Malcolm Sutherland’s strange sci-fi short Umbra: the tale of a space man who finds himself on a strange, yet seemingly familiar, planet. Sutherland uses his chosen medium to great effect, achieving a complex range of emotions using rather simplistic characters. Combined with a sparse, haunting soundtrack by Alison Melville and Ben Grossman, it makes for a great five minutes.

5 Responses to “Umbra”

  1. Soop Says:

    Can’t thank you enough for sharing this…endearing, yet unnerving piece of work.

  2. Trigger Says:

    Reminds me of something Selfridges (UK department store) put on as part of their “Museum of Small Things”….Can’t remember the name of that artist though…

  3. maggie Says:

    Oh Coilhouse, thank you for constantly making my life that much more awesome ever since I found you. <3

  4. Sam Says:

    I completely agree with Maggie’s comment :)

  5. Chris L Says:

    Yeah, yeah! This guy’s amazing! He’s got over 50 videos in his Vimeo account, too… I don’t know how he does it– animation takes FOREVER. I’ve only seen a small selection of his vids, but this one is my favourite. When I figured it out my world felt bigger.