Psst! Pass It On… is a collaborative filmmaking experiment in which three different creative teams work together to create a 90-second animated short. The catch is that each team produces its 30-second piece independently, a variation of sorts on the Surrealist game of Exquisite Corpse. The latest edition of PSST! was released in March and is comprised of nine individual films produced by 27 teams.
An idea like this could easily fall flat if the participating artists aren’t up to the challenge, but organizer and producer Bran Dougherty-Johnson of Grow Design Work has brought together a high-caliber group of animation and motion graphic artists who have turned out an impressive collection of work. Due to the abstract nature of the productions, some of the films in the series are stronger than the others, but all nine of them have redeeming qualities worth checking out. The trailer below offers an overview of the project. All of the films are viewable on PsstPassItOn.com.