Rodrigo Blaas’s “Alma”

It seems that, no matter how many times we are warned about them, human beings cannot resist a creepy, dark, and empty storefront. We appear hardwired to look into the dusty and grimy abyss of a shop devoid of another person (or, at best, one so wizened that they may as well not be human at all) and immediately ascertain that, yes, indeed this is a place we must enter. Ladies and gentlemen, please, stop doing this. Should you be presented with such a choice, let me assure you that you will only bring upon yourself a swift, painful, and perhaps ironic end. Really, just walk away.

Alma, the titular main character in the short film by Rodrigo Blaas, received no such lecture, I’m afraid. Her parents were negligent in educating their child about the dangers of unmanned counters and stores with a distinct lack of helpful salesmen. Alas, Alma is naive and tragically ignorant of such places, a combination that, as previously mentioned, can only get one into trouble. All the more so when dolls are involved. No, dear reader, no good can come this. No good at all.

via Super Punch

6 Responses to “Rodrigo Blaas’s “Alma””

  1. Nzinga Says:

    kinda reminds me of the story of Narcissus in a way. I mean she was just soo intrigued with a doll that resembled herself

  2. Bryan Says:

    And people wonder why I say dolls creep me out…

  3. The F'n Jem'Hadar Says:

    Enjoyed it, but it still freaks me out.

  4. Emera Says:

    Lovely! Even if the concept isn’t terribly original, I love the animation and the character designs. Such wonderful colors and textures.

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  6. RockLove Says:

    Wonderful! The CGI is impeccable and the soundtrack is really cute… I love how all the names are signed on the wall.