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Barnett Film

 

 

Operator is a stop motion animated short film about a man named Bob, attacked by a bio-mechanical parasite, fighting for his life and family against forces much greater than himself.

I was inspired to make this film by a few things, cordyceps mushrooms which infect and control the minds of ants, causing them to climb up as high as possible so that when the mushroom finally bursts from the ants head the spores are spread as far as possible by the wind. Secondly, "parasitic ideas" - such as ideologies designed by cults or oppressive regimes explicitly to weaken and control the holders of such beliefs, and the callous mechanization of corporate bureaucracy. sprawling bureaucracies in super massive organizations can have so many moving parts and conflicting interests that no human maintains real control.

Directed By Sam Barnett
Voice By Alejandra Bursik-Cervantes

Festival Screenings

Screamfest 2013(Premiere), Horrible Imaginings 2013, New Film Makers Los Angeles 2014,

Idaho Horror Film Festival 2014 (Won Best Animation)

Press

Fast Company called it the "Creepiest film of 2013"

Featured on io9, Geek Tyrant. Free Movies Cinema, Social Zero, Trend Hunter, Geeks are Sexy, Sopitas, Stop Motion Planet,

Stitched Together Pictured, Midroad,, Contra Verao, Bloody-Disgusting

Review and Interview with Sam Barnett on Fantastic Movies (Site is in French, google translated to english version here)

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