The Spine

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11 min 17 s
Chris Landreth

In this animated short, Oscar® winner Chris Landreth returns with a poignant story of redemption that takes us into the relationship between a man and a woman trapped in a spiral of mutual destruction after 26 years of marriage. The Spine continues Landreth's pursuit of a twisted, beautiful and highly original visual aesthetic, using digital imagery to create characters whose physical appearances are metaphors for their unique souls.

Awards and distinctions

  • Best Animated Short- with a cash prize of $500 USD Film Festival - Nashville, 2010
  • Grand Prize International Animated Film Festival / CINANIMA - Espinho, 2009
  • Honourable Mention Prix ARS Electronica - Linz, 2009
  • Best of the Festival Award International Animation Festival - Melbourne, 2009