appearance):

    Mapei - Don't Wait (Remix)
    Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - BomBom
    Jerry Goldsmith - The Razor (First Blood Soundtrack)
    Bon Jovi - Runaway
    Jerry Goldsmith - Escape From Torture (Rambo: First Blood Part II Soundtrack)
    Jerry Goldsmith - Hanging On (First Blood Soundtrack)
    Jerry Goldsmith - Preparations (Rambo: First Blood Part II Soundtrack)
    Angel Haze - Werkin' Girls
    Jerry Goldsmith - Ambush (Rambo: First Blood Part II Soundtrack)
    Ryan Taubert - Kings (The Music Bed)
    Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes - Man on Fire (Little Daylight Remix)
    Additional Music - FirstCom Music Library

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