A Drawing (2018) – Short

In A Drawing, a child misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying mother.  Although, he may have a second chance to say goodbye and give her one final gift.

A Drawing was without a doubt the best animated short at the Breckenridge Film Festival.  This touching story is less like an emotional roller coaster and more like an emotional drop tower.  The animation style lacks the flair of color and complexity you would find in a Pixar film, but packs a serious punch.

The succinct story line and animation style of the film puts the viewer in the shoes of a child, and the innocence and purity that comes along with that.  The film’s concept is perfectly executed through each facet of the films construction.  This is the main reason that this film stood out as the best animated short of the fest.

I am not sure if the film is more emotional now that I have a kid of my own, but there are few films that bring tears to my eyes and this is one of them.  It is hard to describe this film any further without unnecessarily ruining it for a potential viewer.  So, I will leave it at this.  If you get the chance to watch the film I would highly recommend it; especially with a run time of 6 minutes.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Directed by: Brad Condie


Written by: Brad Condie

Music by: Mina Keohane

Runtime: 6m

Genre: Animated, Short

Featured at Breckenridge Film Festival

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