Ever catch yourself staring at an empty cork board hanging listlessly above your monitor while you're trapped sitting in your cubicle, dreaming about...not sitting in your cubicle? We can't help you quit your day job, but we do have a three-and-a-half-minute solution.
A Girl Named Elastika, a short film by Marseille-born (and Montreal-based) filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet, is a welcome antidote to office dreariness. Blanchet's characters are made of elastics, and his scenery is made of pushpins. Indeed, the entire drama takes place in the space of a couple of corkboards, thanks to Blanchet's clever use of stop-motion animation. In three short minutes, the film tells the tale of a girl who dreams of seeing the world — and the wild adventures she conjures.
The movie was made last year, took home awards at film festivals around the world, and was released online this week. You can check it out above.