Move over, Bazooka Joe! Welcome to the latest–and possibly most outrageous–selection in this year’s Cartoon Brew Student Animation Festival: Gum by Noam Sussman of Canada’s Sheridan College. A mere sixty seconds, Gum begins with a bizarre premise and keeps building. Filmmaker Sussman topps (pun intended) every scene with an even funnier one using zany drawings, assured staging, and a “what-did-I-just-see” attitude, making this a whole bunch of politically incorrect fun.
Continue reading for comments from the filmmaker Noam Sussman:
It all started when I was a fetus. Already in the womb, I was writing out ideas for my 4th year film. And so when it was finally time to make the film, I had a bunch of ideas which I boiled down into one. One part of the story was about a woman that eats chairs. Another involved an AA meeting, and a giant gum baby attacking a city. Originally the baby wasn’t even made of gum, it was just a giant human baby….