There may be an incredible dearth of animated features in theaters this fall, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t new animated films for those who are looking for them. In fact, Irish writer/director Graham Jones and animator Kasia Wiśniewska have just released their latest feature Silicon Docks on Youtube.
The film’s satirical story unspools during the final days of Trump’s presidency and follows a Dublin pub crawl attended by a group of figureheads from the global tech industry, forced to meet outside their offices by the Covid-19 pandemic. Between rounds, the group debates whether to sign a new EU agreement and engages in petty interpersonal bickering including several gratifying one-on-ones between well-publicized rivals.
“During the pandemic, partly to stop us all from going crazy, we decided to go ahead and make this movie that had been knocking around in my crazy head for a long time – about a bunch of American tech rockstars getting pissed on a rainy Dublin afternoon,” Jones explained in a self-published essay about the feature earlier this month.