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 Ending04 Bodily anxiety05 Imperfections
07 Studio space08 Talking to peers09 Expectations
Tunde Vollenbroek

Tunde Vollenbroek

Tunde Vollenbroek is a writer at Cartoon Brew, focusing on issues related to professional development. She is currently the head of programming at KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, and a producer at Studio Pupil.

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