Today CB Fest presents the premiere of Hot Dog Hands (2016), a short that is part-fairytale, part-nightmare by Los Angeles-based Matt Reynolds. Rooted in the simple and absurd concept of a girl with ever-growing ‘hot dog hands,’ the film fascinates with its whimsical brand of storytelling.

There’s an uncomfortable sense of physicality that’s expressed through every inch of the quirky design and animation. The traditionally animated short was created at CalArts, as part of Reynolds’ masters in experimental animation. We are proud to present Hot Dog Hands as an online co-premiere with the short film mavens at Short of the Week – visit them regularly for a curated selection of world-class short films.

To learn more about Hot Dog Hands, read our visual essay below with comments from the director. And then help spread the word about this film: here are links to Vimeo, Youtube, and Facebook.

01 Pervert
03 Ending 04 Bodily anxiety 05 Imperfections
07 Studio space 08 Talking to peers 09 Expectations

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