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Where is humanity headed? No one knows for sure, but we’re taking a comical stab at the big question in today’s CB Fest premiere: The Future by Sydney, Australia-based Greg Sharp.

The animated short, which Sharp created using a “digital stop motion” technique, taps into mankind’s insecurity about the environment, famine, and climate change, in a way that’s cruel yet scarily satisfying. “I grew up in 1980’s New Zealand,” says Sharp, “and there was a lot of Greenpeace activism, talk of acid rain, Chernobyl, the Cold War, nuclear testing. I learned that the earth is doomed.”

The premiere of the film coincides with the launch of Sharp and Nina Knežević’s studio Truba Animation. Sharp will also remain a partner in the prolific Rubber House studio, while Truba will be focusing on animated series development and commercial work. The Future marks the company’s debut short.

After watching the film, learn more about it below through our visual essay with comments from the director. Also, please help spread the word about The Future via Vimeo, Youtube, and Facebook.

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"The Future" by Greg Sharp
"The Future" by Greg Sharp

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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